The Transformation of Central Asia

With the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, former Communist Party leaders in Central Asia were faced with the daunting task of building states where they previously had not existed.

Author: Pauline Jones Luong

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801488429

Category: History

Page: 332

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Table of Contents Acknowledgments List of Acronyms Introduction Politics in the Periphery: Competing Views of Central Asia States and Societies 1 Pt. 1 The Retreat of the State: Women and the Social Sphere 1 Between Women and the State: Mahalla Committees and Social Welfare in Uzbekistan 29 2 Women, Marriage, and the Nation-State: The Rise of Nonconsensual Bride Kidnapping in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan 59 Pt. 2 Linking State and Society: Culture and Language 3 Cultural Elites in Uzbekistan: Ideological Production and the State 93 4 A Shrinking Reach of the State? Language Policy and Implementation in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan 120 Pt. 3 The State Against Itself: Central-Regional Relations 5 The Limits of Centralization: Regional Challenges in Uzbekistan 159 6 Economic "Decentralization" in Kazakhstan: Causes and Consequences 182 Pt. 4 Redefining the State: Internal and External Forces 7 The Civic Realm in Kyrgyzstan: Soviet Economic Legacies and Activists' Expectations 213 8 Beyond the State: Transnational Actors, NGOs, and Environmental Protection in Central Asia 246 Conclusion: Central Asia's Contribution to Theories of the State 271 List of Foreign Words 283 Bibliography 287 Contributors 315 Index 317.

Cinema in Central Asia

The book includes a broad history of Central Asian film industry, along with incisive pieces explaining early film institutions and themes, the impact of the Second World War, expressions of identity and protest during the Soviet era, and ...

Author: Michael Rouland

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1845119010

Category: History

Page: 272

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Featuring specialists from Central Asia, Russia, Europe, and the United States, this companion to the cinema of Central Asia combines serious scholarly study with practical accessibility to construct an historical narrative, to discuss aspects of film production, and to consider the impact of film. It offers a deeper understanding of Central Asian culture that is invaluable with the geopolitical and economic emergence of the region. The book includes a broad history of Central Asian film industry, along with incisive pieces explaining early film institutions and themes, the impact of the Second World War, expressions of identity and protest during the Soviet era, and regional variations of post-Soviet filmmaking. The final section comprises biographic and filmographic entries on the principle figures of Central Asian cinema, providing scholars and filmgoers with a valuable reference.

Understanding Central Asia

At the time of writing it is probably fair to say that attempts to understand Central
Asian security have not yet generated new theoretical approaches but they have
underscored the importance of a broad understanding of security.

Author: Sally N. Cummings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134433190

Category: History

Page: 244

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Since Soviet collapse, the independent republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have faced tremendous political, economic, and security challenges. Focusing on these five republics, this textbook analyzes the contending understandings of the politics of the past, present and future transformations of Central Asia, including its place in international security and world politics. Analysing the transformation that independence has brought and tracing the geography, history, culture, identity, institutions and economics of Central Asia, it locates ‘the political’ in the region. A comprehensive examination of the politics of Central Asia, this insightful book is of interest both to undergraduate and graduate students of Asian Politics, Post-Communist Politics, Comparative Politics and International Relations, and to scholars and professionals in the region.

Russia and England in central Asia a problem

The great desideratum , then , is a good understanding between the two powers
regarding Central Asia . By good understanding we do not mean a concurrence
in all points of policy . There may be friendship between nations as between ...

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Clans Pacts and Politics Understanding Regime Transition in Central Asia

Kathleen A. Collins, Stanford University. Dept. of Political Science. - mode of
transition that failed in Central Asia in the.

Author: Kathleen Collins

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Category: Asia, Central

Page: 1128

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Central Asia 130 Years of Russian Dominance

"A very useful background text. . . . This work will long remain an expert tool for all those interested in the new Muslim states in Central Asia." --Jacob B. Landau, "Middle Eastern Studies"

Author: Edward Allworth

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822315216

Category: History

Page: 650

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For centuries, Central Asia has been a leading civilization, an Islamic heartland, and a geographical link between West and East. After a long traditional history, it is now in a state of change. With the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, five newborn Central Asian states have emerged in place of the former Soviet Central Asia and Afghanistan. Central Asia provides the most comprehensive survey of the history of the impact of Russian rule upon the political, economic, social, intellectual, and cultural life of this diverse region. Together, these essays convey a sense of the region’s community as well as the divisive policies that have affected it for so long. Now in its third edition (it was first published in 1967 and revised in 1989), this new edition of Central Asia has been updated to include a new preface, a revised and updated bibliography, and a final chapter that brings the book up to 1994 in considering the crucial problems that stem from a deprivation of sovereign, indigenous leadership over the past 130 years. This volume provides a broad and essential background for understanding what has led up to the late twentieth-century configuration of Central Asia.

Aid Activities in Asia and the Central Asian Republics

Donors often claim that there are not many Westerners with a deeper
understanding and prior experience in Central Asia ; in fact , there are many , but
they often have been excluded from projects or , if hired , marginalized . Follow
up : Many of ...

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Category: Asia, Central

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Russia and England in Central Asia A problem

One step towards informing public opinion on this question might be offer of a
prize of 300 £ for the best essay on the following subject : “ A good understanding
between England and Russia on the Central Asia question necessary , not only
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The Hundred Thousand Fools of God

This book opens a window onto the cultural and political history of Central Asia in tsarist, Soviet, and post-Soviet times. Narrated as a travelogue, the book presents the author's encounters with musicians.

