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ON-LINE RESOURCE- Academics of Central Asia Webpage and Database

Posted by: Stina Torjesen <stina.torjesen(a)st-antonys.oxford.ac.uk>
Posted: 8 Jun 2004


Subject: Web resource
Title: The ACA Webpage and database to expand in 2004

The web project Academics of Central Asia (www.a-c-a.info) was launched in
2003. It aims at promoting scholars from Central Asia. Academics can be
searched for by name or by browsing a country or an academic discipline.
There is an extensive entry for each scholar. The entry lists the titles of
publications or detailed research interests. Some have also made their CVs
available for downloading. Browsing the list of scholars is a good way for
academics from outside the region to find the right local partners. There
are currently 115 scholars from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in the
database. Scholars from Tajikistan will be added from September 2004
onwards. The web page and database were designed in Kyrgyzstan and national
co-ordinators from each of the 4 countries run the webpage.

The webpage is available in English and Russian and provides a range of
services to academics from Central Asia. It gives information on funding
opportunities and advice on studying abroad. Four newsletters will be sent
out to the scholars in the database in 2004-2005.  We encourage all
academics living in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to
register with us - the webpage is there to promote you and your work. Go to
www.a-c-a.info and the 'Registration' section.

ACA is sponsored by the Committee for Central and Inner Asia (CCIA).
ACA staff include: Askat Dukenbaev (American University of Central Asia,
Kyrgyzstan) Djamshed Fayzov (Eurasia programme, National University of
Tashkent, Uzbekistan) Galina Bitykova (Central Asian Resourse Centre,
Kazakhstan) and Stina Torjesen (Oxford University)

UK Address:

St.Antony's College
62 Woodstock Road
OXFORD OX2 6JF
United Kingdom

Mobile Telephone: + 44 7881 955355
Web project: Academics of Central Asia: www.a-c-a.info

PUBLICATION- Investigative Journalists of Armenia, HETQ Online, June 1 Issue

Posted by: Onnik Krikorian <onnik(a)arminco.com>
Posted: 8 Jun 2004


Association of Investigative Journalists Of Armenia / HETQ Online

English Version:  http://www.hetq.am/eng/
Armenian Version: http://www.hetq.am/arm/

[Note: Because of technical problems Hetq Online apologizes for the delay in
sending out its 1 June 2004 English Edition]

1 June 2004

 - One day on the Armenian-Georgian border
 - Villagers in the frontier zone are on their own
 - An Interview with Vahe Avetian
 - Photostory: Suffer The Children

One day on the Armenian-Georgian border

The Sadakhlo bazaar is just over the Georgian border. The gates on the
Armenian side wouldn't open until 8 a.m., but the parking lots in the
Armenian village of Bagratashen were already full the night before. The
first rumblings of trucks and buses with Armenian license plates could be

heard at 1 a.m., and the shashlik-houses and trade outlets on either side of
the border were open for business. Several hours before the border gate
opened, passports were being checked at the first entrance to the territory.
 There were people who didn't have passports or exit permits, in violation
of the border regime, but they had no problem sorting this out with a
payment of 500 drams (less than a dollar). At 7:20 a.m., some 500 people
were waiting for the border guards near the gate on the border bridge. The
flow of buses and cars continued, coming from all the regions of Armenia and
from Nagorno Karabakh as well.

Full Text of This Week's Articles Available on the HETQ Online Website:
http://www.hetq.am/

PUBLICATION- Journal of Central Asian Studies, Vol. 5, No. 2

Posted by: Reuel Hanks <hreuel(a)okstate.edu>
Posted: 7 Jun 2004


Journal of Central Asian Studies

www.geog.okstate.edu/journals/jcas/jcas.htm

Vol. 5, No.2

Contents

Articles:

The Transformations of Manichaeism Under the Khocho Uyghurs
Xijuan Zhou

The New Game in Central Asia: Comparative Uzbek and Kazakh Foreign Policy
Brian Grodsky

Stresses of Globalization: Unrelenting Sectarian Violence in the Republic of
Georgia
Knox Thames

Toward the Central Asian Nuclear Weapon-free Zone
Engin I. Erdem

Research Notes:

Public Spending, "Incorporation Effects" and State-Building Strategies in
Post-Soviet Central Asia
Jason E. Strakes

Book Reviews:

Bruce G. Privratsky, Muslim Turkistan: Kazak Religion and Collective Memory
Reviewed by Donna Stewart

Marta Kiripolska, King Arthasiddhi: A Mongolian Translation of "The Younger
Brother Don Yod"
Reviewed by Li Yu

To subscribe to the Journal of Central Asian Studies, please send
$25(individuals) or $40(institutional subscriptions) to:

Prof. John Dunn
Dept. of History
VSU
Valdosta, GA 31698
USA

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, June 2, 2004 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se>
Posted: 3 Jun 2004


The 2 June issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute is now online at
http://www.cacianalyst.org. The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly
publication of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins
University-SAIS.

The PDF version of the entire issue of the CACI Analyst is available at:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20040602Analyst.pdf

The Analytical Articles include:

YET ANOTHER ROSE REVOLUTION? GEORGIA'S "TWO BROTHERS" CAMPAIGN IN SOUTH OSSETIA
Theresa Freese
Allegedly as a result of a renegade Russian General's provocation, the
Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs dispatched a formidable number of
troops to four village contraband checkpoints bordering the separatist
territories of South Ossetia on 31 May. Simultaneously, Georgian officials
established a "special governmental group" headquartered in Tkviavi village,
ten kilometers south of Tskhinvali. President Saakashvili announced a series
of socio-economic incentives for both the Ossetian and Georgian populations
inhabiting the conflict zone in an attempt to establish territorial
integrity.  Can Georgia's new leaders be successful in inciting yet another
peaceful revolution?

A NEW SILK ROAD? TAJIKISTAN-CHINA BORDER CROSSING OPENS
Sultonbek Aksakalov
On May 25, China and Tajikistan officially celebrated the opening of a road
link at their remotest border, in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in the west
of China and the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast in the east of
Tajikistan.  This border post will create a route for China through
Tajikistan to the heart of Central Asia, Russia the Caspian Sea,and onward.
Landlocked Tajikistan will in turn have an opportunity to get an exit into
Pakistan, India and further toward the Pacific. Isolated parts of Badakhshan
will now have new opportunities to break out of isolation. While the opening
of a border is not a cure-all solution, it will help rebuild old trade links.

OVERFISHING OF STURGEON COULD HARM AZERBAIJAN'S CAVIAR EXPORT
Gulnara Ismailova
>From Summer 2004, the export of caviar from Caspian countries including
Azerbaijan could be banned. The Geneva-based Convention on International
Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), in March
threatened a ban during a three-day meeting of participants to the
Convention. As little progress has been done, the Caspian states are facing
a possible ban on caviar export. Whether this measure would produce any
results is nevertheless doubtful.

EUROPE AND THE CAUCASUS: IN SEARCH FOR A PURPOSE
Svante Cornell
Ahead of the Dutch presidency of the European Union, expectations have risen
that the EU will in mid-June incorporate the South Caucasus into the
European Neighborhood Policy. While this move, supported by most member
states, the European Commission, and the EU Special Representative to the
Region, is likely to generate hope of a larger EU role in the region, the
EU's old problems regarding the South Caucasus have not changed: there is
still no national or institutional driving force in the EU for a true
strategy towards the region. While the EU is showing signs of reversing its
isolation from the region, it would likely be a mistake to assume that the
EU will seriously engage with the South Caucasus.

The Field Reports Include:

TURKMENISTAN CELEBRATES A TRIPLE HOLIDAY
Chemen Durdiyeva
The number of celebrations and traditional events has been mushrooming in
Turkmenistan since its independence was granted in October 27, 1991 with the
collapse of the Soviet Union. This Tuesday, the 18th of Magtymguly (May)
marked the festivity of three big events in Turkmenistan - Solidarity,
National Revival and Day of Magtymguly's Poetry. Establishing similar
holidays and developing pertinent policies have been a part of an
overwhelmingly dominant policy of nationalism in Turkmenistan.

THE TRIAL OF OPPOSITION LEADERS RUNS INTO A DEADLOCK
Fariz Ismailzade
The trial of seven opposition leaders, charged with masterminding the
post-election violence and disorder last October has run into the deadlock.
They have officially rescinded their lawyers and have not been attending the
pre-trial for several weeks already, thus delaying the court procedures and
putting the trial at deadlock.

KYRGYZ GOVERNMENT FIGHTS CORRUPTION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM, BUT ADMITS
FORCEFUL PRESSURE ON OPPOSITION
Anton Sviridov
The Kyrgyz Government conducts a massive anti-corruption campaign within
state system. In the past month, nearly 285 criminal cases against state
officials for power misuse and bribing were filed by the General Procurator.
Law enforcement structures became highly criminalized and corrupted; and
President Askar Akaev ordered that to stop. However, the pressure of law
enforcement bodies on opposition groups is admitted by government.

KAZAKHS FEAR CHINESE "CREEPING EXPANSION"
Marat Yermukanov
The signing of an agreement on the construction of the Atasu-Alashankou oil
pipeline by officials of the Kazakh "Kazmunaygaz" company and the Chinese
National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) on May 17 marked a new phase in
Sino-Kazakh economic relations. The landmark event signifies the starting
point in implementing the gigantic project first conceived in 1997. But not
everyone in Kazakhstan is happy about the increasing Chinese economic
presence in the country.

PUBLICATION- War, Women and Peace Negotiating Manual, Oxfam GB

Posted by: Tim Symonds <tim.symonds(a)shevolution.com>
Posted: 3 Jun 2004


'Development, Women, and War. Feminist Perspectives'
A new Development in Practice reader published by Oxfam GB 2004.
Paperback.  384 pages. ISBN 0 85598 487 2

A set of short chapters edited and introduced by Professor Haleh Afshar of
the University of York (UK), and Deborah Eade, Editor of the international
journal 'Development In Practice'

The new Oxfam Development In Practice reader is a timely manual when the
prospective role of women in useful numbers at influential levels in Iraq's
reconstruction appears to have dropped from the Coalition governments' (and

Media's) attention, even as June 30 approaches.  In other conflict regions
such as Sri Lanka women seem entirely absent from peace negotiations. This
publication is as close yet to any examination of the flaws in peace-making
processes which exclude the involvement of more than half the world's
population.  It should be required reading by all men and women in Defence
Departments worldwide.

Visit www.oxfam.org.uk/publications or e-mail publish(a)oxfam.org.uk, or fax
+44 1865 312 600

Among the 20 contributors on conflicts in Africa, Central and South America,
Central Asia, the Middle East are the UK's post-conflict specialist Lesley
Abdela, Glasgow University's Professor Chris Corrin, former senior UN Gender
Affairs officer Angela Mackay, Oxford's Hugo Slim, Bradford's Peace Studies
senior lecturer Donna Pankhurst, and the British Council's Middle East and
Islam specialist Maria Holt.

The editors write: 'contributors discuss conflicts that have raged
throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe over the past century
and highlight the commonalities of what women experience during wars and
their potential to contribute both to war and particularly to
peace...Changing the gendered nature of hierarchy is never easy and at times
may appear virtually impossible...Lesley Abdela suggests a complete
rethinking of peace-building strategies, and supports Professor Chris
Corrin's view that the democratisation process has to be properly thought
through, with appropriate levels and types of investment and comprehensive
inclusion of women throughout.'

Lesley Abdela (Lesley.Abdela(a)shevolution.com) works as a consultant in
conflict countries such as Sierra Leone, Iraq, and Afghanistan for the UN,
DfID, European Commission, British Council, RTI, NDI, and USAID etc. In her
chapter 'The Dogs of Small War', she reflects on her experience as OSCE
Deputy Director for Democratisation in Kosovo in the immediate aftermath of
the NATO bombing of Serbia and Kosovo.

A News release issued as a public service by Eyecatcher/Shevolution
(www.shevolution.com)

PUBLICATION- Peter Finke, Nomaden im Transformationsprozess (in German)

Posted by: Anett Kirchhof <akirch(a)eth.mpg.de>
Posted: 2 Jun 2004


Nomaden im Transformationsprozess. Kasachen in der post-sozialistischen
Mongolei
Peter Finke

LIT-Verlag, Münster (Reihe: Kölner ethnologische Studien 29)
ISBN: 3-8258-6964-4, 400 S., 29.90 EUR

Description:

This book is the result of long-term field research among Kazak pastoralists
in western Mongolia. It addresses in particular the local procedure of
de-collectivisation and its economic and social impacts. As other parts of
Central Asia, Mongolia experienced dramatic changes in the course of the
dissolution of the socialist system. This affected all sectors of society
but the Kazaks as the largest minority in the country were a case in
particular.

Pastoral nomadism in Mongolia experienced a part-revival as a consequence of
the decline of living standards in the towns. This was less so among the
Kazaks where urban dwellers would rather migrate to Kazakstan. At the same
time, the growing influx of Mongolian herders into Kazak-populated regions
poses serious problems both for the maintenance of social networks as well
as for a balanced usage of natural resources, primarily pasture lands. This
is particularly the case in multi-ethnic settings like the one described in
this study.

The book discusses how the pastoralists in the research setting cope with
these changes and the new institutional arrangements that emerge out of
this. One major problem, as with many post-socialist societies, is the low
degree of mutual trust and cooperation encountered. The author argues that
this is mainly a consequence of the retreat of local institutions in
socialist times when state institutions took over many of their functions.
Today, with the disappearance of the latter, informal institutions, based on
kinship, neighbourhood and the like, would have to regain previous
importance again. Their reliability, however, has been severely undermined.
Acting within these institutional frames depends on the experience that they
will actually work when needed. As these mutual expectations do often not
exist, people rather do not trust in them.

Dr. Peter Finke is visiting assistant professor at the Middle East Technical
University, Department of Sociology, Ankara/Turkey, and associated
researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Germany

Table of contents:

1: Theoritical and methodological approach
2: Kazaks in western Mongolia: historical and ethnographical background
3: The Xovd-sum in the Mongolian Altay: ecology, population, and infrastructure
4: Economic changes: property rights, risk factors, and individual strategies
5: Settlement, pasture usage and territoriality: the re-organisation of
   migratory cycles and pasture rights
6: Social and inter-ethnic relations: seeking for new institutions of
   cooperation and conflict resolution
7: Conclusion: post-socialist transformation as an institutional process

The book can be obtained from:

LIT-Verlag
Telephone: +49 (0)251 235091
Fax: +49 (0)251 231972
Website: www.lit-verlag.de
Email: lit(a)lit-verlag.de

Anett Kirchhof, Library assistant
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Library
Advokatenweg 36
06114 Halle/S.
Germany

E-mail: akirch(a)eth.mpg.de

Tel.: (0345)2927-431
Fax: (0345)2927-502

PUBLICATION- Investigative Journalists of Armenia, HETQ Online, May 31 Issue

Posted by: Onnik Krikorian <onnik(a)arminco.com>
Posted: 2 Jun 2004


Association of Investigative Journalists of Armenia / HETQ Online


English Version:  http://www.hetq.am/eng/photostory/
Armenian Version: http://www.hetq.am/arm/photostory/

31 May 2004

To mark International Children's Day (1 June), HETQ Online visits the
Specialized Children Home in Kharberd where 200 children with varying
degrees of disability reside. Hit by scandal after scandal through the
nineties, conditions in the state-run institution have now improved thanks
to the assistance of foreign and diasporan benefactors as well as the
appointment of a new Director. Even so, the children face an uncertain
future when they reach the age of eighteen. Throughout June, HETQ Online
will look at the situation of other vulnerable groups in Armenia.

The photo story and article can be viewed online at:
http://www.hetq.am/eng/photostory/

Copyright (c) 2004 Hetq Online - http://www.hetq.am/

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, Vol. 2

Posted by: E.Sieca-Kozlowski <kozlowsk(a)club-internet.fr>
Posted: 1 Jun 2004


The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, Vol. #2,
December 2004
An electronic journal of social sciences
Web: www.pipss.org/

Call for Contributors: "Military and police elites" in Russia and
Post-Soviet Societies

Pipss.org is a new electronic journal of social sciences devoted to the
armed forces and power institutions of post-Soviet societies. Pipss.org is a
multi-disciplinary journal, which addresses issues across a broad field of
disciplines including sociology, anthropology, political science,
psychology, economics, history, legal science. Its main objective is to
study changes and their underlying mechanisms in post-Soviet republics,
through the analysis of the institutions that remain most hidden from the
public eye: armies and power institutions. As an electronic journal,
pipss.org also aims to promote scholarly debate across as broad an audience
as possible, and make CIS research available to Western scholars. Thanks to
its international scientific board drawn from a large pool of leading
academics and experts in their respective fields, it is in a position to
become a leading source of analysis on post-Soviet societies.

Second Issue:

The issue editors of Vol. 2 would like to invite scholars and experts to
submit their papers for publication in a special issue on "Military and
police elites" in Russia and Post-Soviet Societies

"Silovye elity" and "voennye elity": comparisons

Our second issue will focus first on the power elites (silovye elity) and
military elites in Russia. How are these elites defined ? Through their
position in the hierarchy or due to the reputation of their members ? How
are they perceived outside of their respective administrations? Given the
spread of rather controversial figures concerning the "take-over" of the
siloviki, we will try to determine the real extent of the influence of the
"siloviki" on the government;

 - the notions of "silovye struktury" and "siloviki" will be analysed in
   order to understand where these terms come from, who used them first and
   what they designate.
 - our aim is to launch a debate on the renewal of police and military
   elites, their sociological composition, the changes in recruitment and
   evaluation systems and in career profiles, on the endurance of military and
   police networks belonging to the Soviet period: did the collapse of the
USSR
   and the rapid social and political transformations lead to changes among
   these elites? Can one speak of new elites? Is there a power struggle
between
   the old and the new elites? How are these elites changing, how are these
   changes visible in the army and in power structures?
 - with the dismantling of the tax police and the reorganization of the
   secret services, can one say the the Russian police system is going through
   a period of concentration.

"Silovye elity" and "voennye elity": interrelations

The second part of this issue will be devoted to the relationships between
the armed forces and other power structures. The topics addressed are:

 - the action of military and power elites as lobby groups and the
   perceptions they generate. Are these elites no more than interest group(s)
   competing with others for the ownership and use of resources, power,
etc. or
   does their state function (defense, public order) confer upon them a
   specific role and modus operandi?
 - how have these relationships been reorganized since the dismantling of
   the USSR and the arrival of Vladimir Putin to power? What influence has the
   war in Chechnya had on the reorganization of these relationships? How are
   these relationships perceived by the members of these elites, by the
   political sphere and by society?
 - we will also address the question of the influence of different power
   structures on the redefinition of foreign policy (Irak, United States,
   Europe, etc.)

"Silovye elity"  and  "voennye elity"  in the CIS

Since Russia and other Republics of the CIS share a common past, are these
debates applicable to the military and police elites of the Republics? The
latter also have had to face their own specific problems such as:

 - changes in the ethnic composition of the armed forces of the CIS due to
   the massive departure of Russian officers (who returned mainly to Russia
and
   the Ukraine)
 - the training of a specialist corps whose members are recruited among a
   population with a low level of instruction, and which was not allowed to
   occupy positions of responsibility during under the Soviet regime.
 - the difficult interaction of Russian officers with local officers due to
   language problems affecting the chain of command.


Finally we would also like to address the following question:

 - The importance of former army officers of the CIS in Russian or foreign
   private companies employing mercenaries or security guards.

Papers dealing with other issues related to armies and  power institutions
in the CIS, as well as book review  proposals are also welcome.

Reviews:

Publishers interested in publicizing their editions, please send mail review
copies to:

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski
15 rue Charlot
75003 Paris
France

Forthcoming Issues:

For the forthcoming issues, the journal welcomes articles that focus on such
topics as:

 - "The influence of military culture on Russian society and post-Soviet
    societies" (Third issue). More details soon on www.pipss.org.
 - We are still interested in articles on dedovshchina.

Guidelines for article submission:

The journal will be published in four languages (French, English, Russian,
and German with a 100-word abstract in English) thanks to which most authors
will be able to write in their mother tongue. This will ensure greater
precision in the articles and avoid a decrease in scientific quality. But we
draw your attention to the fact that most pipss.org readers are essentially
English speakers, therefore we do encourage articles in English in order to
reach an audience as broad as possible.

The articles submitted to pipss.org for publication should be original
contributions and should not be under consideration for any other
publication at the same time. Manuscripts should be attached as Microsoft
Word format. (For more details about the guidelines for article submission
please check www.pipss.org or contact the Editorial Board). There should be
a cover page stating the author's background and affiliation, full address.
The deadline for submission is October 31, 2004, with publication in
mid-December. Final decisions on publication will be made by the Editorial

Board.

Please send your contributions or inquiries to:

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Chief Editor, (2nd Issue Editor)
E-mail: kozlowsk(a)club-internet.fr
Gilles Favarel-Garrigue (2nd Issue Editor)

Editorial Board : Eden Cole, Francoise Dauce,  Gilles Favarel-Garrigue, Anne
Le Huerou, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Joris Van Bladel

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Lemar-Aftaab/Afghanmagazine.com

Posted by: Farhad Azad <farhad(a)afghanmagazine.com>
Posted: 28 May 2004


Lemar - Aftaab | afghanmagazine.com is an independent online digest focusing
on the arts, culture, history and plight of Afghans and Afghanistan.

