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Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Central Asia

Edited by: Rico Isaacs , Erica Marat

Print publication date:  September  2021
Online publication date:  September  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367178406
eBook ISBN: 9780429057977
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429057977
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Central Asia offers the first comprehensive, cross-disciplinary overview of key issues in Central Asian studies. The 30 chapters by leading and emerging scholars summarise major findings in the field and highlight long-term trends, recent observations and future developments in the region. The handbook features case studies of all five Central Asian republics and is organised thematically in seven sections:

? History

? Politics

? Geography

? International Relations

? Political Economy

? Society and Culture

? Religion

An essential cross-disciplinary reference work, the handbook offers an accessible and easyto- understand guide to the core issues permeating the region to enable readers to grasp the fundamental challenges, transformations and themes in contemporary Central Asia. It will be of interest to researchers, academics and students of the region and those working in the field of Area Studies, History, Anthropology, Politics and International Relations.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introducing Central Asian studies Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Central Asia before the advent of Russian Dominion  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Russian rule in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Collectivisation, sedentarisation and famine in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Development in post-war Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Varieties of authoritarianism in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Informal Governance, ‘clan’ politics and corruption Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Nation-building in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Unsettled space Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Boundaries, borders and identities Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The history of water politics in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Rethinking spectacular cities Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Politics of green development Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Russia and Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  15:  China–Central Asia relations Download PDF
Chapter  16:  U.S. policy and Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Domestic sources of foreign policy in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Military power and capacity Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Globalisation and migration in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Economic reform and development in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Oil, capital and labour around the Caspian Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Corruption Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Modernisation and development in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The nationalisation of traditions Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Thinking with gender about Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Contemporary art in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Language policy and language in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Islamic renewal in Central Asia  Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Securitisation of religion in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Liberalism and Islam in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Tengrism Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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