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PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, December 14, 2005 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <Svante.Cornell(a)east.uu.se>
Posted: 21 Dec 2005


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, December 14, 2005 Issue on Web

The 14 December issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is now online at 
http://www.cacianalyst.org. The Analyst takes a Holiday Break and will be 
back on January 11, 2006

NOTE: New Silk Road Paper published on "Kyrgyzstan: the Path Forward", by 
Talaibek Koichumanov, Joomart Otorbayev and S. Frederick Starr.  
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/publications/0511Kyrgyz_E.pdf

Highlights: This issue's CACI Analyst has two elections on Kazakhstan's 
elections: one by Amb. Robert Barry on the elections themselves and one by 
Fredrik Sjoberg looking ahead at challenges, plus a field report on the 
opposition. In addition, Murad Al-Shishani analyzing the elections in 
Chechnya and Zoya Pylenko on "Winter for the Kyrgyz Revolution". In Field 
Reports, articles on challenges for Tajiks traveling; on Salome 
Zourabishvili's prospects to be Georgia's opposition leader; and on the 
possible dissolution of the Kyrgyz parliament.

The PDF version of the entire issue of the 14 December CACI Analyst is 
available at:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20051214Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles:

Kazakhstan's Presidential Elections: A Step Forward
Robert Barry
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3886

Elections in Chechnya: Have They Returned Life to Normal?
Murad Batal al-Shishani
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3887

Could Kazakhstan Move Beyond Electoral Authoritarianism?
Fredrik Sjoberg
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3888

Winter for the Kyrgyz Revolution
Zoya Pylenko
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3889

Field Reports

New Passports: Another Challenge for Traveling Tajiks
Bakhtiyor Naimov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3890

Salome Zourabichvili: Georgia's Opposition Leader?
Kakha Jibladze
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3891

Will the Kyrgyz Parliament Be Dissolved?
Joldosh Osmonov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3892

Kazakhstan After Elections: What Is in Store for the Opposition?
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3893

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/news.php

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the Central 
Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS.

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. At this 
moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on economics and 
finance matters in Central Asia and the Caucasus region, but all inquiries 
are welcome.  Please contact the Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell(a)jhu.edu 
with a short description of your article idea. Editorial principles are 
online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=2063

PUBL.- History of Civilizations of Central Asia, Volume VI

Posted by: Anara Tabyshalieva <ortosay(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 20 Dec 2005


PUBL.- History of Civilizations of Central Asia, Volume VI

History of Civilizations of Central Asia

Volume VI: Towards the Contemporary Period: From the Mid-nineteenth to the 
End of the Twentieth Century

Editor: Chahryar Adle
Co-Editors: Madhavan K. Palat and Anara Tabyshalieva
Preface by Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO

Multiple History series

This title is available.

46,00 Euros

Book, 1034 pages, figs, maps, tables, colour and B&W photographs, 
bibliography, glossary, index
Format: 25 x 16.7 cm
2005, 92-3-103985-7

UNESCO Publishing"History of Civilizations of Central Asia"

Web: http://publishing.unesco.org/details.aspx?&Code_Livre=4386&change=E#

Table of Contents:

Description of the project, M. S. Asimov
Members of the International Scientific Committee
List of contributors
Introduction, C. Adle

Part I: Continuity and change

1. The states of Central Asia (second half of nineteenth century to early 
   twentieth century), V.  Fourniau and C. Poujol

2. Trade and the economy (second half of nineteenth century to early 
   twentieth century), C. Poujol and V.  Fourniau

3. Social structures in Central Asia, A. Tabyshalieva

4. The British in Central Asia, Madhavan K. Palat
   Part One: From the mid-nineteenth century to 1918
   Part Two: From 1918 to the mid-twentieth century

5. Tsarist Russia and Central Asia, N. A.  Abdurakhimova

6. Establishment of Soviet power in Central Asia (1917-24), R. Y. Radjapova

7. Intellectual and political ferment, G. Ashurov

Part II: Political changes and state formation

8. The evolution of nation-states, Madhavan K. Palat

9. Uzbekistan, D. A. Alimova and A. A. Golovanov

10. Kazakhstan, K. Nurpeis 

11. Kyrgyzstan, A. Tabyshalieva

12. Tajikistan, M. Dinorshoev

13. Turkmenistan, M. Annanepesov and M. Moshev

14. The Sayan-Altai mountain region and south-eastern Siberia, D. Vasilev

15. Mongolia
    Part One: Mongolia from the eighteenth century to 1919, T. Nakami
    Part Two: The Mongolian People's Revolution of 1921 and the Mongolian 
    People's Republic (1924-46), Ts. Batbayar
    Part Three: The Mongolian People's Republic: social transformation and its 
    challenges (1945-90), J. Boldbaatar

16. Western China (Xinjiang), Qin Huibin

17. North India (excluding Pakistan after 1947), Iqtidar A. Khan

18. Pakistan (since 1947), R. Afzal

19. Afghanistan
    Part One: Afghanistan from 1850 to 1919, C. Noelle-Karimi
    Part Two: From independence to the rise of the Taliban, W. Maley and A.
Saikal

20. Iran and its eastern regions (1848-1989), N. Nasiri-Moghaddam

Part III: Environment, society and culture

21. The natural environment of Central and South Asia, E. Shukurov

22. The status of women (1917-90)
    Part One: The status of women in northern Central Asia, D. A. Alimova
    Part Two: Women's movements and changes in the legal status of women in
Iran 
    and Afganistan (1900-90), A. Kian-Thiebaut
    Part Three: The status of women in India and Pakistan, S. Moosvi

23. Education, the press and public health, A. K. Patnaik

24. Science and technology, W. Floor

25. The art of the northern regions of Central Asia, A. Khakimov

26. The arts in eastern Central Asia
    Part One: The art and architecture of Xinjiang, Li Sheng and Xu Jianying
    Part Two: Uighur vernacular architecture, R. G. Rozi
    Part Three: The art and architecture of Mongolia, C. Atwood

27. The arts in western and southern Central Asia
    Part One: Iran and Afghanistan, W. Floor
    Photography (C. Adle)
    Part Two: India and Pakistan, S. P. Verma

28. Cinema and theatre, L.L. Adams 

29. Architecture and urban planning in northern Central Asia from the 
    Russian conquest to the Soviet period (1865-1990), M. Azzout

30. Literature in Persian and other Indo-Iranian languages
    Part One: Literature in Persian, H. Javadi
    Part Two: Literature in Dari, H. Javadi
    Part Three: Literature in Tajik, A. Alimardonov
    Part Four: Literature in other Indo-Iranian languages, I. Hasnain

31. Literature in Turkic and Mongolian
    Part One: Literature in Turkic, R. Dor
    Part Two: Literature in Mongolian, G. Kara

Conclusion, Madhavan K. Palat

Maps:

1. Tsarist Russia and Central Asia
2. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Russian
   Federation and the republics of Central Asia
3. Mongolia and western China (Xinjiang)
4. British India
5. India and Pakistan
6. Afghanistan and Iran
7. The natural environment of Central and South Asia
8. Present-day Central Asia 

Bibliography and References
Glossary, p. 1003
Index, p. 1005

The sixth volume brings this series to an end as it takes in the whole of 
the modern period from colonial conquest and domination to decolonization; 
the Cold War from start to finish; the disintegration of the Soviet Union; 
and the renewed instability in certain areas.

Not only did the colonial regimes lay a new patina over the region, but 
nationalism remoulded all old identities into a series of new ones. That 
process of the twentieth century was perhaps the most transformative of all 
after the colonial subjugation of the nineteenth. While it has been the 
basis of remarkable stability in vast stretches of the region, it has been a 
fertile source of tension and even wars in other parts. The impact and the 
results of such changes have been astonishingly variable despite the 
proximity of these states to each other and their being subject to, or 
driven, by virtually the same compulsions.

Also available:

Volume I: The Dawn of Civilization: Earliest Times to 700 B.C.

Volume II: The Development of Sedentary and Nomadic Civilizations: 700 B.C. 
           to A.D. 250

Volume III: The Crossroads of Civilization: A.D. 250 to 750

Volume IV: The Age of Achievement: A.D. 750 to the End of the Fifteenth Century
           Part One: The Historical, Social and Economic Setting
           Part Two: The Achievements

Volume V: Development in Contrast: from the Sixteenth to the Mid-nineteenth 
          Century

PUBL.- New Journal, Caucasus International

Posted by: Claire Delessard <claire_delessard(a)yahoo.fr>
Posted: 19 Dec 2005


PUBL.- New Journal, Caucasus International

Caucasus International

A unique source of information about the Caucasus!

Caucasus International provides a unique perspective on the Caucasus region 
and its people, its politics, its economy, its culture.  Its eighty pages 
are an attractive package of full colour photos and independent, 
well-researched articles held to the highest journalistic standard.

An investor, a tourist, an international NGO worker, each wants to read 
something about the place to which they are traveling to work, to visit or 
to live.  Each month, the magazine tackles a special theme.  For example, 
last month, Caucasus International dedicated fifteen pages to Georgia's 
state of affairs two years after the Rose Revolution.  This month, the 
magazine examines the recent events in Azerbaijan.

Caucasus International was born under a different name as a French language 
magazine over three years ago.  Keen to share the magazine with more 
readers, Editor Claire Delessard

Caucasus International is currently distributed in Georgia, Europe, the 
United States and Russia.  As such, it creates a link between the Caucasus 
region and the Caucasian Diasporas and area specialists in the West.

Caucasus International is published in both English and French thanks to the 
work of almost a hundred people work for Caucasus International: 
journalists, specialists, researchers and photographers, as well as 
translators, editors and administrative staff. The magazine is supported 
financially by the publishers of Tsreli Chokoladi ("Hot Chocolate"), a 
premium monthly magazine on Georgian culture.

Each month, we send the content of the magazine to some 10 000 addresses.  
If there are people you would like to put on this list, send us their mails.

And if there are people that could be potential subscribers every where in 
the Caucasus, in Russia, in Europe and in the States, you can send us their 
address and we'll send them a copy of the magazine.

GEORGIE Chovelidze Street, 10, Tbilissi 0108
Tel (Mob.): +995 99 70 60 52
Tel (Office): +995 32 23 37 31
Tel (Home): +995 32 98 52 02

FRANCE Le Grosseno 56370 Sarzeau
Tel: 02 97 41 89 14
Tel (Mob.): 06 30 13 94 20

Editor-in-chief, Claire Delessard is a journalist based in Tbilisi, Georgia 
and Ph.D. candidate at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Paris.  She is 
the Georgia correspondent for Radio France International, France Culture and 
Radio Vatican.  She has contributed widely to French and Russian journals 
and magazines.

PUBL.- Central Asian Survey, Volume 24, Number 3, Table of Contents

Posted by: Sharron Lawrence <sharron.lawrence(a)tandf.co.uk>
Posted: 19 Dec 2005


PUBL.- Central Asian Survey, Volume 24, Number 3, Table of Contents

Volume 24 Number 3/September 2005 of Central Asian Survey

Special Issue: Civil Society in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Table of Contents:

Civil society in Central Asia and the Caucasus
Jude Howell

Introduction: Civil society in Central Asia and the Caucasus
Babken Babajanian, Sabine Freizer, Daniel Stevens

Neo-liberal and communal civil society in Tajikistan: merging or dividing in 
the post war period?
Sabine Freizer

Community development, 'tradition' and the civil society strengthening 
agenda in Central Asia
Lucy Earle

Civic participation in post-Soviet Armenia
Babken V. Babajanian

NGO-Mahalla partnerships: exploring the potential for state-society synergy 
in Uzbekistan
Daniel Stevens

The thorny path of civil society in Uzbekistan
Alisher Ilkhamov

Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan or the birth of a globalized protectorate
Boris-mathieu Pétric

After the 'revolution': civil society and the challenges of consolidating 
democracy in Georgia
Laurence Broers

For subscription information, please go to:

<http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/02634937.asp>

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - Caucasus and Globalization Journal

Posted by: Caucasus and Globalization Journal <kavglob(a)tdb.az>
Posted: 16 Dec 2005


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- The Caucasus & Globalization Journal

Call for Papers for the Caucasus & Globalization Journal

Institute of the Strategic Studies of the Caucasus (ISSC) in Azerbaijan (is 
going to publish the Caucasus & Globalization Journal. The first edition of 
the Journal will come out in February 2006.

Deadline for submission of articles is the 30th of January 2005. The 
guidelines for submission of papers are placed beneath. Additional 
information about the Journal and the CES can be found at: www.ca-c.org

The Caucasus & Globalization Journal

The Caucasus & Globalization Journal (CGJ) is an International quarterly 
journal published by the Institute of the Strategic Studies of the Caucasus 
(ISSC) dedicated to various political, economic, security, legal and social 
problems concerning the Caucasus region in its interrelation and interaction 
with processes of Globalization.

Guidelines for Submission of Articles:

Articles are accepted and published in English and Russian

All the manuscripts from the contributors are welcome. Editors take no 
responsibility regarding the manuscripts. The articles in the CGJ do not 
represent the views of the Editors or the Institute of the Strategic Studies 
of the Caucasus.

The Editors do not accept any responsibility for the views expressed in any 
article. Copyright belongs to the Institute of the Strategic Studies of the 
Caucasus, and written permission to reprint or republish in any form must be 
sought from the Editor in Chief.

CGJ accepts usually articles from contributors as original contributions. If 
another version of the article is under consideration by another 
publication, or has been published elsewhere, authors should clearly 
indicate this at the time of submission. Manuscripts should be emailed as an 
attachment in Word to: kavglob(a)tdb.az

Articles should normally be within 3000 to 5,000 words including all notes 
and references. An indented and italicised abstract of up to 150 words, 
which should describe the main arguments and conclusions, and 5-7 keywords, 
indicating to main themes of the manuscript, must precede the main text, and 
all pages should be numbered. An introduction should follow the abstract and 
the article should consist of sections and end with conclusion. The author 
is requested to give a brief personal biography in a footnote at the 
beginning of the article.

The contributors are requested to use footnotes (not endnotes) and Avoid 
bibliography. Quotations should be placed within double quotation marks 
("......"). Lengthy quotations (exceeding 40 words) should be displayed in 
the text in indented form. Titles and section headings should be brief and 
clear.

Tables should be kept to a minimum and contain only essential data. Tables 
and figures should have short, descriptive titles, and their position in the 
text be clearly indicated. All footnotes to tables and their source(s) 
should be placed under the tables. Column headings should clearly define the 
data presented.

If copyrighted material is used in the article, it is the author's 
responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holder.  Names of the 
authors, places and publishing houses are required to be written in their 
original forms. The styles of the references in footnotes should conform the 
following examples:

Articles in journals: Schuman, H. & Scott J. Generations & collective 
memory. In American Sociological Review vol.54, 1998, pp. 359-381.

Books: Polkinghorne, D.E. Narrative Knowing and the Human Sciences. Albany: 
State University of New York Press, 1988.

Edited volumes: Schudson M. Dynamics of distortion in collective memory. In 
D.L.Schacter, ed., Memory distortion: How minds, brains, and societies 
reconstruct the past. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995.

The typescript should be carefully checked for errors before it is submitted 
for publication. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of quotations, for 
supplying complete and correct references.

PUBL.- Russian and Emigre Periodicals about Muslims in Russia, 1881-1918

Posted by: Willemijn Lindhout <wlindhout(a)idc.nl>
Posted: 16 Dec 2005


PUBL.- Russian & Emigre Periodicals about Muslims in Russia, 1881-1918

Russian and emigre periodicals

Works written by and about Muslims

Publications from the centre and the periphery

New in the series Eurasian studies

Available on microform and online in IDC Digital Library (first half 2006)

For more information, please visit www.idc.nl/ez/34 or contact info(a)idc.nl

PUBL.- Cultural Anthropology, Volume 20, Issue 4, November 2005

Posted by: Cultural Anthropology <culanth(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 14 Dec 2005


PUBL.- Cultural Anthropology, Volume 20, Issue 4, November 2005

Table of Contents:

Wandering Hero Stories in the Southern Lowlands of New Guinea: Culture 
Areas, Comparison, and History
Mark Busse.

Due Diligence and "Reasonable Man," Offshore
Bill Maurer.

Empty Citizenship: Protesting Politics in the Era of Globalization
Ritty Lukose.

Longing for the Kollektiv: Gender, Power, and Residential Schools in Central 
Siberia
Alexia Bloch.

Truth, Fear, and Lies: Exile Politics and Arrested Histories of the Tibetan 
Resistance
Carole McGranahan.

For subscription information, go to:

<http://www.aaanet.org/sca/ca/subscribe.htm>

For more information about the journal, go to:

<http://www.aaanet.org/sca/ca/index.htm>

EVENT- Book Presentation with Irina Morozova and Andrei Volodin, Dec. 19, Amsterdam

Posted by: Irina Morozova <imorozova(a)fmg.uva.nl>
Posted: 13 Dec 2005


EVENT- Book Presentation with I. Morozova & A. Volodin, Dec. 19, Amsterdam

You are cordially invited to the launch of Towards Social Stability and 
Democratic Governance in Central Eurasia: Challenges to Regional Security 
(Irina Morozova, ed. IOS Press: NATO Science Series) on Monday, 19 December 
2005 in Amsterdam.

Through migrations, invasions, trade and cultural exchange, developments in 
central Eurasia have impacted on the history of Europe and Asia for 
millennia. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Central Eurasia 
has once again emerged as a region of geo-political concern.

The book discusses the historical development of Central Eurasia and its 
socio-cultural legacies; Soviet and contemporary state organization, social 
transformation and communal structures; current economic conditions as a 
precursor to social stability and development; and geo-politics and 
political change over the past two decades.

The new 'centrality' of Central Eurasia brings new security threats: 
repressive political regimes and marginalisation of whole populations 
inflame conflicts that spill across national borders. Illegal migration, the 
production and trade of drugs, territorial disputes, border conflicts and 
ethnic competition for resources are the direct outcomes of social-economic 
destabilization. As neighbour to the turbulent Middle East, the region is a 
potential playground for radical Islamic groups and terrorist organizations.

The presentation will consist of a short presentation by Irina Morozova and 
a lecture by Andrei Gennadievich Volodin (Moscow State University, Institute 
of Asian and African Studies; Institute of World Economy and International 
Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences).

The presentation will take place in the Zaal Heren XVII, Bushuis, 
Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam. Please let us know whether you 
intend to participate by sending a short message confirming your attendance 
to Marloes Rozing (m.rozing(a)let.leidenuniv.nl). If you have any questions, 
please do not hesitate to contact us.

Programme:

Towards Social Stability and Democratic Governance in Central Eurasia: 
challenges to regional security (IOS Press: NATO Science Series, Amsterdam 
2005), edited by I. Morozova.

Venue:

Zaal Heren XVII, Bushuis, Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam

Date:

Monday, 19 December 2005

Programme:

15:00 Coffee
15:25 Welcome by Director of the IIAS, Prof. Wim Stokhof
15:30-15:45 Presentation by Irina Morozova
15:45-16:30 Lecture by Andrei Volodin: Russia and the Security Challenges in 
Central Eurasia
16:30-16:35 First copies to be officially presented by Irina Morozova
16:30-16:45 Discussion and question time
16:45-18:00 Reception, drinks

Ms Marloes Rozing, MA
Financial Manager
Seminar Coordinator

International Institute for Asian Studies
Postal address: P.O. Box 9515, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands

Visiting address: Nonnensteeg 1-3, 2311 VJ Leiden
Tel: +31-(0)71-527 2227
Fax: +31-(0)71-527 4162
Web: www.iias.nl

The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) is a postdoctoral 
research centre based in Leiden and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its main 
objective is to encourage the study of Asia from a comparative and 
interdisciplinary perspective and to promote national and international 
cooperation in this field. The geographical scope of the institute covers 
South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Central Asia. The institute 
focuses on the humanities and the social sciences and, where relevant, on 
their interaction with other sciences.

PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 6, 2005

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad.esenov(a)worldmail.se>
Posted: 12 Dec 2005


PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 6, 2005

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to offer you the contents of no. 6 (36) of the "Central Asia 
and the Caucasus" journal (in English and Russian).  The issue will be 
published in late December.