We are in search of contributors in the area of Afghanistan studies,
travelogues, reviews and other research related topics.

We look forward to your replies. And thank you for your consideration!

Farhad Azad
Publisher
Lemar - Aftaab | afghanmagazine.com
E-mail: farhad(a)afghanmagazine.com

PUBLICATION- Investigative Journalists of Armenia, HETQ Online, May 24 Issue

Posted by: Onnik Krikorian <onnik(a)arminco.com>
Posted: 27 May 2004


Association of Investigative Journalists of Armenia / HETQ Online

English Version:  http://www.hetq.am/eng/
Armenian Version: http://www.hetq.am/arm/

24 May 2004

 - Interview with Giulnara Shahinyan
 - Victims of targetless weapons
 - Photostory: Lethal Toys
 - Revolution in Georgia: What Next for Armenia?
 - Internet club -- 200 drams
 - Amicable agreement reached
 - US Embassy in Armenia Employee Raffi Kojian threatens to take HETQ
   Online to Court
 - Call for Submissions

Interview with Giulnara Shahinyan, vice-chairman of the Council of Europe's
Ad Hoc Committee on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

Q: Why was this commission created, and what does Armenia gain from it?

A: In September 2003, the Ministerial Council of the Council of Europe
decided to set up a committee to draft the European Convention on Action
against Trafficking in Human Beings. The representative of Belgium was
elected chairman; A German colleague and I were elected vice-chairs. The
draft is now ready. It was very interesting to follow the discussions and
see the approaches of different countries. Surprisingly, the states that
speak about human rights the most - the USA , France , Germany - made the
strictest migration policy recommendations. Many states bargain with the
victims. For example, according to US law, victims are provided with tools
for their defense only if they cooperate with law enforcement agencies. This
condition was deleted from the draft Convention. We also tried to make
trafficking in all its manifestations a criminal offense.

As far as Armenia is concerned, I must stress that this phenomenon is very
widespread here. And action against trafficking in Armenia is long overdue.
I tried during the discussions to make our problems known, to draw the
attention of the international community to Armenia . I tried to include
solutions for the problems facing Armenia in the Convention.

Full Text of This Week's Articles Available on the HETQ Online Website:
http://www.hetq.am/

PUBLICATION- Lori Handrahan, Bride-kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan, IFJP, Vol. 6, Issue 2

Posted by: Taylor & Francis Journals <journals.orders(a)tandf.co.uk>
Posted: 25 May 2004


The up coming June issue of The International Feminist Journal of Politics
(IFJP), Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis Ltd, Vol 6 Issue 2 (pp.
207-233) contains "Hunting for Women: Bride-kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan," by
Lori Handrahan.

This article reviews 383 interview surveys taken of men on the practice of
kidnapping. The article can be found at:

<http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14616742.asp>

To order copies of the journal please contact Customer Services at:

Tel.: +44(0)1256 813000
E-mail: journals.orders(a)tandf.co.uk

Abstract:

In 1983 Benedict Anderson famously claimed that the ethnic fraternity
enabled millions of people to kill, and more so to die, over the past two
centuries, in the name of their perceived community.  While plenty of
subsequent research focused on both the ethnic and violent part of this
equation, the fraternal aspect has gone almost unnoticed in mainstream
academia.  In contrast, male identity, although not necessarily ethnic, and
links to violence has held a prominent place in feminist research.

Acknowledgement and exploration of the associations between male ethnicity
identity and violence is essential to the field of ethnic and racial studies
because gendered violence appears to be a crucial element of consolidating
male ethnicity.  If the gendered elements of ethnicity continued to be
ignored, violent ethnic conflict will remain a "murky" area.  Supported by
emerging feminist research on ethnicity and established feminist work on
fraternity and violence, the following research examines one act, bride
kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan, in an attempt to explore the relatively ignored
links between ethnic identity, violence, and gender.

Keywords: gender, ethnicity, Kyrgyzstan, bride-kidnapping, male violence,
fraternity, Central Asia, forced marriage

PUBLICATION- S. Frederick Starr (Ed.), Xinjiang: China's Muslim Borderland

Posted by: Central Asia & Caucasus Institute <caci2(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 25 May 2004


Eastern Turkestan, now known as Xinjiang or the "New Territory," makes up a
sixth of China's land mass. Absorbed by the Qing in the 1880s and
reconquered by Mao in 1949, this Turkic-Muslim region of China's remote
northwest borders on formerly Soviet Central Asia, Afghanistan, Kashmir,
Mongolia, and Tibet. Will Xinjiang participate in China's twenty-first
century ascendancy, or will nascent Islamic radicalism in Xinjiang expand
the orbit of instability in a dangerous part of the world?

This comprehensive survey of contemporary Xinjiang is the result of a major
collaborative research project begun in 1998. The authors have combined
their fieldwork experience, linguistic skills, and disciplinary expertise to
assemble the first multifaceted introduction to Xinjiang.  The volume
surveys the region's geography; its history of military and political
subjugation to China; economic, social, and commercial conditions;
demography, public health, and ecology; and patterns of adaptation,
resistance, opposition, and evolving identities.

You can get your copy at: Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, SAIS, JHU, r.630,
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Price is $20 per copy. Please
add $5 SH, if you would like it to be mailed to you.

Please forward all your inquiries to (202) 663-7721 or
caci2(a)mail.jhuwash.jhu.edu

EVENT- Book Launch: Post-Soviet Women Encountering Transition, Tues., May 24, Washinton DC

Posted by: Kathleen Kuehnast <kkuehnast(a)aol.com>
Posted: 23 May 2004


BOOK LAUNCH

Tuesday, May 24, 2004,  3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

"Post-Soviet Women Encountering Transition: Nation Building, Economic
   Survival and Civic Activism"
Coeditors:
Kathleen Kuehnast, Research Associate, Institute of European, Russian, and
   Eurasian Studies, The George Washington University
Carol Nechemias, Associate Professor of Public Policy, The Pennsylvania
   State University

Women in the former Soviet Union, despite a legacy of high levels of
education and labor force participation, face a host of new problems.
Neo-familialist ideologies have arisen, with a longing for the return of
traditional families. A gendered division of labor in the market economy has
pushed women to the bottom of the pyramid of small businesses as bazaar
merchants. And in the political arena, men dominate formal government
structures and political parties, while women dominate the realm of
non-governmental organizations. The volume studies these problems through a
series of essays by social scientists from the United States, Europe and the
former Soviet Union. The contributors examine women's roles in nation
building, rural household economies, and democratization and civic activism.

Although there have been a number of books in recent years on Russian women,
this is one of the first to include chapters about women of Central Asia and
the Caucasus. Among the contributors of the book who are familiar to Central
Asian studies are David Abramsom, Andrea Berg, Katherine E. Graney, Armine
Ishkanian, Nayereh Tohidi, and Cynthia Werner.

Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center
6th Floor Auditorium
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
Directions: www.wilsoncenter.org/directions

PUBLICATION- UNESCO/ACTED Tourist Map of Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan

Posted by: Markus Hauser <hauser(a)orellkarto.ch>
Posted: 21 May 2004


UNESCO, The Pamirs, A tourist map of Gorno-Badakshan, Tajikistan and
background information on the region, 2004

Sponsored by the UNESCO project "Development of Cultural and Ecotourism in

the mountainous regions of South and Central Asia"

Title: The Pamirs
A tourist map of Gorno-Badakshan, Tajikistan and background information on
the region
Scale: 1:500'000
Format: 963x660 mm (folded 107x165 mm) double-sided
ISBN: 3-906593-35-5
Cartography: Markus Hauser (e-mail:pamirmountains(a)yahoo.com)
Publisher: ACTED (www.acted.org) and UNESCO (www.unesco.org)
Distribution: Gecko Maps (www.geckomaps.com) (explanation yet only in
German, English will follow, sorry!)


For question to the map please write to:

Markus Hauser
The Pamir Archive
Gutstrasse 7
8400 winterthur
Switzerland
E-mail: pamirmountains(a)yahoo.com

For information on the project please contact:

PHIP project in Murghab <www.unesco.org/culture/ecotourism> (click
'tajikistan' and 'publications')
E-mail: murghab(a)acted.automail.com

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Insight Turkey, July-September 2004 Issue

Posted by: Suat Kiniklioglu <kiniklioglu(a)ankam.org>
Posted: 20 May 2004


Insight Turkey - Call for Papers

Insight Turkey, July-September 2004 Issue, Turkish Foreign Policy

Insight Turkey's July-September 2004 issue will focus on Turkish foreign
policy issues in general without a regional focus. We are particularly
interested in articles on the following topics:

 - Turkey and NATO
 - The Istanbul NATO Summit and NATO's Future Role
 - Turkish-U.S. Relations
 - Turkey s Energy Politics
 - Turkey and Armenia
 - Turkey and the Black Sea
 - The U.S. and Israel: Ramifications for a 'Greater Middle East'
 - Cyprus after the Referendum
 - Turkey and the EU: Quo Vadis?
 - Terrorism as a regional threat
 - Turkey's Caucasus policy
 - EU-NATO initiatives in the Black Sea
 - Islam and Democracy
 - Foreign policy formulation processes in Turkey

This is just a preliminary list. Please feel free to propose any other paper
ideas, including book reviews to the Editor. We publish three categories of
material. Comments are 2,000-3,000-word front-of-the-book pieces that make a
single, provocative point. Essays are more extensive 4,000 5,000-word pieces
of analysis that comprise the body of the journal. Book reviews are
700-1,500-word pieces of new books. The deadline for article submission is
July 10, 2004. We welcome unsolicited manuscripts and article proposals. The
easiest mode of communication is electronic mail. We expect all article
proposals to be made in English. For format and referencing questions please
contact the Editor. Insight Turkey covers a broad range of topics related to
Turkish domestic and foreign policy affairs. It intends to present original
thinking by knowledgeable observers both from Turkey and abroad, written in
English that is easily read by professionals and a general audience.

The deadline to submit papers is July 10, 2004. Earlier submissions are
highly appreciated.

Suat KINIKLIOGLU
Editor, Insight Turkey
Hilal Mah. 46.Sok. No. 3/3
Cankaya-Yildiz 06550
Ankara, Turkey

Tel: +90.312.438-0256
Fax:+90.312.438-0259
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Web: www.insightturkey.com

PUBLICATION- Investigative Journalists of Armenia, HETQ Online, May 17 Issue

Posted by: Onnik Krikorian <onnik(a)arminco.com>
Posted: 20 May 2004


Association of Investigative Journalists Of Armenia / HETQ Online

English Version:  http://www.hetq.am/eng/
Armenian Version: http://www.hetq.am/arm/

17 May 2004

 - The families of MIA's keep waiting
 - The Geneva World Summit on the Information Society
 - Investigative Journalism in the USA - Part Two
 - Individuals and Organizations Respond to HETQ Online's work

The families of MIA's keep waiting

Lilit Baghoyan, an Armenian by nationality, and Ramilya Khudayarova, an
Azeri, were both born in Nagorno Karabakh, in towns just fifteen kilometers
away from each other. At one time, their families lived that close by. But
that was in the past...

Full Text of This Week's Articles Available on the HETQ Online Website:
http://www.hetq.am/

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Historical Writing in Azerbaijan, Ab Imperio

Posted by: Sergey Glebov <glebov(a)rci.rutgers.edu>
Posted: 19 May 2004


Dear colleagues,

I am writing to draw your attention to the journal Ab Imperio. AI is an
international and bilingual (Russian and English) quarterly dedicated to the
study of new imperial history and nationalism in the post-Soviet realm. AI
is published in hard copy and web version in Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia). The
journal has a growing subscription outside the former Soviet Union and we
are proud that most universities and research centers receive a free copy of
the publication. You can receive more information on Ab Imperio at our
website http://abimperio.net

The journal runs the project "The State of Art of History Writing in the
Post-Soviet World". We already published collections of articles dedicated
to historical writing in Ukraine, the Baltics, Kazakhstan, and Moldova.

We are currently soliciting contributions to the collection that will be
dedicated to historical writing in Azerbaijan. Possible topics may include
(but are not limited to)

 - new ideas and problems of post-Soviet historiography,
 - the emergence or modifications of the national historical narrative,
 - analyses of the current historical textbooks,
 - interactions and mututal influences between islamic tradition and secular
   historical writing and national identity,
 - any historical aspect of Azerbaijan's historiography.

For any questions, please, contact the editors in:

Russia and NIS at office(a)abimperio.net (Drs. Ilya Gerasimov and Marina
Mogilner)

Central and Eastern Europe at semyonov(a)abimperio.net (Dr. Alexander Semyonov)

Western Europe and Germany at kaplunovski(a)abimperio.net (Dr. Alexander
Kaplunovsky)

United States and Canada at ai_us(a)abimperio.net (Dr. Sergey Glebov)

For questions concerning book reviews, please, contact AI book review
editor, Igor Martyniuk, at igor.martyniuk(a)abimperio.net

Further information on the journal can be obtained from our website at
http://abimperio.net

Ab Imperio editors

PUBLICATION- Inner Asia Volume 6, Number 1, May 2004

Posted by: A. Johnson <aj(a)erica.demon.co.uk>
Posted: 17 May 2004


Contents and Abstracts of the most recent issue of INNER ASIA, published
(May 2004) by the White Horse Press for the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies
unit at the University of Cambridge.

Contents:

EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION

Hybridity and Nomadology in Inner Asia
Uradyn E. Bulag


ETHNICITY AND IDENTITY

Between Islam and Mongols: The Qotung People in Inner Mongolia, China
Yang Haiying

The Ethnic Reality in 'Homemade Narration'
Shinjilt

POLITICAL HISTORY AND HISTORIOGRAPHY

The Complex Structure of Ethnic Conflict in the Frontier: Through the
Debates around the 'Jindandao Incident' in 1891
Burensain Borjigin

The History and the Political Character of the Name of 'Nei Menggu' (Inner
Mongolia)
Huhbator Borjigin

MAN AND NATURE: HERMENEUTICAL AND ECONOMIC APPROACHES

Relationship Between Man and Nature: A Hermeneutical Approach to
Interpreting the Affective Thinking of the Mongolian People
Aitoru Terenguto (Aitor Telengut)

The Transformation of Pastoralism in Buryatia: The Aginsky Steppe Example
Nikolay N. Kradin

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Ethnic Minority Immigrants Under the Western Region Development: A Report
from the Sunan Yugur Autonomous County
Mailisha

Chinggis Khan and the New Shamans
Laetitia Merli

REVIEW ARTICLE

The Aftertaste of Hope: Elements for a Historical Approach to the Study of
Collectives in Mongolia and Buryatia
Gregory Delaplace

ABSTRACTS:

5-22
Between Islam and Mongols: The Qotung People in Inner Mongolia, China
Yang Haiying

Abstract:

China's 'minority nationalities' came into being as a result of the
'Nationality Identification Work' carried out in the first decade of the
People's Republic of China. The assumption of internal homogeneity of
'nationality' inherent in the state project has prevented study of the
internal diversity within each nationality. This paper intends, on the basis
of field research, to study the internal diversity of the Mongolian society.
A preliminary investigation has been made of the ethnogenesis and social
structure of the Qotung Mongols in the Alashan region of Inner Mongolia.
Through analysis of the relationships between the Qotung and the Mongols and
Islam, the author points out that Islam is a major element in the formation
of the Qotung Mongols whose ancestors hailed from various groups in East
Turkestan. This case study shows that Islam should not be ignored when we
study the Mongols and it is imperative that we recognise diversity within
the Mongols.

23-39
The Ethnic Reality in 'Homemade Narration'
Shinjilt

Abstract:

This paper analyses the variegated narratives by 'minority nationalities' in
China, hoping to understand the dynamics of their ethnic consciousness. I
focus on the Mongols in Henan Mongolian Autonomous County of Qinghai

Province - hereafter Henanmengqi - where 'Tibetanisation' has been
longstanding in culture and language. In recent decades, they have been
subject to the state's ethnic classification and thus have been conscious of
their relationship with the neighbouring Tibetans and other Mongols in and
out of Qinghai. In this paper, the following themes on their daily
experiences are discussed: What significance does the nationality category
of Sogpo ('Mongol' in Tibetan) hold for the Henanmengqi people? Who (which
group) should or should not be included in Sogpo? In what situation does the
semantic content of Sogpo change? The Henanmengqi people are not free to
choose their nationality category, and are often caught in the conflicting
categorisations by the state administrators, scholars, other Tibetans and
Mongols. I pay particular attention to the power dynamics in such
relationships and the strategies taken by the Henanmengqi people to
negotiate with external powers to form their nationality behaviours.
Finally, I will discuss in general the characteristics of what may be called
the grammar or reality of 'homemade narration' by ethnic minorities.

41-60
The Complex Structure of Ethnic Conflict in the Frontier: Through the
Debates around the 'Jindandao Incident' in 1891
Burensain Borjigin

Abstract:

Toward the end of the Qing dynasty, Inner Mongolia became the main
destination for bankrupt Chinese peasants from interior China. With the
increase in numbers of Chinese immigrants, conflicts between Mongols and
Chinese intensified as Chinese struggled for more benefits and Mongols tried
to maintain their traditional social order. In 1891 a Chinese secret society
called Jindandao massacred tens of thousands of Mongols in the mixed
Mongol-Chinese regions of eastern Inner Mongolia. The survivors fled to the
pastoral areas south of the Hingan mountains, propelling the
agriculturalisation of these regions and the refiguration of the local
societies. In China, this massacre has been appraised as an
'anti-imperialist, anti-feudal peasant uprising', disguising the nature of
ethnic conflict between Mongols and Chinese. In the 1990s, however, Mongol
victims of the 'Jindandao Incident' began to demand re-evaluation of the

incident, thereby setting off a heated debate around the issue. Up to now,
most studies of the 'Jindandao Incident' have relied on memorials prepared
by Chinese county and prefectual magistrates, ignoring the memorials
presented by Mongol victims. Based on new data published in the 1980s and
fieldwork in recent years, this study intends to re-examine the incident and
to discuss historical circumstances and the consequences of this massacre
for social change in Inner Mongolia in the late nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries.

61-80
The History and the Political Character of the Name of 'Nei Menggu' (Inner
Mongolia)1
Huhbator Borjigin

Abstract:

After the independence of 'Outer Mongolia' in 1911, and especially after the
founding of the Mongolian People's Republic in 1924, 'Outer Mongolia' (Wai
Menggu in Chinese or Gadaad Mongol and Ar Mongol in Mongolian) became a
historical term. Inner Mongolia, on the other hand, became the focal point
of the so-called 'Mongolian problem', and its name Nei Menggu (C) or Dotood
Mongol (M) remained sinocentric, denoting direct rule as it did in the Qing
geographical-administrative demarcation of the Mongols. The question of
naming Inner Mongolia in both Chinese and Mongolian has thus become
significant not only for the Mongols in China, but also for Mongols in the
independent state of Mongolia. The founding of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous
Government in 1947 introduced a new name in Mongolian: instead of Dotood
Mongol, it is now called Oeboer (the sunny side of mountain) Mongol, thereby
forming a geobody with Ar Mongol (formerly Outer Mongolia), and it no longer
connotes internal administration within China. However, this change has not
been reflected in Chinese translation, as Inner Mongolia continues to be
called Nei Menggu and historicist Chinese continue to refer to Mongolia as
Wai Menggu. In recent years, some Mongols began to call Inner Mongolia 'Nan
Menggu', and with it came the change of English translation from Inner
Mongolia to Southern Mongolia.  This paper will discuss this confusion in
naming Inner Mongolia both in Mongolian original (Dotood Mongol vs. Oeboer
Mongol) and in Chinese (Nei Menggu vs. Nan Menggu). A historical scrutiny of
the naming of Inner Mongolia in the twentieth century is important for
understanding the political significance of the existence of the Inner
Mongolia Autonomous Region in China and the challenges it faces.


81-93
Relationship Between Man and Nature: A Hermeneutical Approach to
Interpreting the Affective Thinking of the Mongolian People
Aitoru Terenguto (aitor telengut)

Abstract:

In the traditional nomadic culture of the Mongols, their philosophy does not
centre around people when it comes to relating to the environment. Instead,
sky and nature are worshipped as having the significance of a spiritual
being with a Divine soul. This manner of worship manifests itself not only
in their daily greetings - Hoeoerhii-Amitan, for example - but also is

reflected in their literature, their rituals regarding life and death, and
in historical events. This philosophy allowed them to protect their natural
habitat, and to live in harmony with nature for centuries; it brought them
an inner world of profound peace and tranquillity. In this modern world
where their natural environment is facing destruction, and their cultural
environment is being contaminated, it is important for us to re-evaluate
these issues and redefine traditional Mongolian worship and its meanings.

