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PUBL.- Old Maps of Tuva, Vol. 2

Posted by: Masahiko Todoriki <riki@ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp>
Posted: 1 Apr 2009


PUBL.- Old Maps of Tuva, Vol. 2


Dear Colleagues:

Here I am pleased to announce Old Maps of Tuva (OMT), Vol. 2 just 
issued in this March as below.

Todoriki, Masahiko: Old maps of Tuva 2 - Tannu-Uriankhai Maps in 
Eighteenth Century China.
The Research and Information Center for Asian Studies, The Institute 
of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (2009).

See: http://www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ (yet unrenewed).

OMT is the series of issue indexes the Tannu-Uriankhai maps that were
drawn between the 18th and early 20th centuries, that is, from the Qing
era to the pre-Soviet period, linking with the present Tuvan toponyms.

This article is a free of charge, though unfortunately, the amount of
the copy is extremely limited. Therefore, it will receive priority for
the applicants of OMT 1, then the order of arrival.

Please let us know your request as below with your name and postal
address:
riki@ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Yours sincerely,

Masahiko Todoriki
(Lecturer: The Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo)
 

PUBL.- Russian History, Vol. 36, No. 1

Posted by: Ivo Romein <romein@brill.nl>
Posted: 1 Apr 2009


PUBL.- Russian History, Vol. 36, No. 1


Coming out April 6, 2009: RUSSIAN HISTORY, volume 36, issue 1, a 
special issue in honor of Richard Hellie, under the guest editorship 
of Lawrence N. Langer and Peter B. Brown.

Table of Contents

Storming the Stratosphere: Space Exploration, Soviet Culture, and the 
   Arts from Lenin to Khrushchev's Times
   James T. Andrews

Putin's Presidency and Russian History
   Stephen Blank

The Labour Region in Late Stalinist Population Dynamics
   Christopher Burton

The "Vasiliologion" of Nikolai Spafarii Milescu
   Paul Bushkovitch

Machine Guns, Hysteria, and the February Revolution
   Jonathan Daly

Taxes and Empire: The Russian Tax Debate of 1870-1871
   G. M. Hamburg

The Standard of Life of the 18th-early 20th Century Russian Population 
   According to Anthropometric Data
   B. N. Mironov

The Unintended Consequences of a Surge in Orthodox Pilgrimages in Late 
   Imperial Russia
   Christine D. Worobec

More information about Russian History on http://www.brill.nl/ruhi


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Ivo Romein
Slavic & Eurasian Studies
P.O. Box 9000
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Visit our Slavic & Eurasian Studies portal:  www.brill.nl/slavic
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PUBL.- Georgian Archival Bulletin, No. 4

Posted by: Timothy Blauvelt <timblauvelt@mail.ru>
Posted: 1 Apr 2009


PUBL.- Georgian Archival Bulletin, No. 4


The 4th edition (Winter 2009) of the quarterly Archival Bulletin has 
recently been released by the Archive Department of the Georgian 
Ministry of Internal Affairs, and is available for download in PDF 
format: http://archive.security.gov.ge/saarqivo_moambe_4.pdf

Any institution interested in receiving hard copies of the Archival 
Bulletin or individuals interested in working in the Georgian KGB and 
Central Committee archives should contact:

Colonel Omar Tushurashvili
Head of the Archives Department
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia
Vazha-Pshavela Avenue, #72
Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel./Fax: (995 32) 323898
E-mail: Tushurashvili(at)pol.ge or Moambe(at)pol.ge

Timothy Blauvelt
Tbilisi, Georgia
 

PUBL.- Invisible to the World: The Dynamics of Forced Child Labour in the Cotton Sector of Uzbekistan

Posted by: Jane Savory <js64@soas.ac.uk>
Posted: 28 Mar 2009


PUBL.- The Dynamics of Forced Child Labour in the Cotton Sector of Uzbekistan


Find below the publication details, brief description and link to the book.

Invisible to the World: The Dynamics of Forced Child Labour in the 
Cotton Sector of Uzbekistan. London: SOAS, 2009, 40 pp.

ISBN 10: 0 7286 0384 5
ISBN 13: 978 0 7286 0384 4

The paper provides an evidence-based assessment of the recruitment of 
school-age children for the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan. It draws on 
the results of a survey administered in six rural districts in 2007 
that examines the scale and mechanisms of recruitment, the conditions 
of work and the consequences for children's welfare. 