For more details about the content of the articles and further information 
including how to subscribe please contact:

Murad Esenov
Central Asia and the Caucasus
Institute for Central Asian and Caucasian Studies
Hubertusstigen 9
97455 Lulea
Sweden
Tel.: (46) 70 232 16 55
Tel/Fax: (46) 920 620 16
E-mail: murad.esenov(a)worldmail.se
Web: http://www.ca-c.org

Central Asia and the Caucasus
Journal of Social and Political Studies
No. 6 (36), 2005

In This Issue:

Democracy and Transition Period

Sergey Zhiltsov. Revolutionary Waves in the Post-Soviet Expanse

Arthur Atanesian. Paradoxes of Democracy and Democratization Trends in 
Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus

Nikolai Borisov. Transformation in the Political Regime in Uzbekistan: 
Stages and Outcome

Border Issue

Ekaterina Arkhipova. The Borders between Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Russia: 
Soviet Heritage

Regional Politics

Rashid Abdullo. Central Asian Countries and the United States: Ups and Downs 
in their Relationships

Rauf Garagozov. Collective Memory and Memory Politics in the Central 
Caucasian Countries

Irina Babich. The Northern Caucasus: The Statehood Issue as Treated by the 
National. Islamic, and Political Movements

Sergey Minasian. Armenia and the EU's European Neighborhood Policy Program

Regional Security

Irina Komissina. Afghanistan: Drug Trafficking and Regional Security

Valery Petukhov. The North Caucasian Press about Terrorism

Abdurakhmon Makhmadov, Makhfirat Khidirova. Tajikistan: New Stability 
Threats and how to avoid them

Regional Economies

Malcolm Dowling, Ganeshan Wignaraja. Turning the Corner: The Economic 
Revival of Central Asia

Gulnur Rakhmatullina. Integration Processes in Central Asia. Prospects for a 
Common Market

Lasha Tchantouridze. The IMF in Georgia: Evaluating the Fund's Unique Vision 
of Economic Success

Ethnic Relations and Population Migration

Saodat Olimova. Migration in the Mountainous Regions of Eurasia: Past and 
Present (Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan)

Sudaba Zeynalova. Germans in Azerbaijan: A Retrospective Analysis

Mamuka Komakhia. The Greeks of Georgia: Migration and Socioeconomic Problems

For Your Information:

The Special Feature section in the next issue will discuss:

Central Asia and the Caucasus

 - What Makes the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections in Central Asia 
   and the Caucasus Specific

 - Political and Economic Development Trends

 - 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: 
www.ca-c.org  or http://www.ca-c.org/journal/2005-06-eng/00.cont-eng5-05.shtml

PUBL.- K. Grigorichev and Y. Zimovina, Legal Status of Refugees (in Russian)

Posted by: Konstantin Grigorichev <grigoritchev(a)yandex.ru>
Posted: 6 Dec 2005


PUBL.- K. Grigorichev & Y. Zimovina, Legal Status of Refugees (in Russian)

Konstantin Grigorichev, Yelena Zimovina. Legal Status of Refugees.
(in Russian)
Karaganda: Ekozhan, 2005
208 p., ISBN 9965-9328-7-5

Full-text electronic version of the book is available on the web-site: 
"Legislation of the CIS countries on refugees and forced migrants" 
http://reflaw.narod.ru (in Russian)

Konstantin Grigorichev
PhD., Science Director
NGO "Centre for the Population Studies"
Karaganda, Kazakhstan

PUBL.- Endangered Languages, Migration and Marginalisation

Posted by: Nicholas Ostler <nostler(a)chibcha.demon.co.uk>
Posted: 6 Dec 2005


PUBL.- Endangered Languages, Migration and Marginalisation

The Foundation for Endangered Languages held its ninth conference last month 
in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Its theme was the marginalisation of 
languages due to histories of migration, especially in Africa, but also in 
Siberia and other parts of Europe, Asia and Australia.

Its proceedings are now available, entitled "Creating Outsiders: Endangered 
Languages, Migration and Marginalisation" and edited by Nigel Crawhall and 
Nicholas Ostler (ISBN 0-9538248-7-X)

It is an 184-page volume, and the contents look like this:

Map of Language Locations by Page Number
Index of Authors
Note on Spelling of Clicks
Index of Languages and Families
Nigel Crawhall, Nicholas Ostler Preface

Section 1 Keynote Address

 - Rajend Mesthrie Language Endangerment in the Indic and Zanzibari 
   Communities of KwaZulu-Natal

Section 2 Outward Migration and Endangered Languages

 - Tomasz Wicherkiewicz Diaspora Languages at the Edge of Extinction: 
   Karaim, Tatar and Armenian in Central-Eastern Europe at the End of the 20th 
   Century
 - Tjeerd de Graaf Dutch in the Steppe? The Plautdiitsch Language of the 
   Siberian Mennonites and their Relation with the Netherlands, Germany and
Russia
 - Evgeniy Golovko The Making of Identity, the Making of a Language: on some 
   Linguistic Consequences of the Russian Colonization in Siberia

Section 3 Inward Migration and Endangered Languages

 - Laura Bennetts The Marginalisation of Mosuo
 - Mary E. Kropp Dakubu Role Restriction and Marginalisation in an Urban 
   Context: the Fate of Ga in Accra
 - Maarten Mous Yaaku and Ma'a: an Endangered Language and the Way Out
 - Mamadou Lamine Sanogo Survivance linguistique en pays tiefo: le cas de Peni

Section 4 First Peoples

 - Nigel Crawhall The Story of !Ui : Causality and Language Shift in Africa
 - Jakelin Troy, Michael Walsh Languages Off Country? Revitalizing the 
   'Right' Indigenous Languages in the South-East of Australia
 - Herman M. Batibo Hua: a Critically Endangered Khoesan Language in the 
   Kweneng District of Botswana
 - Soldier David Naude, Willemen le Roux Endangered Languages, Migration and 
   Marginalisation of the Anikhwe
 - Kipnyango Seroney Identity, Immigration and Colonial Dominance in Kenya: 
   Terik and Luhya, 1942-1950
 - Kems C. Monaka, Andy M. Chebanne San Relocation: Endangerment through 
   Development in Botswana

Section 5 Policy, Power and Endangered Languages

 - Salem Mezhoud Salvation Through Migration: Immigrant Communities as 
   engine rooms for the survival and revival of the Tamazight (Berber) language
 - William Fierman Kazakh Language: from Semi-Endangerment to Partial Recovery
 - Mekonnen Gabre-Yohannes Alemu Multilingual Policy of Education for 
   revitalizing Marginalised Indigenous Languages in Ethiopia
 - Thamar E. Gindin The Hebrew Component and the Israeli Component: 
  "Sandwich Languages" in Israel

Section 6 States and Minorities

 - Patrick Heinrich Reversing Language Shift on Okinawa Island
 - Finex Ndhlovu Zimbabwe's Postcolonial Language Policy Formulation 
  Paradigms 1987-1998: Another Recipe for the Marginalisation of Minority 
   Languages
 - Maya Khemlani David The Network Theory and Language Maintenance: a Study 
   of Three Communities in Peninsular Malaysia
 - Galina Dyrkheeva The Buryat Language in Bilingual Environment: 
   Buryat-Russian, Buryat-Chinese, Buryat-Mongol

Section 7 Migrations in History and Prehistory

 - Brigitte Pakendorf Language Loss vs Retention in connection with 
   Prehistoric Migrations in Siberia: a Linguistic-Genetic Synthesis
 - Ronald P. Schaefer, Francis Egbokhare and Demola Lewis Marginalisation of 
   Northern Edo Vernaculars
 - Wilson McLeod Gaelic in Scotland: The Impact of the Highland Clearances

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PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, November 30, 2005 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <Svante.Cornell(a)east.uu.se>
Posted: 5 Dec 2005


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, November 30, 2005 Issue on Web

Note: The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly is published since Fall 2005 by 
the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program and edited 
by Niklas Swanstrom. To view the November 2005 issue, with a focus on energy 
security: click here:

http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/publications/CEF_quarterly.htm

The 30 November issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is now online at 
http://www.cacianalyst.org.

Highlights:

This issue's CACI Analyst has a twin focus: energy issues and political 
processes. In the former field, Mamuka Tsereteli projects the impact of the 
Blue Stream pipeline on regional energy development, and Stephen Blank 
discusses the implications of Russia's CIS gas cartel. In the latter, Alman 
Mir Ismail describes the post-election troubles in Azerbaijan as a lose-lose 
situation, and Ustina Markus et.al. forecast the Kazakhstani presidential race.

In Field Reports, articles on Georgian defense reforms, a retrospective on 
the Tajik parliamentary elections earlier this year, on fears of unrest 
during Kazakhstan's elections, and on the third anniversary of the attempted 
murder of Turkmenistan's President.

The PDF version of the entire issue of the 30 November CACI Analyst is 
available at:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20051130Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles:

The Blue Stream Pipeline and Geopolitics of Natural Gas in Eurasia
Mamuka Tsereteli
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3848

Azerbaijan's Post-Election Situation: A Lose-Lose Situation
Alman Mir-Ismail
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3849

Vested Interests to Determine Kazakhstan's Presidential Race
Ustina Markus, Nigmet Ibadildin and Ryan Kennedy
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3851

Russia Realizes its Cartel
Stephen Blank
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3853

Field Reports:

Georgian Defense Reforms: Eliminating Abuse Remains Priority
Kakha Jibladze
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3854

Looking Back: Parliamentary Elections in Tajikistan
Bakhtiyor Naimov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3855

Kazakh Authorities Fear Public Disturbances after Presidential Elections
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3856

Asghgabat, November 25, 2002: Who Lost, Who Won?
Muhammad Tahir
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3857

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/news.php

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the Central 
Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS.

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. At this 
moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on economics and 
finance matters in Central Asia and the Caucasus region, but all inquiries 
are welcome.  Please contact the Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell(a)jhu.edu 
with a short description of your article idea. Editorial principles are 
online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=2063

PUBL.- Ab Imperio, Issue 3/2005, Empire and the Challenge of Nationalism

Posted by: Alexander M. Semyonov <semyonov(a)abimperio.net>
Posted: 1 Dec 2005


PUBL.- Ab Imperio, Issue 3/2005, Empire & the Challenge of Nationalism

Dear colleagues,

Editors of Ab Imperio would like to announce the release of the third issue 
of the journal in 2005. Please find below a link to the online version and 
the table of contents.

http://www.abimperio.net/order/2005/2005_3.html

2005 annual theme:
Languages of Self-Description in Empire and Multinational State

Issue 3/2005 "Empire and the Challenge of Nationalism: Searching for Modes 
of Social, Political, and Cultural Self-Description"

Methodology and Theory

Editors
Empire as a "Claim," Nation as a "Resolution": Languages for Describing 
Unity and Diversity in a Multicultural Setting (E)

Miroslav Hroch
Language as a Tool of Civic Equality (R)

Mark R. Beissinger
Rethinking Empire in the Wake of the Soviet Collapse (R)

Mark R. Beissinger
Situating Empire (E)

History

Elena Vishlenkova
The Visual Language of "Russianness" from the 18th to the First Quarter of 
the 19th Century (R)

Michael Kemper
Adat against Shari?a: Russian Approaches towards Daghestani "Customary Law" 
in the 19th Century (E)

Alexander Kaplunovskii
Describing Empire Societally: The "Polyphony" of Prikazchiki in the Social 
Register of Russian Empires' Languages of Self-Description (R)

Simon Rabinovich
Positivism, Populism and Politics: The Intellectual Foundations of Jewish 
Ethnography in Late Imperial Russia (E)

Laurie Cohen
Looking In From the Outside. Bertha and Arthur von Suttner in the Caucasus, 
1876-1885 (E)

Willard Sunderland
Baron Ungern, Toxic Cosmopolitan (E)

Serguei Glebov
A Life with Imperial Dreams: Petr Nikolaevich Savitsky, Eurasianism, and the 
Invention of "Structuralist" Geography (E)

Archive

Alla Zeide
The Empireless. Texts and Contexts in the Life of a Russian Jew, Aleksei 
Goldenweiser (R)

Document
Aleksei Goldenweiser: Diaries and Correspondence from Different Years (R)

Sociology, Ethnology, Political Science

Elena Gapova
On the Political Economy of "National Language" in Belarus (R)

ABC: Empire & Nationalism Studies

The "Imperial Turn" at the ICCEES VII World Congress, Berlin, July 2005

Kimitaka Matsuzato
Russian Imperiology and Area Studies (Impressions on the ICCEES Berlin 
Congress) (E)

Jan Kusber
The Russian Empire as a Subject Matter of East European Historic Research. 
Some Reflections on Its Prospects at the ICCEES VII World Congress in Berlin 
(E)

William G. Rosenberg
The Problems of Empire in Imperial Russia (E)

Newest Mythologies

Jelena Grigorjeva
On the Morphology of Visual Post-Soviet Post-Folklore (R)

Historiography

Oksana Klimkova
GULAG: From Myth-Telling toward Analysis (R)

Book Reviews

R-Forum I: "Writing Soviet History as Imperial History"

Ilya Gerasimov
Terry Martin, The Affirmative Action Empire. Nations and Nationalism in the 
Soviet Union, 1923-1939 (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2001). 
Xvi + 496 pp., 4 maps, 46 tables. Bibliography, Index.
ISBN: 0-8014-8677-7 (paper).

Marina Mogilner
Francine Hirsch, Empire of Nations. Ethnographic Knowledge and the Making of 
the Soviet Union (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2005). 367 
pp., ill. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-8014-8908-3 (paper).

R-Forum II: "Imperial Identities in the Language of Arts and Literature"

Igor Martyniuk
Christopher Ely, This Meager Nature: Landscape and National Identity in 
Imperial Russia (DeKalb, Ill.: Northern Illinois University Press, 2002), 
278 pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-87580-303-2.

Adam Fergus
Harsha Ram, The Imperial Sublime: A Russian Poetics of Empire (Madison, WI: 
University of Wisconsin Press, 2003). x+307 pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 
0-299-18190-1 (hardback edition).

Maksim Kirchanov
Miroslav Shkandrii. V obiimakh imperii. Rosiis'ka i ukrains'ka literature 
novitn'oi dobi. Kiiv: "Fakt", 2004. 496 s. ISBN: 966-8408-45-4.

Helene Perrin-Wagner
Rossiiskaia imperiia v sravnitel'noi perspektive: Sbornik statei / Pod red. 
A. I. Millera. Moskva: "Novoe izdatel'stvo", 2004. 384 s. ISBN: 5-98379-011-0.

Thomas Sanders
Alter L. Litvin, Writing History in Twentieth-Century Russia: A View From 
Within (Houndsmill, UK: Palgrave, 2001). xi+201 pp. Translated and Edited by 
John L. H. Keep. Appendices, Notes, Bibliography. ISBN: 0-333-76487-0.

Marc L. Greenberg
Svoi ili chuzhoi? Evrei i slaviane glazami drug druga / Otv. red. O. V.  
Belova. Moskva: "Sefer", Institut slavianovedeniia RAN, 2003. 504 s. 
(Akademicheskaia seriia. Vyp. 11). ISBN: 5-98370-002-2.

Tomasz Kamusella
Jacob M. Landau and Barbara Kellner-Heinkele, Politics of Language in the 
Ex-Soviet Muslim States: Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, 
Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan (London: Hurst and Company, 2001), xiv+260 pp., 
ill. Index. ISBN: 1-85065-442-5

Sebastian Cwiklinski
Novaia volna v izuchenii etnopoliticheskoi istorii Volgo-Ural'skogo regiona 
/ Sbornik statei. Pod red. K. Matsuzato. Sapporo: Slavic Research Center, 
Hokkaido University, 2003. 335 c. ISBN: 4-98637-28-6.

Iurii Labyntsev, Larisa Shchavinskaia
Zenon Kogut. Korinnia identichnosti. Studii z rann'omodernoi ta modernoi 
istorii Ukraini. Kiiv: "Kritika", 2004. 352 s. Pokazchik imen. ISBN: 
966-7679-48-9.

Magdalena Zolkos
Jane Leftwich Curry and Joan Barth Urban (Eds.), The Left Transformed in 
Post-Communist Societies. The Cases from East-Central Europe, Russia and 
Ukraine (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2003). 284 pp.  
Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-7425-2664

Andreas Demuth
Jean-Jacques Subrenat (Ed.), Estonia. Identity and Independence (Amsterdam 
and New York, NY: Rodopi B.V., 2004). ix+310 pp. (=On the Boundary of Two 
Worlds. Identity, Freedom, and Moral Imagination in the Baltics. Vol. 2). 
ISBN: 9-0420-0890-3 (paperback).

Olga Khristoforova
Chris J. Chulos, Converging Worlds: Religion and Community in Peasant 
Russia, 1861-1917 (DeKalb, Ill.: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003). 
201 pp. Appendix, Glossary, Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-87580-317-2.

Caleb Wall
James W. Heinzen, Inventing a Soviet Countryside: State Power and the 
Transformation of Rural Russia (Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh 
Press, 2004). 312 pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-8229-4215-1.

Marina Krasilnikova, Alexander Cherniavskii
Istoriia i filosofiia kul'tury: Aktual'nye problemy. Sbornik nauchnykh 
trudov. Vypusk 6 / Pod red. S. V. Arkhipova. Vladikavkaz: Izdatel'stvo 
Severo-Osetinskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta, 2003. 284 s. ISBN: 
5-8336-0316-1.

Aleksei Chesnokov
V. I. Diatlov. Sovremennye torgovye men'shinstva: faktor stabil'nosti ili 
konflikta? (Kitaitsy i kavkaztsy v Irkutske). Moskva: "Natalis", 2000. 190 
s. ISBN: 5-8062-0025-6.

Boris P. Chichlo
A. S. Zuev. Sibir': Vekhi istorii (XVI - XIX vv.) / Uchebnoe posobie...  
Novosibirsk, 1999; A. S. Zuev. Russkie i aborigeny na krainem severo-vostoke 
Sibiri vo vtoroi polovine XVII - pervoi chetverti XVIII vv. Novosibirsk, 
2002. 330 s.

Katya Vladimirov
Gubernatory Sakhalina / Pod red. A. I. Kostanova, A. I. Baialdina, L. V.  
Dragunovoi i dr. Iuzhno-Sakhalinsk: Arkhivnyi otdel Administratsii 
Sakhalinskoi oblasti, Gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Sakhalinskoi oblasti, 2000. 392 s.

Dmitriy Rezun
A. D. Ageev. Sibir' i amerikanskii Zapad: Dvizhenie frontirov. Irkutsk: 
Irkutskii universitet, 2002. 294 s. ISBN: 5-7430-0154-5 (v obl.).

PUBL.- Towards Social Stability and Democratic Governance in Central Eurasia

Posted by: Irina Morozova <imorozova(a)fmg.uva.nl>
Posted: 30 Nov 2005


PUBL.- Towards Social Stability & Democratic Governance in Central Eurasia

Towards Social Stability and Democratic Governance in Central Eurasia: 
Challenges to Regional Security.
Morozova, I. (ed.)
NATO Science Series, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2005.
ISBN 1-58603-545-2

Contributors: Andrey Fursov, Jacques Legrand, Catherine Poujol, Irina 
Morozova, Alisher Ilkhamov, Paul Geiss, Robert Cutler, Michael Kaser, Leonid 
Friedman, Martin Spechler, Elena Sadovskaya, Nazim Imanov, Nina Dyulgerova, 
Farkhod Tolipov.

Through migrations, invasions, trade and cultural exchange, developments in 
Central Eurasia (the nine Central Eurasian states - Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, 
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and 
Georgia) have, for millennia, impacted upon the history of both Europe and 
Asia. For the last three hundred years, Central Eurasia has been the stage 
upon which great empires clashed. Following the dissolution of the Soviet 
Union, Central Eurasia has once again emerged as a region of geo-political 
concern.

The new 'centrality' of Central Eurasia brings new security threats: 
repressive political regimes and marginalisation of whole groups of the 
population inflame conflicts that spill across national borders. Illegal 
migration and the illicit production and trade of drugs, territorial 
disputes, border conflicts and competition for resources among the Central 
Eurasian ethnicities are the direct outcome of social-economic 
destabilization in Central Eurasia. As a direct neighbour to the turbulent 
Middle East, the region is a potential playground for extremist movements: 
radical Islamic groups and terrorist organizations.

The book presents scientific discussions on the historical development of 
Central Eurasia and its socio-cultural legacies; Soviet and contemporary 
state organization, social transformation and communal structures; the 
current economic conditions as a precursor to social stability and 
development; and geo-political arrangements and political changes over the 
last two decades.

Contents:

Introduction
Irina Morozova

Part I. Central Eurasian History and Societies in the longue duree Approach

Central Eurasia: Historical Centrality, Geostrategic Condition and Power 
Model Legacy
Andrey Fursov

Nomadic Pastoral Societies-the Importance of Compromise in Dealing with 
Tension, Conflict and Security
Jacques Legrand

Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Democracy Versus Justice?
Catherine Poujol

Part II. Modern State-Building and Communities in Central Eurasia

Nation-Building in Central Asia: Creating New State Mythologies
Irina Morozova

Post-Soviet Central Asia: From Nationhood Mythologies to Regional Cold Wars?
Alisher Ilkhamov

Regionalism and Statehood in Soviet and Independent Turkmenistan
Paul Georg Geiss

De-Authoritarization in Uzbekistan?: Analysis and Prospects
Robert M. Cutler

Part III. Economic Reform and Social Security

Growth Accounting for Eight Eurasian Economies: Factors Differentiating 
Future Prospects from Soviet and Transition Experience
Michael Kaser

Living Standards and National Security of Central Asian Countries
Leonid Friedman

Gradual Economic Reform in Uzbekistan: Two Steps Forwards, One Step Back
Martin C. Spechler

Labour Migration and Its Impact on Social Stability in Central Asia
Elena Y. Sadovskaya

Part IV. Political Development and Prospects for Democratization

Political and Economic Development: Correlation in Southern Caucasus
Nazim Imanov

Georgia-Challenges to Internal Security Through the Prism of External 
Political Priorities
Nina Dyulgerova

The Gap between de-jure and de-facto Democratization in Uzbekistan: Nine 
Problems of Proto-Democracy
Farkhod Tolipov

Notes on Contributors
Selected Bibliography
Subject Index
Author Index

More information on the publication:

<http://www.iias.nl/iias/show/id=51976>

Contact:

Dr Irina Y. Morozova
International Institute for Asian Studies
Binnen Gasthuis 5
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 237
1012 DL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 - 20 - 525 36 57 (ext. 4566)
Fax: +31 -20 - 525 36 58
E-mail: irmoroz(a)yahoo.co.uk or imorozova(a)fmg.uva.nl

PUBL.- Victor Shnirelman, 20th c. Intellectuals and Politics in the Northern Caucasus (in Russian)

Posted by: Victor Shnirelman <shnirv(a)mail.ru>
Posted: 30 Nov 2005


PUBL.- 20th c. Intellectuals & Politics in the Northern Caucasus (in Russian)

I would like to inform list members that my book is to come out in Moscow in 
December 2005 from Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie Publishing House. It is in 
Russian, and a table of content and Introduction are available at the 
web-site. Yet, for those who do not read Russian a description in English is 
provided further down.

