9780415297035

Understanding Central Asia: Politics and Contested Transformations

  • ISBN 13:

    9780415297035

  • ISBN 10:

    0415297036

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 03/08/2012
  • Publisher: RoutledgeCurzon

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Summary

This text introduces students to the history, politics and international relations of Central Asia. The book explores both the domestic and foreign politics of the five independent states of post-Soviet Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The book is arranged thematically and assumes very little prior knowledge. It covers all the key issues facing the region, such as: history, state and nation-building, the role of Islam, economic and political reform, relations with the South, particularly Afghanistan, India & Pakistan, relations with Russia and the geopolitical role of Central Asia post-September 11th.

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