The full text is available on the SOAS website, links:

http://www.soas.ac.uk/cccac/centres-publications/

http://www.soas.ac.uk/cccac/events/cotton-sector-in-central-asia-2005/49842.pdf
 

PUBL.- Journal of Central Asian and Caucasian Studies Now Online

Posted by: Koray Guven <kgmirza@gmail.com>
Posted: 28 Mar 2009


PUBL.- Journal of Central Asian and Caucasian Studies Now Online


Online Access is now available for previous issues of Journal of 
Central Asian and Caucasian Studies (JCACS) on

http://www.usak.org.tr/EN/dmenu.asp?id=55

Journal of Central Asian and Caucasian Studies (JCACS) is a refereed 
journal and published twice (Summer and Winter) a year. JCACS 
publishes scholarly articles in Turkish and English from all over the world.

JCACS focuses on legal, political, sociological, cultural, social, 
religious, anthropological and economic studies regarding Central 
Asia, Caucasus and neighboring states' (Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, 
Afghanistan, China, Mongolia, Russia) and regions' (Black Sea, South 
Asia, Middle East, Far East) relations with Central Asia and the 
Caucasus. The journal encourages interdisciplinary studies.

JCACS is abstracted and/or indexed in International Political Science 
Abstracts (IPSA), Index Islamicus, EBSCO Host Research Databases, 
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, CSA Linguistics and Language Behavior 
Abstracts, CSA Sociological Abstracts, CSA Worldwide Political Science 
Abstracts and PAIS International.
 

PUBL.- Journal of Eurasian Studies

Posted by: Borbála Obrusánszky <obori@monornet.hu>
Posted: 27 Mar 2009


PUBL.- Journal of Eurasian Studies


Today we launch a new quarterly, entitled Journal of Eurasian Studies. 
It is published by the Foundation Mikes International and has an 
international editorial board comprised of distinguished scholars and 
professionals from the UK to Inner Mongolia.

The journal can be accessed at the following address:

http://www.federatio.org/joes.html

The content of the first issue:

FARKAS, Flórián: Dear Reader (in English)
OBRUSÁNSZKY, Borbála: Gábor Bálint de Szentkatolna (in English)
ALIMBAY, Nursan: Community as a Principle Organizational Form of 
   Social Relations of Nomads (in English and in Russian)
ARADI, Éva: A Brief Introduction of a Great Explorer - Sir Aurel 
   Stein, (1862-1943) (in English)
BÉRCZI, Szaniszló: Ancient Eurasian Heritage Preserved in Japan I. -- 
   Shrines, White Horses and Festivals -- (in English)
FARKAS, Flórián: Wolf Totem (in English)
MARÁCZ, László: Objection to the Forceful Finnization of the Ancient 
   History and Language of the Hungarians (in English)
MARCANTONIO, Angela: Debate on the Status of the Uralic Theory: 
   Critical Responses (in English)
OBRUSÁNSZKY, Borbála: Tongwancheng, the City of the Southern Huns (in English)

With kind regards,

Mikes International
The Hague, March 15, 2009
 

PUBL.- The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, No. 9, 2009

Posted by: Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski <kozlowsk@club-internet.fr>
Posted: 27 Mar 2009


PUBL.- The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, No. 9, 2009


Table of Contents

Issue 9 - March 2009 - NGOs and Power Ministries in Russia

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

NGOs and the Power Ministries in Russia: from Resistance to Cooperation?

NGOs and Power Ministries in Russia - Conversations

The Russian Point of View

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

"We are perceived as a foreign, 'western' element by Russian society" 
- Interview with Liudmila Alpern, Center for Prison Reform, Moscow, 2 
October 2008

Eva Bertrand

"Les militaires ne savent plus comment travailler sans les Comités de 
mères de soldats" [The military do not know how to work without the 
Soldiers' Mothers Committees anymore ]- Interview with Valentina 
Melnikova, Union Soldiers' Mothers Committees in Russia, Moscou, le 30 
avril 2008 (in French / Russian version in Annex)

Françoise Daucé

"A way to defend people is to build informal ties with power 
institutions" - Interview with Ashot Airapetian, president of the 
Center for Interethnic Cooperation, Moscow, 3 June 2008 (in Russian)

Gilles Favarel-Garrigues and Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

"Two conditions for a successful partnership: high-levels of NGO 
professionalism and the readiness of local and regional 
administrations to find new forms of partnership" - Interview with 
Asmik Novikova, Demos Centre, Moscow, 6 March and 12 October 2008

