Central Eurasia in Global Politics: Conflict, Security, and Development


This anthology brings together studies of post-colonial, post-Cold War Central Eurasia. This part of the world is in transition from Soviet institutions to independent statehood, nation building, resistance against state expansion, cultural change and the release of market forces. The theoretical framework of the study is called 'critical geo-politics.' The objective of the work is to better comprehend the nature of the post-colonial 'Great Game'. Part I studies US power projection activity in the region. America isextending its World War II trans-oceanic'defense perimeter into the fossile fuel rich area betweenintegrating Europe, recovering Russia andindustrializing China. Part II details various aspects of state-nation buildingand soci-cultural and economic change in the region. Part III studies interactions between outsiders, neighbors and Central Asian Republics. Conflict and cooperation in the Caspian region is studied in part IV, with Aral Sea and Azerbijan as cases.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Mehdi Parvizi Amineh
  • H. N. Houweling
  • Pinar Akçali
  • Shirin Akiner
  • Michael Kaser
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 2004


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