95-109
The Transformation of Pastoralism in Buryatia:The Aginsky Steppe Example 1
Nikolay N. Kradin

Abstract:

This article deals with the structure of the pastoral economy of East
Trans-Baikalian Buryats (Aginsky region). The herd structure used to include
the five basic species of domestic animals of Eurasia: sheep, cattle, horses
and, more rarely, goats and camels. A horse was of the utmost economic and
status significance. However, the quantity of sheep and goats was larger.
The pastoral groups owned the land and the nomads migrated with their herds
along their traditional seasonal routes. In the last quarter of the
nineteenth century, the influence of the Russian economy on the Buryat
nomadic economy began to increase. In the USSR, these processes were more

intensive. A complete sedenterisation of Buryat society took place.
Agriculture was developed and nearly one-quarter of the pastures were used
as arable lands. The pastoral economy changed from subsistence to one that
was guided by the market. Since wool and meat were valuable commodities new
breeds of sheep were raised, and the number of sheep increased greatly
thereby giving rise to degradation of pastures. The ecological crisis did
not develop on a large scale only because political (collapse of the USSR)
and economic crises were ahead of it. As a result, the cattle-breeding and
livestock economies of the Aginsky Buryats have fallen into decay. At
present, although a crisis situation has been held back, progress is not
observed.

111-117
Ethnic Minority Immigrants Under the Western Region Development: A Report
from the Sunan Yugur Autonomous County
Mailisha

Abstract:

In recent years, sandstorms have seriously threatened Beijing, prompting the
Chinese government to further acknowledge the importance of ecological
issues in the ethnic minority regions. The government is now undertaking
various measures to conserve the environment in minority regions. However,
many ethnic minority people, instead of benefiting from the government
projects, have become ecological immigrants, being forced to leave their
homelands. This report, based on field research, touches on population
resettlement and environmental issues in the Lianhua and Minghai Townships
of the Sunan Yugur Autonomous County of Gansu Province. The area, inhabited
mainly by the Yugur nomads, is located in the Gobi region of the central
Hexi corridor to the north of the Qilian Shan mountains. The resettlement of
the Yugur nomads to take up agricultural farming ostensibly to adjust
population distribution and to solve ecological problems, has in fact
accelerated environmental deterioration. This case reflects only a tip of
the iceberg of the problems of ethnic minority ecological immigrants in the
process of China's Western Region Development.

119-24
Chinggis Khan and the New Shamans
Laetitia Merli

Abstract:

Since the mid nineties, several shamanic centres have opened in Ulaanbaatar,

capital of Mongolia. These centres are places visited by people consulting
shamans with the hope of solving the diverse problems of their lives, and
where rituals are organised. Generally, shamanic centres are linked with
organisations that claim the promotion and protection of Mongolian culture.
They have also become an interesting gathering place for nationalist
organisations, more concerned with cultural and identity issues than with
questions of individual misfortune. This paper will present examples,
through recent rituals, of how new shamans use Chinggis Khan - whose cult
was also forbidden - in a system of beliefs and practices where the person
and the state; the people and the nation, are treated together to develop
the country; echoing the great past of the Mongol Empire.

125-34

The Aftertaste of Hope: Elements for a Historical Approach to the Study of
Collectives in Mongolia and Buryatia
Gregory Delaplace

Abstract:

This review essay concerns the collective farms in Mongolia and Buryatia.
What is considered here is not collectivisation per se, but the way it has
been studied by European and American specialists in this field, between the
end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1980s.

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PUBLICATION- Ab Imperio 1-2004, Heterogeneity of Imperial & National Memory

Posted by: Sergey Glebov <glebov(a)rci.rutgers.edu>
Posted: 14 May 2004


Ab Imperio editors are pleased to announce the release of the first issue of
AI in 2004. Ab Imperio is a bilingual (English-Russian) quarterly dedicated
to studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the post-Soviet space.
Materials of this issue are written from different disciplinary perspectives
(theory, history, sociology, political science, anthropology) and address
the theme of "Heterogeneity of Imperial and National Memory" (see below the
Table of Contents). This issue opens our annual focus on Archeology of
Memory of Empire and Nation. The international group of contributors to this
issue explore various aspects of memory and history in the context of
multinational empires in general and Russian/Soviet experience in
particular. This issue of the journal is already available online:
http://www.abimperio.net

Ab Imperio can be ordered online at http://www.abimperio.net/order or

subscribed to through our authorized vendors ()

For any inquires, please, contact the editors at: office(a)abimperio.net,
semyonov(a)abimperio.net, ai_us(a)abimperio.net or akaplunovski(a)abimperio.net

(The language of publication is indicated in brackets)

Ab Imperio 1-2004 Heterogeneity of Imperial and National Memory

I. Methodology and Theory

>From the Editors Can an Empire Have Memory? An Invitation to Discussion (E)

Virtual Roundtable Reflections on Memory, Empire, and Nation

Etienne FRANCOIS (R)
Tony JUDT (R)
Marina LOSKUTOVA (R)
Igro NARSKII (R)
Andreas LANGENOHL (E)
Matt Matsuda (E)

II. History Constructing Region through the Past

Heinz-Gerhard Haupt European History as Comparative History (R)
Mark von Hagen Empires, Borderlands, and Diasporas: Eurasia as Anti-Paradigm
for the Post-Soviet Era (R)

Comments

Geoffrey HOSKING (E)
Martin W. LEWIS (E)
Mark BASSIN (E)
David McDONALD (E)

Alexander Filiushkin How Russia Became Asia for Europe? (R)

Yaroslav Hrytsak On Sails and Gales, and Ships Sailing in Various
Directions: Post-Soviet Ukraine (E)

Andrzej Nowak From Empire Builder to Empire Breaker, or There and Back
Again: History and Memory of Poland's Role in East European Politics (E)

III. Archive

Sofia Tchouikina Biographical Interview and the Sociology of Memory (R)

Interview with L. A. Uspenskaia (R)

Ilya Gerasimov, Marina Mogilner Amarcord, the 20th Century: Forgetting
Ideology? (Concluding Remarks to the Interview with L. Uspenaksia) (R)

IV. Sociology, Ethnology, Political Science

Andreas Langenohl Collective Memory after the Change of the Regime:
Similarities and Differences between Commemorative Practices in
Post-Communist and Post-Colonial Countries (E)

Stephen Velychenko Post-Colonialism and Ukrainian History (E)

Vello Pettai Narratives and Political Development in the Baltic States:
History Revised and Improvised (E)

V. ABC: Empire & Nationalism Studies

Steven Sabol Introduction to the Forum (E)

Marléne Laruelle, Sébastien Peyrouse Russians in the Altai: Historical
Memory and National Identity in Kazakhstan (R)

Peter Rottier Legitimizing the Ata Meken: The Kazakh Intelligentsia Write a
History of Their Homeland (E)

Elena Bezvikonnaia The Reconstruction of National History in the Modern
Republic of Kazakhstan (the Case of Russo-Kazakh Relations in the 18th -
19th c.) (R)

Aigul Zabirova Post-Soviet Kazakhstan: A Review of Contemporary Western
Historiography (R)

VI. Newest Mythologies

Elisabeth Gessat-Anstett Memory Eternal or Memory Like a Sieve?
Commemorative Logic in Post-Soviet Russia (R)

VII. Book Reviews

Gerald Stourzh (Hg.). Annäherungen an eine europäische
Geschichts-schreibung. Wien: Verlag der österreichischen Akademie der
Wissenschaften, 2002 (= Archiv für österreichische Geschichte. Bd. 137.).
176 S. ISBN: 3-7001-3070-8.

Frit'of Ben'iamin Shenk

Arkhiv noveishei istorii Rossii. Seriia "Issledovaniia". T. II.
Gosudarstvennyi
Arkhiv Rossiiskoi Federatsii: 10 let raboty. 1992-2002: Sbornik statei / Red.
S. V. Mironenko, V. A. Kozlov, V. A. Tiuneev. M.: ROSSPÉN, 2002. 256 s.

Pavel Polian

Rossiiskaia istoricheskaia mozaika. Sbornik nauchnykh statei v chest'
Dzhona Kipa /
Otv. red. A. L. Litvin. Kazan', 2003. 294 s. (na rus. i angl. iaz.).
Bibliografiia rabot Dzh. Kipa. ISBN 5-8185-0023-3.

Ernest A. Zitser

Daniel Brower, Turkestan and the Fate of the Russian Empire (London:
Routledge Curzon, 2003). Xv + 213 pp. Maps. Plates. Notes. Bibliography.
Index. ISBN: 0-415-29744-3.

Michael Rouland

Stifane Mund, ORBIS RUSSIARUM: Genise et development de la representation du
monde "russe" en Occident a la Renaissance (Genive: Lirairie Droz S.A.,
2003). (=Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance. No. CCCLXXXII). 598 s. ISBN:
2-600-00849-7; ISSN: 0082-6081.

Aleksandr Filiushkin

Regioni Ukraini. Khronika ta kerivniki. T. 2. Kharkivs'ka oblast' / Red. K.
Matsuzato, V. Iakushik. Sapporo: Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido
University, 2002. 138 s.

Iurii Labyntsev
Larisa Shchavinskaia

Regiony Rossii. Khronika i rukovoditeli. Tom 7: Respublika Tatarstan,
Udmurtskaia respublika, Respublika Mordoviia / Red. K. Matsuzato. Sapporo:
Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, 2000. 471 s.; Tom 8: Respublika
Marii El, Chuvashskaia respublika, Respublika Bashkortostan / Red. K.
Matsuzato. Sapporo: Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, 2003. 342 s.

Dmitry P. Gorenburg

David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Toward the Rising Sun: Russian

Ideologies of Empire and the Path to War with Japan (DeKalb: Northern
Illinois University Press, 2001). xiii +329 p. Index. ISBN: 0-87580-276-1
(cloth).

Igor' Martyniuk

NESTOR: Ezhekvartal'nyi zhurnal istorii i kul'tury Rossii i Vostochnoi
Evropy. 2000. No. 1: Pravoslavnaia tserkov' v Rossii i SSSR. Istochniki,
issledovaniia, istoriografiia / Glavnyi redaktor I. V. Lukoianov, red.
nomera C. L. Firsov. Sankt-Peterburg - Kishinev, 2000. 444 c. ISBN:
9975-9519-8-8

Pavel Stefanov


Laurie Manchester, Secular Ascetics: The Mentality of Orthodox Clergymen's
Sons in Late Imperial Russia (Ph.D. Dissertation. Columbia University,
1995), 634 p.;

Laurie Manchester, "The Secularization of the Search for Salvation: The
Self-Fashioning of Orthodox Clergymen's Sons in Late Imperial Russia,"
Slavic Review. Vol. 57 (1998), pp. 50-76;

Laurie Manchester, "Harbingers of Modernity, Bearers of Tradition: Popovichi
as a Model Intelligentsia Self in Revolutionary Russia," Jahrbuecher fuer
Geschichte Osteuropas. Bd. 20 (2002). S. 321-344.

Elena Vishlenkova

Christine Worobec, Possessed: Women, Witches and Demons in Imperial Russia
(DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2001). xv + 206 pp. Tables,
notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 0-87580-273-7.

Ol'ga Khristoforova

PUBLICATION- Turkish Policy Quarterly, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2004

Posted by: Ozgul Erdemli <ozgul(a)ari-tr.org>
Posted: 14 May 2004


Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ), Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 2004)
"The Evasive Crescent: The Role of Religion in Politics"

Table of Contents:

1. From the Desk of the Editor
   Nigar Goksel

2. Euro-Islam: The Quest of Islamic Migrants and of Turkey to Become
   European in Secular Europe
   Bassam Tibi

3. The Structure, Mission and Social Function of The Directorate of
   Religious Affairs
   Ali Bardakoglu

4. Political Islam, Governance And Democracy
   Ali R. Abootalebi

5. On the Compatibility of Islam and Democracy
   Reha Keskintepe

6. Non-Muslim Minorities in Turkey: Progress and Challenges on the Road to
   EU Accession
   Gareth Jenkins

7. AKP and the Paradox of Islamic Europhilia
   Ioannis N. Grigoriadis

8. The Role of Religion in Turkish Reactions to Balkan Conflicts
   Esra Bulut

9. Failure of Political Islam in Turkey
   Bulent Aras

10. Re-Socializing Religion: Islam and the New Social Contract in Turkey
    Gokhan Bacik

11. Can Religion Heal America's Disadvantaged?

    Daniel Freifeld

12. Academia: The Unique Role of Religion in Middle Eastern Ethnic Conflict:
    A Large-N Study
    Jonathan Fox

The ARI Movement (http://www.ari-tr.org) editorially manages Turkish Policy
Quarterly (TPQ) to support its mission to promote informed debate about
Turkish Policies in the international arena.

For more information: http://www.turkishpolicy.com

To subscribe: subscriptions(a)turkishpolicy.com

To submit an article: editor(a)turkishpolicy.com

PUBLICATION- UNISCI Discussion Papers No. 5 On-line

Posted by: Alberto Priego <albertopriego(a)yahoo.es>
Posted: 13 May 2004


I would like to introduce the contents of the fourth issue of the journal
"UNISCI Discussion Papers" (in English and Spanish). This special issue is
focused on Al-Qaeda, terrorism in Madrid (11-M), Central Asia, Azerbaijan,
ASEAN, the European Union, Environmental problems etc. (Available on-line)

To inquire about more details www.ucm.es/info/unisci


NOTE: We have published our last book Environmental Challenges in the
Mediterranean ARW-NATO Kluwer ed. 2004

UNISCI
Tel.: (34) 913942924
Tel/fax: (34) 913942655
E-mails:grupounisci(a)yahoo.es
Web: http://www.ucm.es/info/unisci

UNISCI (Research Unit on Security and International cooperation)

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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Photographs on Armenian-related Themes for HETQ Online

Posted by: Onnik Krikorian <onnik(a)arminco.com>
Posted: 13 May 2004


Association of Investigative Journalists of Armenia / HETQ Online

Call for Submissions

HETQ Online welcomes submissions from photographers working on
Armenian-related themes for the newly launched Photojournal section of its
web site. The photostory section will be used to give exposure to young and
emerging photojournalists as well as those already established in the
Republic of Armenia and the Diaspora.

However, contributions from non-Armenian photographers are also welcome.

While the main purpose of the site is to raise awareness of social and
environmental issues, cultural themes will also be covered.

English Version: http://www.hetq.am/eng/photostory/
Armenian Version: http://www.hetq.am/arm/photostory/

For more details please contact photo(a)hetq.am

EVENT- Book Presentation, Central Asia in Global Politics, May 18, Leiden, Netherlands

Posted by: M. Amineh <M.P.Amineh(a)uva.nl>
Posted: 12 May 2004


You are cordially invited to participate in the Book Presentation of Central
Eurasia in Global politics: Conflict, security, and development (in:
International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology, 92) by Dr M.P.
Amineh and Dr H. Houweling, to be held in Leiden on 18 May 2004.

This anthology brings together studies of post-Cold War Central Eurasia
(Central Asia and South Caucasus). The objective of the work is to provide
information about, and a new framework for the analysis the nature of the
'New Great Game' underway in Central Eurasia. Its outcome will have decisive
impact on (in-) security in the region as well as control over vital
resources especially oil and gas. The book introduces various aspects of
nation state building, socio-cultural and economic change, ethno-religious
and nationalistic conflict and environmental problems in this region. For
the first time in the history of Central Eurasia a power from a different
continent, the United States, has begun to play a leading role in shaping
the political and economic context. The outcome has important implications
for countries in the neighbourhood - Russia, Iran, and the Middle East, but
also for the European Union, China, India Pakistan and Japan. The book
offers new theoretical analyses ('critical geo-politics') and contributes to
the ongoing implications of these changes for the theory construction of
International relations in the twenty-first century. In this age, any
theoretical model needs first of all to incorporate the dynamics of Eurasia.

The event is chaired by Prof. Gerd Junne, and will also include
presentations by Dr. Amineh, Dr Houweling and Prof. Radtke. Chair of the day
will be Prof. Gerd Junne.  Please find details in the program below.

The presentation will be held in the Universiteitsraadzaal of the
Academiegebouw of Leiden University. Please let us know whether you intend
to participate by sending a short message confirming your attendance to Ms
Marloes Rozing (m.rozing(a)let.leidenuniv.nl). If you have any questions about
the presentation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to your reply.

Best regards,
IIAS
Marloes Rozing
On behalf of Dr Mehdi Amineh
Web: www.iias.nl

Book Presentation:
Central Eurasia in Global Politics. Conflict, Security, and Development


Mehdi Parvizi Amineh and Henk Houweling

Programme:

14.50 Introduction and opening by Prof. Gerd Junne (University of Amsterdam)

15.00 A new framework for understanding global (geo-)politics in Central
Eurasia by  Mehdi Parvizi Amineh (IIAS)

15.15 Presentation: The role of the US and US power projection by Dr Henk
Houweling (University of Amsterdam)

15.45 Presentation: The role of China and Japan in Central Eurasia by Prof.
Kurt Radtke (Waseda University, Tokyo)

16.15 Introducing the book: Central Eurasia in Global politics: Conflict,
security, and development (in: International Studies in Sociology and Social
Anthropology, 92) by Prof. Gerd Junne (University of Amsterdam)

17.30 Closing

16.30 - 17.30 Drinks and live music


Chair: Prof. Gerd Junne

Venue:

Universtiteitsraadszaal
Academiegebouw
Universiteit Leiden
Rapenburg 73
Leiden
The Netherlands

Registration and information:

International Institute for Asian Studies
P.O. Box 9515

2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

Tel: 071-527 2227
Fax: 071-527 4162
E-mail: m.rozing(a)let.leidenuniv.nl
Web: www.iias.nl

ON-LINE RESOURCE- Central Asian Website on Development Issues

Posted by: Sanjar Tursaliev <sanjar.tursaliev(a)undp.org>
Posted: 6 May 2004


Central Asian Website on Development Issues: Central Asian Gateway

The Central Asian Gateway (http://www.cagateway.org) Internet website on
development issues is being developed in accordance with recommendations
received on the International Conference on Economic Reforms and Foreign
Direct Investment in Transition Economies: Lessons Learned and Prospects for
Central Asia , which was held in Tashkent on January 30-31, 2003 and
organized by the Center for Economic Research with the support of the
Government of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Development Programme. The
website is to provide one stop shopping for development information relevant
to Central Asian region considered through the prism of Millennium
Development Goals (MDG) formulated in the UN Millennium Declaration, both as
a whole and each country in particular, facilitating sustainable
development, knowledge sharing and promoting networking among socio-economic
research institutions and other development partners. UNDP Regional Office
on Europe and CIS countries and the Center for Economic Research were The
Project initiators.

Internet site focuses on social-economic processes ongoing in regional
countries, but its main idea is the process of integration of Millennium
Goals in the area of development, formulated in the UN Millennium
Declaration, into all aspects of social-economic life considering, however,
the priorities of each country.

The portal is basically divided into four major sections:

 - The links library, housing links to analytical, statistical and other
materials placed in the global Internet network and containing information
on the state and Central Asian region development prospects as well as
prospects for each separate country. Internet resource is divided into four
sections - one for a certain country, i.e. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and section for the Central Asia as
an entire region.

Content portion of the resource includes the broad range of development
issues and consists of 12 main sections:

General information on the country (region)

Environment
ICT
Poverty eradication
Civil society
Regional partnership
Health care
Democracy and governance
Economic reforms
Education
Gender
SMB development

 - Forum. This portal resource aims at encouraging discussions on various
issues of regional development. The thematic focus of our Forum is direct to
the integrate development objectives formulated in UN Millennium Declaration
into all aspects of socio-economic life based on the priorities declared by
each country; regional integration; and countries issues (such as transition
and reforming; public administration; agricultural reforms). Visit our forum
and share your opinion on http://forum.cagateway.org/.
Monthly/quarterly on-line conferences are to be organized within the forum
framework with participation of the leaders of the state, non-government and
international organizations and prominent public figures. Topics of the
conferences will be determined based on the membership and mirror the urgent
regional problems.

 - Event calendar is one of the most convenient sections.  It will help
specialists, journalists and all interested users of this resource learn
about forthcoming regional events such as conferences, forums, seminars,
round tables, trainings and etc. Visit Calendar on
http://calendar.cagateway.org.

 - National and International consultants database. The National and
International Consultants Database is a unique resource containing CVs of
high-level researches and consultants from the region of Central Asia as
well as CVs of consultants from all other countries, interested to work in
Central Asia. Such resource is in high demand for the majority of
international organizations. On-line database will offer the rapid search
for specialists of humanitarian and socio economic profile (including but
not limited to specialists on Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction,
Crisis Prevention, Gender, Energy and Environment, ICT for Development,
HIV/AIDS, Macroeconomics, Social Policy) able to conduct a research and/or
assessment of projects, missions and organizations both within the Central
Asia and in other countries.

We encourage representatives of International Organizations, Donors as well
as free lance consultants to add appropriate CV s of relevant experts or
consultants in the National and International Consultants Database. This
will assist in implementing new projects in Central Asian region, thus
promoting capacity building and establishing new relationships within the
region. For more information visit: http://experts.cagateway.org.