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

"We make precedents, pushing the whole system and giving hope to 
society" - E-mail interview with Pavel Chikov, Agora Association, 7 July 2008

A Foreign Point of View

Anne Le Huérou and Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

"Il y a une demande des structures d'État à continuer de travailler 
avec Caritas" [There is a demand from State bodies to continue to work 
with Caritas] - Interview with Anouk Coqblin, Program Officer at the 
Emergency Desk, Secours Catholique Caritas France, Paris, 20 November 
2008 (in French)

NGOs and Power Ministries in Russia - Book Reviews (4 titles)

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

Demos Center, Militsiia mezhdu Rossiei i Chechnei. Veterany konflikta 
v rossiiskom obshchestve, Moskva, Demos, 2007, 304 c.

Anne Le Huérou

Tatyana Lokshina (Dir.), Chechnya. Zhizn' navoine, Tsentr sodeistviia 
provedeniiu issledovanii grazhdanskogo obshchestva Demos, 2007, 248 pages

Mikhail Roshchin

Il'dar Isangulov, U poslednei cherty. Dokumenty i materialy o 
deiatel'nosti mafii v Respublike Bashkortostan, Moskva, Gainullin, 
2006, 248 pp.

Vahan Galoumian

Lisa Sundstorm, Foreign Funding: Foreign Assistance and NGO 
Development in Russia, Standford, Standford University Press, 2006, 296 pages

Book Reviews - General (4 titles)

Mark Edele

Elena Seniavskaia, Protivniki Rossii v voinakh XX veka. Evoliutsiia 
"obraza vraga" v soznanii armii i obshchestva, Moskva, ROSSPEN, 2006, 287 s.

Isabelle Facon

Dale Herspring, The Kremlin and the High Command. Presidential Impact 
on the Russian Military from Gorbachev to Putin, Lawrence, University 
Press of Kansas, 2006, 242 pages

Dale R. Herspring

Natalia Danilova, Armiia i obshchestvo: printsipy vzaimodeistviia, 
Sankt-Petersburg, Norma, 2007, 343 s.

Louise Shelley

Gilles Favarel-Garrigues, La police des moeurs économiques de l'URSS à 
la Russie (1965-1995), Paris, CNRS Editions, 2007, 320 pages

Tribute to Stanislav Markelov

Aude Merlin

Le pouvoir de la loi contre la loi du pouvoir - Entretien avec 
Stanislav Markelov, avocat, Moscou, 3 juin 2008 (in French)

Aude Merlin

The power of law versus the law of power - Interview of Stanislav 
Markelov, Lawyer, Moscow, 3 June 2008 (in English)


Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski
Chief Editor
The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies
www.pipss.org
contact@pipss.org
 

PUBL.- Eurasian Development Bank Publications

Posted by: Gulnaz Imamniyazova <imamniyazova_ga@eabr.org>
Posted: 27 Mar 2009


PUBL.- Eurasian Development Bank Publications


Dear Colleagues:

The Eurasian Development Bank is happy to present its series of 
publications on Eurasian regional integration.

EDB is an international financial institution founded to foster 
economic growth and integration processes in the Eurasian region. The 
Bank was founded by intergovernmental agreement signed in January 2006 
by the Presidents of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In accordance with our mission, we strive to become a catalyst of 
integration processes. The Bank's key areas for financing are electric 
power, water and energy, transportation infrastructure and high-tech 
and innovative industries.

EDB Eurasian Integration Yearbook 2008

http://www.eabr.org/media/img/rus/publications/Yearbook/EDB_Yearbook_2008.pdf

The Yearbook provides a dynamic overview of integration processes in 
the post-Soviet 'Eurasian' space and, in particular, improves access 
of the global community to the best thinking on regional development 
published in the Russian language during the year.

The first volume features articles on economic cooperation between CIS 
countries in the machine-building, electric energy and banking sectors 
as well as on institutional integration within the CIS and Eurasian 
Economic Community. It also includes two specialised reports on the 
prospects of development of nuclear energy complexes of Russia and 
Kazakhstan and challenges related to shared water and energy resources 
in Central Asia.