Details of the book:

Victor A. Shnirelman. Byt' Alanami: Intellektualy i politika na Severnom 
Kavkaze v 20 veke (To be the Alans: Intellectuals and Politics in the 
Northern Caucasus in the 20th century).
Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie Publishing House 2005. 696 pp.
IBSN 5-86793-406-3

Contents:

Introduction

Part I: The shaping of the North Caucasian political map.

Part II: In search of the destiny (the Ossetians).

Chapter 1: Discovery of the Ossetian antiquity and a romantic nationalism.
Chapter 2: Land issue and the ancestors' heritage.
Chapter 3: Between nationalism and internationalism.
Chapter 4: The end of the Ossetian Aryanism" and a search for the new 
           ancestors.
Chapter 5: A struggle against the Marrism and the end of the Ossetians' 
           double nature".
Chapter 6: What should be a new concept of the Ossetian history?
Chapter 7: Peoples' friendship.
Chapter 8: The Ossetian-Ingush debates, and cultural racism.
Chapter 9: To be the Alans.
Chapter 10: Some conclusions.

Part III: Overcoming the destiny (Chechens and Ingush).

Chapter 1: On the constructive nature of ethnic names.
Chapter 2: Legendary past and an emergence of the Soviet scholarship.
Chapter 3: Formation of the first academic centers.
Chapter 4: In search of the Golden Age.
Chapter 5: The phantom peoples.
Chapter 6: Return to history and return of history.
Chapter 7: An appropriation of the official history.
Chapter 8: Saga of the voluntary joining".
Chapter 9: The Ingush issue.
Chapter 10: Revisionism and its roots.
Chapter 11: The Chechen revolution.
Chapter 12: Intellectual debates and an explosion of the myth-building 
            activity.
Chapter 13: The Orstkhoi revival.
Chapter 14: Image of the enemy.
Chapter 15: Chechen revolution and Islam.
Chapter 16: The Aki-Chechens' fate.
Chapter 17: Conclusions.

Part III: Redistribution of destiny (Kabardino-Balkaria and 
          Karachai-Chercassia).

Chapter 1: State formation and an emergence of the intellectual elite.
Chapter 2: From the Tatars" to indigenes.
Chapter 3: Deprived of homeland and history.
Chapter 4: A search of a new genealogy.
Chapter 5:  Complex of guilt" and the Alans' Turkic language.
Chapter 6: Post-Soviet ethnopolitics and conflicts.
Chapter 7: Turkification of the ancient past.
Chapter 8: Primordialism in service of instrumentalism.
Chapter 9: Conclusions.

Part IV: Ethnogenesis as an ethnopolitical myth.

Chapter 1: Social memory.
Chapter 2: Politics and social memory.
Chapter 3: Images of the past, and politics in the North Caucasus.
Chapter 4: How ethnogenetic myth is constructed.
Chapter 5: The value of the Alan identity.

Literature.

Contact:

Victor Shnirelman
E-mail: shnirv(a)mail.ru

PUBL.- The China and Eurasia Forum (CEF) Quarterly, Nov. 2005, Available On-Line

Posted by: Nicklas Norling <nnorling(a)silkroadstudies.org>
Posted: 29 Nov 2005


PUBL.- The China & Eurasia Forum (CEF) Quarterly, Nov. 2005, Available On-Line

The China and Eurasia Forum (CEF) Quarterly, November 2005--Energy and 
Security (Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program) is 
now online at:

http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/publications/CEF_quarterly.htm

About: The focus of this issue is on energy and security within the 
China-Eurasia region. Energy security has become one of the most important 
issues in international relations today. Demand for energy is on the 
increase, especially in Asia, where rapid modernization has led to rising 
consumption. The contributors to this issue seek to explore the implications 
with this development and how it affects regional security considerations. 
This is the first issue of the CEF Quarterly under new directorship. The 
former editors, Matthew Oresman and Malia Du Mont have stepped down, and 
Niklas Swanstrom has taken over as editor of the CEF Quarterly. We are very 
grateful for their work and we will try our very best to continue the 
success of the China and Eurasia Forum.

The PDF version of the entire issue is available at:

http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/CEF_Quarterly_November_2005.pdf

Contents:

East Asia and the Middle East: A Fateful Energy Embrace
Kent Calder
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Kent_Calder.pdf

Quest for Oil and Geostrategic Thinking
Ingolf Kiesow
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Ingolf_Kiesow.pdf

China's Energy Dependence on the Middle East: Boon or Bane for Asian Security?
Phar Kim Beng and Vic Y.W. Li
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Phar_Kim_Beng_and_Vic_Li.pdf

China's Foreign Energy Asset Acquisitions: From Shopping Spree to Fire Sale?
Maria Kielmas
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Maria_Kielmas.pdf

The New Natural Gas-Based Technologies in the Context of Northeast Asia
Vladimir I. Ivanov
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Vladimir_Ivanov.pdf

China's Energy Security Demands and the East China Sea: A Growing Likelihood 
of Conflict in East Asia?
Arthur S. Ding
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Arthur_Ding.pdf

China's Energy Security and Its International Relations
Zha Daojiong
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Zha_Daojiong.pdf

The Dilemmas of China's Energy Governance: Recentralization and Regional 
Cooperation
Gaye Christoffersen
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Gaye_Christoffersen.pdf

An Asian Oil and Gas Union: Prospects and Problems
Niklas Swanstrom
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Niklas_Swanstrom.pdf

China, Kazakh Energy, and Russia: An Unlikely Menage a Trois
Stephen Blank
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Stephen_Blank.pdf

The Dragon and the Magi: Burgeoning Sino-Iranian Relations in the 21st Century
J. Brandon Gentry
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Brandon_Gentry.pdf

Japan's Central Asian Diplomacy: Motivations, Implications and Prospects for 
the Region
Christopher Len
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Chris_Len.pdf

The CEF Quarterly is published by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk 
Road Studies Program and is devoted to analysis of the current issues facing 
China and Eurasia. Each number is dedicated to a specific problem (Energy 
and Security - November 2005; Narcotics - February 2006; Terrorism - May 
2006; Soft Security Threats- August 2006).  For subscription inquiries 
contact nnorling(a)silkroadstudies.org.

Call for papers: The journal welcomes submissions to the February 2006 
(Narcotics) issue. The Editor invites longer analytical articles of 
approximately 7000 words or shorter more concrete articles on approximately 
2000 words. Please contact Niklas Swanstrom (Editor) at 
nswanstrom(a)silkroadstudies.org, Christopher Len (Assistant Editor) 
clen(a)silkroadstudies.org , or Nicklas Norling (Assistant Editor) 
nnorling(a)silkroadstudies.org  with a short description of your article idea. 
Submission guidelines and editorial principles are online at: 
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/publications/CEF_submissions.htm

PUBL.- A. Papas, Sufism and Politics between China, Tibet and Turkestan (in French)

Posted by: Thierry Zarcone <thzarcone(a)wanadoo.fr>
Posted: 23 Nov 2005


PUBL.- A. Papas, Sufism & Politics between China, Tibet & Turkestan (in French)

Sufism and Politics between China, Tibet and Turkestan. A Study on the 
Naqshbandi Khwajas of Eastern Turkestan.
By Alexandre Papas

Paris: Jean Maisonneuve, 2005, in-8, iii-291 p., 22 ill., 3 maps. With a 
foreword by Marc Gaborieau. (in French)

Caucasian and Tatar World - Central Asia and High Asia series, No 2 (Th. 
Zarcone, editor)
ISBN 2-7200-1150-9
48.00 Euros

To order, see the website: www.maisonneuve-adrien.com

Contact: maisonneuve(a)maisonneuve-adrien.com

Mail address:

Librairie d'Amerique et d'Orient - Adrien Maisonneuve, Jean Maisonneuve succ.
11, rue Saint-Sulpice
75006 Paris
France

Abstract:

Sprung from the depths of Inner Asia to confront Lamas, Shamans and whoever 
they regarded as idolatrous, Muslim missionaries leapt to the Silk Road in 
the hope to expand their Islamic faith and mysticism. While the Jesuits were 
only meeting with little success in the region, these Samarqandi Sufis 
succeeded in rooting their beliefs, spirituality and power in society. When, 
in 1680, Afaq Khwaja, a prominent figure among them, ascended the throne of 
Yarkand and established a regime based on the practical and spiritual 
principles of Sufism, a new ruling order, yet unheard of in the history of 
Asian Islam, was founded. At the outermost borders of China, Tibet and 
Central Asia, Sufi masters (ishan) were setting up a saintly dynasty and 
seizing temporal power. Braving both the Qing Empire and the Lamaist Tibet, 
the Naqshbandi Khwajas of Eastern Turkestan implemented a political and 
religious utopia in which the subjects were required to become companions 
and the saints to become kings. The Khwajas' ideal was primarily aimed at 
securing morality and orthodoxy, yet it revealed a speculative questioning 
about the world and its sufferings.

Based on unpublished - and for some, unknown - manuscript sources, the 
present book relates the history of these mystical rulers from their arrival 
in the Tarim basin in the 16th-Century up to their definitive ousting by the 
Manchu armies by the 19th-Century. Through the concept of Ishanate, the book 
raises the issues of political Sufism, utopia, power and sanctity.

Alexandre Papas, PhD, is a lecturer in Central Asian History at the Ecole 
des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

Contents:

Introduction
The manuscript corpus
The Orient and orientalism on the Khwajas
Sufism and intellectual history

Part I - From the dynastization of the ishans to the great dissension, 
1580-1653

 - Idolaters, Lamas and Sufis
 - Ishaq Khwaja and the Naqshbandiyya Ishaqiyya
 - The great dissension

Part II - The saintly exile of Afaq Khwaja and the outset of the 
Naqshbandiyya Afaqiyya, 1653-1678

 - The saint in exile
 - A Sufi master among the Lamas
 - Afaq Khwaja on the road to China

Part III - The Ishanate of Afaq Khwaja: a theologico-political utopia

 - A Sufi becomes a ruler
 - The political and religious institutions of the Ishanate
 - Spiritual practices and temporal uses
 - The Ishanate, an utopia faces the question of the world

Part IV - Afaq Khwja's legacy: prologue or epiloguee to the Sufi power?

 - The death of the saintly ishan and its results
 - The resurrection of the Afaqi sanctity: the legatees
 - The Naqshbandi ishans live on (18th-19th-C.)

Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
Appendix

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Journal of PIPSS, Issue #5, June 2006

Posted by: Journal of PIPSS <kozlowsk(a)club-internet.fr>
Posted: 23 Nov 2005


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Journal of PIPSS, Issue #5, June 2006

The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies

Issue #5, June 2006

"Women and Military Institutions in Russia and the Post-Soviet Area."

An electronic journal of social sciences
Web: http://www.pipss.org/

Call for Contributors:

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.

Pipss.org is a member of the French CNRS/EHESS scientific journals' network 
(Revues.org) and a Principal Partner of the International Security Network 
(ISN, www.isn.ethz.ch).

Fifth Issue: "Women and Military Institutions in Russia and the Post-Soviet 
Area."

The issue editors of Vol. 5 would like to invite scholars and experts to 
submit their papers for publication in a special issue on "Women and 
Military Institutions in Russia and the Post-Soviet Area."

The subject is to be approached for a pluridisciplinary angle, touching on 
historical, political, social and economic aspects. Attention will be paid 
as much to the role of women within military institutions as to the 
relations between women and the army in Russia and the other CIS republics.

In this issue, preference is given (but not limited) to four major categories:

1. The social role of women in their relations with the armed forces:

 - The social function of the soldier's wife, past and present.
 - Careers, lives and times of soldiers' wives.
 - Origins and functions of organisations of soldiers' wives (the role of 
   the army's patronage system: zhensoviet / zhenotdel and Council of Parents 
   of Servicemen of Russia, Belarusian Armed Forces' Women's Councils etc.)
 - The role of women in the economic functioning of military institutions.

2. Organisations of soldiers' mothers in Russia and the CIS:

 - Relations between organisations of soldiers' mothers and military 
   authorities.
 - Regional organisations and their modes of action with the authorities.
 - The specificity of 'feminine' intervention in the armed forces.
 - Specific registers of justification used by women in their relations with 
   military institutions such as, for example, "maternal right(s)".
 - Political action by soldiers' mothers, notably in the context of setting 
   up a political party.

3. Women in armed conflicts:

 - The role of women during armed conflicts in the Soviet and post-Soviet 
  area: Afghanistan, Nagorny Karabakh, Chechnya...
 - Women veterans: social reintegration on returning to civilian life, the 
   place of women in veterans' organisations, comparison between the status of 
   male and female veterans.
 - Women civilians in zones of armed conflict: humanitarian organizations 
   other than movements of soldiers' mothers, mothers in search of their 
   enlisted son.

4. Women within the armed forces and power ministries:

 - The status of women in power ministries (police, defence, transport, 
   borders).
 - The choice of a career in the army or police.
 - Which work for women within power ministries?
 - Women's careers in the power ministries.
 - The place of women in the prison system.

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 review 
copies to:

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski
15 rue Charlot
75003 Paris
France

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. References should be given in footnotes. (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.

If you wish to submit an article, please first contact the editorial board 
and send a 100-word abstract in English. The deadline for article submission 
is May 10, 2006, with publication in June. Final decisions on publication 
will be made by the Editorial Board.

Please send your contributions or inquiries to:

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Chief Editor, contact(a)pipss.org
Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski (5th Issue Editor)
Anna Colin Lebedev (5th Issue Editor)

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

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, November 16, 2005 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <Svante.Cornell(a)east.uu.se>
Posted: 22 Nov 2005


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, November 16, 2005 Issue on Web

The 16 November issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute is now online 
at http://www.cacianalyst.org.

Highlights:

This issue's CACI Analyst is heavy on electoral issues: Rahimullah Yusufzai 
analyzes Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, and Svante Cornell discusses 
Azerbaijan's. In addition, Grigor Hakobyan writes ahead of Armenia's 
constitutional referendum and Marat Yermukanov writes a field report ahead 
of Kazakhstan's presidential vote. Aside from this, Rizwan Zeb studies the 
prospects of the Iran-Pakistani-India pipeline.  In Field Reports, articles 
on Badakhshan after the Russian border guard withdrawal, on the 
criminalization of politics in Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan-Ukraine energy 
diplomacy.

The PDF version of the entire issue of the 16 November CACI Analyst is 
available at:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20051116Analyst.pdf


Full contents:

Analytical Articles:

Afghanistan's Elections: Democracy without Parties?
Rahimullah Yusufzai
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3811

Armenia's Constitutional Referendum Likely to Succeed
Grigor Hakobyan
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3812

Does the Iran-Pakistan-India Pipeline Have a Future?
Rizwan Zeb
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3813

Azerbaijan's Elections: Evolution, Not Revolution
Svante E. Cornell
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3814

Field Reports:

Badakhshan: More Poverty after Russian Withdrawal
Zoya Pylenko
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3815

Nazarbayev Clears Hurdles ahead of Presidential Elections
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3816

CRIMINALS BREAK INTO POLITICS IN KYRGYZSTAN
Nurshat Abubakirov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3817

Turkmenistan and Ukraine: What They Want from Each Other?
Muhammad Tahir
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3818

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/news.php

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the Central 
Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS.

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. At this 
moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on economics and 
finance matters in Central Asia and the Caucasus region, but all inquiries 
are welcome.  Please contact the Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell(a)jhu.edu 
with a short description of your article idea. Editorial principles are 
online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=2063

PUBL.- Stephen Jones, Socialism in Georgian Colors, Harvard University Press

Posted by: Stephen Jones <sfjones(a)mtholyoke.edu>
Posted: 22 Nov 2005


PUBL.- Stephen Jones, Socialism in Georgian Colors, Harvard University Press

Socialism in Georgian colors: the European road to social democracy, 1883-1917

By Stephen Jones

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., London, UK; Harvard University Press, 2005
ISBN 0-0674-019204-4

Description of the book:

Georgian social democracy was the most successful social democratic movement 
in the Russian empire. Part of Russian social democracy out of which emerged 
both Bolsheviks and Mensheviks, the Georgian organization pursued an 
independent path and set a remarkable precedent - both theoretically and in 
practice - for many of the anti-colonial nationalist movements of the 20th 
century.

CALL FOR PAPERS- The Idea of a Failed State: Interdisciplinary Theories and Applications

Posted by: Mark Evans <m.a.evans(a)swansea.ac.uk>
Posted: 22 Nov 2005


CALL FOR PAPERS- The Idea of a Failed State: Theories & Applications

Call for Papers

The Idea of a Failed State: Interdisciplinary Theories and Applications

Proposed Conference and Volume Project

In the post-Cold War era, it has become increasingly evident that one of the 
most pressing challenges for the world community is that posed by so-called 
"failed states." Many serious problems with highly significant intra- and 
international ramifications are laid at their door: savage, prolonged wars; 
global terrorism; persecution; organized crime; the spread of disease; the 
impoverishment of local populations; and illegal immigration, to name only 
some of the most obvious. If these are caused or at least exacerbated by the 
very existence of failed states - by the fact that they have 'failed' - then 
solving them requires us to confront them in their specific failings. But at 
this point, the question naturally arises: what, exactly, are failed states? 
Scholars of the phenomenon do not all seem to have the same thing in mind 
when using the term "failed state," since attempts to define the term often 
seem to have little in common. Many consist of little more than strings of 
examples, with no clear statement of principle to show what those examples 
are taken to have in common. More theoretically-developed definitions are 
usually extremely brief, or assert principles that seem to lead to the 
conclusion only that a state has failed in certain respects, but not 
necessarily across the board. What theoretical concepts are behind these 
differing definitions? Could different concepts augment, improve, or even 
disqualify others? Is it quixotic to think that scholars could together 
develop an all-purpose concept? Or are we forced to conclude that "failed 
state" is irretrievable as an analytic and moral concept from the morass of 
ideological posturing?

In order to begin answering these (and many other) questions, we are 
inviting proposals on the issues raised by the concept of a 'failed state.' 
Perspectives from any relevant academic discipline are welcome. The main aim 
of the collection will be to understand, from as many different points of 
view as possible, what would make it true to describe a state as failed, in 
the hope of developing a more complete understanding of this multi-faceted 
phenomenon in order to help fashion the tools needed to tackle it. Hence, 
the primary focus of proposals (and the resulting papers) should be that of 
clearly stating, explaining and justifying fundamental theoretical 
principles. Application of theory is, of course, often necessary and always 
desirable, but should serve the purpose of illuminating the principles. The 
treatment should be scholarly but as easily comprehensible as possible to 
those outside your specific disciplines. So, for instance, literature 
surveys and fairly extensive bibliographies are a good idea, but overly 
technical language should be either avoided or, if unavoidable, clearly 
defined.

Questions you might address include, but are by no means limited to the 
following:

I. Is the very idea of a failed state a sound one? That is, does it even 
   make sense to describe any state as 'failed'? This question might be 
   approached by asking:

a) How can we distinguish a failed state from a successful one? What 
   technical/functional and/or moral criteria might be used for this purpose?

b) Must a state fail 'across the board' to be a 'failed state', or is it 
   sufficient to fail only in certain aspects of its functioning to pass the 
   threshold of overall failure?

c) Is the notion of a failed state relative in some way? For example, can a 
  state that is deemed to be a failure in, say, one cultural context be deemed 
   to be successful (or at least not a failure) in another?

d) Is state failure always absolute, or is it a matter of degree? That is, 
   can one failed state be a worse failure than another? And, if so, how do we 
   tell which is which?

e) Is there any significant difference between a failed state and a failing 
   one?

II. What are the paradigmatic cases of state failure? Are there failed 
   states which have not so far been recognized as such, and what case can we 
   make for classing them thus?

III. Can failed states be turned into successful ones? If so, are there any 
   general strategies for doing this, or must such transformation be carried 
   out on a case-by-case basis? If failed states cannot in principle be thus 
   "repaired," is there a case for "liquidating" them? If so, who should be
the 
   liquidator, and what should happen to the "assets"?