The site also offers such a resource as Vacancies with links to sites of
international financial and economic organizations seeking for qualified
staff (UNDP sites in all Central Asian countries, sites of the World Bank,
Asian Development Bank, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and
WTO).

Web site has UNDP corporative design, convenient interface and it allows
rapid search and loading of required information.

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, May 5, 2004 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se>
Posted: 6 May 2004


The 5 May issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute is now online at
http://www.cacianalyst.org. The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly
publication of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins
University-SAIS.

The PDF version of the entire issue of the CACI Analyst is available at:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20040505Analyst.pdf

The Analytical Articles include:

Georgia's Revolution Takes a Dangerous Turn
Nino Tetelashvili
Georgia's charismatic young president, Mikhail Saakashvili, commands
widespread popularity in Georgia but is poised to make a disastrous mistake
if he employs force against the president of Ajaria, Aslan Abashidze. There
are few checks on Saakashvili's power in Georgia - all television channels
are currently pro-government; the parliament whose powers were severely
curtailed by recent constitutional amendments is dominated by the
president's party, convened only two weeks ago, and endorsed a strongly
worded resolution on Ajaria. To safeguard the attainments of the rose
revolution, and the development of Georgian society over the last decade
Saakashvili would be well-advised to use only peaceful, diplomatic, and
electoral mechanisms in his conflict with Abashidze.

THE KILLING OF ABU AL-WALID AND THE RUSSIAN POLICY IN CHECHNYA
Murad Batal Al-Shishani
The Arabic leader in Chechnya "Abu Al-Walid Al-Ghamdi" was killed (or at least
announced to be killed) on Apr. 17, 2004 in "mysterious circumstances" as part
of the Russian policy of assassinating the leaders of the Chechen resistance
cells in an attempt to dismantle and undermine the structure of these groups.
This state of affairs calls for a close study of the future of the Arab
fighters in Chechnya and the extent to which the Russian policy of
assassinating the leaders of the Chechen leaders will succeed in putting an
end to the ongoing conflict and bringing peace to the region.

TERRORISM IN UZBEKISTAN: THE IMU REMAINS ALIVE BUT NOT WELL
Richard Weitz
The recent bombings and street fighting in Tashkent and Bukhara demonstrate
that the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) remains capable of conducting
terrorist operations despite suffering years of vigorous repression. IMU
members have even adopted new tactics including their first use of suicide
bombers. Although the attacks caught the Uzbek security services by
surprise, they rapidly suppressed the assault. The IMU has shown it remains
alive, but its swift defeat in the recent fighting also underscores its
continued impotence.

IS FOREIGN PRESENCE IN KYRGYZSTAN NEGATIVELY AFFECTING REGIONAL COOPERATION
IN CENTRAL ASIA?
James Purcell Smith
2002-2003 witnessed an increase in the foreign troop presence in Kyrgyzstan.
The U.S. gained a foothold at Manas airport. In October 2003, Russia opened
an airbase of its own in Kant. China for the first time conducted joint
military maneuvers with Kyrgyz troops in 2003. This intensive geopolitical
dynamic in and around Kyrgyzstan led to significant changes in the policies
of Kyrgyz authorities. Flooding in southern Kazakhstan this February as a
result of economic contracts with foreign company to export Kyrgyz
electricity to Russia, permanent conflicts with neighboring Kazakhstan,
Tajikistan and Uzbekistan over a number of issues, created an atmosphere of
regional distrust and pose a threat to security of Kyrgyzstan. Key reasons
for this situation are Kyrgyzstan's over-reliance on foreign powers,
ignorance of its real interests and overestimation of its available options
in regional Realpolitik in Central Asia.

The Field Reports Include:

PRISON SYSTEM REMAINS THE MAJOR SOURCE OF DRUG ADDICTION, HIV/AIDS AND TB IN
KYRGYZSTAN.
Over 90% of 17000 prisoners are drug users and continue using drugs even
after arriving in the penal system. Nearly 10% of prisoners have contracted
tuberculosis (TB). Last year, about 600 persons died of dysentery and
tuberculosis. The penal system remains the major sources of disease
dissemination. Diseases are generated mainly from malnutrition, overcrowded
facilities and poor living conditions in prisons.

IMPLEMENTATION OF SAAKASHVILI'S NATIONAL REFORM PROGRAM IN IMERETI REGION
Reforms being implemented at a regional level encompass three main
activities: putting a reliable, professional, and efficient regional and
municipal government in position, combating corruption through strategic
mass arrests, and scrambling to collect taxes for the state budget. This
regional effort is meant to pave the way for comprehensive legal and
structural reforms in the governance, economic, and security sectors,
directed by the national government, its respective Ministries, and upon
approval from the new parliament (whose first session was on 22 April) by
late-May 2004.

UNDEMOCRATIC MEDIA LAW VETOED IN KAZAKHSTAN
On April 22, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his
decision to reject the new media law earlier approved by parliament.
Initiated by the Ministry of Information and supported by conservative
members of parliament, the law had caused heated debates in various
political circles. Although the presidential decision encourages
journalists, the freedom of speech enjoyed in countries of genuine democracy
is a long way off.

PACE INCIDENT COULD HURT AZERI-TURKISH RELATIONS
The spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
turned out to be both a break-through success and a diplomatic scandal for
Azerbaijani foreign policy. The former is associated with the visit of
President Ilham Aliyev to Strasbourg, where he met with Peter Schieder,
president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the
head of European Court for Human Rights Luzius Wilhaber and Walter
Schwimmer, Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

PUBLICATION- Nizam Nurjanov, Traditsiyonni Teatr Tadzhikov (in Russian)

Posted by: Margaret Mills <mills.186(a)osu.edu>
Posted: 5 May 2004


Nizam Nurjanov's Traditsiyonni Teatr Tadzhikov
2 vol., 371 + 329 pp., hardbound, in Russian, Dushanbe: 2002

It represents the life's work of a thoroughgoing ethnographer and historian
of theater, incorporating archeological, historical, and extensive 20th
century primary ethnographic research. Illustrated with line drawings and
field photographs.

I have nine sets, brought back from Dushanbe on behalf of Prof. Nurjonov,
which I can offer at cost, US $30 per set plus shipping or postage.

Order by June 10 for immediate delivery. Additional copies can be ordered
for shipping in September.


Vital for library theater collections, a unique resource.

To order, contact:

M. Mills
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Dept.
Ohio State University
1735 Neil Ave., Rm. 203
Columbus, OH 43210-1293

Email: mills.186(a)osu.edu

PUBLICATION- Afghanmagazine.com, May 2004 Issue On-Line

Posted by: Farhad Azad <farhad(a)afghanmagazine.com>
Posted: 5 May 2004


The May 2004 issue of afghanmagazine.com is published.

Read the latest issue at http://www.afghanmagazine.com.

Editors' Corner

Publisher's Notes
http://www.afghanmagazine.com/2004_05/editors/editors.shtml

Staff & Contributors
http://www.afghanmagazine.com/2004_05/editors/staff.shtml

Cover
By Youssef Kohzad
http://www.afghanmagazine.com/2004_05/editors/cover.shtml

Feature Article

The Implementation of Constitutional Human Rights in Afghanistan
By Mir Hekmatullah Sadat

Although there is no inherent conflict between these ideals, the wording of
the Constitution itself and the current model for implementation make
conflict likely.
http://www.afghanmagazine.com/2004_05/articles/hsadat.shtml

Poetry

My lover
By Zaheda Ghani
http://www.afghanmagazine.com/2004_05/poetry/zghani.shtml

Fragile Fate
By Dr. Amin Azimi
http://www.afghanmagazine.com/2004_05/poetry/aazimi.shtml

Photo Essay

Bamiyan: Marvel of the Hindu Kush
By Daud Saba

In this valley of many natural monuments and beauty, the human inhabitants
always looked upon their environment with awe.
http://www.afghanmagazine.com/2004_05/photoessay/photoessay_bamiyan.shtml

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Call for Dissertations and Academic Research Works

Posted by: Parvin Salehi <researchyear2004(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 2004


Call for Dissertation and Academic Research Works

In honouring the academic efforts of the researchers, professors and
university students who have done research and academic work on Iran, the
committee for selection of outstanding academic works on Iran plans to
select the outstanding works and introduce them at a ceremony which will be
held by Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance sometime in the middle of
December 2004 in Tehran, Iran.

This competition is being organized for the seventh year. The following
points are helpful information for those interested in sending their works
for the review committee.

1) Iranian and non-Iranian academics are encouraged to participate provided
   their work is related to Iran and falls in one of the following categories:
   Socio-cultural issues, mass media history and geography of Iran,
literature,
   religion, folklore, art, sociology, ethnology and anthropology.

2) A committee will review all the works and will select at least five of
   them for the award ceremony.

3) Only those works that have been produced during the year 2003 are
   qualified to be considered for this years' ceremony.

4) Those participants whose works are selected will receive to and from
   ticket and will be provided with all costs during their stay in Iran.

5) The committee will accept those works that have been produced in one of
   the following languages; English, French, German, and Arabic.

6) We need to have a copy of the applicants original work to be received not
   later than 5 August 2004. Please send your work to the following address.

7) Please send your inquiries to the following fax no. in Tehran
   0098-21-8893076, Miss Salehi will receive your abstract. Send your email
   message to researchyear2004(a)yahoo.com or research-year(a)ric.ir

8) For further information do not hesitate to call at the following number:
   0098-21-8905374 and see www.ric.ir

Please send your other inquiries to:

Miss Salehi
Cultural Research Institute on Culture, Art and Communication
No. 11, Dameshgh St.
Near Vali-Asr Square
P.O.Box 14167
Tehran
Iran

PUBLICATION- Cahiers d'Asie centrale, Vol. 11/12, 2003

Posted by: Svetlana Jacquesson <svetlana.jacquesson(a)wanadoo.fr>
Posted: 2004


Cahiers d'Asie centrale, vol.11/12, 2003, 352 p.
Journal of the French Institute for Central Asian Studies (Tashkent,
Uzbekistan)

I - Dossier

Les Montagnards D'asie Centrale
Redactrice en chef et responsable du dossier Svetlana Jacquesson

 - F. Jacquesson, Les langues indo-iraniennes des Pamirs et de l'Hindou Kouch
 - S. Abashin, Le culte d'Iskandar Zu-l-Qarnayn chez les montagnards d'Asie
   centrale
 - A. Papas, Soufis du Badakhshân: un renouveau confrerique entre l'Inde et
   l'Asie centrale
 - V. Bushkov and T. Kalandarov, Le passe et le present des populations du
   Pamir occidental
 - S. Niyozov, The realities of Being a Woman-teacher in the Mountains of
   Tajikistan
 - A. Gunya, Dinamique et stabilite de la communaute montagnarde du Yaghnob
   (Tadjikistan du nord)
 - A. Cariou, Resistances et adaptations de l'economie agropastorale des
   montagnes d'Ouzbekistan
 - Sv. Jacquesson, Au coeur du Tian Chan : histoire et devenir de la
   transhumance au Kirghizstan
 - P. Finke, Le pastoralisme dans l'ouest de la Mongolie : contraintes,
   motivations et variations

II- Hors Dossier

 - K. Gatelier, La representation des Mugat dans les sources ecrites
 - H. Hallez, Petite histoire des dictionnaire kazakh-russe (1861-2002)
 - R. Letolle et M. Mainguet, Histoire des rivieres d'Asie centrale depuis
   deux millions d'annees

III- Comptes Rendus

O. F. Akimushkin, Tarikh-i Kashghar: anonimnaja tjurkskaja khronika vladelej
Vostochnogo Turkestana (A. Papas); B. Brendemoen, The Turkish Dialects of
Trabzon (R. Dor); R. Davut, Uyghur mazarlighi (A. Papas); E.
Feuillebois-Pierunek, Faxr al-Din Eraqi: poesie mystique et expression
poetique en Perse medievale (R. Dor); S. Gorshenina, Explorateurs en Asie
centrale: voyageurs et aventuriers de Marco Polo a Elle Maillard (S.
Peyrouse); A. Il'hamov, Etnicheskij atlas Uzbekistana (M. Laruelle); N.
Masanov et als., Istorija Kazakhstana : narody i kul'ruty (M. Laruelle); M.
B. Olcott, Kazakhstan: unfulfilled promise (S. Peyrouse); F. Sumer, Turk
devletleri tarihinde shahis adlari (R. Dor).

Order from:

Editions EDISUD
http://www.edisud.com/edisud/site/

PUBLICATION- Cultural Interaction and Conflict in Central and Inner Asia

Posted by: Gillian Long <gillian.long(a)utoronto.ca>
Posted: 3 May 2004


Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to announce that "Cultural Interaction and Conflict in Central
and Inner Asia", Toronto Studies in Central and Inner Asia, volume 6, has
just been published.  This contains papers delivered at the meetings of the
Central and Inner Asia Seminar (CIAS) at the University of Toronto in 2002
and 2003.


Please see our website www.utoronto.ca/deeds/cias/cias.html for a complete
Table of Contents of this, and other volumes in the series.  If you would
like to purchase any of these books, please contact me by email or at 416
978 4882.  Payment by Visa or Mastercard can be arranged.

We have the following special pricing in effect for a limited time only, all
in CANADIAN dollars:

Volume 6 (list price $40) special price $30

Buy the whole set, volumes 1-6, (list price $167) for only $125

Individual volumes are priced as listed on the website.  Please pass this
information along to the Acquisitions Department of your library.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Gillian Long
Co-ordinator CIAS 2004

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Numerically Small Peoples & Globalization

Posted by: Julie Fairbanks <jfairban(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 3 May 2004


The Republic of Adygeia Institute of Humanitarian Studies (Adygeia, Russian
Federation) invites contributions to a forthcoming publication on
numerically small peoples under the conditions of globalization.
Contributions in English are preferred, accompanied by an abstract in
Russian of no more than 12 pages.

The deadline for submission of materials is May 31, 2004.


For further information, contact the Institute's scholars via its website:
http://www.arigi.ru

Or via its e-mail address: <arigi(a)maykop.ru>

PUBLICATION- Beyond Reconstruction in Afghanistan: Lessons From Development Experience

Posted by: Yuri Bossin <iouri(a)iaas.msu.ru>
Posted: 26 Apr 2004


Beyond Reconstruction in Afghanistan: Lessons From Development Experience,
edited by John D. Montgomery and Dennis A. Rondinelli

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1-4039-6511-0
Binding: Hardback
Published: April, 2004
Pages: 256 (Dimensions 242x164 mm)
Language: English
Copyright 2004 Palgrave Macmillan Ltd

The interaction of failed states, terrorism and the need for "nation
building" is at the top of the international agenda, with particular focus
on Afghanistan and Iraq. This path breaking collection brings together top
analysts to examine the goals and challenges facing efforts to reconstruct
states that have collapsed into anarchy or have been defeated in war,
drawing lessons from 50 years of past experience with post-conflict
reconstruction and development around the world to assess development plans
in a country devastated by more than a century of conflict. While the focus
is on Afghanistan, important comparisons-including to reconstruction after
the American Civil War-provide historical context and lessons of
difficulties to overcome and realistic limitations of ambitions. Throughout,
particular attention is paid to the interaction of the goals of external and
domestic actors, highlighting the importance of understanding the internal
social, economic, and political environment of the society receiving
assistance.

Contents:

Preface: Reconstruction in Afghanistan -- Introduction--John D. Montgomery

Part I: Hopes Beyond Reconstruction
International Goals and Strategies for Afghanistan's Development:
Reconstruction and Beyond--Dennis A. Rondinelli
Supporting Postwar Aspirations in an Islamic Society--John D. Montgomery
Between Reconstruction and Restoration: Three Historical Case Studies--John
M. Heffron
The Afghan Experience with International Assistance--Yuri V. Bossin
Lessons from Post-Aid Conflict Experience--Robert J. Muscat

Part II: Toward a Stable Civil Society
The Rule of Law as a Goal in Afghanistan--Charles H. Norchi
Economic Growth and Development Policy in Afghanistan: Lessons from
Experience in Developing Countries--Dennis A. Rondinelli
Ethnic Diversity and the Structure of Government--Milton J. Esman
Warlordism and Development in Afghanistan--Kamoludin N. Abdullaev
Health, Human Security, and Social Reconstruction in Afghanistan--Paula
Gutlove, Gordon Thompson, and Jacob Hale Russell

Part III: Regional Implications of Reconstruction
The Afghan Neighborhood and Future Stability: A Regional Approach to
Reconstruction and Development--Eden Naby and R.N. Frye
Reconstruction, Development, and Nation-Building: Prospects for
Afghanistan--Dennis A. Rondinelli and John D. Montgomery

For more information and orders go to:

<http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403965110>

Yuri V. Bossin
Associate Professor
Moscow Lomonosov State University (MGU)
Institute of Asian and African Studies
Department of the Near and Middle Eastern Countries
11 Mokhovaya Street, Suite 257
Moscow 103009
Russia
Phone: +7 (095)-203-4407
Fax: +7 (095)-203-3647
E-mail: iouri(a)iaas.msu.ru

PUBLICATION- Prayers and Sermons in Russian-dominated Khiva and Tsarist Turkestan

Posted by: Prof. Dr. Paul <paul(a)orientphil.uni-halle.de>
Posted: 14 Apr 2004


Publication

Praying for and against the Tsar. Prayers and Sermons in Russian-dominated
Khiva and Tsarist Turkestan
By Aftandil Erkinov
Berlin, (Klaus Schwarz Verlag) 2004, 112 p. EUR 10,20
Translated from the Russian by Isabel Foerster.
ANOR 16

Prayers and sermons, formal as well as informal, can serve as important
sources for public opinion, spontaneous as well as elicited, in pre-modern
societies. This paper offers some examples, taken from Khiva (Khorezm)
following the Russian conquest in 1873. Two prayers, one written probably
immediately after the conquest, the other during the Russo-Japanese war, are
published here in the original Turki and in English translation. Sermons,
and Friday sermons in particular, mention the name of the ruler, and of
course it was a problem how non-Muslim rulers should be treated in this
respect. Two versions of an officially drafted Friday sermon in favor of the
Tsar are published here in the original Turki and in English translation,
along with an essay by the journalist and politician N. Ostroumov (written
in 1930) found in in Tashkent archives in which he discusses the history and
significance of these sermons (in the original Russian and in English
translation).

Ordering:

Orders can be sent per mail to:

Klaus Schwarz Verlag
Fidicinstrasse 29
D-10965 Berlin
Tel. +49 30 322 8523
Fax +49 30 322 5183
Email: info(a)klaus-schwarz-verlag.com

Find out more about ANOR at:

http://www.klaus-schwarz-verlag.com/schiler/anor.htm where you can view back
numbers.

All correspondence related to the scholarly side of ANOR, including
submission of manuscripts or ideas, should be directed to:

Prof. Juergen Paul
Institut fuer Orientalistik
Muehlweg 15
D-06114 Halle

E-mail: paul(a)orientphil.uni-halle.de

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Volume of Essays on Specific Nationalisms

Posted by: Tomasz Kamusella <tkam(a)loc.gov>
Posted: 7 Apr 2004


Call for Contributions to the volume of Essays on Specific Nationalisms

Sprawy Narodowo*ciowe (Nationalities Affairs) is a premiere European
biannual periodical devoted to the study of nationalism and ethnicity,
brought out by the Polish Academy of Sciences.

After the breakups of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia at the close of the
20th century, nationalism became the only truly global ideology. In the 21st
century the basic political unit is the nation-state and its social
counterpart is the nation. Thus, the necessity arises to spur up comparative
research on specific nationalisms as embodied in various nation-states
(India, Romania, Nigeria, Bolivia, the USA etc) and pursued by stateless
nations/national movements (eg the Catalans, the Kurds, the Zulus, the
Tamils, the Mayans). Without in-depth analyses of these nationalisms no
sound explication of the world's social, political and economic processes
will be possible nor will statesmen be able to take learned decisions.

Since 2000 Sprawy Narodowo*ciowe has strongly contributed to the creation of
the comparative basis for the study of these nationalisms through publishing
analytical essays devoted to them. Now we plan to publish a separate,
extensive volume of Essays on Specific Nationalisms at the turn of 2004 and
2005.

Therefore, we open an urgent call for contributions.

We are looking for essays that focus on the rise and development of specific
nationalisms through the overview and analysis of the most significant
texts, symbols and events that have been employed for the building of a

specific nation and/or national movement. If possible and practical, also
local studies on nationalism in general, and the reception of the world
literature on nationalism as translated into the local language(s), should
be taken into account. We also welcome analytical articles on the overall
dynamics of nation- and nation-state-building in the broadly defined regions
of the world (Western Europe, the Americas, Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan
Africa, Northern Africa and the Middle East, post-Soviet Central Asia,
Oceania and the like).

Articles ought to be submitted in English. The world limit is 10,000 except
in special cases to be discussed with the Editors. Depending on the nature
of a study, references can be given in footnotes or in parentheses with, in
the latter case, the list of literature attached at the end of the
contribution. Titles of quoted books and articles should be romanized if not
in the Latin script, and appended, in brackets, with English translations
unless these titles are in English, German or French.