The last part of the Yearbook presents the Regional Integration 
Chronicle, providing our readers with structured information on 
integration events throughout 2007. It is supplemented by the 'Review 
of Activities of Multilateral Development Banks' in the region. You 
will also find information on the Round Tables conducted by the 
Eurasian Development Bank in 2007 - 2008 as well as a book review of 
the recent monograph on corporate integration in the post-Soviet space.

(Click on the links or copy and paste them into your browser.  
Alternatively, you can go to our home page http://www.eabr.org/eng)


Journal of Eurasian Economic Integration
http://www.eabr.org/media/img/rus/publications/magazine/no2/n1_2009_full.pdf
http://www.eabr.org/media/img/rus/publications/magazine/no1/EDB_Mag_1.pdf

The Journal of Eurasian Economic Integration is a quarterly 
Russian-language journal published by the EDB. The Editorial Board and 
the Editorial Council of the journal consist of authoritative 
researchers and practitioners of regional integration. The Journal 
publishes original research on the issues of economic and political 
integration, book reviews, interviews as well as a quarterly chronicle 
of regional integration. While concentrating on economics, the journal 
publishes materials on a wide range of issues relevant to regional 
integration. The editors welcome original research on such issues as 
theories of regional integration applied to the post-Soviet arena; 
economic integration (trade, investment and finance); institutional 
integration; international experiences of regional integration; and 
other relevant issues.

(Click on the links or copy and paste them into your browser.  
Alternatively, you can go to our home page http://www.eabr.org/eng)


Analytical Reports
The Eurasian Development Bank's investment policy and the environment. 
EDB Industry Report no. 4. February 2009.

http://www.eabr.org/media/img/eng/research-and-publications/Analytical
Reports/4_2009_Ecopolicy_of_EDB.pdf

The CIS Common Electric Power Market. EDB Industry Report no.3. October 2008.

http://www.eabr.org/media/img/eng/research-and-publications/Analytical
Reports/CEPM_eng.pdf

Water and Energy Resources in Central Asia: Utilization and 
Development Issues. EDB Industry Report no.2. April 2008.

http://www.eabr.org/media/img/eng/research-and-publications/Analytical
Reports/Report_2_water_and_energy_EDB.pdf

Nuclear Energy Complexes of Russia and Kazakhstan: Development and 
Cooperation Prospects. EDB Industry Report no.1. April 2008.

http://www.eabr.org/media/img/eng/research-and-publications/Analytical
Reports/Report_1_nuclear_EDB.pdf

Best wishes,

Gulnaz Imamniyazova
Senior Analyst
Economic Analysis Unit Strategy and Research Department
Eurasian Development Bank
imamniyazova_ga@eabr.org
56, Abdullinykh St.
Almaty
Kazakhstan, 050010
+7 (727) 2444044 (ext. 6905)
+7 (727) 2911473 (fax)
www.eabr.org
 

PUBL.- War and Peace in the Caucasus, Russia's Troubled Frontier, Vicken Cheterian

Posted by: Vicken Cheterian <vicken.cheterian@cimera.org>
Posted: 27 Mar 2009


PUBL.- War and Peace in the Caucasus: Russia's Troubled Frontier, V. Cheterian


Vicken Cheterian, War and Peace in the Caucasus, Russia's Troubled 
Frontier, Hurst (London) £25 and Columbia University Press (New York), 
$40, 2009, 395 pages.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union the Caucasus was wracked by 
ethnic and separatist violence as the peoples of the region struggled 
for self-determination. Vicken Cheterian, who spent many years as a 
reporter and analyst covering the region's conflicts, asks why 
nationalism emerged as a dominant political current, and why, of the 
many nationalist movements that emerged, some led to violence while 
others did not. He explains also why minority rebellions were 
victorious against larger armies, in mountainous Karabakh, Abkhazia, 
and in the first war of Chechnya, and discusses the ongoing 
instability and armed resistance in the North Caucasus. He concludes 
his book by examining chapters the great power competition between 
Russia, the US, and the EU over the oil and gas resources of the 
Caspian region.

Table of Contents

1. The End of the Soviet Union and the Rise of Nationalism
2. History, Intellectuals and Conflict in the Caucasus
3. The Karabakh Conflict
4. Georgia, From National Liberation to State Collapse and Back
5. The Second Caucasus War
6. Sources of Conflict: Mass Trauma, Mobilization, Repression
7. Failure of Diplomacy
8. Oil, Pipelines and the New Geopolitics

Order on-line at of Hurst & Co: http://www.hurstpub.co.uk/ 

Or Columbia University Press: 
http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-70064-1/war-and-peace-in-the-ca
ucasus/reviews 
 

PUBL.- Tajikistan Faces Crisis of Statehood, Maciej Falkowski (OSW)

Posted by: Antonina Michalowska <antonina.michalowska@osw.waw.pl>
Posted: 17 Mar 2009


PUBL.- Tajikistan Faces Crisis of Statehood, Maciej Falkowski (OSW)


The publication of the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) in Warsaw.