IV. From the answers to the questions which can be asked about the concept 
   of a failed state, what might be implied or inferred with respect to the 
   nature, functions and responsibilities of the international order?

The intention is that this call will solicit proposals from which a volume 
will emerge and, if feasible, a conference at which draft contributions can 
be presented and discussed. It is hoped to plan the volume, and submit a 
proposal to publishers, early in 2006. To establish the feasibility of this, 
proposals of about 500 words long are therefore invited and should be sent to:

Liam Harte
Department of Philosophy
Westfield State College
Westfield, MA 01085
USA
E-mail: lharte(a)wsc.ma.edu

Electronic attachments, in either Word or WordPerfect formats, are 
preferable but not required.

To keep to the current schedule, it is suggested that proposals be submitted 
by January 1, 2006. Consultations will follow with interested parties with a 
view to organizing a conference on this theme, possibly in Massachusetts in 
autumn 2006.

Those who wish informally to discuss any aspect of this project are welcome 
to contact either Liam or Dr Mark Evans (University of Wales Swansea): 
m.a.evans(a)swansea.ac.uk

PUBL.- Moshe Gammer, Three Centuries of Chechen Defiance of Russian Rule

Posted by: Moshe Gammer <gammer(a)post.tau.ac.il>
Posted: 18 Nov 2005


PUBL.- Moshe Gammer, Three Centuries of Chechen Defiance of Russian Rule

I am glad to inform list members that my book is due by the end of this 
month from Hurst & Company, London (ISBNs 1-85065-743-2 [hard cover] and 
1-85065-748-3 [paperback] and University of Pittsburgh Press (ISBN 
0-8229-5898-8 [paperback])

Details of the book:

Moshe Gammer, The Lone Wolf and the Bear. Three Centuries of Chechen 
Defiance of Russian Rule.
London: Hurst & Company and Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005.

Contents:

Part I: Background.
Chapter 1: The People and the Land.
Chapter 2: The Russian Advent.
Part II: Russian Conquest.
Chapter 3: The First Gazavat.
Chapter 4: The Beginning of the Caucasian War.
Chapter 5: The Great Gazavat.
Chapter 6: The Victory of the Axe
Part III: Under the Tsar.
Chapter 7: From Quietism to Uprising.
Chapter 8: The Lesser Gazavat.
Chapter 9: The Emperor's Insubordinate Subjects.
Part IV: Between the Hammer and the Sickle.
Chapter 10: The Last Gazavat.
Chapter 11: Sovietisation
Chapter 12: From Political Banditism to National Liberation
Chapter 13: Deportation and Return.
Chapter 14: Rehabilitation.
Part V: Post-Soviet Disorder
Chapter 15: From Chechen Revolution to Jihad
Postscript
Appendices
Appendix 1: The Khasav Yurt Truce Agreement.

PUBL.- Gregory D. Anderson, Russian-Turkic Language Contact in South Central Asia

Posted by: Robert Gietz <rgietz(a)harrassowitz.de>
Posted: 18 Nov 2005


PUBL.- Gregory Anderson, Russian-Turkic Language Contact in South Central Asia

Anderson, Gregory D.
Language Contact in South Central Siberia
XIII, 285 pages, 2 fig. - 24 x 17 cm, paperback
(Turcologica, Vol. 54)
ISBN 3-447-04812-3
EUR 68,- /US $ ca. 80,00

The volume offers a description of the history and linguistic consequences 
of Russian-Turkic contacts in two adjacent republics in the Altai-Sayan 
region of south central Siberia, viz. Khakasia and Tuva. First an overview 
of Russian-Turkic contacts is offered. Next follows a lengthy outline of the 
standardized form of Khakas to serve as a basis of comparison for the data 
discussed in subsequent chapters. The complex linguistic history of Abakan, 
the capital of Khakasia is addressed, in particular what indigenous sources 
have contributed to the modern urban vernacular. This is in large part the 
result of intense mixing and amalgamation of the diverse dialects of Khakas. 
Further the role that Russian has played in shaping the modern speech 
variety attested in the capital city is examined in detail. Finally, Abakan 
Khakas data is compared with that of Kyzyl Tuvan, spoken in the capital city 
of the significantly less Russianized Republic of Tuva. The volume also 
includes a brief general discussion of the dynamics of language contact and 
structural change in languages under conditions of contact.

More information on our publications: www.harrassowitz-verlag.de

Orders can be placed with any international bookseller, with 
<service(a)harrassowitz.de> (Harrassowitz Booksellers & Subscription agency), 
or our online shop.

Do not hesitate to contact me in case of further questions.

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PUBL.- Black Sea Politics- Political Culture and Civil Society in an Unstable Region

Posted by: Hayriye Kahveci <hkahveci(a)metu.edu.tr>
Posted: 15 Nov 2005


PUBL.- Black Sea Politics- Political Culture & Civil Soc'ty in an Unstable Reg.

Book: Black Sea Politics - Political Culture and Civil Society in an 
Unstable Region

Authors: Ayse Ayata, Ayca Ergun, Isil Celimli

Publisher: IB Tauris
Date: September 23, 2005
Number of Pages: 256
Language: English
ISBN: 1845110358
Hardcover

This work brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines on the 
Black Sea Region vitally important in current international relations for 
Europe, Russia and the Near East, offering fresh perspective combining 
regional 'insiders' and 'outsider' international experts. If ideas of 'civil 
society' democratisation are Western in nature then how should one examine 
these trends in a non-Western society? This book presents a variety of 
experiences of civil society, looking at representation, participation and 
power relations in countries such as the Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, and the 
Caucasus area. It is a rare combination of 'insider' perspectives of 
regional experts and the 'outsider' views of international experts.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Ayse Gunes-Ayata
Introduction
Ayse Gunes-Ayata, Ayca Ergun, Isil Celimli

Part I - Black Sea as a Region of Study

"Frontier-Function & Civil Society: The Black Sea World in the Past and Its 
Prospects for the Future" by Eyup Ozveren

Abstract:

This article suggests that the concept of "civil society," at a time when 
the whole heritage of modernity is coming under heavy attack from all sides, 
not only remains immune to criticisms, but also enjoys a resurrection from 
the very ashes of modernity itself. The author also claims that the two 
heydays of the concept, approximately two centuries apart, might have 
something to do with the seemingly chaotic similarity between the eras of 
the making and unmaking of a paradigmatic world order. Through a 
simultaneous effort of bringing in analytical conceptions of both the Black 
Sea as a region, and the term civil society, this paper attempts to explain 
the very conditions that lead to the existence or non-existence of civil 
society as a subset of the society from a critical standpoint.
Keywords: Civil Society, Black Sea world, Frontier-function

"Interregional Cooperation between the EU and BSEC" by Tunc Aybak

Abstract:

The main aim of this article is to offer a sketch of the Black Sea region 
vis-a-vis the globalization process taking place in Europe. In doing so, the 
paper will address issues such as the place of Black Sea in the European 
regional political economy, the characteristics of the Black Sea as a new 
type of regionalism, the relevance of the regional cooperation to the 
enlargement of the European Union, and the availability of policy options 
and alternatives to the asymmetrical interdependence between the Black Sea 
Regional Cooperation and the EU. The article defines Europe in the widest 
sense as an expanding negotiation space within which new boundaries, layers 
of governance, flows and new networks are interacting with each other within 
and beyond the control of the states. The paper also argues that the Black 
Sea Regional Cooperation offers an overall policy framework to extend 
pan-European governance to manage the increasing but unstable asymmetrical 
interdependence between the EU and the Black Sea region. The author argues 
that the successful management of interdependence between the EU and the 
Black Sea begs some policy questions such as the boundary definitions, the 
flows of energy and human labour and the policy interdependence.
Keywords: BSEC, European Union, New Regionalism

Part II - Representation, Participation and Elections

"Parties and Electorates in Ukraine: Cultivating the Grass-Roots" by Sarah 
Birch

Abstract:

This chapter addresses the development of the party system in Ukraine with 
reference to the strategies employed by parties to cultivate grass-roots 
support bases. Some commentators have discerned a partisan configuration in 
Ukraine similar to that found in many Western countries and have noted a 
recent rise in party identification. Others, however, content that Ukraine 
has no genuine parties at all or no real party system, with the implication 
that parties are therefore not important in Ukrainian politics. Questioning 
both these views, this chapter argues that parties are increasingly 
important in Ukrainian politics but their nature as organizations and the 
role they play differ fundamentally from those in the established 
democracies of the West. One of the key questions is how parties structure 
their relations with the electorate in order to win votes at the time of 
elections. Popular cynicism and disillusionment with parties in general have 
hampered efforts to cultivate party identification of the type found in 
western societies. At the same time most parties are too poorly resourced 
and too weakly connected with channels of state patronage to be able to 
establish reliable party "machines". Perceptions of lack of party 
accountability for policy limit the credibility of appeals to policy-based 
voting. This combination of factors presents parties with a difficult task 
at election time. This chapter explores how they approach the electorate and 
which strategies have proved most successful.
Keywords: Political Parties, Ukraine, Grass Roots, Elections

"Transitional Politics, Political Marketing and Civic Society: The Case of 
the 2000 Elections in Romania" by Luciana Maria Salagean & Stephen Blackwell

Abstract:

By looking at the case of 2000 elections in Romania, this paper argues that 
the campaign devised by the Romanian Democratic Convention (CDR), the 
governing political alliance, was central to the poor performance of the 
alliance in the elections. As well as seeking to provide an explanation of 
the failure of the CDR marketing strategy, this paper also examines the way 
in which marketing techniques play an increasingly important role in 
Romanian electoral politics. It also suggests conclusions that may be 
applicable to other former communist countries undergoing a period of 
transitional reform.  Through new techniques of political marketing winning 
a political campaign is as much a question of advertising as it is of a 
political program. In contemporary societies, political doctrine needs the 
support of the economic and psychological methods used for promoting 
products. More efficient political publicity in theory will help to diminish 
those elements within Romanian political culture that seek to exploit 
extremism and fanatical nationalism. Better presentation will also 
"demystify" the political process and undermine the authoritarian tendencies 
within Romanian politics.
Keywords: 2000 Elections, Romania, Political Marketing

"The Evolution of the Multiparty System in Ukraine: Prelude to a Robust 
Democracy?" by Olga Kesarchuk

Abstract:

The aim of this paper is to analyze of how and why political parties were 
formed in Ukraine, as well as how the multiparty system works in the 
country. The article also attempts to explain why Ukrainian parties do not 
carry out the function of intermediaries between the citizens and the state 
organs. The article focuses on some of the challenges facing the multiparty 
system in Ukraine among which are the underdeveloped nature of the 
democratic system in terms of not having sufficient backgrounds, small 
numbers of constituencies, the concentration of the electorate mainly in big 
cities, the non-existence of an adequate legal framework, the atomized 
nature of the political arena, and finally the vagueness in the party 
programs and political immaturity. The article argues that one of the 
problems the Ukrainian political system faces today is the distorted 
relationship between the society and the state. As the concluding remarks, 
the author suggests that the improvement of the legislative basis that As 
the concluding remarks, the author suggests that the improvement of the 
legislative basis that regulates formation of parties and their activities 
and the improvement of the political culture of the society would provide 
grounds for the progress of the political system as a whole.
Keywords: Multiparty System, Ukraine

Part III - Civil Society and Its Organizations

"Democratization from Below: The Role of Civil Society in Azerbaijan" by 
Ayca Ergun

Abstract:

The chapter focuses on the "society" part of democratization in post-Soviet 
Azerbaijan, primarily on the dynamics which take place in society with 
specific reference to social organizations, umbrella groups and political 
parties. It identifies the nature of the civil society, the aims and 
activities of social organizations and umbrella groups, their relations with 
each other, with the state and international governmental and 
non-governmental organizations, and their roles in the process of 
democratization. The formation of civil society in Azerbaijan is greatly 
influenced by patterns of continuity inherited from the Soviet rule and by 
patterns of change introduced by the regime change. After independence, 
civil society actors emerged and penetrated a context where authoritarian 
practices, clientelism, family networks, regionalism and a tendency for 
one-man rule were institutionalized. The chapter argues that the formation 
of civil society in Azerbaijan does not succeed but precedes democratization 
while constituting a milieu where the question of how to democratize is 
debated. It is the main force, stimulating, provoking and challenging the 
regime.
Keywords: Civil Society, Azerbaijan, Democratization, NGOs

"Civil Society - a Key Element of the Post-Cold-War Zeitgeist: Civic Society 
Structure in Bulgaria" by Elena Triffonova

Abstract:

Relying on the definition of civil society made by Martin Shaw, that is a 
sphere of association in society in distinction to the state, involving a 
network of institutions through which society and groups within it represent 
themselves in cultural, ideological and political senses", this paper 
attempts to analyze the evolution and structure of the non-governmental 
sector in Bulgaria. The author addresses the issues that challenge the 
formation of the sector. Among these issues are: lack of democratic 
tradition in civic representation, clientelistic relationships based on 
kinship, and low civic activity at the grassroots level.
Keywords: Civil society, Bulgaria

"The Civiliarchic Transformation of Civil Society in Armenia: Civiliologic 
Discourse" by Ashot S. Alexanyan

Abstract:

The aim of this paper is to introduce the concept of civiliarchy and to 
discuss the very context it could breed and function more efficiently. 
Civiliarchy creates the exact elements, which involve the axis of the 
international geopolitical strategy, global or transnational civil society 
institutions, promotion of democracy in the "nation-states." The civil 
societies of Black Sea region are faced with the challenge of 
self-preservation, self-development and mutual conditionality as a result of 
their global geo-historical unity. The tendencies of real cooperation 
between the institutions of regional civil societies promote the 
establishment of tolerance, solidarity, mutual control, plural identity and 
creation of inter-civilization dialogue. In such systems, the dominant role 
belongs not so much to the state, but to the subjects of civil society - 
civilizations and integrators. In the inter-institutional systems of civil 
society there are "common humanitarian elements" or "common civil spheres" 
where it is possible to obtain the goals of life quality standards, human 
rights, social justice, scientific, educational and legal systems, 
communications, some other ecological and civilization principles as much as 
possible, and also to develop consensus mechanisms for providing "civil 
prosperity." In the conditions of mutual action and improvement of regional 
civic societal actors the role of civiliarchy increases.
Keywords: Civil Society, Civiliarchy, Black Sea Region

"The Constitution of the Civil Sector in Bulgaria after 1989: Between 
Business Enterprise and Civic Participation" by Petya Kabakchieva

Abstract:

The paper analyzes the difficult emancipation of the Bulgarian civil society 
after the political change in 1989 and its specific characteristics from the 
viewpoint of institutional culture it expresses and creates. The main thesis 
defended is that the contemporary civil sector in Bulgaria is mostly a 
Western product, because it is constituted as a result of international 
donors" programs. This specific character has both positive and negative 
consequences. The positive one is that NGOs act as subjects of a global 
institutional culture and they serve as mediators between this culture and 
paternalistic oriented etatist Bulgarian political culture, changing the 
latter in the direction of the former. The negative result is that as they 
include highly educated professionals, intellectual and political elites, 
they become more elitist and more money oriented, and they act more as 
business consultant firms than as civil agents, defending specific 
interests, rights and enhancing civil participation.
Keywords: Civil Society, Bulgaria, NGOs, International donors

Part IV - Power Relations

"The Predicament of Civil Society in Post-Soviet Russia: Dynamics of Media 
Politics" by Oktay F. Tanrisever

Abstract:

This paper aims to examine the problems the development of civil society in 
post-Soviet Russia through the prism of the relations between the state and 
the media. The main argument of the paper is that the increasing state 
pressure on independent media in Russia seems to mark an authoritarian turn 
in Russian politics that could have negative implications for the 
development of civil society. This paper discusses the relations between 
media and civil society in the context of post-Soviet Russia. It, then, 
examines the evolution of independent media in the post-Soviet Russia, 
focusing on a triangular relationship among the state, the business elite, 
and the media during Boris Yeltsin period. Next, the paper discusses Putin's 
policy of pressuring the independent media in the name of curtailing the 
powers of some members of the business elite. The paper concludes by 
exploring whether the civil society in Russia was strong enough to shield 
the independent media and the freedom of speech from Putin"s authoritarian 
perspective.
Keywords: Civil Society, Russia, Media

"Social Power and Post-Soviet Economic Transformation" by Neil Robinson

Abstract:

Democratization and economic transformation were supposed to be mutually 
supporting in post-Soviet states. Evidence from Eastern Europe indicates 
that democratization and progress in economic reform are powerfully 
correlated. In the former USSR, the opposite seems to be the case. Failure 
in economic transformation seems to have had a negative influence on 
democratization. In the main, this has been explained by reference to gains 
in political power by "winner" groups. These groups are said to be in 
position to block further economic reform by undermining state power and 
autonomy. Consequently, the state becomes a vehicle for the satisfaction of 
private interests, and the economy does not become marketized, but 
"virtual," supporting value-subtracting practices and economic sub-cultures 
that are remnants of Soviet practices and belief systems. This virtual 
economy then further diminishes the likelihood of democratization since it 
locks many citizens in to dependency on economic elites. This chapter 
questions this argument. Using the case of Russia, it argues that partial 
reform can be created by the state and its officers rather than by winner 
groups, and that partial reform can be broken down. The implications of this 
argument are that: 1) contingent political choices have been more important 
in determining economic fortune than cultural factors; 2) changes to partial 
reform and virtual economy are possible since social power. The chapter 
concludes by briefly considering the implications of these arguments for 
post-Soviet political economy more generally.
Keywords: Democratization, Economic Transformation, Russia, Virtual
Economy, Partial Reform

"State Formation, Civil Society and Democratization: Comparing the Turkish 
Experience with Mediterranean and East European Cases" by Fethi Acikel

Abstract:

In contrast to culturalist analyses of democratization, the question of 
transition in post-authoritarian societies follows similar patterns of 
development. In fact, in terms of emergence and dissolution of authoritarian 
regimes and the birth of populist strategies in the Mediterranean and East 
European societies, there are striking parallels with the Turkish case. 
Unlike western democracies, those societies are plagued by various versions 
of populism, clientelism and authoritarianism in the process of transition 
to sustainable democracy and economic growth. Both the crises of nation 
building and uneven development seem to have undermined fragile character of 
democratization in those societies. In this article, through a comparative 
historical sociological analysis, the author examines some striking 
parallels and differences between the Turkish, the Mediterranean and East 
European cases. In so doing, the article utilizes some historical and 
conceptual tools to understand the processes of democratization and 
post-authoritarian politics. Although main focus of the essay will be on 
Turkey, through paying attention to various state traditions and capitalist 
growth strategies, the author attempts to propose a non-culturalist 
framework for comparative analyses. Finally, this essay locates the Turkish 
social formation in the co-ordinates of the authoritarian Mediterranean 
regimes and bureaucratically centralized East European societies.
Keywords: Democratization, Turkey, Mediterranean societies, East Europe

Notes
Contributors
Index

Hayriye Kahveci
Research Assistant
Center for Black Sea and Central Asia, METU
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of International Relations, METU
Tel: + 90 312 210 30 51
Fax: + 90 312 210 30 51
Alternate email: hayriye.kahveci(a)gmail.com

PUBL.- The Anthropology of East Europe Review

Posted by: Krista Harper <kharper(a)anthro.umass.edu>
Posted: 15 Nov 2005


PUBL.- The Anthropology of East Europe Review

Welcome to the Anthropology of East Europe Review: Central Europe, Eastern 
Europe and Eurasia (AEER).

Web: http://condor.depaul.edu/~rrotenbe/aeer/

This journal is a publication of the East European Anthropology Group 
(EEAG), an international network of anthropologists working in Central and 
Eastern Europe and in the Post-Soviet societies of Europe and Asia. It 
receives financial and institutional support from the College of Liberal 
Arts and Sciences of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. The East 
European Anthropology Group is a professional network of the Society for the 
Anthropology of Europe (SAE) and the American Anthropological Association 
(AAA). It holds its annual meeting in conjunction with that of the American 
Anthropological Association, during which policy for this journal is 
established by the membership.

The EEAG holds its annual meeting in conjunction with that of the American 
Anthropological Association. This year (2005), it will be held at noon on 
Friday, December 2 at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel, Washington D.C. This 
meeting is open only to members of the AAA, SAE, EEAG or invited guests.

The AEER serves the membership of this network by publishing research and 
scholarly papers on issues of rapid cultural change in East European 
societies. In addition, AEER serves as the publication vehicle for SOYUZ, 
The Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies. Many ofd the 
special issyues from recent years are papers originally delivbered at the 
annual SOYUZ conference. Please see their website for detail on this 
organization.

The value of the work published in AEER is its timeliness. Its purpose is to 
put research findings into the hands of professionals in as short a time as 
possible. The journal is published twice a year. The journal is a benefit of 
membership in the group. Memberships are open to working professionals in 
research institutes and universities, and students. Interested parties 
outside of professional anthropology and institutional library subscriptions 
are encouraged. The journal is archived at several university libraries in 
Europe and North America.