With your contribution, please, include the following:

 - abstract (up to 200 words);
 - key words (up to 7);
 - information on the Author (3-6 lines);
 - institutional affiliation of the Author;
 - email or postal address to be included in the volume.

The deadline for submissions is October 30th, 2004.

Sprawy Narodowosciowe (Nationalities Affairs)
Unit for the Study of Nationalities, Polish Academy of Sciences
Stary Rynek 78/79, 61-771 Poznan, Poland, Tel/Fax (+48) (61) 8520950

Editors of the volume:

Prof. Wojciech J Burszta (wojciech.burszta(a)swps.edu.pl)
Editor-in-Chief, Sprawy Nardowosciowe (Nationalities Affairs)

Dr Tomasz Kamusella (PERMANENT: tomek672(a)poczta.onet.pl; THRU AUGUST 2004:
tkam(a)loc.gov)
Initiator and Coordinator of the Project 'Essays on Specific Nationalisms'

Dr Tomasz Kamusella
Oct 2003 -- Sept 2004
Fellow, John W Kluge Center
Library of Congress, Washington DC
tkam(a)loc.gov
tel 202 707 0169
fax 202 707 3595

fax 202 252 3255

Preferred Mailing address, Home:
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PUBLICATION- Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2004 No. 2

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad(a)communique.se>
Posted: 6 Apr 2004


Dear Sir/Madam,

We would like to offer you the contents of  No.2 (26) of the Central Asia
and the Caucasus journal (in English and Russian). The issue will come out
in late April.

For more information, and subscription, please contact:

Murad Esenov
"Central Asia and the Caucasus"
Center for Social and Political Studies
Sweden
tel.: (46) 70 232 16 55
tel/fax: (46) 920 620 16
e-mails:
murad(a)communique.se
murad.esenov(a)ca-c.org
http://www.ca-c.org

CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS
Journal of Social and Political Studies
No. 2 (26), 2004

IN THIS ISSUE:

REGIONAL CONFLICTS

Mikhail Mayorov. South Caucasian Conflicts: Recovery Begins When the Disease
is recognized and there is a Desire to Cure It

Oumar Alissoultanov. The Chechen Crisis: Genesis, Dynamics, and Recent
Trends

REGIONAL SECURITY

Orozbek Moldaliev. Terrorism Today: How It is Financed

Nur Omarov. The Century of Global Alternative: A New Security Expanse in
Post-Soviet Eurasia

Dina Malysheva. Central Asian and the Southern Caucasus: Regional Security
in the New World Order

Sergey Markedonov. In Search of "Its Own Land." The Rule of Law and Security
in the Caucasus

Alexander Chepurin. How to Strengthen Stability and Security in the Caucasus

Farkhad Khamraev. NATO-SCO: Struggle against Terrorism and/or for Domination
in Central Asia

Roger N. McDermott. Enhancing Kazakhstan's Peacekeeping Capabilities:
Interoperability and Regional Cooperation

Kuralai Bayzakova. Cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia within the
Framework of the Collective Security Treaty

Abdugani Mamadazimov. Tajikistan's National Security: Problems and Prospects

Sergey Minasian. Iran: Armed Forces and Security Policy

REGIONAL ECONOMIES

Ovsep Agadzhanian. The Socioeconomic Situation in Armenia

Sobir Kurbanov. Cooperation between the Republic of Tajikistan and the
International Monetary Fund: Preliminary Results

Murat Kenisarin. The Energy Sector of Uzbekistan: Present State and Problems

Vladimir Aliev. Daghestan Economy on the Threshold of a new Stage of Reform

REGIONAL POLITICS

Esen Usubaliev. Cooperation between Japan and America in Central Asia: New
Outlines of Global Partnership

Irina Komissina, Azhdar Kurtov. Russia-China-Central Asia: Striving for a
new Quality in International Relations

Makhir Khalifa-zadeh. British-American Strategic Partnership: Global and
Regional Components

Tigran Martirosian. Recognition of the Armenian Genocide as Part of South
Caucasian and Mid-Eastern Politics

Viktor Kuznetsov. Development of the Geopolitical Situation in Central Asia
through the Prism of Ukrainian National Interests

Cholpon Chotaeva. Language as a Nation-Building Factor in Kyrgyzstan


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

The Special Feature section in the next issue will discuss:
Central Asia and the Caucasus

 - Ethnic Relations and Population Migration

 - World and Regional Centers of Power and their Impact on the Regional
   Situation

 - Energy Policy and Energy Projects

If you are interested to go into more details about the content of the
articles you may find all necessary information on our Internet home-page:
http://www.ca-c.org or http://www.ca-c.org/journal-table-eng.shtml

CALL FOR CONTRIB.- Ab Imperio, Issue 2, Memory Repressed, Silenced, and Lost

Posted by: Ab Imperio in the US <ai_us(a)abimperio.net>
Posted: 5 Apr 2004


Dear colleagues,

I am writing to draw your attention to the journal Ab Imperio. AI is an
international and bilingual (Russian and English) quarterly dedicated to the
study of new imperial history and nationalism in the post-Soviet realm. AI
is published in hard copy and web version in Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia). The
journal has a growing subscription outside the former Soviet Union and we
are proud that most universities and research centers receive a free copy of
the publication.

Ab Imperio editors solicit submissions of article manuscripts for the second
issue of the journal in 2004. The annual topic of the journal this year is
Archeology of Memory of Empire and Nation. The second issue will be
dedicated to "Memory Repressed, Silenced, and Lost".

As part of our explorations of historical processes and their
interpretations in a multinational state and its successors, we invite
specialists in national and regional histories of the former Russian
Empire/USSR to submit articles that explore how in the new national and
regional historiographies broad historical themes of the common
Imperial/Soviet past are treated. In particular, we are interested in the
following two "markers" of common historical experience:

1. The break-up and re-constitution of empire (World War I, Revolution,
   Civil War, early Soviet nationalities policies) from the point of view of
   new national and regional historiographies


2. The formative Soviet experiences (collectivization, industrialization,
   terror, World War II) from the point of view of new national
historiographies

In requesting submissions on these problems, the editors expect that
articles will not only cover the new historical narratives that emerged
after the dissolution of the former Soviet Union, but will also trace
connections of these new narratives with the interpretations from the Soviet
period. The editors also expect that articles will attempt to explore the
new historical narratives in the context of popular memory.


Articles must be submitted in one of the languages acceptable in AI and in
the format of Ab Imperio (please, consult our website for details). The
deadline for submission is May 15, however, prospective authors are
encouraged to contact the editors in advance to discuss the topic and the
methodology.

Ab Imperio has a limited honoraria fund for authors from the former Soviet
Union.

Authors of the articles accepted for publication will also be expected to
answer a set of questions for the AI roundtable on repressed memory to be
published in the methodology section of the journal.

Please contact the editors at:

Editors in Russia (Dr. Ilya Gerasimov, Dr. Marina Mogilner)

office(a)abimperio.net
Editor in Germany (Dr. Alexander Kaplunovsky) kaplunovski(a)abimperio.net
Editor in Central Europe (Dr. Alexander Semyonov) semyonov(a)abimperio.net
Editor in US and Canada (Dr. Sergey Glebov) ai_us(a)abimperio.net


For questions concerning book reviews, please, contact AI book review
editor, Igor Martyniuk, at igor.martyniuk(a)abimperio.net

Further information on the journal can be obtained from our website at
http://abimperio.net

PUBLICATION- Afghanmagazine.com, April 2004 issue

Posted by: Farhad Azad <farhad(a)afghanmagazine.com>
Posted: 5 Apr 2004


The April 2004 issue of afghanmagazine.com has been published.

Read the latest issue at http://www.afghanmagazine.com.

Publisher's Notes
http://afghanmagazine.com/2004_04/editors/editors.shtml

Feature Article

Air pollution in Kabul: A problem on the rise
By Daud Saba
Of all the environmental externalities, air pollution is the most obvious
and appalling in major urban centers of Afghanistan such as Kabul.
http://afghanmagazine.com/2004_04/articles/kabul_air.shtml

Film

Filmmaker Siddiq Barmak talks from the heart
By Fariba Nawa
It's the day after the Golden Globe Awards, the day after Siddiq Barmak
stood in front of the world and Hollywood's most famous stars and accepted
the award for best foreign film of the year.
http://afghanmagazine.com/2004_04/film/barmak.shtml

"Osama" empowers Afghans
By Nadia Ali Maiwandi
Barmak finds beauty in the most unexpected and sorrowful of places,
weaving stanzas into images, images into a heart-rending story, like a
master of poetry.
http://afghanmagazine.com/2004_04/film/osama_review.shtml

Barmak in Berkeley
By Yama Rahimi and Farhad Azad
Photos of Siddiq Barmak at Berkeley, California screening of "Osama"
http://afghanmagazine.com/2004_04/film/b_1.shtml

Photo Essay

Herat: A place with the aroma of antiquity
By Daud Saba
I scrutinized every corner to see what happened to the ancient walls of
the city, the citadel, the minarets, the ancient mosque, the ancient
bazaars, the natural beauty of the land, and more than anything else, to
the people and their ancient and rich culture.
http://afghanmagazine.com/2004_04/photoessay/photoessay_herat.shtml

PUBLICATION- Khayrulla Ismatulla, Uzbek Phrase Book

Posted by: Mehmet Tutuncu <m.tutuncu(a)quicknet.nl>
Posted: 5 Apr 2004


Title: UZBEK PHRASE BOOK
Learning and Speaking Uzbek in Daily Life

Author: Khayrulla Ismatulla
Publisher SOTA (Research Centre for Azerbaijan and Turkestan)
256 pages with many illustrations, cards.

ISBN 90-807403-2-2
First Published in 2004, Haarlem, Netherlands

UZBEK PHRASE BOOK is for travelers, businesspeople - perfect for anyone who
wants to find quickly necessary word, its pronunciation and its usage in a
sentence. This phrase book can be used equally well by beginners and by
those who already have a working knowledge of the language.

In every chapter pronunciation accompanies Uzbek words and sentences.

KEY TO UZBEK PRONUNCIATION explains the vowel and consonant sounds, word
stress, and intonation of Uzbek, how to produce and comnbine them.
The pronunciation of each Uzbek entry is given in simple English alphabet
transcriptions. The user can pronounce a necessary word or phrase
immediately.

Whether you are a beginner or already have a certain knowledge of Uzbek,
this Uzbek Phrase Book will give you what you need to get along in Uzbek.


All Uzbek words, phrases, and sentences are in both in latin as in cyrillic
alphabet.

Concise Uzbek Grammar is for a quick overview or specific explanations. In
this section nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs as well as word
order in a sentence are explained.

Phrases for use gives you the right thing to say and how to pronounce them
in a number of everyday situations. Everyday expressions, questions and
answers for specific situations - each with its pronunciation - let you
communicate with local people easily.

The grammar section of the book is an invaluable aid for those who want an
explanation of how the Uzbek verbs are conjugated or nouns are declined.

Besides you will get short informations about the structure of Uzbek.


UZBEK. PHRASE BOOK has 25 sections [e.g. (1) Useful words and expressions;
(2) Number, times & dates; (3) Getting acquainted; (4)  Border
formalities; (5) Hotel; (6) Dining; (7) Services; (8) Shopping;
(9) Transportation;(10) Travelling; (11) Leisure time; (12) Entertainment;
(13) Health; (14) Weather; (15) General information; (16) Weights and
measures, etc.]

for more info: www.turkistan.org


How to Order This Book:

The book is published by SOTA. The price is EUR 25.00 + EUR 5 postage and
handling. For ordering Please print and fill the form hereunder and fax/post
it to the address and number under the form.

I would like to order _ copie(s) UZBEK PHRASE BOOK
by Khyarulla Ismatulla

Methods of payment:

( ) Cash by post

( ) American Express/Eurocard/Mastercard/ VISA, Fill in further

( ) Bank Account 6293434 on the name of SOTA (Stichting Onderzoek Turkestan)
Postbus 9642, 2003 LP Haarlem Netherlands, please add 10 Dollars bank costs.

The book will be sent postage paid to your address after receiving of your
payment: Delivery 3 to 5 weeks

Price: EUR 25 + 5 postage and handling

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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- CESS Conf. Panel, Political Ecologies of Eurasia, Oct. 14-17

Posted by: Kyle Evered <ktevere(a)ilstu.edu>
Posted: 29 Mar 2004


Call For Papers: Political Ecologies of Eurasia, CESS Paper Session(s)

Central Eurasian Studies Society's Fifth Annual Conference, Indiana
University, Bloomington, Indiana, October 14th-17th, 2004
(website:  http://cess.fas.harvard.edu/CESS_Conference.html)

The goal for the Political Ecologies of Eurasia session(s) is to provide an
opportunity to collectively address not only environmental challenges and
problems existing in the wider Eurasian region but also those academic
approaches employed in their study.  In so doing, the session(s) seeks to
create a context for understanding and collaboration in dealing with both
environmental issues and scholarship that are relevant to Eurasia.

Given the diversity of environmental concerns in the Eurasian region and the
wide range of different approaches that may be applied in their study, the
field of political ecology was selected by the organizers as a broad
conceptual basis that may inform the types of questions raised by papers and
in discussions.  Political ecology combines the concerns of ecology with a
broadly defined political economy (Brown, 1998:74) and is a place based
concern for political-economic relations between people who use land, and
between them and others (Martinussen, 1997:157).  In recent years it has
often been concerned with global environmental discourses, their influence
on local policy, practice and livelihoods and the power relations through
which such discourses are developed and perpetuated.  As such, political
ecology constitutes a particularly useful framework for analysis of
environmental problems and processes in Eurasia within the context of the
historic and ongoing conditions associated with modernity, socialism and
post-socialism, and globalization.

Potential thematic topics addressed by papers might include any of the
following issues as examined within the context of the wider Eurasian region:

 - Continuities and transformations in the region's ecologies, livelihoods,
landscapes, and physical environments as observed at/from various
socio-spatial scales;
 - How state and non-state powers interact with each other and the natural

environment;
 - Experiences of environmental conflict and/or cooperation;
 - Contested meanings of and varied experiences with concepts like

"development," "sustainability," "conservation," "traditional ecology," and
"indigenous knowledge," among others;
 - Constructs of place, identity, and nature that are implicated in wider
environmental issues and/or representations;
 - How environmental issues/interactions are experienced differently along
the various cleavages that exist in/between societies (e.g., ethno-national,
religious, racial, class, gendered, and others);
 - The varied roles of sciences, ideologies, and languages in both
contextualizing and creating environmental problems/solutions; and,
 - The conduct of environmental activism, research, and observation in and
involving Eurasia.

If interested in participating in the session(s) by contributing a paper,
please submit your paper proposal to the CESS by the April 2nd deadline.  In
your proposal, indicate that you would like to be included in the "Political
Ecologies of Eurasia" session(s) being organized by Kyle Evered and Caroline
Upton.  Finally, please contact Kyle Evered (ktevere(a)ilstu.edu) and Caroline
Upton (huiten(a)yahoo.co.uk) by email both indicating your intention to
participate and providing a copy of your title and abstract.

Kyle Evered, PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Geography-Geology
Illinois State University, Campus Box 4400
Normal, IL 61790-4400
Phone: 309-438-7679
Email: ktevere(a)ilstu.edu

Caroline Upton,
Political Ecology of Development Research Group
Department of Geography
University of Cambridge
Email: huiten(a)yahoo.co.uk

PUBLICATION- CARE-CIC Policy Brief: Afghanistan and the International Community

Posted by: Humayun Hamidzada <Humayun.Hamidzada(a)nyu.edu>
Posted: 25 Mar 2004


Colleagues,

On March 31-April 1, 2004, the German Government will be hosting a major
donor conference, entitled "Afghanistan and the International Community: A
Partnership for the Future." This conference represents an important
opportunity for the international community to re-affirm its commitment to
securing and rebuilding Afghanistan.

In conjunction with the Berlin conference, CARE and Barnett Rubin (Center on

International Cooperation, New York University) have issued a new policy
brief. This brief argues that, while rebuilding Afghanistan may appear to be
a costly proposition, the cost of failure would be much higher. The authors
recommend that donor governments and international financial institutions
endorse the Afghan Government's $27.5 billion, seven-year plan ("Securing
Afghanistan's Future") as a basis for moving forward and that they make
substantial new, multi-year funding commitments in Berlin.

You can access this document on the following links:

CARE:
http://www.careusa.org/newsroom/specialreports/afghanistan/CICBrief_final.pdf

CIC:
http://www.cic.nyu.edu/pdf/CICBrief_final.pdf

Please feel free to share this brief with your own network of contacts, and
we invite you to join us in advocating for a more ambitious and
comprehensive strategy to ensure that Afghanistan is put on the path of
sustainable security and dignified poverty.
Thank you.

Kevin Henry
Advocacy Director, CARE

Barnett Rubin
Director of Studies, CIC

Humayun Hamidzada
Research Associate
Center on International Cooperation
New York University
Ph.: (212) 998-3683
Fax: (212) 995-4706

ON-LINE RESOURCE- New Bibliographic Resource on Middle East and Central Asia

Posted by: NISC Sales <sales(a)nisc.com>
Posted: 25 Mar 2004


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 - recent history (1900 - present) & archaeology

Hundreds of links to freely available and indexed full-text articles and
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to important websites, carefully selected and reviewed by our editorial
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ON-LINE RESOURCE- Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library Project, 10th Anniversary

Posted by: T. Matthew Ciolek <tmciolek(a)coombs.anu.edu.au>
Posted: 25 Mar 2004


The Asian Studies WWW Monitor: late Mar 2004, Vol. 11, No. 6 (210).
22 Mar 2004

Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library Project - 10th Anniversary

Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies,The Australian National
University, Canberra, Australia

Supplied note:"The project, initiated by T. Matthew Ciolek, was launched on
the 24th March 1994 to provide expert and trustworthy information about
online resources in the field of Asian Studies. In course of the ten years
of its uninterrupted online operations, the project has evolved into a
world-wide collaborative network of individuals, teams and institutions. In
the early 2004 it comprised 42 volunteer editors maintaining a regularly
updated, large-scale archipelago of 79 online information modules, so-called
'virtual libraries', specializing in keeping track of online information
about a distinct geographical area, or a topic.

[For information about the parallel online Asian Studies' developments in
the early 1990s see http://coombs.anu.edu.au/asian-studies-timeline.html - ed.]

The current (March 2004) editors of the Asian Studies WWW VL Project are:

 * Ann Andrews, RSPAS, The Australian National University, Australia * David
Arnott, Online Burma/Myanmar Library, Switzerland * Adil T.  Baguirov,
University of Southern California, USA * John Ballard, The Australian
National University, Australia * Eva Baloch-Kaloianov, Department of Chinese
Studies, Vienna University, Austria * Ilko Batakliev, International
Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Netherlands * Dr Tim Beal, Victoria
University of Wellington, New Zealand * Dr Anthony Bichel, Interactive
Central Asia Resource Project (ICARP), USA * Dr John Burton, Independent
Scholar, Canberra, Australia * Dr T. Matthew Ciolek, RSPAS, The Australian
National University, Australia * Eduardo Contreras, University of Texas,
Austin, USA * Michael Cookson, The Australian National University, Australia
 * Nixi Cura, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, USA * Dr Richard
B. Dasher, Stanford University, USA * Robert Y. Eng, University of Redlands,
CA, USA * Martin Gieselmann, University of Heidelberg, Germany * Professor
John Goulde, Asian Studies Program, Sweet Briar College, USA * Irena M.
Goltz, Canberra, Australia.
 * Dr Rohan Hettiarachchi, University Hospital of Amsterdam (AMC),
Netherlands * Maj. Brian Hobbs, www.fivedeck.com, USA/S. Korea * Matthias
Kaun, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - PK. Staatsbliothek zu Berlin, Germany *
Hanno Lecher, Leiden University, The Netherlands * Eleanor Lisney, Graduate
School of Library and Information Science, University of Texas at Austin,
Texas, USA * Susan MacDougall, ALIA, Canberra, Australia. * Dr David Magier,
Columbia University, USA * Dr Rita Merkle, University of Heidelberg, Germany
 * George Miller, RSPAS, The Australian National University, Australia *
Professor Moo-Young Han, Duke University, USA * Prof. Lynn H. Nelson, Dept.
of Medieval History, Kansas University, USA * Len Nadybal, Independent
scholar, New York, USA * Sergio A. Paoli, Unversidad National de La Plata,
Buenos Aires, Argentina * Dr Vincent K Pollard, Asian Studies Program,
University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Hawaii, USA * Dr Frank Poyas, Australian
Studies Network, USA & Australia * Mitch Rice, Mongolia Society, USA * Kevin
M. Roddy, Edwin H. Mookini Library, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, USA
 * Prof. David Rosenberg, Middlebury College, USA * Pao Saykao, Vicnet,
Australia * Mahendra B. Shrestha, AMAA Network Consultant, USA * Dr
Siu-Leung Lee, InTechTra/Asiawind, USA * Dr Gene R. Thursby, University of
Florida, USA * Frank Unlandherm, Columbia University, USA * Nelson Wong,
Malaysia

Also, in the past, various sections and sub-sections of the AS WWW VL
were edited and developed by:

 * R Chiang, Tung Nan Junior College of Technology (TNJC), Taiwan * Dr Kamal
R. Adhikary, University of Texas, Austin, USA * Abdulrakhim Aitbayev,
Colorado School of Mines, USA * Joaquim Ramos de Carvalho, University of
Coimbra, Portugal * Dr Afelonne Doek, International Institute for Asian
Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands * Tobias Grote-Beverborg, University of
Cologne, Germany * Adam Hanieh, Birzeit University, West Bank, Israel * Joe
Hsu, Tung Nan Junior College of Technology (TNJC), Taipei, Taiwan * Antonio
M. L. Inacio, MacauNET Limited, Macau * Dr Michael Laffan, The Australian

National University, Australia * 'Alopi Latukefu, The Australian National
University, Australia * Burton Lee, Stanford University, USA * W. W. Looi,
AsianMall & Asian Buying Consortium, USA * Suzanne McMahon, University of
California, Berkeley, USA * Laurel Mittenthal, Faculty of Arts and Sciences,
Harvard University, USA * Natsuko Nogi, Stanford University, USA * Nigel
Parry, Birzeit University, West Bank, Israel * Colin Rundle The Australian
National University, Australia * Samvel Stepanian, Armenian Internet Company
(ARMINCO), Armenia * Trin Tantsetthi, National Electronics & Computer
Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand
 * Monica Wehner, The Australian National University, Australia * Vern
Weitzel, The Australian National University, Australia * Dr Eberhard Wenzel,
Griffith University, Australia * Prof. Rihito Yamamura, Hokkaido University,
Japan * Sany Zakharia, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, USA
 * David Zlotchenko, The University of Tennessee, USA

[Please note that additional volunteer editors are always warmly invited to
join the Asian Studies WWW VL project - ed.]