New OSW Commentary: "Tajikistan Faces Crisis of Statehood" by Maciej Falkowski

The consequences of the economic crisis and the progressing
decomposition of Tajikistan's state structures may bring the country to
a stage where it will transform into a 'failing state' - unable to
perform its basic functions, posing a threat to the stability of its
neighbours and seriously impeding NATO's stabilisation operation in
Afghanistan.

Full text can be found at:
http://www.osw.waw.pl/files/commentary_22.pdf 

OSW's other publications can be found at: www.osw.waw.pl 


Antonina Michalowska
External Relations Coordinator
Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)
Warsaw, Poland
tel. (+48 22) 525 80 00,
fax (+48 22) 525 80 40 
www.osw.waw.pl
 

PUBL.- Journal of Central Asian and Caucasian Studies, Volume 3, Issue 6

Posted by: Koray Guven <kgmirza@gmail.com>
Posted: 17 Mar 2009


PUBL.- Journal of Central Asian and Caucasian Studies, Volume 3, Issue 6


Journal of Central Asian and Caucasian Studies, Volume 3, Issue 6

The new issue contains the following articles:

Foreword

"Andijon'da Nima Bo'ldi?": Terror, Security and Democracy in 
   Uzbekistan (in Turkish)
Author: Salih BICAKCI

Predicaments and Prospects in Uzbek Islamism: A Critical Comparison 
   with the Turkish Case (in English)
Author: Ihsan YILMAZ

EU's Response to the Georgia Crisis: An Active Peace Broker or a 
   Confused and Divided Actor? (in English)
Author: Omer KURTBAG

Revisiting "Sovereign" Tatarstan (in English)
Author: Matthew DERRICK

Formation, Rising, and Declining Processes of States in Eurasia: 
   Turkish and Russian Cases (in Turkish)
Author: Omer Goksel ISYAR

The Caucasian Politics of the Ottoman State at the Beginning of the 
   First World War (in Turkish)
Author: Reha YILMAZ

The Relationship between Population and Economic Growth: Empirical 
   Evidence from the Central Asian Economies (in English)
Author: Bilal SAVAS

Book Reviews

Recent Publications

Conferences

Abstracts and Key Words

About the Authors

Notes for the Contributors

Index 
 

JOURNAL/CFP- JIWS Special Issue: Islam and Gender in Asia and the Diaspora

Posted by: Rahat Imran <rai@sfu.edu>
Posted: 15 Mar 2009


JOURNAL/CFP- JIWS Special Issue: Islam and Gender in Asia and the Diaspora


Journal of International Women's Studies (JIWS)

New JIWS Special Issue:

Islam and Gender in Asia and the Diaspora: Call for Papers

This Special Issue of the Journal of International Women's Studies 
(JIWS) solicits articles on Islam and Gender with a focus on Asia.  
Submissions will address women's lives, gender dynamics and Muslim 
women's movements, including both formal movements and subtle, 
informal, everyday acts of resistance.  The special issue will include 
a broad range of discussions on how Muslim women strategise and 
negotiate their lives and/or movements to accommodate and/or resist 
Islamic dominance in terms of the nation state, constitutions and 
dominant cultural norms.  We are seeking articles that tackle the 
above stated issues, specifically covering the regions of Iran, 
Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, 
Southeast Asia and any Muslim demographic from the pertinent region as 
well as the diaspora, including refugee populations.

Scholars and activists are invited to submit unpublished manuscripts 
that are currently not under review.  Please consult the JIWS web site:  
http://www.bridgew.edu/SoAS/jiws/submit.htm

For submission guidelines including length, format and 
bibliographical/ referencing styles. Forward all submissions via email
attachment to the special issue editors, Huma Ahmed-Ghosh at 
ghosh@mail.sdsu.edu or Rahat Imran at rai@sfu.edu by May 1, 2009.
 

