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Political and Economic Trends in Central Asia

Political and Economic Trends in Central Asia

Edited by: Shirin Akiner

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This book provides a comprehensive study of Soviet Central Asia. It covers politics, education, agricultural problems, ethnic and demographic issues and the role of Islam in the region. Shirin Akiner's introduction considers recent political developments in the USSR in the context of the issues covered by the contributors, who include prominent academics from Central Asia, Russia, the USA, the UK, France and Israel.

Table of Contents

  • Tradition and change in Central Asia, M.E.Yapp;
  • past Western imperial crises - a lesson for forthcoming Eastern ones, G.G.Imart;
  • ethnic cadres policy in Uzbekistan, M.Rywkin;
  • political education in Soviet Central Asia, Y.Ro'i;
  • political developments in Soviet Central Asia - some aspects of the restructuring process in Turkmenistan, Kirgizia and Kazakhstan in the late 1980s, B.A.Brown;
  • Central Asian youth problems - the view from the youth press, M.B.Olcott;
  • agriculture in Central Asia and Kazakhstan in the 1980s, M.McCauley;
  • Uzbekistan's economic prospects, S.Thompstone;
  • living standards in Uzbekistan 1960-1984;
  • ethnodemographic problems of Central Asia and measures for their solution, V.I.Kozlov;
  • through the contact lens darkly - Muslims and their foreign coreligionists, E.J.Lazzerini;
  • notes on Muslim theological education in the USSR in the 1980s, J.Thrower.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781850435167
Publication Date: 01 Jan 1994
Number of Pages: 350
Height: 216
Width: 138

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