The cataloging and networking tasks of the Asian Studies WWW VL strongly
benefit from cooperation and exchange of information with 19 independent
web-projects [http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVLAsian/VLAssociates.html] which
publish world-class information resources relevant to Asian Studies research
and teaching.

An important component part of the Asian Studies WWW VL Project is its
electronic journal (est. 21st April 1994), The Asian Studies WWW Monitor
[ISSN 1329-9778] (http://coombs.anu.edu.au/asia-www-monitor.html), with a
readership (in March 2004) of approx. 3700 people from 80 countries from all
parts of the world. Subscribers to the AS WWW Monitor email edition keep
their email boxes at: commercial organisations (65%), universities (20%),
NGO (12%), government organisations (2%), and military establishments (1%).

On 22 Mar 2004 - the Asian Studies WWW VL site had a google rank
(www.google.com) #1 out of 4,320,000 'asian studies' web pages available on
the Net. - tmc."

URL http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html

Internet Archive
http://web.archive.org/web/*/coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html


Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek[use"(a)"]coombs.anu.edu.au)

 * Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
   Online Guide
 * Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:
   Academic

 * Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting -
marginal]:
   rating not available
 * External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000 -
under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: over 3,000

Src: The Asian Studies WWW Monitor ISSN 1329-9778 URL
http://coombs.anu.edu.au/asia-www-monitor.html The e-journal [est. 21 Apr
1994], a pioneering and the only publication of this kind in the world,
provides free weekly abstracts and reviews of new/updated online resources
of significance to research, teaching and communications dealing with the
Asian Studies.  The email edition of this Journal now reaches over 3,740
subscribers.  Announce new/improved Asian Studies' Web sites via
http://coombs.anu.edu.au/regasia.html


Dr T. Matthew Ciolek
Head, Internet Publications Bureau, RSPAS,
The National Institute for Asia and the Pacific,
The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
e-mail: tmciolek[use"(a)"]coombs.anu.edu.au
telephone: +61 (02) 6125 0110
fax: +61 (02) 6257 1893
web: http://www.ciolek.com/PEOPLE/ciolek-tm.html

[You may freely forward this information, but on condition that you
send the text as an integral whole along with complete information
about its author, date, and source.]

PUBLICATION- Archaeologia Bulgarica, Issue VIII, 2004

Posted by: Lyudmil Vagalinski <lvagalin(a)mail.techno-link.com>
Posted: 25 Mar 2004


Issue VIII, 2004, 1 (the 22nd one) of Archaeologia Bulgarica has been
published. Its contents:

Articles

Boyad~iev, Y.: Chalcolithic Stone Architecture from Bulgaria 1-12

Popov, C.: Zur Frage der Siedlungskontinuität bei den Stadtzentren in
Thrakien und Illyrien während der Eisenzeit 13-24

Mil eva, R.: Umgearbeitetes römisches Bildnis eines Mannes 25-28

Dimitrov, Z.: Fries-Architrave aus Serdica verziert im Stil der
aphrodisischen Steinmetzschule 29-43

Ilieva, P.: Roman Objects of Applied Bronze Plastic Arts (in the repository
of the Archaeological Institute with Museum at Sofia) 45-50

Ivanov, M.; A Vas Diatretum from Serdica 51-57

Curta, F.: Werner s Class IH of Slavic Bow Fibulae Revisited 59-78

Chrissimov, N.: Der frühmittelalterliche Gürtel von Ü Tepe (Azerbajd~an) und
die dazugehörige Ausrüstung . Ein Rekonstruktionsversuch 79-96

Reviews


B varov, Krum: Neolithic Mortuary Practices. Intramural Burials in Bulgaria
in their Southeast European and Anatolian Context. Sofia 2003 (Nikoli , D.)
97-99

Todorova, H. (Hrsg.): Durankulak. Band II. Die Prähistorischen Gräberfelder
von Durankulak. Berlin 2002 (Yakar, J.) 101-103

Lyudmil F. Vagalinski, Editor

http://www.techno-link.com/clients/lvagalin/index.html (ArchBulg)

Sofia

PUBLICATION- Vestnik Yevraziyi/Acta Eurasica, 2003, No.4 (23)

Posted by: Sergei Panarin <sergpanar(a)mtu.ru>
Posted: 23 Mar 2004


Vestnik Yevraziyi/Acta Eurasica, 2003, No. 4 (23)

I would like to introduce the contents of the forth issue of the journal

Vestnik Yevraziyi/ Acta Eurasica (in Russian), 2003

To inquire about more details, as well as to subscribe, please contact:

Sergei Panarin
Educational, Research and Publishing Center
"Vestnik Yevraziyi"
E-mail: sergpanar(a)mtu.ru
Web:  www.eavest.ru

Vestnik Yevraziyi / Acta Eurasica
Independent Scientific Journal
No. 4 (23), 2003
This is a special issue on SPACE IN IDEAS, IMAGES AND LIVING EXPERIENCES
IN THIS ISSUE:

EURASIANISM

Vadim Tsymburskii. Twice-born "Eurasia" and the geostrategic cycle of Russia

TERRITORIES

Dmitrii Zamyatin. Political and geographical images of the Russia's territories

Nadezhda Zamyatina. "Rybinsk, whence the powerful breath of Volga begins..."
(In search of cultural and geographical reason for the town's image)

Grigorii Ioffe, Tatiana Nefyodova. Fragmentation of rural space in Russia

COMMUNICATION

Leonid Blyakher. Cultural dialogue in the course of cross-border economic
transactions: Two regional patterns

PEOPLE

Darima Amgolonova, Irina Baldayeva. "I want for nobody, I'm wanted by no
one". Homeless people in Ulan-Ude

Stanislav Panin. A master in city streets: Hooliganism in Russia in 1920s

MYTHS

Marlene Laruelle. L'imaginaire russe et occidental sur l'Asie centrale: la
recherche du berceau des premiers Aryens

REGIONS

Nadezhda Lipatova. Is it ours amidst aliens or aliens in our midst? The
mono-quarter of aircraft workers within an ancient historical city: Its
coming into being and post-Soviet transformation

Tatiana Shmankevich. On the edge of town: From differencies to segregation

GUIDE

Yevgenii Volosov. Inter-regional seminar "Civil society formation in a young
town".

PUBLICATION- Cantemir Music in Istanbul and Ottoman Europe

Posted by: Golden Horn Records <info(a)goldenhorn.com>
Posted: 19 Mar 2004


Golden Horn Records Releases "Cantemir - Music in Istanbul and Ottoman
Europe around 1700" By Ihsan Ozgen and Linda Burman-Hall with Lux Musica

Golden Horn Records is very pleased to announce its release of Cantemir:
Music in Istanbul and Ottoman Europe around 1700, an authoritative album
celebrating the musical life of Prince Dimitrie Cantemir (1673-1723).  The
album features co-directors Ihsan Ozgen and Linda Burman-Hall, and the Santa
Cruz-based quintet Lux Musica.

Prince Dimitrie Cantemir (1673-1723) was born in Moldavia, then at the rule
of the Ottoman Turks. Dimitrie was sent to Istanbul as a guest of the court
to ensure Moldavia's loyalty. Here Cantemir studied the tanbur, a
long-necked Turkish lute, earning a reputation for his knowledge of the
historical Ottoman repertoire and theory. Cantemir's Kantemir Edvari was a
major contribution to musicology preserving 352 works in a unique notation
style he developed to document his music study, known as ebcet.  Many of
these works were composed in the Ottoman pesrev and saz semai forms.

Cantemir examines three repertoires. The section titled "The World of
Cantemir: Istanbul and Ottoman Europe around 1700" explores music composed
by Cantemir and also traditional Moldavian dances, such as Cantemir might
have heard back home at his wedding. The section "New Music in Honor of
Kantemiroglu (Prince Cantemir)" features a kemenche taksim (solo
improvisation for the bowed instrument, kemenche), a form that had just
gained popularity when Cantemir was in Istanbul, and a beraber taksim
(collective improvisation), a contemporary experimental form of
improvisation pioneered by Ihsan Ozgen. The new music section debuts two
compositions inspired by Cantemir's musical legacy.  "In Honor of Prince
Cantemir" (track 14) was composed by internationally celebrated composer Lou
Harrison and arranged for this recording by Linda Burman-Hall. "Andante from
Concertino per Kemance" (track 16) was composed by Yalcin Tura, a devoted
scholar of Cantemir who recently published a full transcription of
Cantemir's Book of the Science of Music. The third section, "Turkish Images,
European Reflections," presents English and French music in the alla Turca
style, a style popular in the 18th century that included Turkish-inspired
percussion, rhythms, and "exotic" melodies. One such work is Ben Jonson's
"The Turks' Dance" (track 20).

Ihsan Ozgen (kemenche, tanbur, co-director) is a self-taught musician,
composer, and teacher of the Classical Ottoman music of Turkey. He is famous
for his kemenche performances and for his improvisation of melodic taksims.
In 1991, Ozgen was awarded the Abdi Ipekci Peace Award in recognition of his
work with the Bosphorus ensemble, a group composed of Turkish and Greek
musicians. He is also the leader of the well-known ensemble Anatolia. An
instructor at the Istanbul Turkish Music Conservatory and former guest
lecturer at University California at Santa Cruz, Ozgen is a leading
specialist and interpreter of Tanburi Cemil Bey, an early 20th century
Turkish composer.

Linda Burman-Hall (early keyboards, bendir, co-director) is a
musicologist/ethnomusicologist best known as a performer of historic
keyboard works. Burman-Hall's interests and skills are wide-ranging,
including: performances with contemporary music artists Steve Reich and
Meredith Monk; premiering and editing new works by contemporary Indonesian
composers; and performing the works of medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen.
Burman-Hall is a faculty member of the University of California at Santa
Cruz music department, a founder and artistic director of the Santa Cruz
Baroque Festival, and the musical director of Lux Musica.

Lux Musica is the quintet of Lars Johannesson, David Wilson, Amy Brodo,
Mesut Ozgen, and Linda Burman-Hall. Dedicated to presenting interesting and
beautiful works from the Enlightenment, Lux Musica draws on a versatile
combination of historical flutes, violin or viola, violoncello or viola da
gamba, and historic keyboards with percussion. A mainstay of the Santa Cruz
Baroque Festival, their work can also be heard on several CDs, including
their debut recording Haydn and the Gypsies: Music in the Style Hongrois and
their recent Celtic Caravans: The Road to Romanticism.

GOLDEN HORN RECORDS is a Contemporary / Traditional World Music and Jazz
label established in 1995 and based in California.

For more information on Cantemir, please contact:

GOLDEN HORN RECORDS
P.O. Box 5776, Walnut Creek, California, 94596, U.S.A.
Phone: (800) 969-9455, (925) 930-7184
Fax: (925) 938-8447
E-mail: info(a)goldenhorn.com
Web Site: http://www.goldenhorn.com

Available at goldenhorn.com, amazon.com, cdbaby.com and towerrecords.com

PUBLICATION- Andrea Berg, A Study on Non-Governmental Organizations in Uzbekistan

Posted by: Andrea Berg <andrea_berg(a)yahoo.de>
Posted: 19 Mar 2004


We are pleased to announce the publication of:

"Global concepts versus local reality - A study on non-governmental
organizations in contemporary Uzbekistan" by Andrea Berg (in German)

Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden (Reihe: Demokratie, Sicherheit, Frieden 162)

ISBN 3-8329-0572-3, 240 pages, 44 euros

Description:

This original study considers the issue of non-governmental organizations
(NGOs) in contemporary Uzbekistan. While NGOs have gained a lot of attention
in discussions on development aid in Latin America, Africa and the Middle
East, little is known about their role in Central Asia. The author shows
that NGOs in Uzbekistan are working in a field characterised by conflicting
local and international interests. The asymmetric relations that result
create significant problems for the societal embeddedness of NGOs.

The volume is based on sound knowledge of the local context in Uzbekistan
and contributes to the research on the potential and limits of NGOs. It is
part of the growing number of critical publications that question the naïve
view of NGOs being a panacea for development problems. It also makes
recommendations for sustainable development based on local knowledge and
strategies.

The author, Dr. Andrea Berg, is currently working as researcher at the
Institute of Peace Research and Security Studies at the University of
Hamburg. (www.core-hamburg.de)

Table of contents:

1) Introduction

2) Historical, political and legal conditions

3) Women in Uzbekistan

4) NGOs in Uzbekistan - Self-perception and societal embeddedness

5) The work of local NGOs - Actors in networks

6) Local NGOs and the international community

7) Conclusion

To order, please contact:

NOMOS Verlagsgesellschaft
Waldseestr. 3-5
76530 Baden-Baden

Tel: +49 7221 2104-0
Fax: +49 7221 2104-43
Website: www.nomos.de
Email: vertrieb(a)nomos.de

PUBLICATION- Manual for Mahalla and Community-Based Organization Leaders in Uzbekistan

Posted by: David Mikosz <dmikosz(a)worldbank.org>
Posted: 18 Mar 2004


This manual has been prepared by the Business Women's Association of
Uzbekistan jointly with "Hamroh-consulting" Public Association with the
financial support of the World Bank within the Community Empowerment Network
Project.

The manual is the first publication containing analysis and compiled
information about community-based organizations (CBOs) and their categories
in Uzbekistan. The manual also addresses the legal framework regulating the
activity of CBOs. The manual contains both theoretical materials and
practical examples of communities' empowerment development.

This publication presents a study of today's important and urgent issues
such as mobilization of communities, ensuring sustainable development and
increasing community's engagement in the decision-making process; it is
intended as a manual both for community leaders and for everyone concerned
with the issues of CBO development.

Authors of the manual express their sincere gratitude to all organizations
that have provided information for this publication, in particular the World
Bank Mission in Uzbekistan, UNDP Uzbekistan, the Counterpart International,
INTRAC, CHF and the Community Development Initiative Group of Azerbaijan.

If you would like to recieve the email version of this document in English
or Russian, please contact David Mikosz: dmikosz(a)worldbank.org

If you wish to contact the Business Women's Association directly, please
write to: bwa(a)freenet.uz

PUBLICATION- Vestnik Yevraziyi/Acta Eurasica, 2003, No. 3 (22)

Posted by: Sergei Panarin <sergpanar(a)mtu.ru>
Posted: 16 Mar 2004


I would like to introduce the contents of the second issue of the journal
Vestnik Yevraziyi/ Acta Eurasica (in Russian), 2003

To inquire about more details, as well as to subscribe, please contact:

Sergei Panarin
Educational, Research and Publishing Center
"Vestnik Yevraziyi"
E-mail: sergpanar(a)mtu.ru
Web:  www.eavest.ru

VESTNIK YEVRAZIYI / ACTA EURASICA
Independent Scientific Journal
No. 3 (22), 2003

IN THIS ISSUE:

EURASIANISM

Yulia Kolobova. Exodus to post-modernism: Souvtchinsky and music

TERRITORIES

Vladimir Shunikov. Spatial models in the works of A. Platonov and I. Babel

COMMUNICATION

Dmitrii Timofeyev. Cultural mechanisms of adaptation of liberal values by
ruling circles in Russia in the first quarter of the 19th century

Artyom Kosmarskii. Points of latinization in Uzbekistan (the end of the 20th
 - the beginning of the 21st)

EDUCATION

Natalya Galashova, Natalya Forrat, Natalia Shimanskaya. The first
independent steps: The School of Younger Author in Tomsk

PEOPLE

Nadezhda Lipatova. Time and people: A generalized portrait of leaders in the

Volga's Soviets of Workers' and Soldiers' deputies in 1917

PEOPLES

Alexei Bezugol'nyi. Don't draft mountaineers into the army and send them
nowhere... (conscription and national policy in the Northern Caucasus during
the Great Patriotic War)


INSTITUTIONS

Viktoria Shuvayeva. Civil servants in the region of Russian Federation: Does
their activity conform to the rules and meet expectations?

REGIONS

Dmitrii Smirnov. The regional policy of big Russian companies in the context
of wars between 'oligarchs' (the case of Lipetsk oblast)

LIVELY VOICES

Mariya Safonova. Everyone ought to be in outsider's shoes. Educational
migration: familiarization of new social quarters

ON-LINE RESOURCE- Inner Asian On-Line Library Catalogs

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic NRC <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 15 Mar 2004


The Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies (RIFIAS), in cooperation with
the Department of Central Eurasian Studies and the federally-funded Inner
Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC), has posted its
electronic library catalogs on the World Wide Web.

The catalogs are fully searchable, and are accessible to the international
scholarly community at the following URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~rifias/.

In the near future, RIFIAS will begin making available digitized selections
from its extensive holdings.

Consisting of a general collection and several special collections, the
RIFIAS Library is one of North America's premier resources for research in
the history, languages, literatures, geography, religions, and cultures of
Inner Asia. The general collections comprise about 8,000 volumes. Special
collections include microfilms and photocopies of out-of-print Russian
publications and microfilms of Persian, Turkic, and Arabic manuscripts
containing historical, biographical, and geographical information on Islamic
Central Asia.

PUBLICATION- Muslim Culture in Russia and Central Asia from the 18th to the Early 20th Centuries

Posted by: Michael Kemper <Michael.Kemper(a)ruhr-uni-bochum.de>
Posted: 15 Mar 2004


(In German and Arabic)

Muslim Culture in Russia and Central Asia from the 18th to the Early 20th
Centuries, vol. 4: Die Islamgelehrten Daghestans und ihre arabischen Werke

Nadir ad-Durgilis (st. 1935)

Nuzhat al-adhan fi taragim 'ulama Dagistan, herausgegeben, uebersetzt und
kommentiert von Michael Kemper und Amri R. Sixsaidov
Islamkundliche Untersuchungen Band 259, Berlin: Klaus Schwarz Verlag 2004,
294 pp. (translation and commentaries) plus 165 pp. (Arabic text), 49.- Euro.

Nadhir al-Durgili's (d. 1935) Nuzhat al-adhhan fi tarajim 'ulama Dagistan is
the most comprehensive biographical dictionary of Daghestani scholars to
date. In this book the author compiled all information on Daghestani Sufis
and scholars ('ulama, fuqaha, literati) that had come down to him, beginning
with the Islamization legends around Abu Muslim, the Muslim Shi'i scholars
of Derbend of the 8th to 13th centuries, the Islamization of the Daghestani
highlands in the following centuries up to his own time. A special focus is
put on the scholars of the era of Imam Shamil (1834-59) as well as of the
later period that Durgili had witnessed himself. The book thus traces the
tradition of Islamic scholarship from its beginnings down to the early
Soviet times and beyond - for the culture of Arabic manuscripts thrived even
in the 1930s and was continued in the 1950s, as the manuscript copies of the
book itself testify. In addition to the biographical information, each entry
provides the names of the works written by the person in question and often
quotes largely from letters, documents and especially from the Arabic poetry
of these Daghestani scholars and Sufis.

The publication contains the Arabic edition of Nuzhat al-adhhan (taken from
the most complete existent manuscript) and a German translation of the text.
Based upon the scholarly research of the last decades (in particular on the
results the paleographic expeditions and fieldwork achieved by Amri R.
Shikhsaidov since the 1960s), Durgili's informations are commented upon and
supplemented in the footnotes. The book contains four indices, including
personal and geographical names as well as of the Arabic works cited in
Durgili's work.

The book can be obtained from Klaus Schwarz Verlag (Berlin):

info(a)klaus-schwarz-verlag.com

Michael Kemper (Bochum)

PUBLICATION- Stephane Dudoignon, ed., Devout Societies vs. Impious States?