PUBL.- Turkish Palestine (1069-1917): Inscriptions from al-Khalil (Hebron), Nebi Musa and Other Palestinian Cities under Turkish Rule

Posted by: Mehmet Tutuncu <m.tutuncu@quicknet.nl>
Posted: 13 Mar 2009


PUBL.- Turkish Palestine (1069-1917): Inscriptions from Palestinian Cities


Book Announcement:

Turkish Palestine (1069-1917)
Inscriptions from al-Khalil (Hebron), Nebi Musa and Other Palestinian 
Cities under Turkish Rule
By Mehmet Tütüncü

Corpus of Turkish Islamic Inscriptions, no. 2
Türk Islam kitabeleri dizisi, no. 2
ISBN  978-90-6921-004-9
SOTA Publications, 2008 Haarlem, Netherlands
With 163 illustrations and 3 maps
320 pages
Price: 59 euros


You can have a look at cover and download some sample pages from the 
following address:  http://www.turkistan.org/turkpals.htm


>From the Year 1069 until 1917 Turks Ruled in Greater Parts of Middle East
and also in todays Palestine. Fist The Seljukids, Artuqids and Zangids and
later Mamluks and lastly Ottomans. But despite this nearly 850 years long
rule the Turkish heritage and contribution is often overlooked and
underestimated in the literature. One of the most significant and visible
heritage in the sacred landscape of Palestine are the building activities
and inscriptions that are fixed in these buildings. This book is a follow
up to the in 2006 published Turkish Jerusalem (1516-1917), Ottoman
Inscriptions from Jerusalem and Other Palestinian Cities, (ISBN
90-807403-4-9). Was in the first volume recorded 122 inscriptions from
Jerusalem and 18 inscriptions outside Jerusalem; in this second volume 134
inscriptions are recorded from towns outside Jerusalem and 9 from
Jerusalem.  Also the time range is also wider, was in TJ almost all
inscriptions from Ottoman times, this volume covers inscriptions from the
entrance of the first Turkish rule  (1069) of the Saljukids to the end of
the Ottoman empire (1917). So therefore the title of Turkish Palestine
(1069-1917) is justified. 

The earliest inscription is from the year 476/1083 (Jerusalem nr. 
123).  From next places and next number of inscriptions are included. 
Hebron (73), Safed (12), Nabi Musa (7) Ramle (8), Nablus (5), Lod (5), 
Yavne (4), Jaffa (8), and from Tanturah, Haifa, Beysan, Azariya, 
Herzlya, Isdud, Dimra and Qalat Subaybah (1) inscription. There are 
also recorded 9 inscriptions from Jerusalem that were missed in the 
first volume (9) inscriptions. Each inscription is accompanied by high 
quality photographs and commentary on subject and form of inscription. 
The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM with digital versions of 
photographs, so that one can compare the readings in details.

For ordering you can contact SOTA:
sota@wanadoo.nl

Or write to the following address
SOTA
Postbus 9642
2003 LP Haarlem


Contents

Acknowledgement of Illustrations
Introduction
List of Tables and List of Maps
Methodology

Catalogue of Corpus of Inscriptions

Inscriptions from Jerusalem (Addendum)
Inscriptions of Sultan Baybars in Palestine
Inscriptions from Zawiya -Al As´adiyya
Nabi Musa Inscriptions
Safed Inscriptions
El-Khalil (Hebron) Inscriptions
Nablus Inscriptions
Ramleh Inscriptions
Lod Inscriptions
Yavne Inscriptions
Jaffa Inscriptions
Nabi Rubin Inscription
Dor/Tanturah
Inscription
Haifa Inscription
Beysan Inscription
Al-Azzariya Inscription
Haram Seyyidna Ali Inscription
Tughra's from Akka, Jaffa and Nablus
Ashdod
Dimra
Qalat Suaybah
Tables (3-13)
Bibliography
Appendix: CD-ROM with digital version of the illustrations and other 
illustrations
 

PUBL.- Socialist Revolutions in Asia: The Social History of Mongolia in the 20th Century

Posted by: Irina Y. Morozova <i.y.morozova@uva.nl>
Posted: 13 Mar 2009


PUBL.- Socialist Revolutions in Asia: Social History of Mongolia in the 20th C.


Find below the publication details, brief description and link to the book.

Irina Morozova, Socialist Revolutions in Asia: The Social History of 
Mongolia in the 20th Century. (London, New York: Routledge, 2009)

January 2009: 234x156: 172 pp.