The journal welcomes submissions from scholars actively researching cultural 
issues in Eastern Europe. In the past the journal has published the work of 
sociologists, political scientists, historians, folklorists, and 
ethnographers, as well as anthropologists. These articles are not submitted 
for outside review, but the context of the research must be carefully 
documented. The articles should represent new knowledge that is the result 
of long term linguistic and ethnographic commitment to East European 
communities. If you would like to submit an article, contact one of the 
editors: Krista Harper <kharper(a)anthro.umass.edu>or Julie Hemmert 
<jhemment(a)anthro.umass.edu>

>From time to time, the journal publishes special theme issues. The best 
known of these is War among the Yugoslavs, AEER 11 (1-2), Autumn, 1993.It is 
out of print. However, the articles have been updated and republished in 
Joel M. Halpern and David A. Kideckel, eds., Neighbors at War: 
Anthropologuical Perspectives on Yugoslav Ethnicity, Culture and History, 
University Park, PA: Penn State Press, 2000, ISBN 0-271-01978-6.  Currently 
five such issues are available: Refugee Women of the Balkans, AEER 13 (1), 
Spring 1995, and Culture and Society in the Former Soviet Union, AEER 13 
(2), Autumn, 1995, Out of the Ruins: Cultural Negotiations in the Soviet 
Aftermath, AEER 16(2), Autumn, 1998, Reassessing Peripheries in 
Post-Socialist Societies AEER 17(2), Autumn, 1999, and Why Post-Socialism is 
Good to Think: The Anthropology of Transforming States AEER 18(1) Spring 2000.

Web: http://condor.depaul.edu/~rrotenbe/aeer/specialissues.html

To order a single copy of a theme issue ($20), or to be become a member, 
please contact the editors of the AEER: Krista Harper or Julie Hemmert.

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, November 2, 2005 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <Svante.Cornell(a)east.uu.se>
Posted: 9 Nov 2005


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, November 2, 2005 Issue on Web

The 2 November issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute is now online at 
http://www.cacianalyst.org.

This issue's highlights: Rafis Abazov recaps what went wrong in Kyrgyzstan's 
'revolution'; Alman Mir-Ismail analyzes the implications of President 
Aliyev's Oct. 17 government shake-up; also articles on Georgia's frustration 
with the OSCE by Markus Bernath and on Kazakhstan's relations with NATO by 
Roger McDermott. In Field Reports, a trip report on enclaves in the Ferghana 
valley, Turkmenbashi's cotton woes, dry lands management in Kazakhstan and 
Rasul Guliyev's failure to return to Azerbaijan.

The PDF version of the entire issue of the 2 November CACI Analyst is 
available at:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20051102Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles:

Kyrgyzstan's Revolution: What Went Wrong?
Rafis Abazov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3778

President Aliyev's Shakeup: A Changing Portrait
Alman Mir Ismail
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3779

Georgia's Scapegoat: The OSCE in South Ossetia
Markus Bernath
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3780

Kazakhstan Lays Legal Basis for Deeper Cooperation with NATO
Roger N McDermott
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3781

Field Reports:

Batken's Border Problems
Zoya Pylenko
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3782

Turkmenbashi Tightens His Grip over Shortfalls in Cotton Production
Chemen Durdiyeva
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3783

Dry Lands Management Project Boosts Kazakhstan's Agriculture
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3784

Rasul Guliyev Failed to Return to Azerbaijan
Gulnara Ismailova
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3785

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/news.php

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the Central 
Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS.

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. At this 
moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on economics and 
finance matters in Central Asia and the Caucasus region, but all inquiries 
are welcome.  Please contact the Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell(a)jhu.edu 
with a short description of your article idea. Editorial principles are 
online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=2063

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Central Asia Archaeological Society Journal

Posted by: Vladimir Karasev <caas_uz(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 7 Nov 2005


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Central Asia Archaeological Society Journal

I am glad to inform you that from the beginning of the next 2006 year, our 
Central Asia Archaeological Society (CAAS), will start publishing of a new 
magazine for very wide circle of readers. Our magazine will include 
information in different spheres, such as: archaeology, history, geography, 
art, biology, geology, ethnography and religion.

If you or your colleagues are interested in placing your articles in our 
magazine, we will be sincerely glad to cooperate with you! Articles should 
be written in popular format along with the illustrations of high quality. 
Unfortunately, but at the first steps we are not able to pay any fee but 
each author will be provided by a copy of the magazine. Magazine will be 
spread on the territory of Uzbekistan as well as on the territories of many 
countries of Central Asian region. It will be published in Russian language.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me any time!

Denis V. Karasev
Director of Central Asia Archaeological Society
Kora-Kamish 1/4, 19-66
Tashkent, 700034
Uzbekistan
Tel.(work): 99871 3985865
Email: caas_uz(a)yahoo.com

PUBL.- Christopher Waters, Ed., State of Law in the South Caucasus

Posted by: Christopher P.M. Waters <c.p.m.waters(a)reading.ac.uk>
Posted: 4 Nov 2005


PUBL.- Christopher Waters, Ed., State of Law in the South Caucasus

I am pleased to announce the publication of a new book in Palgrave's 
Euro-Asian Series:

Christopher Waters, ed., The State of Law in the South Caucasus
Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 2005

Web: http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403936560

Contents:

Introduction; C.P.M. Waters

Part 1: Role of the State

 - Clash of Institutions Clientelism and Corruption versus Role of Law; C.H. 
Stefes
 - 'Georgians Cannot Help Being Original'; The Evolution of Election Rules 
in the Republic of Georgia; E.S. Herron & I. Mirzashvili
 - Democratization and the Rule of Law in Azerbaijan: Europe's Relevance; G. 
Guliyeva
 - Rule of Law in the Secessionist States; C.P.M. Waters

Part 2: Lawyering

 - Lawyers in the Caucasus: Climbing out of the Communist Shadow; C. Zullo
 - Legal Education in Azerbaijan: Past, Present, and Future Challenges; C.R. 
Davidson & N.S.N. Asare

Part 3: Regulation

 - The Legal Basis for Business in Georgia; M. Guledani
 - Regulation and Reform in Telecommunications; K. Andreasyan
 - Linking Rule of Law and Environmental Policy Reform in Armenia and 
Georgia; A.M. Chatrchyan & A.E. Wooden

Part 4: Vulnerable Groups and the Law

 - Armenia's Women in Transition; S. Anjargolian
 - Protecting Housing and Property Rights of the Displaced in Georgia; A.R. 
Smit

Dr. Christopher Waters
Senior Lecturer, School of Law
Dep. Director, Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
University of Reading
Reading, RG6 6AH
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 118 378 5413
Fax: +44 (0) 118 378 4543
Web: www.reading.ac.uk/law

PUBL.- Comparative Constitutional Review, No. 3 (52) 2005 (in Russian)

Posted by: Olga Zyukova <zyukova(a)ilpp.ru>
Posted: 3 Nov 2005


PUBL.- Comparative Constitutional Review, No. 3 (52) 2005 (in Russian)

Institute for Law and Public Policy is glad to inform you that the issue No. 
3 (52) of the Russian language journal "Sravnitel'noe Konstitutsionnoe 
Obozrenie" appeared. Our journal has been published in Russia since 1993 
("Konstitutsionnoe Pravo: Vostochnoevropeiskoe Obozrenie" till 2003) and 
among its readers are justices of constitutional courts (and another high 
courts), comparative constitutional law experts, researchers, politicians 
from more than 30 countries. The full information about journal, another 
publications and activities of the Institute is available at our website: 
http://www.ilpp.ru

Here is the content of the issue with short summaries.

Sravnitel'noe Konstitutsionnoe Obozrenie
No. 3 (52) 2005

Special Reports

Alexey Gromyko

General Elections of 2005 in the United Kingdom: Results and Consequences

In this article the author analyzes the development of the political system 
of Great Britain under Prime Minister Tony Blair through institutional and 
legal methods. Through an examination of election campaigns, the problems of 
British society are discussed, and problems in the activity of the ruling 
party and the Cabinet under Tony Blair are highlighted.

Kuznetsov Igor

Russian Constitutional Reform: Modeling of the Political "Agenda"

Information and communicative processes related to the problem of reforming 
the Russian Constitution are described in the article.  Particular attention 
is given to reflection of the existing form of government in the mass media, 
both continuity and possible changes.  The author addresses the most 
prominent themes comprising the political "agenda" of Russia. In this case 
the constitutional reform appears as a collection of more or less structured 
themes and topics directed at the institutionalization of corresponding 
proposals for reform. The author conjectures that the wide variety of 
proposed reforms is a reflection of the institutional weakness of the 
current political regime.

Thomas Remington

Presidential Support in the Russian State Duma

Through an analysis of rollcall votes from the 2000-2003 Russian State Duma 
on a set of issues reflecting President Putin's legislative agenda, the 
paper examines the impact of parliamentary party affiliation, policy 
preferences, issue type, and electoral mandate type in structuring floor 
support for the president. The implications of a mixed electoral system for 
building legislative coalitions in multiparty legislatures are assessed. The 
findings also shed light on Putin's recent reforms of the Duma's rules and 
procedures and the country's electoral system.

Feature
Judicial Power in Modern State

Stephen Williams

What American Judges are Trying to Do when Writing an Opinion

This article contains the practical examination of the question: what 
American judges are trying to do when writing an opinion. The author seeks 
to reveal what objectives they have in writing reports. He bases the 
research on two real cases: Gushchenkov v. Ashcroft and Majors v. Abell.

Alexey Avtonomov

Judicial System of Ireland (Organization and Functioning)

The judicial system of the Irish Republic is examined in detail. The author 
deals with such questions as the structure of the system and the 
competencies of the individual parts. Special attention is devoted to 
judicial control and the main means of legal protection. The author also 
analyses the activity of quasijudicial Irish authorities.

Peter H. Solomon, Jr.

Threats of Judicial Counterreform in Putin's Russia

This paper explores a series of proposals and initiatives in Russia from 
2001 to 2005, all of which threatened some of the substantial achievements 
of judicial reform under Yeltsin and Putin. These include the proposals to 
change the makeup and way of selecting members of judicial qualification 
collegia; an attempt to end life appointments for judges; a challenge to the 
power of the Constitutional Court to declare laws invalid; the plan to move 
the top courts from Moscow to St.?Petersburg; efforts to tame jury 
discretion in political cases; and widespread talk about corruption in the 
courts. While the Putin era threats have not been realized, the paper 
suggests that counterreform discourse may have an inhibiting effect on the 
judiciary in Russia.

Tamara Morschakova

Counterreform: Threat and Reality

In this article the author expresses her opinion about the problems raised 
in the article of P.Solomon "Threats of Judicial Counterreform in Putin's 
Russia". The author evaluates Russian judicial counterreform from the 
perspective of its real danger and argues that in modern Russia such 
counterreform has neither a legal basis, nor an objective political basis.

Kyle Davis

Ongoing Judicial Reforms in Kazakhstan

This paper discusses recent judicial reforms in Kazakhstan, focusing on the 
initiative to institute jury trials in criminal cases and Kazakhstan's new 
draft laws on arbitration tribunals. The discussion touches on sources of 
criticism of Kazakhstan's judicial reform program and Kazakhstan's responses 
thereto.

Methodology of Comparative Constitutionalism

Kim Lane Scheppele

Aspirational and Aversive Constitutionalism: The Case for Studying 
Cross-Constitutional Influence through Negative Models

The article is devoted to problems of crossconstitutional influence.  The 
author shows two forms of such influence: "constitutional borrowings" and 
"constitutional nonborrowings". Special attention is paid to the aversive 
constitutionalism and to crossconstitutional influence on the USA. The 
author supposes that aversive constitutionalism plays a major role in the 
construction of constitutions and the maintenance of constitutional 
traditions, even in the most apparently insular constitutional regimes.

Council of Europe

Philip Leach

Beyond the Bug River - a New Dawn for Redress before the European Court of 
Human Rights?

The article comprehensively considers the European Court of Human Rights' 
traditional approach to legal redress regarded by many as conservative. The 
author considers areas - restitution of property, unlawful detention, 
criminal investigation and criminal proceedings -where the European Court 
has taken steps other than simply to compensate a victim of Convention 
violations. The article then turns to consider the Court's most recent 
approach of issuing pilot judgments in response to "systemic" violations. 
The article summarizes relevant factors in the Court requiring states to 
take particular measures in addition to compensation, concluding that there 
is no reason why such principles should not be applied to a wider number of 
Convention violations.

Eszter Polgari

European Court of Human Rights and European Consensus

The primary concern of the essay is how and to what extent the European 
consensus analysis based on the comparison of national law is justifiable in 
the legal practice of the European Court of Human Rights. The Court has 
gradually restricted the margin of appreciation of member states, and one of 
the means of the protection of rights was the statement of consensus in 
national regulations. The cases decided on the basis of European consensus 
raise several questions: that the method of comparative research and the 
choice of member states is ambiguous, and often it seems that the research 
is more of justification than an interpretive method. The consensus is 
perfectly suitable to protect the Strasbourg Court from the charge of 
exaggerated activism, while by referring to the lack of harmony it is 
possible to avoid decision in cases where European society is divided.

Sergey Patrakeev

Analysis of the European Court of Human Rights Decisions Accepted in the 
First Half of 2005

The article is devoted to summarizing of the European Court's practice 
relevant to Russia during the first six months in 2005 year. The author 
chooses typical problematic situations, notes particularities and possible 
nonstandard decisions. The review of European Court's decisions conducted by 
the author allows revealing gaps in Russian legislation and negative moments 
in lawmaking practice that is one of the doubtless values of the article.

Local Self-Government

Elena Gritsenko

Universal European Standards in the Sphere of Local Self-Government in the 
Russian Legal System

The author argues that it is necessary to answer a number of key questions 
in order to understand present trends in Russian legislation in the sphere 
of local selfgovernment and European standards. The article focuses on such 
problems as the essence of European standards in the sphere of local 
selfgovernment, their legal meaning for states and their influence on 
Russian law.

Felix Boellmann

Recent Changes in the Sphere of Russian Local Self-Government

The author proposes an analysis of the legal and political changes in the 
sphere of Russian local self-government that have been adopted since August 
2004. At the same time he illustrates perception of these changes by the 
communities of other countries, based on German experience. The author 
argues that this reform should be approved of in general, but there is still 
a need for the legal specification of some aspects.

Cameron Ross

Russian Politics of Local Government Reform

The article is focused on the politics of local government reform from 
Yeltsin to Putin. The author successively analyses basic laws that regulated 
this sphere. Special attention is given to the 2003 law. He describes the 
positive and negative aspects of the law and argues that despite the obvious 
necessity of reform in this sphere, this law does not provide the best of 
such reform. This new law could lead not only to less autonomy for local 
government bodies but it will also directly subordinate local government 
economically and politically to regional and federal bodies.

Administrative Reform

Nadezhda Salischeva, Elena Abrosimova

Administrative Reform and Administrative Procedure in Russia

In the article the authors analyze institutional processes of administrative 
and civil service reforms in Russia. Special attention is devoted to 
consideration of administrative courts as arbitrators between citizens and 
the state in the postreform period in view of the scientific and practical 
issues existing at present in this sphere.

Gadis Gadzhiev

Constitutional Guides for the Creation of the System of Administrative 
Courts in Russia

The author discusses opportunities for the development of the constitutional 
justice model on the system of administrative courts.  The author analyses 
the negative aspects of "administrative" cases regulation within the limits 
of civil and arbitration courts. He also focuses on the types of work 
carried out in the sphere of administrative legal proceedings.

Marina Shtatina

Reforming of Administrative Justice in the Situation of Realization of 
Administrative Reform: Example of Venezuela

Russian legal science mainly looks into classic models of administrative 
disputes' resolution, but the author supposes that widening of the range of 
states under review will help to find an optimal model of administrative 
justice for Russia. The article is devoted to an analysis of the process of 
reforming administrative justice in Venezuela and its main elements.

Constitutional Justice

Renata Uitz

EU Law before the Hungarian Constitutional Court: Some Lessons after the 
First Encounter

Following Hungary's accession to the European Union the Hungarian 
Constitutional Court invalidated a bill which was almost identical to a 
European Commission regulation on agricultural surplus stocks. The paper 
demonstrates why the decision of the Hungarian Constitutional Court does not 
tell us much about the Constitutional Court's stance on the supremacy of EU 
law. The paper explores potential trajectories of the relationship of 
ordinary courts and constitutional courts in new member states.

In the Russian Constitutional Court Decisions of the Constitutional Court of 
the Russian Federation

The new model of analysis of the Constitutional Court's of the Russian 
Federation decisions is presented in this issue. This analysis is based on 
the model used in the book "The Constitution of the Russian Federation in 
the decisions of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation". The 
materials for the book as well as for this review were prepared with 
participation of the Russian Constitutional Court's experts. There is also 
an expert comment Nikolay Kipnis to one of the most interesting decisions 
devoted to the Criminal Procedure Code.

PUBL.- Metamorphoses of Collective Memory in Russia and Central Caucasus (in Russian)

Posted by: Rauf Karakozov <rkarak(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 3 Nov 2005


PUBL.- Metamorphoses of Collective Memory in Russia & Central Caucasus

Metamorphozy kollektivnoy pamyati v Rossii i na tsentral'nom Kavkaze 
(Metamorphoses of Collective Memory in Russia and Central Caucasus)
By R. Karagezov (Garagozov)

Baku: ISSC Nurlan, 2005
388p. Bibliogr.: 319-341.
ISBN 9952-420-02-1
Hardcover, 75 USD
In Russian

Description:

The  book's major topic  is collective memory which is considered in its 
interrelation with historical narratives and identity. Following 
"sociocultural" approach the collective memory is treated as mediated by 
various historical narratives. Historical narratives (annals, chronicles, 
school textbooks of history etc.) are considered to be cultural tools, 
promoting collective remembering.

Proceeding from these ideas and concepts about collective remembering and in 
particular employing such concepts as: a "schematic narrative template" 
(Wertsch, 2002), "mode" of historical discourse (White, 1987) and 
"chronotope" (Bakhtin, 1986), the book has suggested an innovative  method 
of investigating collective memory through comparative analysis of narrative 
traditions emerged within different cultures (in particular, Russian, 
Azerbaijani, Armenian and Georgian  cultures and  traditions of historical 
writing are considered).

The book has pointed out that the difference in historical writing leads to 
difference in forms of collective memory and identity and discusses in 
details the forces which contributed to the creation and instillation of 
various "schematic narrative templates" into collective memories of 
different ethnonational groups. It has been shown the instrumental nature of 
these narrative templates as a "product" of complex interplay of 
ideological, political, socio-cultural, economic, psychological and other 
forces. In particular, the role played by such institutions as church and 
state in shaping these templates has been disclosed.

Instilling of schematic narrative templates through historical and cultural 
socialization into collective consciousness leads to formation of - patterns 
as some sort of stable configuration of collective experience. One of the 
main features of such patterns is their property to "interweaving" with 
other parts of collective experience. Turning into the integral element of 
identity, these patterns render specific influence on thought, feelings and 
behavior of group members. Such patterns are underpinning the process of how 
groups perceive their past, understand motivation of historical protagonists 
and etc. They are often actualized as well as activate social mobilization 
and social movements.

The book reveals some forms of collective memory in their mutual relation 
with national historiographies, nation building, "politics of memory" and 
"politics of identity" to be held in post-soviet states. In conclusion, some 
recommendations for overcoming barriers to mutual understanding erected by 
national historiographies, which traditionally reproduce the past in 
nationalistic overview and thus interfering to achievement of the long-term 
peace in the Caucasus are given.

Table of contents:

Chapter 1. Collective memory: Concepts and Methods of Investigation

1.1. Contemporary studies of collective memory.
1.2. Collective memory at the context of sociocultural approach.
1.3. Literary chronotopes, narratives and meanings (sense).
1.4. Hypotheses and instruments of analysis

Chapter 2. Schematic Narrative Template and Peculiarities of Russian 
Collective Memory

2.1. First Russian historical tales and Schematic Narrative Templates
2.2. The factors contributing to the creation of the Russian Schematic 
     Narrative Template
2.3. Russian historical compositions of the 16th century - between poles of 
     "sacrificed" and "imperial" narration.
2.4. Russian Schematic Narrative Template and collective memory.

Chapter 3. Historical Choice and Patterns of Collective Experience

3.1. Russian Schematic Narrative Template and image of Stalin in Russian 
     collective memory
3.2. The voices of individual and collective remembering
3.3. "Triumph over alien forces" as pattern of Russian collective memory
3.4. Historical Choice and Patterns of Collective Experience.

Chapter 4. Historical Narratives, Cultural Traditions and Collective Memory 
in the Central Caucasus.

4.1. The peculiarities of Azerbaijani, Georgian and Armenian historical writing
4.2. Armenian Schematic Narrative Template at the historical context
4.3. Types of historical discourse as expression of different forms of 
     historical consciousness and identity.

Chapter 5. Peculiarities of Collective Memory, Historiography and "Memory 
Politics"

5.1. The peculiarities of historical narratives and forms of collective memory.
5.2. Caucasian landscapes of history and collective memory.
5.3. Before dilemma: Future for the sake of the Past or Past for the sake of 
     the Future.

Conclusion
Literature
Notes
Summary (in English).