Posted by: CNRS <eurasienord(a)aol.com>
Posted: 13 Mar 2004


The Research Team ESA 7043 ("Cultures et societes en Europe") of the CNRS,
Strasbourg, is glad to announce the publication of:

Devout Societies vs. Impious States? Transmitting Islamic Learning in
Russia, Central Asia and China, through the Twentieth Century
edited by Stephane A. Dudoignon

Klaus Schwarz Verlag, Berlin (Islamkundliche Untersuchungen: 258)

ISBN 3-87997-314-8, 292 pages, 45 euros

Description:

Fifteen years after the fall of the Wall, the need of new approaches and
paradigms is still to be felt in Northern Eurasian studies, which continue
to be dominated by Hegelian philosophies of the political struggle, focused
on an inevitable confrontation between modern societies and states. A
consequence of this is the lasting postulate that, since the end of the Cold
War, Islamicate societies and minorities from the Balkans to mainland China
are bound to triumph over "alienation" and to return to a pre-Communist
"authenticity", in a spirit of permanent confrontation with the hegemonic
cultural systems built up during the twentieth century.

This most common opinion has been revisited in the present volume, in the
light of the complex typology of relations between, on the first hand,
various segments of Northern Eurasian Islamicate societies and minorities,
and on the other hand the imperial then Communist states which have been
dominating this immense region of the world during the long twentieth
century. The question has been treated through the evolutions that can now
be observed in the transmission of Islamic learning and authority in Russia,
Central Asia and China throughout this period - the theme of a colloquium
held in November 2001 in Paris (Carre des Sciences, French Ministry of
Research) by the Research Team ESA 7043 of the Centre National de la
Recherche Scientifique.

Table of Contents:

I. "High" and "Popular" Culture

UYAMA Tomohiko:
"Devotion to the People" and Paternalistic Authoritarianism among Qazaq
Intellectuals, from the Mid-Nineteenth Century to 1917

Rafyq MOHAMMATSHIN:
The Tatar Intelligentsia and the Clergy, 1917-1937

Bakhtiyar BABADJANOV:
Debates over Islam in Contemporary Uzbekistan: A View from Within

Leila CHERIF-CHEBBI:
Brothers and Comrades: Muslim Fundamentalists and Communists Allied for the
Transmission of Islamic Knowledge in China

Elisabeth ALLES:
Chinese Muslim Women: From Autonomy to Dependence

Constance-Helene HALFON-MICHEL:
>From Oral to Written Culture: an Example from the Hui of China

II. History and Memory

Adeeb KHALID:
Nation into History: The Origins of National Historiography in Central Asia

Damir IS'HAQOV:
Through the Textbooks. The Academic Intelligentsia and the Shaping of a
Tatar National Consciousness (1940s to 1990s)

Bruce G. PRIVRATSKY:
"Turkestan Belongs to the Qojas": Local Knowledge of a Muslim Tradition

Stephane A. DUDOIGNON:
Local Lore, the Transmission of Learning, and Communal Identity in Late
20th-Century Tajikistan. The Khujand-Nama of 'Arifjan Yahyazad Khujandi

Sabine TREBINJAC:
Le savoir musical des Ouighours : et s'il s'agissait d'ambivalence de la
memoire ?

To order, please contact:

Klaus Schwarz Verlag
P.O.Box 410240
D-12112 Berlin

Tel./Fax: 0049-30-7922944
E-mail: info(a)klaus-schwarz-verlag.com
Website: www.klaus-schwarz-verlag.com

PUBLICATION- A. Rozwadowski, Interpreting the Rock Art of Central Asia

Posted by: Andrzej Rozwadowski <rozw(a)main.amu.edu.pl>
Posted: 5 Mar 2004


Rozwadowski A., 2004. - Symbols through Time. Interpreting the Rock Art of
Central Asia.
Poznan, Institute of Eastern Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University, 132 p., 98
fig., 34 color photos. ISBN 83-86094-94-X.

To order:

Dr. Andrzej Rozwadowski
Instytut Wschodni (Institute of Eastern Studies)
Adam Mickiewicz University
Czerwca 1956r, nr 198
61-486 Poznan
Poland
Fax : +48 61 8292938
Email: rozw(a)main.amu.edu.pl
Price: 20 euros (postage included).

This book is a synthesis - in English - on the topic of the interpretation
of the Central Asian petroglyphs, particularly those in Uzbekistan and
Kazakhstan with references to neighbouring areas. It is richly accompanied
with images in black and white and in color. The study is based both on
archaeology and on ethnographic data from the traditions that have persisted.

Contents:

Part One

Central Asia and Rock Art

1 Prehistory and History
2 A Brief History of Research
3 The Earliest Rock Art

Part Two

In the Sphere of the Indo-Europeans

4 Bronze Age Rock Art
5 Indo-Iranians
6 Indo-Iranian Petroglyphs
7 Indo-Iranian Cosmogony
8 The Enigma of the Solar Deities
9 Questions of Shamanism
10 Rain in the Rocks?

Part Three

Early Nomads: The Time of the Deer and Wolf

11 The Animal Style
12 Descendents of the Wolf

Part Four

Folk Beliefs and Islam: Ancient Traditions in New Contexts

13 Navruz and Continuity
14 The Sacred Landscape
15 Saints, Sufis and Shamans
16 Symbols through Time

References

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- On-Line Interactive Database on Governance in Central Asia

Posted by: Tatiana Nikolskaya <tnikolskaya(a)worldbank.org>
Posted: 5 Mar 2004


Online database on Governance in developing and transitional countries
<http://www.developmentgateway.org/governance>

The World Bank is supporting an initiative on creating an online database
of resources on governance in developing and transitional countries. The
Development Gateway Governance interactive database already contains more
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PUBLICATION- Afghanmagazine.com, March 2004 Issue

Posted by: Farhad Azad <farhad(a)afghanmagazine.com>
Posted: 2004


The March 2004 issue of afghanmagazine.com has been published.
Read the latest issue at http://www.afghanmagazine.com.

Content:

Publisher's Notes
http://afghanmagazine.com/2004_03/editors/editors.shtml

Feature Articles

The Mental Health Crisis in Afghanistan
By Dr. Amin Azimi
http://afghanmagazine.com/2004_03/articles/mentalhealth.shtml

Modern Education in Afghanistan
By Mir Hekmatullah Sadat
http://afghanmagazine.com/2004_03/articles/education.shtml

Fiction

The Cats That Became Human
By Spozhmai Zaryab
http://afghanmagazine.com/2004_03/fiction/cats.shtml

Poetry

in the blue
By Zaheda Ghani
http://afghanmagazine.com/2004_03/poetry/zghani.shtml

Visual Arts

Against Darkness: The Art of Hamdard
By Farhad Azad
http://afghanmagazine.com/2004_03/visualarts/hamdard.shtml

Photo Essay

War And Peace: An Afghan Journey
By Pia Torelli
http://afghanmagazine.com/2004_03/photoessay/pia/photoessay.html

Farhad Azad
Publisher
afghanmagazine.com

PUBLICATION- Insight Turkey, January-March 2004, Vol. 6, No. 1

Posted by: Suat Kiniklioglu <kiniklioglu(a)ankam.org>
Posted: 2004


In This Issue:

Iran: A Path to Greater Stability
Brian Browne

The Quiet Revolution
Stephen Kinzer

Turkey and the Middle East: Challenges, Choices and Consequences
Sean L. Yom

Interview with Turkey's Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül

Iraq: The Wrong War
Charles V. Peña

Challenges for Establishing Inclusive Democracy in Iraq
Mark Lattimer

Iran at the Nuclear Threshold
Brenda Shaffer

Iraq: Building a New Security Structure
International Crisis Group (ICG)

Ansar al-Islam: Back in Iraq
Jonathan Schanzer

Why Did the Turkish Parliament Reject the Memorandum of March 1?
Ertan Efegil


>From Erbakan to Erdogan: The Evolution of Turkish Foreign Policy
Shadi Hamid

A New Chapter in Iraqi-Turkish Relations? Examining Iraqi and Arab Reactions to
the Turkish Deployment to Iraq
Ibrahim Al Marashi

Terror, the International System and Turkey
Bülent Aras

Cyprus at the Crossroads
Semih Idiz

The Velvet Revolution and Russian-Georgian Relations
Dmitri Trenin

Arab Columnists Envy Georgia's Political Revolution: Tbilisi Spring, Arab
Winter
Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)

Book Reviews:

Ortadogu ve Türkiye (The Middle East and Turkey) - Bülent Aras

Images of Terror: What We Can and Can't Know about Terrorism - Philip Jenkins

Suits and Uniforms: Turkish Foreign Policy Since the Cold War - Philip Robins

Muslims and Others - Jacques Waardenburg

Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill - Jessica Stern

Trapped Fools: Thirty Years of Israeli Policy in the Territories - Shlomo Gazit

Frontiers and Ghettos: State Violence in Serbia and Israel - James Ron

Türken in Berlin 1871-1945 - Ingeborg Böer


Devlet'in Yahudileri ve "Öteki" Yahudi Rifat N. Bali 156

Publications from the Turkish Studies Institute (TSI)

The Modern Prince: What Leaders Need to Know Now - Carnes Lord

Dar al Islam, the Mediterranean, the World System and the "Wider Europe" -
Arno Tausch (ed.)

The Persian Gulf States: Post-War Issues for U.S. Policy - Kenneth Katzman

Human Rights in Europe and Eurasia - James T. Lawrence

Journal of the Quarter:

Der Islam: Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur des islamischen Orients -
C. H. Becker

NGO Close-Up:

Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TÜSEV)
The Turkish History Foundation


To inquire about the journal and/or subscription issues please contact:

Insight Turkey
Hilal Mah. 46. Sok. NO. 3/3
Cankaya - Yildiz 06550
Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90.312.438-0256
Fax: +90.312.438-0259
Email: editor(a)insightturkey.com
Website: http://www.insightturkey.com

CFP- Insight Turkey, April-June 2004 Issue, Turkey and the Caucasus

Posted by: Suat Kiniklioglu <kiniklioglu(a)ankam.org>
Posted: 2004


Call for Papers

Insight Turkey's April-June 2004 issue will focus on "Turkey and the
Caucasus". Please forward paper proposals to this issue to the Editor. We
are particularly interested in articles on the following topics:

 - Georgia after the Velvet / Rose Revolution
 - Turkish-Azerbaijani Relations
 - Turkey and Armenia
 - Turkey, Russia and the Caucasus
 - Iran in the Caucasus
 - The domestic dimension of Turkey's Caucasus policy
 - An American view of developments in the Caucasus
 - A European view on developments in the Caucasus
 - Israel and the Caucasus: Early ramifications of a 'Greater Middle East'?
 - Azerbaijan after the transfer of power

 - Articles about Subregions:
 - Abkhazia, Karabagh, Ossetia, Adjaria, Ahiska

 - A Russian Perspective of the Caucasus
 - Stability/Instability in Georgia
 - The Role of Multinational organizations in the Caucasus
 - The Politics of Development Work in the Caucasus

This is just a preliminary list. Please feel free to propose any other paper
ideas, including book reviews to the Editor.

We publish three categories of material. Comments are 2,000-3,000-word
front-of-the-book pieces that make a single, provocative point. Essays are
more extensive 4,000 5,000-word pieces of analysis that comprise the body of
the journal. Book reviews are 700-1,500-word pieces of new books.

The deadline for article submission is April 10, 2004.

We welcome unsolicited manuscripts and article proposals. The easiest mode
of communication is electronic mail: editor(a)insightturkey.com

We expect all article proposals to be made in English. For format and
referencing questions please contact the Editor.

Insight Turkey covers a broad range of topics related to Turkish domestic
and foreign policy affairs. Insight Turkey particularly aims to provide a
forum for informed discussion on Turkey's relationship to its adjacent
regions such as the Middle East, the Caucasus, the Balkans and Europe. It
intends to present original thinking by knowledgeable observers both from
Turkey and abroad, written in English that is easily read by professionals
and a general audience.

Suat Kiniklioglu
Editor-in-Chief

The Ankara Center for Turkish Policy Studies
Hilal Mah 46. Sok. No. 3/3
Cankaya-Yildiz 06550
Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90.312.438-0256

Fax: +90.312.438-0259
E-mail: editor(a)insightturkey.com
Web: www.insightturkey.com

PUBLICATION- Timur Dadabaev, Towards Post-Soviet Central Asian Regional Integration

Posted by: Timur Dadabaev <dadabaev(a)idc.minpaku.ac.jp>
Posted: 2004


Towards Post-Soviet Central Asian Regional Integration: A Scheme for
Transitional States
Timur Dadabaev
Tokyo: Akashi Shoten Co. Ltd., February 28, 2004.
ISBN 4-7503-1863-9, 240pp.

A complicated history of inter-ethnic, religious, territorial and border
issues has emerged, involving five former-Soviet states: Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Now, along with
processes of political and economic stabilization, forces of integration are
reshaping this multi-ethnic and multi-cultural region.

Exploring the emergence of crucial issues such as sovereignty, security,
unilateralism, and resource management, Towards Post-Soviet Central Asian
Integration argues persuasively in favor of regional solutions to regional
problems, drawing on theoretical models as well as comparative empirical
perspectives on existing integration schemes within Central Asia and beyond.

Contents:

Introduction

Chapter 1. Theories of Integration: A Scheme for Transitional States
Chapter 2. From Disintegration to Integration: The Commonwealth of Independent
           States and Other Regional Blocks
Chapter 3. Features of Integration within Central Asia
Chapter 4. Borders, Frontiers and Inter-State Cooperation in Post-Soviet
           Central Asia
Chapter 5. Water Politics and Cooperation: Trans-Boundary Water and the
           Challenges of Cooperation in Central Asia

Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

For details, visit: http://www.akashi.co.jp/ or contact Mr. Oe at
moe(a)akashi.co.jp

PUBLICATION- Archaeology in the Borderlands: Investigations in Caucasia and Beyond

Posted by: Leslie Ellen Jones <ioapubs(a)ucla.edu>
Posted: 25 Feb 2004


Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA announces the publication of:

Archaeology in the Borderlands: Investigations in Caucasia and Beyond
edited by Adam T. Smith and Karen S. Rubinson

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, Monograph 47

1-931745-01-3, 270 pages, $40

Description:

Set on a broad isthmus between the Black and Caspian Seas, Caucasia has
traditionally been portrayed as either a well-trod highway linking southwest
Asia and the Eurasian Steppe or an isolated periphery of the political and
cultural centers of the ancient world.  Archaeology in the Borderlands:
Investigations in Caucasia and Beyond critically re-examines traditional
archaeological work in the region, assembling accounts of recent
investigations by an international group of scholars from the Caucasus, its
neighbors, Europe, and the United States.  The twelve chapters in this book
address the ways archaeologists must re-conceptualize the region within our
larger historical and anthropological frameworks of thought, presenting
critical new materials from the Neolithic period through the Iron Age.
Challenging traditional models of economic, political, cultural, and social
marginality that read the past through Cold War geographies, Archaeology in
the Borderlands provides a new challenge to long dominant interpretations of
the pre-, proto-, and early history of Eurasia, opening new possibilities
for understanding a region that is critical to regional order in the
post-Soviet era. This collection represents the first attempt to grapple
with the problems and possibilities for archaeology in the Caucasus and its
neighboring regions sparked by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the

emergence of independent states.

Contributors:

Pavel S. Avetisyan, Ruben S. Badalyan, Raffaele Biscone, Altan Cilingiroglu,
Tamaz Kiguradze, Philip L. Kohl, David L. Peterson, Marina Puturidze,
Mitchell S. Rothman, Karen S. Rubinson, Antonio Sagona, Veli Sevin, Adam T.
Smith, Elizabeth C. Stone, Gocha R. Tsetskhladze, and Paul Zimansky

JOURNAL/CFP- Political Economy of Transition - Global Business & Economic Review

Posted by: John Marangos <john.marangos(a)colostate.edu>
Posted: 25 Feb 2004


CALL FOR PAPERS

Global Business & Economic Review Special Issue
"The Political Economy of Transition"
Guest Editor: Dr. John Marangos

There has been more than a decade of "transition" experience. The transition
process has been associated with unemployment, inflation, inequality of
income and wealth and a reduction in the standards of living for the average
citizen in Russia, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union republics and
Asia. The advice from international financial institutions (IMF and World
Bank) and mature market economies to privatize state enterprises, minimize
government intervention and liberalize international trade was essential,
based on their view, to stabilize the transition economies and create an
environment conducive to "creative destruction". The obsession during
transition with economic variables ignoring politics, institutions,
ideology, culture and generally the initial conditions is a reflection of
the dominance around the world of the neo-liberal conceptualization of
economic theory. For most commentators the transition process has been
completed.

The GBER, a publication of the Business & Economics Society International
(B&ESI), wishes to devote a special issue to the theme The Political Economy
of Transition with papers that will explicitly deal with issues from a
political economy perspective during transition that have been ignored by
traditional economic theory. The special issue would be a collection of
papers that challenge the prevailing consensus on transition and as such
illustrate alternative processes to the ongoing transformation of these
societies.

The transition was, and is, a holistic, historical, dynamic and comparative
process in nature and, naturally, a political economy approach is most
appropriate. Political economy stresses that making economic sense and
understanding economic relationships is not feasible without explicit
awareness of power, institutions and values. As Commons (1970, p.118)
affirmed "I have never been able to think of the various social sciences as
separate fields of history, political science, law, economics, ethics and
administration," a statement that is quite consistent with the transition
process. Researchers should aim to analyze issues and spawn conclusions
subject to non-traditional economic theories.

The focus may be, but not restricted to, alternative processes, politics,
institutions, ideology-culture, inequality and gender during transition.
Papers will pass a double-blind referee process supervised by the Guest
Editor subject to the final approval of the GBER Editorial Board. Final
papers will be scheduled to appear in the December 2005 issue of the GBER.

Information about the GBER may be browsed at www.besiweb.com There is no
submission fee for the special issue. The special issue would include one
Graduate Student Research Paper.

The editor of the special issue invites graduate students to submit research
papers. Proof of graduate student status should be provided with the
submission. While the students' papers will go through the regular review
process and be held to the same standards for acceptance as other
submissions, the panel of reviewers will serve a mentoring role to advice
the student to strengthen the paper. The best student paper will be
published.

Four copies and a disk of the completed paper should be submitted by May 1,
2005 to:

Dr. John Marangos, GBER-Special Issue
Department of Economics
Colorado State University
1771 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1771, USA
E-mail John.Marangos(a)colostate.edu
Tel: (970) 491-6657, Fax: (970) 491-2925

PUBLICATION- Turkish Policy Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 4 (January 2004)

Posted by: Ebru Olcay <ebru_olcay(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 19 Feb 2004


Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) - in print since 2002 by ARI Movement.
(http://www.ari-tr.org) ARI Movement is an independent social movement,
founded in 1994 in order to produce information-based and participatory
solutions to the challenges faced by Turkey domestically as well as in the
international arena. TPQ is a quarterly printed publication and provides an
international forum for practitioners, opinion leaders and researchers on
Turkey's foreign policy, international relations and economics.
(http://www.turkishpolicy.com)

There are individual and institutional subscription options. In order to get
detailed information or subscribe, you can send a mail to:
subscriptions(a)turkishpolicy.com or visit:
http://www.turkishpolicy.com/subscript.htm

Central Eurasia related articles and their abstracts in the January 2004
issue (Vol.2 No.4), are:

Turkey and the Caucasus at the Edge of EU and NATO Enlargement, Taleh
Ziyadov and Elin Suleymanov

Abstract:

Turkey's pursuit of the EU membership and the process of the Caucasus'
integration into the Euro-Atlantic structures are parallel, though unrelated
tracks. Yet Europe, whose presence in the strategically important Caucasus
region is still less than adequate, could only benefit by enlisting Turkey
as its member and arm in the Caucasus.  Ankara, too, should build up on its
successful partnership with the pro-Western Azerbaijan and Georgia and see
it as a benefit for its EU membership rather than separate the two
directions of Turkey's foreign policy.

Europe and the Iranian Question, Steven Everts

Abstract:

Iran is becoming the number one agenda item of the international agenda.
This paper explores the relationship between three dimensions of the topic:
Iran's quest for nuclear weapons, internal dynamics of the regime, and
Transatlantic relations as they relate to Iran. The inherent conflicts
between approaches towards Iran are taken up in light of the impact to
domestic reforms and potential security threats.