Author: Theodore Craig Levin

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253332066

Category: Music

Page: 318

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A musical companion to "The Hundred Thousand Fools of God: Musical Travels in Central Asia (and Queens, New York) by Theodore Levin.

Travels in Central Asia

... into Central Asia ? As natives , they might prove my best Mentors : besides ,
they already know me as the Dervish Reshid Efendi , and have seen me playing
that part at the Turkish Embassy , and are themselves on the best understanding
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Author: Ármin Vámbéry

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Category: Asia, Central

Page: 443

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Rangelands of Central Asia

Maria E. Fernandez-Gimenez Abstract— This essay argues that an awareness of
the historical relationships among land use, land tenure, and the political
economy of Mongolia is essential to understanding current pastoral land use
patterns ...

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Category: Land use, Rural

Page: 127

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The 11 papers in this document address issues and needs in the development and stewardship of Central Asia rangelands, and identify directions for future work. With its vast rangelands and numerous pastoral populations, Central Asia is a region of increasing importance to rangeland scientists, managers, and pastoral development specialists. Five of the papers address rangeland issues in Mongolia, three papers specifically address studies in China, two papers address Kazakhstan, and one paper addresses the use of satellite images for natural resource planning across Central Asia. These papers comprise the proceedings from a general technical conference at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management, held at Salt Lake City, Utah, January 24-30, 2004. As the 2004 SRM Conference theme was "Rangelands in Transition," these papers focus on an area of the world that has experienced dramatic socio-economic changes in 20th Century associated with adoption of communism and command economies and the subsequent collapse of the command economies and the recent transition to a free market economies. The changes in land use and land tenure policies that accompanied these shifts in socio economic regimes have had dramatic impacts on the region's rangelands and the people who use them.

The Diplomatic Review

137 The Good Understanding Between England and Russia . •
CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING CENTRAL ASIA . “ Between England and
Russia there now exists the most cordial understanding upon the very questions
on which formerly ...

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The Travels of Ibn Battuta to Central Asia

The author provides a commentary on the experiences of the Muslim traveler Ibn Battuta in Central Asia during the 14th century.

Author: Ibn Batuta

Publisher: ISBS

ISBN: 9780863722561

Category: History

Page: 174

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The author provides a commentary on the experiences of the Muslim traveler Ibn Battuta in Central Asia during the 14th century.

Memorandum on the Central Asian Question and Our Future Policy

... Russia might refrain from provoking us in Central Asia ; but even if there were
an understanding of the kind now , we could never be assured that the Alliance
would make the Eastern quarrel its own during the whole period of its existence .

Author: Sir Edwin Henry Hayter Collen

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Category: Asia, Central

Page: 31

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U S Policy in Central Asia

Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia, United States. Congress.
House. ... They understand that a stable Afghanistan , anchored in the broader
region , will be good for their own future stability . And they see the potential ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia

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Category: Asia, Central

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The Challenges of Education in Central Asia

A look at the challenges facing education in Central Asia. In many ways, the story of education since the beginning of the transition in Central Asia is integrated with similar processes in other parts of the former Soviet Union.

Author: Stephen P. Heyneman

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1931576483

Category: Education

Page: 392

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A look at the challenges facing education in Central Asia. In many ways, the story of education since the beginning of the transition in Central Asia is integrated with similar processes in other parts of the former Soviet Union. It may not explain everything, but understanding the challenges throughout the 15 former republics is helpful in understanding the progress and setback in the Central Asian Republics. Most importantly, the Central Asia republics have demonstrated their independence in the adherence of Western-recommendations; they have articulated their demand for respect on their own terms, and not just as the recipient of strategies developed elsewhere. One would hope that this sense of independence and of autonomy of spirit would continue, but that it would not interfere; with the universal principles that pertain to all modern societies: those of equality of opportunity, and the necessity for achieving consensus over what to teach about history that is fair to all citizens.

Contemporary Central Asia

( iv ) Protocol of Understanding between Ghalib Institute ( India ) and Tashkent
State Institute of Oriental Studies ( Uzbekistan ) . ( v ) Memorandum of
Understanding between Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi and the
University of World ...

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Managing Water in Central Asia

This paper is an evaluation of the use of water by the riparian Central Asian states, with a primary focus on Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

Author: Philip P. Micklin

Publisher: Royal Inst of International Affairs

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 72

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This paper is an evaluation of the use of water by the riparian Central Asian states, with a primary focus on Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The paper discusses the basin's water resource geography along with other critical water issues including irrigated agriculture, the Aral Sea problem, water sharing among the basin states, national water politics, and the future of water management. These complicated management issues are central to understanding and tackling the environmental and agricultural challenges confronting Central Asia, and also have the potential to generate conflicts both within and between states.

Himalayan and Central Asian Studies

However , he argues that due to diverse interests of the neighbouring states ,
Central Asia is unlikely to be dominated by a ... In the chapter , “ understanding
Central Asian Economic models 170 Himalayan and Central Asian Studies Vol .

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The Journal of Central Asian Studies

Therefore , frequent dialogue and discussions are required for further
understanding . Japan should provide intellectual know - how to Central Asian
countries as and when necessary . At the peoples level also , the two countries
lack mutual ...

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