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Central Asia

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  • Economic Autonomy and Democracyby Kelly M. McMann

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    This 2006 book examines how individuals decide to exercise their democratic rights, taking examples from Russia and Kyrgyzstan. more...

  • Descent into Chaosby Ahmed Rashid

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    -Greg Mortenson, author of The New York Times bestseller Three Cups of Tea "Powerful." -Wolf Blitzer "Rashid, a Pakistani journalist, is that most valuable of political analysts: both insider and outsider to the problem he studies. His book should be read by anyone pondering how America might stop widening Osama bin Ladin's pool of bomb-clad... more...

  • Oil, Islam, and Conflictby Rob Johnson

    Reaktion Books 2007; US$ 25.00

    The Taliban is resurgent in Afghanistan while Chechnya still struggles under a shadow of violence, and the nations surrounding them are barely more stable. Add in the significant reserves scattered throughout Central Asia and you have a volatile political cocktail that makes the region, in Rob Johnson?s words, the ?new Middle East.? In Oil, Islam and... more...

  • Power and Change in Central Asiaby Sally Cummings

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 200.00

    This volume offers the first systematic comparison of political change, leadership style and stability in Central Asia. The contributors, all leading international specialists on the region, offer focused case-studies of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, comparing how the regimes have further consolidated their power... more...

  • Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865--1923by Jeff Sahadeo

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    This intensively researched urban study dissects Russian Imperial and early Soviet rule in Islamic Central Asia from the diverse viewpoints of tsarist functionaries, Soviet bureaucrats, Russian workers, and lower-class women as well as Muslim notables and Central Asian traders. Jeff Sahadeo's stimulating... more...

  • Kurds and Kurdistan, The: A Selective and Annotated Bibliographyby Lokman Meho

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 124.00

    As the Kurdish question becomes more prominent in Middle Eastern politics, it is attracting attention from the media, the academic community, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. Swamped with questions from the press and academic departments, students of Kurdish topics have needed a comprehensive bibliography on the Kurds. This book... more...