Everts outlines the consequences for Europe of the various US policy options
towards Iran and analyses the links among policy formulations.  Focusing on
the need for the EU to come up with effective and creative policies, Everts
points out that Europe, and especially Britain, must influence America in
order to forestall a collision between Washington and Tehran, prevent a
transatlantic divide and consequently a serious fragmentation within the EU.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies

Posted by: Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski <kozlowsk(a)club-internet.fr>
Posted: 16 Feb 2004


The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies #1, June 2004.
An electronic journal of social sciences
Web: www.pipss.org/

Call For Contributors:

"Dedovshchina: from Military to Society"

Pipss.org is a new electronic journal of social sciences devoted to the
armed forces and power institutions of post-Soviet societies. Pipss.org is a
multi-disciplinary journal, which addresses issues across a broad field of
disciplines including sociology, anthropology, political science,
psychology, economics, history, legal science. Its main objective is to
study changes and their underlying mechanisms in post-Soviet republics,
through the analysis of the institutions that remain most hidden from the
public eye: armies and power institutions. As an electronic journal,
pipss.org also aims to promote scholarly debate across as broad an audience
as possible, and make CIS research available to Western scholars. Thanks to
its international scientific board drawn from a large pool of leading
academics and experts in their respective fields, it is in a position to
become a leading source of analysis on post-Soviet societies.

First Issue:

The issue editors of Vol. 1 would like to invite scholars and experts to
submit their papers for publication in a special issue on "Dedovshchina":
from Military to Society".

The purpose of this first issue of pipss.org.org.org is to provide insight
into the problem of "dedovshchina". Based on scientific research and
practical experience, we wish to explain the nature of the problem, its
origin and how it is being managed. We intend, not only to study
dedovshchina as a military phenomenon, but also to place it in the broader
context of Russian society today. Dedovshchina appears at the centre of
tensions between conflicting trends in Russia today: liberalism,
communautarianism, capitalism, patriotism... Is dedovshchina comparable to
violence in other state institutions (prisons, schools, etc.)? Is
dedovshchina a specific Russian problem or is the issue of young soldiers'
harassment a universal phenomenon ? Consequently, and conform to the plan of
the journal, we wish to provide a comparative and multi-disciplinary
analysis of the problem.

More specifically, the papers may examine some of the following questions:

1) Hierarchies / Communities: dedovshchina as a military problem
 - Dedovshchina's historical roots in the army
 - Dedovshchina as an organizational problem (power distribution in the
   ranks, informal versus formal hierarchies...); The reform of Russian armed
   forces (how such practice survives the disappearance of the USSR);
   dedovshchina and the General Staff (how do they cope with the problem, are
   they successful?); The soldiers' point of view.
 - A comparative approach, looking at other CIS States (the introduction of
   educational officers, priests, psychologists and their impact on
   dedovshchina), and states such as Israel, Canada, Italy...

2 - Civism / Patriotism: dedovshchina as a political issue
 - Dedovshchina and public opinion (dedovshchina as the main cause of draft
   evasion, dedovshchina as major problem of image building and status of the
   military in Russian society)
 - Public policies against dedovshchina (pressure from NGOs, answers from
   political authorities, participation of power ministries). Our intention,
   here, would be to show how the Russian political regime operates.

3) State interest / Capitalism: dedovshchina as a market problem
 - The economic challenges of dedovshchina (a free labour force?): one aim
   would be to clarify how conflicts are linked to economic liberalization
   within the army and the lack of state resources.

4) Collective / Individual: dedovshchina and social violence
 - Dedovshchina in the framework of sub-cultural transformation in
   Post-Soviet Russia (language, symbols, rites, military culture in
   general...).
 - Dedovshchina as a gender problem.
 - Inside Russia (further examples of dedovshchina in prisons, orphanages,
   schools, asylums, hospitals, mafia-type organizations, etc);
   dedovshchina in other power institutions (MVD, FSB...).

These broad themes are far from exhaustive and every proposal to contribute
to the analysis of dedovshchina as a social phenomenon will be taken into
account while preparing this first issue.

Papers dealing with other issues related to armies and power institutions in
the CIS, as well as book review proposals are also welcome.

Reviews

Publishers interested in publicizing their editions, please send mail review
copies to:

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski
15 rue Charlot
75003 Paris
France

Forthcoming Issues

For the forthcoming issues, the journal welcomes articles that focus on such
topics as:

 - "Military and police elites" (Second issue);
 - "The influence of military culture on Russian society and post-Soviet
    societies" (Third issue). More details soon on www.pipss.org.

Guidelines For Article Submission

The journal will be published in four languages (French, English, Russian,
and German with a 100-word abstract in English) thanks to which most authors
will be able to write in their mother tongue. This will ensure greater
precision in the articles and avoid a decrease in scientific quality. But we
draw your attention to the fact that most pipss.org readers are essentially
English speakers, therefore we do encourage articles in English in order to
reach an audience as broad as possible.

The articles submitted to pipss.org for publication should be original
contributions and should not be under consideration for any other
publication at the same time. Manuscripts should be attached as Microsoft
Word format. (For more details about the guidelines for article submission
please check www.pipss.org  or contact the Editorial Board). There should be
a cover page stating the author's background and affiliation, full address.
The deadline for submission is April 31, 2004, with publication in mid-June.
Final decisions on publication will be made by the Editorial Board.

Please send your contributions or inquiries to:

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Chief Editor, kozlowsk(a)club-internet.fr
Françoise Daucé (1st Issue Editor)
Joris Van Bladel (1st Issue Editor)

Editorial Board : Françoise Daucé,  Gilles Favarel-Garrigue, Anne Le Huérou,
Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Joris Van Bladel

ion and Political Parties (Caucasus)
Millenarian Movements (Caucasus)
Unions and Workers Movements (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Intersection of Race and Gender in the Construction of Difference in Islamic
  Countries and Communities (Race, Ethnicity, Gender) (Central Asia)
Rape as Social Actions (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Religious Associations (Caucasus)
Sectarianism/Confessionalism (Caucasus)
Secularism (Caucasus)
Child Sexual Abuse Inside and Outside Family (Central Asia)
Aging as a Segment of Life Cycle (Caucasus)
Breast Feeding (Caucasus)
Child Marriage (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Childhood: Social Practices, Pre-Modern and Modern (Caucasus)
Courtship (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Disabilities (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Mourning and Funerary Practices (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Health: Policies (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Drug Use and Addiction (Caucasus)
Health and Education and Practices (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Health and Health Practices (Caucasus)
Poverty and Practices (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Caucasus)
Love: Modern Discourses (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Marriage:  Practices (Caucasus)
Mental Health (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Nutrition and Dietary Practices (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Health and Population Planning and Policies and Practices (Caucasus)
Abortion (Caucasus)
Birthing Practices (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Reproductive Health (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Infertility as a Social Phenomenon (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Medicalization of Women's Reproductive Capacities (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Pregnancy and Concepts, Rituals, Practices, Status of Women (Caucasus,
  Central Asia)
Science and Indigenous Practices (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Science and Nation Building (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Sexual Harassment (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Sexualities: Modern Sex Education Manuals (Caucasus)
Sexualities: Practices (Caucasus)
Sports and the Female Body (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Suicide (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Virginity: Discourses and Practices (Central Asia)
Communities of Widows (Caucasus, Central Asia)

PUBLICATION- Richard Foltz, How Iran Shaped the World's Religions

Posted by: Alex Ivey <aivey(a)oneworld-publications.com>
Posted: 12 Feb 2004


To coincide with this year's Noruz celebrations on March 21, Oneworld
Publications are delighted to be publishing Spirituality in the Land of the
Noble: How Iran Shaped the World's Religions by Richard C. Foltz, Associate
Professor of Religion at the University of Florida.

Foltz starts with the Indo-Iranians who settled on the Iranian plateau over
3000 years ago, and examines how Iranian merchants and missionaries first
brought Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam to China along the Silk
Roads. He explores how the radical transformation of Judaism as a result of
contact with Iran reverberates even today, and presents an assertive case
that up to three-quarters of the world's Muslims received the tradition
through a Persian filter. His study concludes with a look at religion within
Iran today.

Further details can be found on our website:
http://www.oneworld-publications.com/books/spirituality-in-the-land-of-the-n
oble.htm

CONTENTS

Preface x
Historical Timeline xv
Map xviii

1. THE ORIGINS OF IRANIAN RELIGION
 - Iran and Iranianness
 - Indo-Europeans and the search for origins
 - Features of old Iranian religion

2. ZOROASTRIANISM
 - In search of Zoroaster
 - Zoroaster's reform
 - Zoroastrian practice
 - Religion under the Achaemenids
 - Mithraism in the Roman world
 - The Sasanian state religion
 - The Islamization of Iran and Zoroastrian response
 - Zoroastrianism in India
 - Zoroastrians in modern Iran
 - Zoroastrianism's contributions to other religions

3. JUDAISM
 - The beginnings of diaspora
 - The influence of Iranian ideas
 - The influence of Hellenism
 - The rabbinic period
 - The coming of Islam
 - Radical Jewish resistance movements
 - Iranian Jews in the Mongol period
 - The Safavid period

4. BUDDHISM
 - Buddhism in eastern Iran
 - Iranian influences in Buddhism
 - The disappearance of Iranian Buddhism

5. CHRISTIANITY
 - The establishment of an Iranian church
 - Iranian Christian polemics against other religions
 - Iranian Christians under Muslim rule
 - Armenian Christians in Iran
 - European Christian missions

6. GNOSTIC TRADITIONS
 - Mandaeism
 - Manichaeism
 - Later esoteric movements

7 ISLAM
 - From "the religion of the Arabs" to universal faith system
 - The Iranian role in shaping Islamic civilization
 - Isma'ili Shi'ism in Iran
 - Sufism in Iran
 - Twelver Shi'ism in Iran
 - Popular Shi'ite religiosity
 - The Persian garden as metaphor for paradise

8. THE BABI MOVEMENT AND THE BAHA'I FAITH
 - The Babi movement
 - Babi beliefs
 - The emergence of the Baha'i faith
 - Baha'u'llah's teachings
 - The Baha'i community in Iran and beyond

9. RELIGIONS IN IRAN TODAY
 - Religious thought in an Islamic state
 - Religious minorities under the Islamic Republic

CONCLUSION
Glossary
Notes
Bibliographic Essay
Index

Copies of Spirituality in the Land of the Noble are now available for
review. Please feel free to contact me if you would like a review copy or
have any questions.

I look forward to hearing from you.

With best wishes,

Alexandra Ivey

Marketing and Publicity Executive
Oneworld Publications
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PUBLICATION- Carol Kerven, Prospects for Pastoralism in Kazakstan and Turkmenistan

Posted by: Carol Kerven <kerven_behnke(a)compuserve.com>
Posted: 12 Feb 2004


Publication of book edited by Carol Kerven, "Prospects for Pastoralism in
Kazakstan and Turkmenistan: From state farms to private flocks"
RoutledgeCurzon, London
276 pages with subject index
ISBN: 0-700-71699-8

Order from: salesorder.Routledge(a)itps.co.uk or contact the editor at:
kerven_behnke(a)compuserve.com

Pastoralism has an ancient heritage in the vast natural pastures of Central
Asia. Major upheavals profoundly altered the pastoral systems in the 20th
Century.  After incorporation into the Soviet Union, pastoralists were
collectivised into state farms, building an industrialised nomadism which
was highly productive while preserving elements of the nomadic systems.
Independence from the Soviet Union brought new policies that re-organised
the state farms and removed most state support. As pastoralists now confront
a market system only the fittest may survive, yet they possess knowledge and
skills of irreplaceable value for the future development of the natural
pastures and livestock industry.

Impacts of the recent changes on pastoralists, their livestock and rangeland
in Kazakstan and Turkmenistan are documented. The book offers suggestions
for strengthening the pastoral economies in both countries.

The economic, environmental and institutional effects of state reforms on
livestock and rangeland management are presented in thirteen chapters. The
eleven authors represent a range of disciplines: social anthropologists,
animal scientists, pasture agronomists, a climate ecologist, veterinarian and
an economist. Five of the authors are Central Asian. The results are based
on field work from 1998-2000 supported by the UK Department for
International Development.

The book's editor, Carol Kerven, managed the research project. She has
conducted research on the household economies and grazing strategies of
pastoralists for over 20 years in semi-arid Africa and Central Asia.

Readers of the book will be those interested in learning how pastoralists
have coped with the challenges of change in a part of the world with a long
tradition of livestock-keeping. Other readers will be Central Asian
specialists, livestock and rangeland scientists, and policy analysts of
transition in the former Soviet Union.

PUBLICATION- Semjon Gitlin, National Minorities in Muslim Uzbekistan (in Russian)

Posted by: Deena Leventer <deenal(a)post.tau.ac.il>
Posted: 11 Feb 2004


We would like to announce the publication of

Natsional'nye men'shinstva v musul'manskom Uzbekistane: iz istorii proshlogo
i nastoiashchego

by Semjon Isaakovich Gitlin
Tel Aviv, 2003
[in Russian]

Nationality relations (or problems) were and remain a thorny subject of
research in the new independent states of Central Asia. In this book, Dr.
S. I. Gitlin sheds new light on the status of national minorities in
Uzbekistan. The book provides a unique analysis using archival and
statistical data - much of which has never been seen before - and which will
be of great interest to scholars and analysts of interethnic relations.

To order, please contact:

Semjon Gitlin
Pinchas Lavon 10/6
Holon ISRAEL 58512
Tel: (972) 3 5019833

PUBLICATION- Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2004 No. 1

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad(a)communique.se>
Posted: 11 Feb 2004


I would like to introduce the contents of issue no.1 (25), of the journal
"Central Asia and the Caucasus" (in English and Russian).  It will be
published in late February.

To inquire about more details, as well as to subscribe, please contact:

Murad Esenov
"Central Asia and the Caucasus"
Center for Social and Political Studies
Sweden
Tel.: (46) 70 232 16 55
Tel/fax: (46) 920 620 16
E-mails:
murad(a)communique.se
murad.esenov(a)ca-c.org
Web: http://www.ca-c.org

CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS
Journal of Social and Political Studies

No. 1 (25), 2004


IN THIS ISSUE:

NATION-BUILDING

Alim Dononbaev, Asel Naskeeva. Political Culture and Modernization in the
Central Asian States

Azhdar Kurtov. State Power in the Central Asian Countries: Qua Vadis?

Sergey Smirnov. Azerbaijan: the Transfer of Power

Edik Minasian. State-Legal and Administrative Transformation in Armenia
(1991-2003)

David Aprasidze. The Bureaucratic-Patrimonial State in Georgia: Has the
"Roses Revolution" Given It a New Lease of Life?

Abdusattor Jabborov. Nation-Building in Tajikistan

REGIONAL SECURITY

Richard Giragosian, Roger N. McDermott. U.S. Military Engagement in Central
Asia: "Great Game" or "Great Gain?|

Sergey Minasian. Israel, Turkey: Military-Political and Military-Technical
Cooperation (regional security problems)

RELIGION IN SOCIETY

Igor Dobaev. Jihad in the Islamic World and the Northern Caucasus - Theory
and Practice

Raziat Kazimova, Dmitri Kotelenko. Islam and Democracy: Daghestan's Progress
Toward Democracy

Kanatbek Murzakhalilov. Proselytism in Kyrgyzstan

ENERGY POLICY

Zurab Tevzadze. Caspian Oil: Its Export Routes and Transportation Problems

David Preiger, Irina Maliarchuk, Taisia Grinkevich. Ukraine, Russia, and the
Central Asian States: Cooperation Problems in the Gas Sector

Igor Tomberg. Oil Pipeline in the Far East: Economics and Geopolitics

Mariam Arunova,  Gennadi Kochevoi. Japan and the Caspian Oil

TRANSPORTATION CORRIDORS

Alexander Mukhin, Vladimir Mesamed. The North-South International
Transportation Corridor: Problems and Prospects

Igor Azovskiy.  Railroads in the Central Asian Countries: Problems and
Prospects

REGIONAL POLITICS

Arsen Vartanian.  On the Evolution of Iranian Policies in the Southern
Caucasus

Alexander Chepurin. Azerbaijan: The new President Takes His First Steps

REGIONAL ECONOMIES

Roman Gotsiridze. Georgia: Conflict Regions and the Economy

Mederbek Osmonaliev, Talaibek Koichumanov. Restructuring Kyrgyzstan's
External Debt: Opportunity Analysis

Nazarali Khonaliev. Socioeconomic Development of Gorny Badakhshan

Jahangir Kakharov. Uzbek-Russian Economic Relations and the Impact of the
Russian Economic Performance on Uzbekistan's Growth and Foreign Trade

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

The Special Feature section in the next issue will discuss:
Central Asia and the Caucasus

 - Tightening Regional Security

 - Ethnic Relations and Population Migration

 - World and Regional Centers of Power and their Impact on the
   Regional Situation

If you are interested to go into more details about the content of the
articles you may find all necessary information on our Internet home-page:
http://www.ca-c.org or http://www.ca-c.org/journal-table-eng.shtml

PUBLICATION- Political Organization in Central Asia and Azerbaijan: Sources and Documents

Posted by: Deena Leventer <deenal(a)post.tau.ac.il>
Posted: 11 Feb 2004


The Cummings Center of Tel Aviv University is pleased to announce the
publication of:

Political Organization in Central Asia and Azerbaijan
Sources and Documents

Edited by Vladimir Babak, Demian Vaisman and Aryeh Wasserman

A selection of annotated documents, including party platforms and
declarations of the major political groupings in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan,
Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. The book covers
primarily the period from 1991 to 1994, which can be characterized as the

first stage in the formation of a pluralistic society in these emerging states.

Two divergent trends of development can be identified from the sources: the
first is a tendency toward the creation of independent states based on
traditional models; the other towards independent states with Western-style
democracies and a pro-Russian orientation.

This is an important source book for anyone trying to understand the
political complexities of the new Muslim states of the former Soviet Union.

Frank Cass Publisher, London
c430 pages, 2003

For more information please contact:

Deena Leventer
Managing Editor

Cummings Center Series

Tel Aviv University
E-mail: deenal(a)post.tau.ac.il

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures

Posted by: Loretta Kim <lekim(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 11 Feb 2004


The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (EWIC) is a broad-based,
interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and transhistorical reference work,
focusing specifically specifically on women in Islamic cultures, but also
including non-Muslim women in cultures where Islam has had a significant
presence.  It will be the first encyclopedia of its kind, and will be
published as a six-volume set by Brill (Leiden, The Netherlands).

EWIC is currently seeking prospective authors to write on the topics listed
below, with respect to Central Asia and/or the Caucasus.  If you are
interested in participating, please send your CV and a concise writing
sample to Loretta Kim (lekim(a)fas.harvard.edu)

Please visit the EWIC website for more details about the project:
http://sjoseph.ucdavis.edu/ewic/

Gossip (Caucasus)
Honor, Crimes of Honor (Central Asia)
Identity Politics (Caucasus)
Inheritance (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Articulation of Islamic/non-Islamic Systems of Law (Central Asia)
Criminal Law (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Law Enforcement, Prisons and Prisoners (Caucasus)
Family Law: Modern Family Law, 1800-present (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Motherhood (Central Asia)
Women's Networks (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Political Participation and Political Parties (Caucasus)
Millenarian Movements (Caucasus)
Unions and Workers Movements (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Intersection of Race and Gender in the Construction of Difference in Islamic
  Countries and Communities (Race, Ethnicity, Gender) (Central Asia)
Rape as Social Actions (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Religious Associations (Caucasus)
Sectarianism/Confessionalism (Caucasus)
Secularism (Caucasus)
Child Sexual Abuse Inside and Outside Family (Central Asia)
Aging as a Segment of Life Cycle (Caucasus)
Breast Feeding (Caucasus)
Child Marriage (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Childhood: Social Practices, Pre-Modern and Modern (Caucasus)
Courtship (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Disabilities (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Mourning and Funerary Practices (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Health: Policies (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Drug Use and Addiction (Caucasus)
Health and Education and Practices (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Health and Health Practices (Caucasus)
Poverty and Practices (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Caucasus)
Love: Modern Discourses (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Marriage:  Practices (Caucasus)
Mental Health (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Nutrition and Dietary Practices (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Health and Population Planning and Policies and Practices (Caucasus)
Abortion (Caucasus)
Birthing Practices (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Reproductive Health (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Infertility as a Social Phenomenon (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Medicalization of Women's Reproductive Capacities (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Pregnancy and Concepts, Rituals, Practices, Status of Women (Caucasus,
  Central Asia)
Science and Indigenous Practices (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Science and Nation Building (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Sexual Harassment (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Sexualities: Modern Sex Education Manuals (Caucasus)
Sexualities: Practices (Caucasus)
Sports and the Female Body (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Suicide (Caucasus, Central Asia)
Virginity: Discourses and Practices (Central Asia)
Communities of Widows (Caucasus, Central Asia)

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Officialdom in Russian Ruled Eurasia 1802-2002

Posted by: Stephen Velychenko <velychen(a)chass.utoronto.ca>
Posted: 10 Feb 2004


Prof. Don Rowney is organizing a project tentatively titled "Officialdom in
Russian Ruled Eurasia 1802-2002." It is envisaged as an update of his
definitive earlier work "Russian Officialdom" that will include coverage of
non Russians and non-Russian parts of the tsarist empire and the USSR and
the former Soviet republics.

We are looking for specialists in the bureaucracy in Central Asia or Asians
in the central bureaucracy who might be interested in contributing to this
effort.

Should anyone interested also wish to join one of the three panels that we
are organizing for the Berlin ICCEES congress please contact me within the
next two weeks with your topic.

Thank you,

Stephen Velychenko <velychen(a)chass.utoronto.ca>

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