Orders can be made by contacting:

Institute of Strategic Studies of the Caucasus
AZ 1006, Aliovsat Guliyev, 98
Tel: (994-12) 494-46-37
E-mail: rgaragozov(a)iatp.az
Website: www.ca-c.org

PUBL.- UNISCI Discussion Papers No. 9, October 2005

Posted by: Unisci Complutense <grupounisci(a)yahoo.es>
Posted: 2 Nov 2005


PUBL.- UNISCI Discussion Papers No. 9, October 2005

It is a pleasure to announce you a new issue of UNISCI Discussion Papers

In this issue you will find articles on Transatlantic Relations, European 
Defense Industry, Chechnya, Terrorism in Central Asia, Turkey, the Tenth 
Anniversary of the Euromediterranean Conference as well as an interesting 
essay on Africa and some papers regarding the main current  international 
topics such as China-Taiwan relations, human security etc.

Download from www.ucm.es/info/unisci

PUBL.- Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, First 20 Vols. Published

Posted by: Andreas Umland <andreumland(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 2 Nov 2005


PUBL.- Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, First 20 Vols. Published

20th Vol. of "Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics & Society" published

ibidem press (Stuttgart/Hannover) announces completion of the publication of 
the first 20 volumes of the new trilingual book series "Soviet and 
Post-Soviet Politics and Society" (ISSN 1614-3515).

Founded in summer 2004, this paperback series makes available English-, 
German- and Russian-language scholarly studies of various empirical aspects 
of the recent history and current affairs of the former Soviet bloc. The 
series features narrowly focused research on a variety of phenomena in 
Central and Eastern Europe as well as Northern & Central Asia and the 
Caucasus. In particular, it highlights so far understudied aspects of late 
Tsarist, Soviet, and post-Soviet political, social, economic and cultural 
history from 1905 until today. Topics covered within this focus are, among 
others, political extremism, minority politics, higher education, and human 
rights.  In addition, the series covers selected major issues in post-Soviet 
transition such as economic crisis, civil society formation, and 
constitutional reform.

Published and forthcoming volumes:
http://www.ibidem-verlag.de/spps.html.

Information for authors:
http://www.ibidem-verlag.de/r1l2.html.

Subscription form:
http://www.ibidem-verlag.de/Abonnement/Abonnement_1614-3515_engl.pdf

Individual books:
http://www.buchhandel.de/vlb/vlb.cgi?T=1129364508&ID=0218x7491597x9063x-214&
layout=37&type=reihe&rpos=0&rtag=0&isbn=3-89821-506-7 or www.amazon.de.

Academic libraries, particularly in transition countries or the Third World, 
might be eligible to receive a free series subscription or free individual 
books via the German Research Foundation Literature Donation Program. See 
http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/scientific_instrumentation_and_infrast
ructure/scientific_library_services_and_information_systems/international_co
operation/literature_donations.html.

On the series' German-Russian translation project on Russian nationalism, 
see http://praktika.oei.fu-berlin.de/detail.php?id=410

Volumes 1 - 20:

Umland, Andreas (ed.)
The Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in Russia 
Philosophical, Legal, and Empirical Studies
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-387-0
Paperback, 228 Pages, 24.90 EURO

Wipperfuerth, Christian
Putins Russland - ein vertrauenswuerdiger Partner? Grundlagen, Hintergruende 
und Praxis gegenwaertiger russischer Aussenpolitik
Mit einem Vorwort von Heinz Timmermann
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-401-X
Paperback, 210 Pages, 24.90 EURO

Hussner, Manja
Die Uebernahme internationalen Rechts in die russische und deutsche 
Rechtsordnung
Eine vergleichende Analyse zur Voelkerrechtsfreundlichkeit der Verfassungen 
der Russlaendischen Foederation und der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Mit einem Vorwort von Rainer Arnold
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-438-9
Paperback, 164 Pages, 24.90 EURO

Tejada, Matthew S
Bulgaria's Democratic Consolidation and the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant The 
Unattainability of Closure
With a foreword by Richard J. Crampton
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-439-7
Paperback, 146 Pages, 24.90 EURO

Meerovich, Mark G
Kvadratnye metry, opredeliaiushchie soznanie
Gosudarstvennaia zhilishchnaia politika v SSSR.
1921-1941 gg.
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-474-5
Paperback, 214 Pages, 22.00 EURO

Tsygankov, Andrei P / Tsygankov, Pavel A (eds.)
New Directions in Russian International Studies
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-422-2
Paperback, 200 Pages, 22.00 EURO

Meerovich, Mark G
Kak vlast' narod k trudu priuchala Zhilishche v SSSR - sredstvo upravleniia 
lud'mi. 1917-1941 gg.
S predisloviem Eleny Osokinoi
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-495-8
Paperback, 148 Pages, 22.90 EURO

Galbreath, David J
Nation-Building and Minority Politics in Post-Socialist States
Interests, Influence and Identities in Estonia and Latvia
With a foreword by David J. Smith
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-467-2
Paperback, 336 Pages, 29.90 EURO

Bezugol'nyi, Aleksei I
Narody Kavkaza v Vooruzhennykh silakh SSSR v gody Velikoi Otechestvennoi 
voiny 1941 1945 gg.
S predisloviem Nikolaia Bugaia
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-475-3
Paperback, 274 Pages, 29.90 EURO

Pribylovskii, Vladimir/ Likhachev, Viacheslav (eds.)
Russkoe Natsional'noe Edinstvo, 1990-2000.
V 2-kh tomakh
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-523-7
Paperback, 590 Pages, 2 Volumes, Pictures, 39.90 EURO

Bugai, Nikolai (ed.)
Narody stran Baltii v usloviiakh stalinizma (1940-1950-e gody)
Dokumentirovannaia istoriia
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-525-3
Paperback, 310 Pages, 29.90 EURO

Bredies, Ingmar (ed.)
Zur Anatomie der Orange Revolution in der Ukraine: Wechsel des Elitenregimes 
oder Triumph des Parlamentarismus?
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-524-5
Paperback, 232 Pages, 24.90 EURO

Mitrofanova, Anastasia V
The Politicization of Russian Orthodoxy Actors and Ideas
With a foreword by William C. Gay
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-481-8
Paperback, 248 Pages, Pictures, 29.90 EURO

Larson, Nathan D
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and the Modern Russo-Jewish Question
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-483-4
Paperback, 172 Pages, 27.90 EURO

Houben, Guido
Kulturpolitik und Ethnizitaet
Staatliche Kunstfoerderung im Russland der neunziger Jahre
Mit einem Vorwort von Gert Weisskirchen
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-542-3
Paperback, 270 Pages, 29.90 EURO

Luks, Leonid
Der russische "Sonderweg"? Aufsaetze zur neuesten Geschichte Russlands im 
europaeischen Kontext
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-496-6
Paperback, 422 Pages, 34.90 EURO

Moroz, Evgenii
Istoriia "Mertvoi vody" - ot strashnoi skazki k bol'shoi politike
Politicheskoe neoiazychestvo v postsovetskoi Rossii
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-551-2
Paperback, 172 Pages, Pictures, 22.00 EURO

Verkhovskii, Aleksandr/ Kozhevnikova, Galina (eds.)
Etnicheskaia i religioznaia intolerantnost' v rossiiskikh SMI
Rezul'taty monitoringa 2001-2004 gg.
(ibidem)  ISBN 3-89821-569-5
Paperback, 246 Pages, 29.90 EURO

Ganzer, Christian
Sowjetisches Erbe und ukrainische Nation
Das Museum der Geschichte des Zaporoger Kosakentums auf der Insel Chortycja
Mit einem Vorwort von Frank Golczewski
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-504-0
Paperback, 340 Pages, Pictures, 34.90 EURO

Guchinova, El'za-Bair
Pomnit' nel'zia zabyt'
Antropologiia deportatsionnoi travmy kalmykov
With a foreword by Caroline Humphrey
(ibidem) ISBN 3-89821-506-7
Paperback, 290 Pages, Pictures, 29.90 EURO

PUBL.- Manoucher Moshtagh, Arms and Armor from Iran - Bronze Age to End of Qajar Period

Posted by: Nader Rastegar <bameq(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 2 Nov 2005


PUBL.- Manoucher Moshtagh, Arms & Armor from Iran - Bronze Age-Qajar Period

"Arms and Armor from Iran - The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period."
By Manoucher Moshtagh

In almost 700 pages, there is a thorough coverage of various Iranian Museums 
on various Arms and Armory from all over Iranica - covering vast portions of 
Central Asia.  The Author has painstakingly spent years in his Research and 
had to establish links to one Museum at a time.  There is a breathtaking 
assemblage of well over 900 black-and-white images & over 2,500 color images 
- making it a treasure trove for all the students of Antiquities!

Mr. Moshtagh has furthered explained much of the Culture, Heritage, and the 
rituals which resonate to this day in so many parts of the Central Asia.

There is something of original research and hitherto unpublished material to 
delight all Scholars of Iranica, Central Asia, Militaria, Ancient History, 
Classics, Anthropology...

The Book Page Size is 30 x 26.5 cm.
ISBN 3-932942-22-1

Please view the following Links by the Publisher.  There is contact link for 
more information.  Invariably you may contact the Author at:Manoucher 
Moshtagh <moshtagh(a)web.de>

http://www.legat-verlag.de/_e/Swords1.html
http://www.legat-verlag.de/_e/Swords2.html
http://www.legat-verlag.de/_e/Swords3.html
http://www.legat-verlag.de/_e/Swords4.html
http://www.legat-verlag.de/_e/Contents.html

Contents:

1. Introduction
2. The Iranian cultural influence in the region and the Iranian search for 
independence
3. Bronze and iron weapons from Iran
3.1 Casting bronze weapons
3.2 Bronze weapons from western parts of Iran (Luristan and Elam)
3.3 Classification of bronze and iron weapons from Luristan and other 
regions of Iran
3.4 Iron swords from Luristan
3.5 Bronze weapons from Hasanlu
3.6 Classification of daggers and swords from Marlik, Amlash, and Talesh
4. Median and Achaemenian daggers and swords
4.1 The Median akenakes (short sword)
4.2 The Persian akenakes
4.3 Achaemenian long sword
4.4 Achaemenian falchions
4.5 Achaemenian knives
5. Parthian swords and daggers
5.1 Evidence from rock reliefs
5.2 Archeological examples
6. Sassanian swords
6.1 Evidence from rock reliefs
6.2 Evidence from Silver plates
6.3 Archeological examples
7. The importance and meaning of the sword in Iran after the Muslim conquest
7.1 Crucible steel (Pulad-e gohardar or fulad-e johardar) and its varieties
7.2 Different types of steel
7.3 Pattern-welded steel blades (layered blades)
7.4 Classification of swords by al Kindi
7.5 Akhi Hizam on swords
7.6 Beiruni on swords
7.7 Al Tarussi on swords
7.8 Ibn Sina on swords
7.9 Mobarakshah Fakhr Modabar on swords
7.10 Khayyam Neishaburi on swords
7.11 Identification and classification of watered-steel blades (tigheye 
johardar) based on publications from modern times
8. Shamshir (sword) and its varieties
8.1 Shamshir attributed to Timur with gold-inlaid cartouches in Kufic 
inscriptions from the National Museum of Iran, Tehran
8.2 Shamshir attributed to Timur with gold-inlaid cartouches in Kufic 
inscriptions from the Military Museum, Tehran
8.3 Another shamshir attributed to Timur from the Military Museum, Tehran
8.4 Different parts of a classical shamshir
9. The mystery behind dhufaghar "zolfaghar", the bifurcated sword of Ali
10. Iranian straight swords: the re-emergence or coexistence with curved swords
11. Iranian military swords from the Qajar period (shamshir nezami)
12. Qame and qaddare (double-edged short sword and one-edged short sword)
13. Khanjar (double-edged dagger)
14. Kard (one-edged knife)
15. Pishqabz (double-curved, one-edged dagger)
16. Neyze and zubin (spear and javelin)
16.1 Spearheads from Marlik
16.2 Spearheads from Amlash
16.3 Spearheads from Amarlu
16.4 Spearheads from Luristan
16.5 Achaemenian spearheads
16.6 Parthian and Sassanian spearheads
16.7 Spears after the Muslim conquest
17. Gorz (mace)
17.1 Globular or pear-shaped and truncheon-shaped mace heads
17.2 Knobbed and flanged maces
17.3 Animal or human-headed maces
18. Tabar / Tabarzin (axe and saddleaxe)
19. Separ (shield)
20. Zereh and joshan (armor)
20.1 Joshan and zereh (mail)
20.2 Chahr ayne (four mirrors)
20.3 Sardushi (Shoulder padding)
20.4 Bazuband (arm guard)
20.5 Kolah khud (helmet)
20.6 Gariban (standard)
20.7 Zanuband (knee protector) and sagband (shin protector)
21. Tir va Kaman (bow and arrows)
21.1. Shapes and structure of a Kaman (bow)
21.2. Materials used for making a bow
21.3 Tir (arrow) and paykan (arrowhead)
22. The meaning of the emblem of the lion, the sun, and the lion fighting a 
bull on pieces of arms and armor
23. The Iranian warrior tradition: Iranian treatises on warfare and martial 
arts
23.1 Jawanmardi: rules of conduct and behavior for warriors
23.2 Ayyaran during the Sassanian period and in later eras
24. Koshti (wrestling), other martial practices, and their role in preparing 
the warriors for the battlefield
24.1 Wrestling and varzesh bastani
24.2 Practice tools of varzesh bastani
24.3 Archery training
24.4 Handling the sword
24.5 Throwing the javelin
24.6 Horse riding, polo, and playing at the mall
24.7 Stickfighting
25. Dervishes
26 Naggali (traditional reciting of Shahname)
27. Arms and armor used in taziye (Shiite passion play)
28. Conclusion
29. Catalog

PUBL.- New Article on Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline, Current History, Oct. 2005

Posted by: Susan Lynch <susan_lynch(a)harvard.edu>
Posted: 2 Nov 2005


PUBL.- New Article on Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline, Current History, Oct. 2005

Caspian Studies Project Research Director Brenda Shaffer's new article on 
the realization of the recently opened Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline 
appears in the October 2005 issue of Current History:

The goal of winning the pipeline battle was less to gain the moderate 
volumes of oil and gas in the Caspian than to maintain (in the case of 
Russia) or attain (in the case of the United States and Iran) significant 
presence in the region....The construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan 
pipeline illustrates that the decision to complete a major international 
energy infrastructure project is connected to a variety of factors, of which 
the price tag is but one. It confirms, for example, that sustained higher 
oil prices and increased global demand for energy, along with some consumer 
states' desire that a larger portion of world oil production come from 
non-OPEC member states, will lead investors and developers to energy 
resources in complicated locations--geologically, geographically, and 
geopolitically.

Excerpted from Brenda Shaffer's "From Pipedream to Pipeline: A Caspian 
Success Story" in Current History, October 2005.

To read the full text (.pdf):

http://bcsia.ksg.harvard.edu/BCSIA_content/documents/ShafferCurrentHistoryOc
t2005.pdf

PUBL.- William Wood, A Collection of Tarkhan Yarliqs, Papers on Inner Asia, No. 38

Posted by: Barbara L. Gardner <blgardne(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 28 Oct 2005


PUBL.- William Wood, A Collection of Tarkhan Yarliqs, Papers on Inner Asia

Papers on Inner Asia

No. 38

By:

William Wood
Point Loma Nazarene University

A Collection of Tarkhan Yarliqs
>From The Khanate of Khiva

Subseries: Central Asia
2005
$6.50

To Order Contact:

Indiana University
Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies
1011 East Third Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
USA

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Insight Turkey, October-December 2005 Issue

Posted by: Suat Kiniklioglu <editor(a)insightturkey.com>
Posted: 28 Oct 2005


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Insight Turkey, October-December 2005 Issue

Call for Papers

Insight Turkey's October-December 2005 issue will focus on "Turkey and the 
Black Sea/Caucasus". Please forward paper proposals to the Editor. We are 
particularly interested in articles on the following topics:

 - Georgia after the Revolution: Where to Now?
 - The Azerbaijani Election of November 6
 - Turkey and Armenia
 - Turkey, Russia and the Caucasus
 - A Nuclear Iran: Implications for the Caucasus
 - Frozen Conflicts in the Black Sea/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
 - European Neighborhood Policy and the Black Sea/Caucasus

Articles about Subregions:

 - Abkhazia, Karabagh, Ossetia, Adjaria, Ahiska
 - A Russian Perspective of the Caucasus
 - A larger NATO role in the Black Sea?
 - 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 December 10, 2005.

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
Insight Turkey
Tunus Cad. No. 15/4
Kavaklidere, 06680
Ankara
Turkey
Tel: +90.312.424-1540
Fax: +90.312.425-3399
E-mail: editor(a)insightturkey.com
Web: www.insightturkey.com

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, October 19, 2005 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <Svante.Cornell(a)east.uu.se>
Posted: 27 Oct 2005


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, October 19, 2005 Issue on Web

The 19 October issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute is now online at 
http://www.cacianalyst.org.

This issue's highlights:

Murad Al-Shishani analyzes the deteriorating situation in the North Caucasus 
following the Nalchik raid; Khatuna Salukvadze discusses the Georgian 
efforts to change the peacekeeping situation in its conflict zones. In 
addition, Farkhad Tolipov on the merger of the CACO with the EEC and Jacob 
Townsend on counter-narcotics coordination in Central Asia. In Field 
Reports, articles on the Pakistan earthquake, on constitutional reforms in 
Kyrgyzstan, media canards on Kazakh-Russian unification, and on Kyrgyzstan's 
investment climate.

The PDF version of the entire issue of the 19 October CACI Analyst is 
available at:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20051019Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles:

>From Grozny to Nalchik: Is The North Caucasus Heading back to the Nineteenth 
Century?
Murad Batal al-Shishani
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3739

Russia out of Peacekeeping? Georgia Wants to Change the Gravity Model for 
its Breakaway Regions
Khatuna Salukvadze
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3740

CACO Merges with EEC: The Third Strike on Central Asia since Independence
Farkhad Tolipov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3741

Counter-Narcotics Competition and Cooperation in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
Jacob Townsend
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3742

Field Reports:

New Constitutional Reforms Underway in Kyrgyzstan
Nurshat Ababakirov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3743

Astana Rules out Russian-Kazakh Unification
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3744

Is Kyrgyzstan Friendly to Foreign Investors?
Aziz Soltobaev
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3745

Pakistan after the Earthquake: 'Compassion Fatigue' Is No Reply
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3746

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/news.php

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the Central 
Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS.

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. At this 
moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on economics and 
finance matters in Central Asia and the Caucasus region, but all inquiries 
are welcome.  Please contact the Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell(a)jhu.edu 
with a short description of your article idea. Editorial principles are 
online at
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=2063

PUBL.- The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies #3, 2005

Posted by: Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies <kozlowsk(a)club-internet.fr>
Posted: 18 Oct 2005


PUBL.- The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies #3, 2005

The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies #3, 2005.
An electronic journal of social sciences
Web: www.pipss.org/

I am pleased to inform you that the third Issue of the Journal of Power 
Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies is now online at www.pipss.org.

The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies is a semesterly 
publication devoted to armed forces and power ministries in post-Soviet 
societies.

Pipss.org is a multi-disciplinary journal, which addresses issues across a 
broad field of disciplines in human and social sciences. 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.

An essential aspect of the journal is the establishment of links and 
comparisons between research findings concerning the different republics of 
the CIS, in order to better understand the development of each of them given 
that they all share a common past and have continued to share common 
features. The comparative dimension of the journal can be reinforced through 
reference to cultural areas other than those mainly covered by the journal. 
Hence, the comparative dimension must be understood in as wide a sense as 
possible, extending beyond the borders of the CIS.

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.

Since October 2005, The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet 
Societies, pipss.org, is a Principal Partner of the International Security 
Network www.isn.ethz.ch.

The entire issue is available at http://www.pipss.org (Open Access Journal).

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski
Chief Editor

Issue 3 - 2005 - The Military and Society in Post-Soviet Russia

See the Table of Contents:

Introduction by Anne Le Huerou and Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski (3rd Issue 
Editors)

Manfred Sapper
Povsednevnost' Voinstvennosti v Rossii: Nasledie Militarizovannogo 
Sotsializma ?

