Understanding Central Asia -Politics and Contested Transformations
Author: Sally N. Cummings
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0203403142
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-40314-3
No of pages : 255
eBook Price : $44.95
Originally Published : Jan 25, 2013
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.