Central Asia: Aspects of Transition

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Tom Everett-Heath
Psychology Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 290 pages
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The five central Asian States of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan stand at the crossroads of world civilization. Influenced by South Asia, Iran, China and Russia, this region which has recently burst onto the world stage once again, guards a distinct identity. This collection by established experts on the area covers the dramatic Soviet interventions of the early twentieth century, and details the role of ethnicity and the contribution made by Islamic impulses in the process of building the modern nation states.
  

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Contents

Frunze and the development of Soviet counterinsurgency
5
political background aims
30
Ethnoterritorial claims in the Ferghana Valley during the process
45
agrarian revolution or social
57
the use of language
80
Nation building and identity in the Kyrgyz Republic
106
the Soviet historiography of Khan Kenesary
132
the classic colonial syndrome?
146
a source of hope or despair?
167
Kazakhstan
181
between state and society
205
reasons reality and prospects
219
the difficult path to a sustainable future for Central Asia
244
Bibliography
264
Index
283
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Tom Everett-Heath is deputy editor of the Middle East Economic Digest

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