Nikolai Mitrokhin
Liubov' bez Udovletvoreniia: Russkaia Pravoslavnaia Tserkov' i Rossiiskaia 
Armiia

Sergey Mozgovoy
Vzaimootnosheniia Armii i Tserkvi v Rossiiskoi Federatsii. Depolitizatsiia 
Armii i Nachalo religioznogo Vozrozhdeniia

David Gillespie
Defence of the Realm: The "New" Russian Patriotism on Screen

Larisa Deriglazova
To fear or to Respect? Two Approaches to Military Reform in Russia

Book Review: The Russian Military (1 title)

Steven E. Miller and Dmitri V. Trenin, Eds., The Russian Military: Power and 
Policy, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004.
(reviewed by: Mikhail Tsypkin)

Book Reviews: Chechnya (2 titles)

Iuri Shchekochikhin, Zabytaia Chechnia: stranitsi iz voennykh bloknotov 
[Forgotten Chechnya, pages from the military notebooks] KRPA Olimp, Moscow, 
2003, 303p.
(reviewed by: Silvia Serrano)

Anne Le Huerou, Aude Merlin, Amandine Regamey and Silvia Serrano, 
Tchetchenie: une affaire interieure ? Russes et Tchetchnes dans l'etau de la 
guerre, Paris: Editions Autrement, 2005.
(reviewed by: Bruno Coppieters)

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski
Chief Editor

The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies
Web: http://www.pipss.org
E-mail: contact(a)pipss.org

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

PUBL.- Jonathan Wheatley, Georgia from National Awakening to Rose Revolution

Posted by: Bahodir Sidikov <b.sidikov(a)web.de>
Posted: 17 Oct 2005


PUBL.- Jonathan Wheatley, Georgia from National Awakening to Rose Revolution

Jonathan Wheatley
Georgia from National Awakening to Rose Revolution: Delayed Transition in 
the Former Soviet Union

ISBN: 0 7546 4503 7
262 pages
Hardback
$99.95/£55.00
Ashgate Publishing Company, UK

The author examines the evolution of the Georgian regime from 1989 to 1995 
and further explores the nature of the Georgian regime between 1996 and 
2001. The final section of the book addresses the theoretical and empirical 
problems that are posed by Georgia's so-called Rose Revolution in November 
2003, following the falsification of parliamentary elections by the 
incumbent authorities.

Contents:

Chapter 1: Actors and structures: The anatomy and evolution of regimes
Chapter 2: The Soviet Legacy: Implications for Regime Change
Chapter 3: Nationalist Mobilization in Georgia 1989-1991
Chapter 4: Shevardnadze's return and its aftermath 1992-1995
Chapter 5: Profile of a corrupt regime: The Georgian state 1996-2001
Chapter 6: Pressure from below: The influence of society on the Georgian 
           State 1996-2001
Chapter 7: The "Rose Revolution:" a second transition?
Chapter 8: Conclusion
Appendix
Bibliography
Index. 

Keywords: Georgia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Georgia, state-building, 
democratisation, Rose Revolution.

Jonathan Wheatley is Research Fellow at the Osteuropa Institute of the Free 
University Berlin, Germany. He is part of a project called 'Accounting for 
State-Building, Stability and Violent Conflict: The Institutional Framework 
of Caucasian and Central Asian Transitional Societies'. The project explores 
the conditions for successful/failed defusing of conflict potential in 
Caucasian and Central Asian societies within the context of 
successful/failed state building.

To order:

https://www.ashgate.com/shopping/title.asp?key1=&key2=&orig=results&isbn=0%2
07546%204503%207

PUBL.- New Kazakh Titles at Russia Online

Posted by: James Beale <JamesBeale(a)russia-on-line.com>
Posted: 17 Oct 2005


PUBL.- New Kazakh Titles at Russia Online

Hello friends!

Just a few titles that have arrived recently.  All titles are in stock in 
our Maryland office/store and ship within 24 hours.  Shipping/handling, 
$3.00 for the first book, plus 50 cents for each additional item (US only).  
Overseas customers we will offer pricing for air or surface mail.

Romanenko, E
Kazakhskaia grammatika dlia russkoiazychnykh
A-LEV, 1/1/2004, ISBN 9965002827, $24.50

Kazakhsko-russkii Russko-kazakhskii slovar' dlia shkolnikov i studentov
ARUNA, 1/1/2002, ISBN 9965-625286, $15.00

Kazkhsko-russkii russko-kazakhskii slovar' nachal'noi voennoi podgotovki
ARMAN, 1/1/2003, ISBN 9965636095, $12.50

Qazaq tili terminderining salayq Ghylymi tusindirme sozdigi Askeri Is
MEKT, 1/1/2001, ISBN 5766781881, $34.95

Sergaliev, M
Russko-kazakhskii slovar'
ZIAT, 1/1/2004, ISBN 576677897X, $18.50

Russko-kazakhskii slovar'
DAIKP, 1/1/2002, ISBN 996-5441410, $12.00

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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, Volume 5

Posted by: Maryann Shenoda <mshenoda(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 14 Oct 2005


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, Volume 5

The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (EWIC) is seeking authors 
specializing in Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Afghanistan for the 
following topics in 5th volume.

For general information about EWIC, please refer to the project website:
http://sjoseph.ucdavis.edu/ewic

All interested individuals are encouraged to contact Maryann Shenoda at 
mshenoda(a)fas.harvard.edu

Central Asia entries for Volume 5:

Women, Gender and Women's Fiction Writers and Women's Fiction
Women, Gender and Visual Arts and Artists
Women, Gender and Women Journalists and Women's Press
Women, Gender and Waqf
Women, Gender and Zakat (Almsgiving) and Other Charitable Practices
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender-Erotic Literature
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender in Modern Fiction
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender in Proverbs, 
Adages and Riddles
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender in Humorous 
Representations
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender -- Print, 
Broadcast and Electronic Media
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender in Romance Fiction

Caucasus Entries Volume 5:

Women, Gender and Women Composers
Women, Gender and Performers and Performing Groups
Women, Gender and Popular Culture
Women, Gender and Visual Arts and Artists
Women, Gender and Women Journalists and Women's Press
Women, Gender and Female Saints and Sacred Geographies
Women, Gender and Islamic Ablution and Purification, Prayer, Fasting, and Piety
Women, Gender and Conversion
Women, Gender and Women Preachers and Preaching
Women, Gender and Religious Commemorations
Women, Gender and Waqf
Women, Gender and Zakat (Almsgiving) and Other Charitable Practices
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender-Erotic Literature
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender in Modern Fiction
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender in Proverbs, 
Adages and Riddles
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender in Humorous 
Representations
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender -- Print, 
Broadcast and Electronic Media
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender in Romance Fiction

Afghanistan Entries Volume 5:

Women, Gender and Women Poets and Women's Poetry
Women, Gender and Popular Culture
Women, Gender and Islamic Ablution and Purification, Prayer, Fasting,
and Piety
Women, Gender and Conversion
Women, Gender and Pilgrimages
Women, Gender and Language Use by Women
Women, Gender and Women Preachers and Preaching
Women, Gender and Religious Commemorations
Women, Gender and Waqf
Women, Gender and Zakat (Almsgiving) and Other Charitable Practices
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender-Erotic
Literature
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender in Modern
Fiction
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender in Film
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender in
Humorous Representations
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender in Proverbs, 
Adages and Riddles
Women, Gender and Representations of Sexualities and Gender in
Romance Fiction

PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 5, 2005

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad.esenov(a)worldmail.se>
Posted: 11 Oct 2005


PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 5, 2005

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to offer you the contents of no. 5 (35) of the "Central Asia 
and the Caucasus" journal (in English and Russian).  The issue will be 
published in late October.

For more details about the content of the articles and further information 
including how to subscribe please contact:

Murad Esenov
Central Asia and the Caucasus
Institute for Central Asian and Caucasian Studies
Hubertusstigen 9
97455 Lulea
Sweden
Tel.: (46) 70 232 16 55
Tel/Fax: (46) 920 620 16
E-mail: murad.esenov(a)worldmail.se
Web: http://www.ca-c.org

Central Asia and the Caucasus
Journal of Social and Political Studies
No. 5 (35), 2005

In This Issue:

Political Process Today

Sergey Luzianin. Color Revolutions in the Central Asian Context: 
Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan

Leonid Medvedko. Anniversary of the Great Victory and the Technicolored 
Nature of Extreme Democracies

Farkhod Tolipov. The Moment of Truth: end of the Transition Period? (On the 
Democratic Initiative in the Central Asian States)

Regional Politics

Alexander Catranis. NATO's Role in Central Asia

Nino Chikovani. A United Caucasus: Reality Rooted in the Past or High-Flown 
Political Illusions?

Timur Shaymergenov. Central Asia: NATO's Military-Political Strategy and Russia

Martin C. Spechler. Central Asia between West and East

Igor Dobaev, Alexander Dugin. Geopolitical Transformations in the 
Caucasian-Caspian Region

Sergey Tolstov. Ukraine's Foreign Policy after the Orange Revolution

Sulayman Reshiev. The Federal Center's Political Leeway in Chechnia and Its 
Echo in Russia's South

Elections

David Babaian. Parliamentary Elections in Nagorno-Karabakh: Legal and 
Political Aspects

Namig Aliev. Nagorno-Karabakh: Separatism and Electoral Legitimacy

Vladimir Mesamed. Iran: Illogical Election or the end of the Reform era

Religion in Society

Arbakhan Magomedov, Viktor Viktorin. Islam in the Caspian and the Caucasian 
Foothills Borderland: Social and Religious Revival on the Fringes of the 
Muslim World

Elmir Kuliev. Azerbaijan: Iranian vector of Religious Revival

Regional Economies

Veniamin Ginsburg, Manuella Troschke. Positioned between China and Russia: 
The Central Asian Countries find their own Approach to Privatization

Vladimir Glonti. The Economic Components of the Formation of Georgian 
Federalism

For Your Information

The Special Feature section in the next issue will discuss:

Central Asia and the Caucasus

 - Border Delimitation and Separatism

 - What Makes the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections in Central Asia 
   and the Caucasus Specific

 - Political and Economic Development Trends

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: 
www.ca-c.org or http://www.ca-c.org/journal/2005-05-eng/00.cont-eng-5.05.shtml

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, October 5, 2005 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <Svante.Cornell(a)east.uu.se>
Posted: 11 Oct 2005


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, October 5, 2005 Issue on Web

The 5 October 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 CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. At this 
moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on economics and 
finance matters in Central Asia and the Caucasus region, but all inquiries 
are welcome.  Please contact the Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell(a)jhu.edu 
with a short description of your article idea. Editorial principles are 
online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=2063

The PDF version of the entire issue of the 5 October CACI Analyst is 
available at:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20051005Analyst.pdf

The Analytical Articles include:

Tajikistan's 'Year of Aryan Civilization' and the Competition of Ideologies
Pulat Shozimov
As a result of the revolution in Kyrgyzstan, Southern elites are coming to 
power, implying the deconstruction of the Soviet-era political configuration 
where the North dominated the South. This process is directly connected with 
the strengthening of national and religious projects in the entire Central 
Asia, with formerly marginalized Southern elites increasingly playing a key 
role. This change occurred earlier than elsewhere in Tajikistan. The "Year 
of Arian civilization" project is an example of southern nationalist elite 
projects. Northern elites, on the other hand, consider this project an 
indirect attempt to exclude them from political and economic power.
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3699

>From GUUAM to CDC?
Daniel Linotte
Uzbekistan's withdrawal from GUUAM, the uneasy path of democracy in 
Azerbaijan, and the recent decision by the leaders of Georgia, Lithuania, 
Poland and Ukraine to create the Commonwealth of Democratic Choice (CDC) may 
have far reaching implications for the two CIS countries that are still 
struggling to overtake the negative legacy of former regimes, in particular 
corruption and poor governance. The new regional grouping may eventually 
replace the de facto weakened and ineffective GUUAM, opening unique 
opportunities for far-reaching cooperation and exchanges between new EU 
members and less advanced transition countries in the CIS region.
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3700

How Might Iran's Nuclearization Affect Central Asia?
Stephen Blank
It is clear or should be clear to observers that Iran is trying to build 
nuclear weapons in defiance of its international commitments to the 
International Atomic Energy Agency, European Union (IAEA), and the UN, let 
alone the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).  It also is clear that its effort 
is precipitating a major international crisis.  Yet few analyses of this 
issue's multiple dimensions have focused on its implications for the South 
Caucasus or Central Asia. If this crisis intensifies its repercussions will 
undoubtedly have an impact on those areas even if we cannot be certain as to 
its scope and duration.
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3701

Engaging Israel: Blessing or Curse for Musharraf?
Naveed Ahmad
Over the last two weeks, engagement with Israel has become the buzz words 
for the largely state-maneuvered Pakistani media which is relentlessly and 
hysterically sparing time and space for the pragmatic debate. Prior the 
Istanbul Sept 1 meeting of the Pakistani foreign minister and his Israeli 
counterpart, a hint of sympathy for Israel on national media - official and 
private both - was enough to earn the stigma of working against the national 
interest. Soon came, the historic Musharraf-Sharon 'chance meeting' and 
handshake at the UN. Just a couple of days later, General Musharraf showed 
up for a banquet dinner speech at the American Jewish Council. While this 
fast-forward approach has startled the Muslim world, it has equally shocked 
and confused the Pakistani people, who once again feel left out in the process.
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3702

The Field Reports Include:

Kyrgyz Parliamentarian Bayaman Erkinbaev Assassinated
Nurshat Ababakirov
In the evening of September 21, one of the deputies of Jogorku Kenesh 
(Parliament), Bayaman Erkinbaev, was shot to death by unknown assailants.  
Following the so-called Tulip Revolution, 3 assassinations of recognized 
people have taken place despite much-expected positive changes and 
stability.  As a result, there are speculations of criminal connections by 
certain officials in the government and parliament.  In addition, none of 
the killers have been found yet.
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3703

Chilly Diplomatic Relations between Azerbaijan and Russia
Gulnara Ismailova
Alleged U.S. plans to accommodate military bases on the territory of 
Azerbaijan and strengthening its military presence in the region can 
negatively affect Azerbaijani-Russian relations.  Recently, the U.S. Embassy 
in Azerbaijan has confirmed information on the construction in Azerbaijan, 
with American participation, of two radar stations located in Astara, on the 
border with Iran and in the Khizi region, close to the Azerbaijan-Russian 
border.
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3704

Peshawar Seminar on Global Terrorism
Zahid Anwar
Speakers representing leading European nations, the Russian Federation and 
the People's Republic of China at a recent seminar in Peshawar admitted 
there is no unanimously accepted definition of "terrorism", though they 
seemed unanimous on the point that al-Qaeda had masterminded most terrorist 
actions in the world since the 9/11 tragedy in United States.
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3705

World Kazakh Community Boosts the Image of Astana
Marat Yermukanov
Thousands of ethnic Kazakhs dispersed over more than 40 countries of the 
world have returned to the land of their ancestors in the years of 
independence. They were lured into the country by promises of privileged 
social benefits, cheap housing and well-paid jobs. Beneficial in political 
and demographic terms, the rising inflow of returnees is nevertheless 
creating economic problems.
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3738

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- The Caucasian Journal of European Affairs

Posted by: Nasimi Aghayev <nasimiaghayev(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 7 Oct 2005


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- The Caucasian Journal of European Affairs

Call for Papers for the Caucasian Journal of European Affairs

Centre for European Studies (CES) in Azerbaijan is going to publish for the 
first time in the Caucasus the Caucasian Journal of European Affairs. The 
first edition of the Journal will come out in December 2005.

Deadline for submission of articles is the 30th of November 2005. The 
guidelines for submission of papers are placed beneath. Additional 
information about the Journal and the CES can be found at www.ces-az.org

Caucasian Journal of European Affairs

Caucasian Journal of European Affairs (CJEA) is a quarterly journal 
published by the Centre for European Studies in Azerbaijan (www.ces-az.org) 
dedicated to various political, economic, security, legal and social 
problems concerning the South Caucasus region, its integration to European 
structures and the developments of different nature in the European Union.

Guidelines for Submission of Articles:

CJEA is published in English. Articles are accepted in Azerbaijani, English 
and Russian. In exceptional cases contributions in German and French may 
also be considered.

All the manuscripts from the contributors are welcome. Editors take no 
responsibility regarding the manuscripts. The articles in the CJEA do not 
represent the views of the Editors or the Centre for European Studies. The 
Editors do not accept any responsibility for the views expressed in any 
article. Copyright belongs to the Centre for European Studies, and written 
permission to reprint or republish in any form must be sought from the 
Editor in Chief.

CJEA accepts usually articles from contributors as original contributions. 
If another version of the article is under consideration by another 
publication, or has been published elsewhere, authors should clearly 
indicate this at the time of submission. Manuscripts should be emailed as an 
attachment in Word to: cjea(a)ces-az.org

Articles should normally be within 3,000 to 5,000 words including all notes 
and references. All submissions must be single-spaced written by Times New 
Roman regular font, 12 point throughout. Justified margins; top and bottom 3 
cm, left and right 2.5 cm are required. An indented and italicised abstract 
of up to 150 words, which should describe the main arguments and 
conclusions, and 5-7 keywords, indicating to main themes of the manuscript, 
must precede the main text, and all pages should be numbered. An 
introduction should follow the abstract and the article should consist of 
sections and end with conclusion. The author is requested to give a brief 
personal biography in a footnote at the beginning of the article.

The contributors are requested to use footnotes (not endnotes) and avoid 
bibliography. Quotations should be placed within double quotation marks 
("..."). Lengthy quotations (exceeding 40 words) should be displayed in the 
text in indented form. Titles and section headings should be brief and 
clear. Tables should be kept to a minimum and contain only essential data. 
Tables and figures should have short, descriptive titles, and their position 
in the text be clearly indicated. All footnotes to tables and their 
source(s) should be placed under the tables. Column headings should clearly 
define the data presented.

If copyrighted material is used in the article, it is the author's 
responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holder.  Names of the 
authors, places and publishing houses are required to be written in their 
original forms. The styles of the references in footnotes should conform the 
following examples:

Articles in journals: Alexander, Klinton W., NATO's Intervention in Kosovo: 
The legal case for violating Yugoslavia's national sovereignty in the 
absence of Security Council approval, in: Houston Journal of International 
Law, vol. 22:3, (2000), pp. 403-463.  Books: Huntington, Samuel P., "The 
Clash of Civilizations and Remaking of World Order", New York, Simon 
Schuster (1991)

Edited volumes: Holsti, K.J., "Governance Without Government: Polyarchy in 
Nineteenth-Century European International Politics", in James N. Rosenau and 
Ernst-Otto Czempiel (eds) Governance Without Government: Order and Change in 
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The typescript should be carefully checked for errors before it is submitted 
for publication. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of quotations, for 
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PUBL.- Current History, Volume 104, Number 684, October 2005

Posted by: Current History <curhistpub(a)aol.com>
Posted: 6 Oct 2005


PUBL.- Current History, Volume 104, Number 684, October 2005

Current History
Volume 104, Number 684 (October 2005)

Russia And Eurasia

Russia and the West: A Dangerous Drift
Michael McFaul

Political Graft: The Russian Way
Marshall I. Goldman

Constrained or Irrelevant: The Media in Putin's Russia
Masha Lipman

Is the Orange Revolution Fading?
Dominique Arel

The Great Powers in Central Asia
Martha Brill Olcott

Autocrats, Islamists, and the Rise of Radicalism in Central Asia
Eric McGlinchey

>From Pipedream to Pipeline: A Caspian Success Story
Brenda Shaffer

Book Reviews: Topic: Remember Arms Control?
Reviewer: Thomas Graham Jr.

The Month in Review

For more information, please go to:

<http://www.currenthistory.com/index.html>

PUBL.- Danish Society for Central Asia Journal, Issue No. 2, October 2005

Posted by: Danish Society for Central Asia <info(a)centralasien.dk>
Posted: 6 Oct 2005


PUBL.- Danish Society for Central Asia Journal, Issue No. 2, October 2005

Dear Central Asia enthusiasts,

The Editorial Board of The DSCA Journal would like to draw your attention to 
the second issue of the new e-journal published by the Danish Society for 
Central Asia. The DSCA Journal is available for download - free of charge - 
from our website: http://www.centralasien.dk, where you can also sign up to 
receive future issues.

Direct link to download (PDF, 4,7 MB): 
http://centralasien.dk/content/journal/TheDSCAJournal02_Oct2005.pdf]

The central theme for this issue is "Aspects of Modernity in Afghanistan".

Table of Contents:

 - Erna Andersen: "Addressing Modernity in Afghanistan Through International 
   Development Work"
 - Andreas Mol Dalsgaard: "Afghan Muscles"
 - Birthe Frederiksen: "Strengths and Weaknesses in a Process of Globalization"
 - Nadia Haupt et al: "Fra Afghanistan til Danmark til ... ?"
 - Christer Irgens-Moller: "Remnants of the Kafir Music of Nuristan - A 
   Historical Documentation"
 - Christian Vium: "Refugees - Returnees: Migrations and Transformations"

Photo Essays
Recent & Forthcoming Events in the Society
News from the Society
International Events

Best regards,
The Editorial Board of The DSCA Journal.

Danish Society for Central Asia / Centralasiatisk Selskab
E-mail: info(a)centralasien.dk
Web: http://www.centralasien.dk

PUBL.- Gael Raballand, Central Asia or Landlockedness Fatality? (in French)

Posted by: Gael Raballand <graballand(a)worldbank.org>
Posted: 5 Oct 2005


PUBL.- Gael Raballand, Central Asia or Landlockedness Fatality? (in French)

L'Asie Centrale Ou La Fatalite De L'Enclavement?

de
Gael Raballand

Les repercussions de L'effondrement de L'Union sovietique en 1991 sur les 
economies des republiques d'Asie centrale (Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, 
Ouzbekistan, Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan) ont ete jusqu'a present peu 
etudiees. Ces nouveaux Etats se trouvent cependant dans des situations 
problematiques : ils ont considerablement souffert de la disparition des 
liens entre les entites sovietiques et doivent aujourd'hui reajuster 
d'anciennes economies interdependantes a leurs nouvelles frontieres 
internationales.

Le terme d'"enclavement", qui definit L'absence d'acces d'un Etat a la mer, 
a toujours eu une connotation negative. En revanche, le terme de 
"centralite" revet une vision positive, d'autant plus cultivee par les 
nouveaux Etats d'Asie centrale qu?ils esperent profiter de leur situation de 
"carrefour" au sein du vieux continent. L'Asie centrale, longtemps definie 
par sa centralite, ne serait-elle donc pas plutot enclavee? C?est a cette 
question que ce travail essaie de repondre, en s'inscrivant dans le cadre 
theorique de la nouvelle economie geographique.

Ce livre s?appuie sur une base de donnees de quarante-six Etats constituee a 
cette fin. Il demontre par exemple en quoi la multiplication des passages de 
frontieres terrestres conduit a une augmentation des couts de transports, 
qui se repercute de maniere negative sur le commerce. Une etude detaillee 
menee dans le cadre d'un travail de terrain au Kazakhstan et au Kirghizstan 
analyse plus precisement L'impact negatif de L'enclavement sur les flux 
commerciaux dans cette region. Une analyse theorique et empirique sur le 
role de la cooperation regionale permet de mieux comprendre en quoi celle-ci 
peut limiter L'impact de L'enclavement, a condition toutefois que les pays 
concernes acceptent de jouer la carte de L'ouverture economique.

Gael Raballand, docteur en economie de L'Universite de Paris-I, diplome de 
L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg et des Langues?O, est 
economiste a la Banque Mondiale a Washington. Il a travaille plusieurs 
annees en Asie centrale et est L'auteur de nombreux articles sur les 
economies de la region.

Collection Centre-Asie
ISBN: 2-7475-8548-4
Prix: 28.50
360 pages

Table Des Matieres

Introduction

Chapitre I: L'enclavement, une specificite geographique, avec une grande 
            pertinence en economie

Chapitre II: La mise en evidence de L'impact negatif de L'enclavement sur le 
             commerce

Chapitre III: L'integration economique regionale, parade a L'enclavement

Chapitre IV: Le parallele entre pays enclaves et insulaires en developpement 
             par le biais des couts de transport

Chapitre V: Asie centrale, couts de transport et commerce

Conclusion

Annexes

Annexe 1: Les pays enclaves dans le monde

Annexe 2: Chronologie des regroupements regionaux au sein de L'espace de 
           L'ex-URSS (1991-2002)

Mr. Gael Raballand
Finance, Private Sector Development & Infrastructure Group
Middle East and North Africa Region
The World Bank,
H9-900, 600 19th Street, NW
Washington DC, 20433
USA
Tel: +1 (202) 458 0586
E-mail: graballand(a)worldbank.org

PUBL.- Helene Perrin-Wagner, New Book on Turkic Social Institutions (in French)

Posted by: Helene Perrin-Wagner <hperrin(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 4 Oct 2005


PUBL.- Helene Perrin-Wagner, New Book on Turkic Social Institutions (in French)

New publication (in French):

Helene Perrin Wagner

L'ideologie du Tore et l'espace communautaire turcique: les institutions 
sociales populaires et la formation de l'identite collective dans les 
communautes turciques d'Asie interieure et de Turquie aux 19eme-20eme 
siecles. Etude de trois domaines institutionnels: la commensalite, le 
funeraire/commemoratif et le systeme ethico-legal.

[The Ideology of Tore and Turkic Communal Space: Popular Social Institutions 
and Collective Identity Formation in Turkic Communities in Inner Asia and 
Turkey in the 19th-20th Centuries. A Study of Three Institutional Domains: 
Commensality, the Funerary/Commemorative and the Ethico-Legal System.]

Atelier national de reproduction des theses, Universite Charles de Gaulle - 
Lille III, 2005, 746 pages - ISBN : 2-284-04790-4

Price: 66,50 Euros

Available for purchase at:

http://www.anrtheses.com.fr/Asp/Recherche.asp?NumISBN"84047904

Book Abstract:

The central thesis of this study challenges the preconceived notion that 
Turkic identity is based mainly on shared linguistic traits, and is thus 
reducible to a turcophone identity, by arguing that it rests substantially 
on shared social practices as well.  The predictable manner in which these 
practices, constituting a habitus, are followed and the attachment to a 
certain traditional social order which these regular and regulatory actions 
bring to light reveal what we may term popular Turkic social institutions.  
These are institutionalized sets of actions, defining distinct institutional 
domains, linked to particular conceptions of social space, social hierarchy, 
the reproduction of the social group, community relations, and relations of 
exchange, which contribute to a profound sense of group identity.  In 
particular, the realms of commensality, funeral practices, and customary law 
among the Turkic communities of Central Asia and Turkey demonstrate the 
importance of these institutionalized actions.  Through a study of these 
practices we come gradually to recognize a Turkic ideology in the popular 
milieu, an ideology distinct from the pan-Turkic ideological constructions 
which originated among Western Orientalists and the Tatar, Azeri, and 
Ottoman elites in the 19th century.

Russian, Ottoman, and Chinese imperial histories have accustomed us to 
considering social phenomena among the various Turkic groups as distinct 
from one another, and have often impeded easy access to comparative data.  
The rise of nationalisms in the region has likewise contributed at times to 
the scholarly neglect of transnational categories of identity, which remain 
particularly salient at the popular level.  The existence of a vast Turkic 
macro-diaspora, resulting from different periods of migration in the region 
and pre-dating the modern era of nationalisms, explains the presence of an 
identifiable substratum of Turkic identity still in place within Turkic 
communities.

Within this configuration, Islam appears paradoxically to play a lesser role 
in identity formation in the popular milieu than the Turkic substratum does. 
 Although Islamic rules and practices are often included in the general 
normative social discourse, they are regularly subordinated to other sets of 
rules and practices which are thought, in contrast, to be vitally necessary 
for the preservation of the community.

Turkic communities thus appear to be rooted not only in linguistic 
affinities but also in common social and ideological structures, this in 
spite of the rich cultural variation which is found across the Turkish, 
Tatar, Kazakh, Kirghiz, and other groups in the region.  There exists a 
Turkic social model which has not been completely assimilated into the 
Mongol, Persian, or Islamic cultures, and which has flourished, especially 
in the popular milieu, from at least the medieval period until today.

Resume du livre:

La these centrale de cette etude est que contrairement a certaines idees 
dominantes, le phenomene identitaire turcique ou turk ne repose pas 
uniquement sur des faits de langue communs, sur une turcophonie donc, mais 
bien aussi sur des pratiques sociales communes. Le niveau de previsibilite 
de ces pratiques et l'attachement a un certain ordre social que ces actions 
regulieres et regulatrices revelent nous permettent de parler de veritables 
institutions sociales populaires turk. Il s'agit d'actions instituees se 
rattachant a une conception toute particuliere de l'espace social, du groupe 
et des relations communautaires et contribuant au sentiment identitaire 
profond du groupe. Les domaines de la commensalite, du funeraire et du droit 
chez les Turcs d'Asie centrale et de Turquie revelent ainsi plus 
particulierement l'importance de ces comportements institutionnalises. Peu a 
peu, au travers de l'etude de ces pratiques nous voyons emerger une 
ideologie de la turcite en milieu populaire, laquelle apparait distincte des 
constructions ideologiques pan-turquistes datant du 19eme siecle, encore 
actives aujourd'hui, fruit des elites intellectuelles tatar, azeri et 
ottomane. Les histoires imperiales russe, ottomane et chinoise nous ont 
habitues a considerer les faits sociaux lies aux communautes turciques comme 
distincts et ont souvent empeche l'acces aise aux donnees comparatives. 
L'ere des nationalismes a egalement parfois pousse a negliger des categories 
identitaires transnationales lesquelles sont cependant particulierement 
vivaces en milieu populaire. La prise de conscience de l'existence d'une 
vaste diaspora turcique ancienne, issue des differentes periodes de 
migration dans la region, pre-datant ces faits politiques explique la 
presence, identifiable, d'un substrat identitaire turk archaique encore 
actif dans les communautes turciques.

L'islam au sein de cette configuration apparait paradoxalement jouer un role 
identitaire moindre que le substrat turk en milieu populaire et, bien que 
souvent cite, est maintes fois relegue au second plan des actions pensees 
comme necessaires et indispensables pour la preservation de la communaute.

Les communautes turciques apparaissent donc fondees non seulement sur des 
affinites linguistiques mais aussi sur des structures sociales et 
ideologiques communes et ce en depit de la variabilite culturelle apparente 
des groupes turc, tatar, qazaq, kirghiz et autres dans la region. Il existe 
bien une civilisation turk non completement assimilee aux courants de la 
culture persane, mongole, ou islamique et celle-ci fleurit plus 
particulierement en milieu populaire du Moyen Age au moins jusqu'a nos jours.

Helene Perrin-Wagner Ph.D.
Resident Tutor, Inner Asian and Altaic Studies and Anthropology
Lowell House, Harvard University
532 Lowell Mail Center
Cambridge, MA 02138
E-mail: hperrin(a)fas.harvard.edu
Tel (home): 617-493-2922
Tel (office): 617-493-3562

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Sept. 21 Issue Available on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <Svante.Cornell(a)east.uu.se>
Posted: 4 Oct 2005


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Sept. 21 Issue Available on Web

The 21 September 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 CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. At this 
moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on economics and 
finance matters in Central Asia and the Caucasus region, but all inquiries 
are welcome.  Please contact the Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell(a)jhu.edu 
with a short description of your article idea. Editorial principles are 
online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=2063

The PDF version of the entire issue of the 24 August CACI Analyst is 
available at:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20050921Analyst.pdf

The Analytical Articles include:

Kremlin Calls for "Civilized" Rules of the Game in Eurasia
Mark Simakovsky
Statements made prior to the CIS Summit in Kazan on August 26th by two 
Kremlin insiders indicate that Russia may be establishing a more pragmatic 
approach towards its "near abroad." Finding itself ill-equipped to deal with 
impending challenges alone, the Kremlin may be seeking to lay out a 
framework for "civilized rules of the game" to counter unfavorable 
geopolitical competition in Eurasia. Combine this with Russia's tacit 
acceptance of the relative failure of the CIS, and one may begin to envision 
a double dose of Russian pragmatism reverberating in the post-Soviet space. 
What lies behind Moscow's possible decision to engage the West on Eurasian 
security issues?  And what does this mean for the future of the region?
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3661

The Central Asian Dimension of Russo-Chinese Exercises
Stephen Blank
>From August 18-25, 2005 almost 10,000 Russian and Chinese troops conducted 
joint and combined exercises in Russia's Maritime province  and China's 
Shandong province.  These exercises were unprecedented in their scale and 
scope, but they also represent the first time that exclusively Russo-Chinese 
military exercises occurred under the formal auspices of the Shanghai 
Cooperative Organization (SCO).  Consequently no observers from outside the 
SCO were permitted to view these supposedly anti-terrorist exercises which 
allegedly aimed at "settling" a terrorist conflict.  While the significance 
of these exercises transcends Central Asian issues, their regional 
significance is substantial. 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3662

The Kyrgyz Revolution: One Step Ahead or Two Steps Back?
Kunduz Jenkins
The "tulip revolution" which occurred on March 24th in Kyrgyzstan and 
brought Kurmanbek Bakiev to the presidency, was the seminal event that 
resulted in momentous regime change and replaced the previously unpopular 
powers in the country. As the euphoria of revolution has passed, it is time 
for the new administration to keep their promises to the people by 
implementing radical measures to deal with the economic crisis left by the 
old regime. The two fundamental question that seems to permeate with the 
populace is whether the revolution was a step ahead or perhaps two steps 
back in the country's democratic and economic development?
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3663

Georgian Economy after the Rose Revolution
Lasha Tchantouridze
Despite some positive development in Georgia following the Rose Revolution 
of November 2003, the economic situation of the country remains bleak. The 
economy does not seem to be the new government's priority. President Mikheil 
Saakashvili has a number of times voiced the sentiment that the government 
could not do much about the economy, and instead the economy was society's 
responsibility to improve. Indeed, compared to reforms in the military and 
law enforcement agencies, economic reforms in Georgia have fallen far 
behind. In fact, the government of Georgia has no published master plan for 
economic development and rehabilitation. 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3664

The Field Reports Include:

Tax Revenues on the Rise in Georgia
Kakha Jibladze
Tax revenues are on the rise for Georgia, which is good news for the 
president and his reforms plans. However, the country's new tax code might 
be boosting the budget at the expense of the government's fight against 
corruption. Raising taxes has been a high priority for Georgian president 
Mikheil Saakashvili since his first days in office.
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3665

Nazarbayev Drums up Support for His Reelection
Marat Yermukanov
Who will be the next president of Kazakhstan? Millions of voters in 
Kazakhstan will go to the polls on December 4 this year to answer the 
question. It is hard to name a contender among opposition candidates to 
seriously rival Nursultan Nazarbayev who seeks another presidential term. He 
skillfully eliminated all hurdles and disarmed his opponents to ensure his 
victory in the elections.
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3666

Historic Afghan Election Takes Place
Muhammad Tahir
Another Afghan candidate has been killed on 16 September as Afghanistan 
concludes the final day of campaigning ahead of Sunday's parliamentary 
polls.  Authorities in the southern Helmand province say suspected Taliban 
gunmen dragged candidate Abdul Hadi from his home and shot him dead late on 
Thursday.  Hadi was the seventh candidate to be killed in attacks blamed on 
the Taliban.
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3667

Police Salaries in Azerbaijan Raised in an Effort to Combat Corruption
Alman Mir Ismail
Last week, President Ilham Aliyev ordered a significant raise in the 
salaries of employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. While the decree 
is an ordinary measure since he took over the presidency in 2003, the major 
increase in police salaries has attracted the attention of the media and the 
public. According to the decree, policemen would start receiving $300-$400 
salaries, while the police officers would receive $400-$750 per month.
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3668

PUBL.- Elza-Bair Guchinova, Anthropology of the Deportation Trauma of the Kalmyks

Posted by: Christian Schoen <ibidem(a)ibidem-verlag.de>
Posted: 17 Sep 2005


PUBL.- Elza-Bair Guchinova, Anthropology of the Kalmyks' Deportation Trauma

Memories of the Forgotten: Anthropology of the Deportation Trauma of the 
Kalmyks

Written by: Elza-Bair Guchinova
With a Foreword by Caroline Humphrey
Edited by Dr Andreas Umland. 
Published by ibidem, Stuttgart

The ibidem Paperback Series
Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics & Society

Web: http://www.ibidem-verlag.de/r1l.html

Abstract in English for www.buchhandel.de

This study deals with the anthropology of the deportation trauma as 
experienced by the Kalmyks (1943-1956) and how it affects national 
identification. It shows the stigmatisation of Kalmyk identity in the years 
of deportation and response of the ethnic group to deprivation. The ever 
changing discourse of the Kalmyk issue, and political use of the trauma also 
receive attention.

The study is innovative in Russian anthropology as it is the first 
anthropological study of the Kalmyk deportation as well as of the 
consequences of the trauma, and as it provides comparative insight by making 
use of similar experience of deprivation of other ethnic groups. The 
monograph contains a valuable corps of sources, especially oral, including 
analyses of folk songs and oral narratives. The novelty of the study also 
lies in that it applies gender methodology to the analysis of adaptation of 
men and women to extreme conditions of life and considers gender-specific 
differences in mechanisms of memory, recollection and oral narration. The 
monograph closes a gap in the study of collective and individual strategies 
of survival in conditions of deportation in Siberia and Central Asia. It 
demonstrates the existence of stigmatised ethnicity in the USSR.

Among the conclusions the author arrives are that the Buddhist tradition 
played an important role in the way historic trauma was perceived by the 
Kalmyks, and that there was a factor of phenotypic difference leading 
Kalmyks in extreme conditions to strive to "dissolve" in the social 
environment using every chance to prove loyalty to the state. This left 
little chance for specific Kalmyk cultural features to resurge outside the 
home sphere. There is evidence that the trauma is something most Kalmyks 
have overcome. Its still deliberate accentuation appears to be pragmatically 
aimed into the future.

The ibidem Paperback Series
Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics & Society
http://www.ibidem-verlag.de/r1l.html
Edited by Dr Andreas Umland. 
Published by ibidem, Stuttgart

The goal of this new book series by ibidem Publishers (Stuttgart & Hannover, 
Germany) is to make available to the academic community and general public 
affordable Russian-, English- and German-language scholarly studies of 
par-ticular empirical aspects of the recent history and current affairs of 
the former Soviet bloc. The rationale for such an undertaking is twofold:

First, many important aspects of the transformation of the former Warsaw 
Pact states have not been systematically analyzed, while others have been 
completely overlooked in published scholarly books. Frequently, these same 
issues are the subjects of rigorous theses and other unpublished 
manuscripts. Many such studies, by their choice of topic alone, constitute 
original contributions which, in spite of their high quality, remain buried 
in archives or university libraries.

This book series intends to provide especially young scholars, writing in 
German, English or Russian, an opportunity to present their new empirical 
re-search on understudied aspects of the post-Soviet transition. While 
comparison, theorizing and classification should not and cannot be absent 
from such studies, the emphasis of this series lies on identifying themes 
that have remained below the radar screen of mainstream international 
research or are so recent that no major published studies have addressed 
them yet. Other series in the book publishing industry, sometimes, tend to 
prefer covering topics that have already been comprehensively documented in 
the literature. The present enterprise, in contrast, focuses on issues that 
are still "non-subjects" in academic re-search, whether because of their 
previous "marginality" or their current novelty.  Its concern is not how 
marketable the book might currently be, but whether it can make a 
substantial addition to our empirical knowledge of post-Soviet affairs.

A second, not less important rationale of the series concerns historical 
writing and social theorizing on late Tsarist and Soviet Russia as well as 
her inner and outer empires from 1905 to 1989. As the Russians say, their 
country has not only an unknown future, but also an "unpredictable past." 
Because the free flow of information, politically dangerous research, open 
scholarly debate and meaningful international exchange (especially in the 
social sciences) had all been so severely repressed during the Soviet 
period, there remain many blank spots in the social and cultural history of 
the late Tsarist and Soviet empires. In addition, the Cold War introduced a 
number of ideological biases in Western research on Soviet politics and 
society that still need to be corrected.  A different aim of this paperback 
series is to provide scholars with an opportunity to re-publish studies that 
have already been made available to the public, in some form. A 
re-publication of previously printed material might be useful in the case 
that these studies:

a) are out of print or hard to find, yet still topical and/or in demand,
b) have so far been only published either as expensive hardbacks, or as 
volumes without an ISBN,
c) have already been professionally translated into, but not yet published 
in, English, German, and Russian,
d) have been substantially revised and thus add new contributions, or
e) have appeared as three or more scholarly working-papers or 
journal-articles which, if taken together, could make up a good book.

Should one or more of the above conditions apply, authors may inquire with 
their previous publisher about reprint rights. If an agreement can be 
reached, the current series of paperbacks might offer authors an opportunity 
to make their research, at a reasonable price, accessible to students, 
colleagues and the public for at least five years - ibidem publisher's 
minimum period of guaranteed avail-ability of its books.

Copies of all books published in the series will be automatically sent to 
the journals Osteuropa (http://osteuropa.dgo-online.org/frame.html), 
Oesterreichische Osthefte (http://www.osi.ac.at/ostheft.htm),  Europe-Asia 
Studies (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09668136.asp), The Slavonic 
and East European Review 
(http://www.mhra.org.uk/Publications/Journals/seer.html), and Slavic Review 
(http://www.econ.uiuc.edu/slavrev/frames.html) for listing in the journals' 
"Books Received" sections and possible review.

Please contact the series editor or publisher if you wish your monograph, 
thesis or volume of collected papers/documents to be considered for possible 
publication in this series. Usually, young scholars will be asked to provide 
a letter of evaluation from their supervisor, thesis examiner, or another 
established academic who is a specialist in the field, knows the submitted 
manuscript well, and recommends it for publication. If appropriate, such a 
letter may be used as a foreword to the book.

Once their manuscript is, in principal, accepted for publication, 
authors/editors will be asked to produce, according to detailed 
instructions, a camera-ready master-copy for the printing of the book of, 
usually, no less than 140 and no more than 250 pages. The authors and 
editors are themselves fully responsible for the linguistic and stylistic 
quality of their manuscripts which will have to be adequately designed 
according to academic standards. The final formatting of the manuscript 
(page numbers, header, footer, fonts, headings, footnote-design, etc.) and 
transformation into PostScript or PDF may be done either by the 
authors/editors themselves, or by the publisher. In the latter case, the 
authors will be charged a moderate fee for technical assistance (about €1 to 
€2 per page). Authors/editors will receive two free copies of their book.  
Unfortunately, no free extra copies for contributors to collected volumes 
can be provided.  However, all authors or editors may order copies for a 
special price from the publisher.

Andreas Umland, umland(a)stanfordalumni.org
Christian Schoen, ibidem(a)ibidem-verlag.de

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