Contemporary Mongolia is often seen as one of the most open and 
democratic societies in Asia, undergoing remarkable post-socialist 
transformation. Although the former ruling party, the Mongolian 
People's Revolutionary Party (the MPRP), has fundamentally changed its 
platform, it holds leadership and frames nation-building policy. This 
book re-conceptualises the socialist legacy of Mongolia and explains 
why in the 1920s a shift to socialism became possible. Furthermore, 
the role of Mongolian nationalism in the country's decision to ally 
with the USSR in the 1920-1930s and to choose a democratic path of 
development at the end of the 1980s is explored.

Focusing on social systems in crisis periods when the most radical 
differentiation in social relationships and loyalties occur, the book 
describes the transformation of the elite and social structures 
through the prism of the MPRP cadres' policy and the party's 
collaborations with the Third Communist International and other Soviet 
departments that operated in Mongolia. Based on original sources from 
former Soviet and Mongolian archives the author offers a critique of 
the post-modernist approaches to the study of identity and its impact 
on political change. This book will be of interest to academics 
working on the modern history of Central and Inner Asia, socialist 
societies and communist parties in Asia, as well as the USSR's foreign policy.

For further information or to purchase this title please click here
http://www.routledgehistory.com/books/Socialist-Revolutions-in-Asia-is
bn9780710313515 [enter entire link as a single line in your browser]
 

JOURNAL/CFP- International Journal of Russian Studies

Posted by: Ayse Dietrich <dietrichayse@yahoo.com>
Posted: 13 Mar 2009


JOURNAL/CFP- International Journal of Russian Studies


The third issue of the International Journal of Russian Studies has 
been published at www.radtr.net.  We are now calling for articles for 
our fourth issue.  The deadline for the fourth edition will be 30 June 2009.

The journal's goal is to publish original articles related to the 
history, culture, literature, linguistics, politics, religions, 
languages and peoples of Russia from its earliest history to the 
present day. All aspects of Russia's relations - cultural, political, 
military and economic - with and influence on the areas of the former 
Soviet Union, such as the states of Central Asia, fall within the 
scope of the journal.


Prof.Dr. Ayse Dietrich
Ankara University
Faculty of Letters
Dept. of Russian Lang. and Lit.
Sihhiye-06100
Ankara/Turkey
International Journal of Russian Studies
Editor and Founder
 

PUBL.- Cultural Histories of Central Asia, Rashmi Doraiswamy, Ed.

Posted by: Rashmi Doraiswamy <rashmidee@gmail.com>
Posted: 13 Mar 2009


PUBL.- Cultural Histories of Central Asia, Rashmi Doraiswamy, Ed.


Edited by
Rashmi Doraiswamy

Aakar Books
New Delhi
<aakarbooks@gmail.com>


Contents

I. Introduction
   Rashmi Doraiswamy

II. The Arts

Architecture

2. Central Asian Architecture: The Persistence of Pre-Modernism
   Romi Khosla

3. Sufi Remains: a Kazakh Story of Today
   Kalpana Sahni

4. Synthesis in the Sky
   K. T. Ravindran

Music

5. The Fate of the Shashmaqom in Uzbekistan in the 20th Century
   Dilorom Karomat

Visual Arts

6. The Synthetic Nature of the Early Central Asian Art
   Radha Banerjee

7. Travelling Cultures
   Gulammohammed Sheikh

Literature

8. Ramayan and Alpomysh: Two Epics, Two Heroes
   Qamar Rais

9. Manas: The Socio-Cultural Heritage of the Kyrgyz People
   Neelima Singh

10. Literature in the Khanate of Bukhara in the Nineteenth Century
   Saifullah Saifi

11. Abai - a Prophet of Renaissance, a Bard of Enlightenment
   Abhai Maurya

Cinema

12. The Encounter of Modernities: Cinematic Adaptations of Two Stories by
   Aitmatov
   Rashmi Doraiswamy

III. New Horizons

Thinkers, Travellers, Explorers

13. Remembering Al Farabi
   Devendra Kaushik

14. Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862 - 1943): The Expeditions and the Collections
   Arup Banerjee

15. Kyrgyzstan in History: Accounts of Russian Scientists and Travellers
   Ruby Roy

Traversing the Silk Road

16. Shifting Frames: Cultural Crossroads of the Past and Present
   Rajeev Sethi

17. The Silk Road Re-Visited
   Rta Chisti Kapur

18. Reviving the Silk Route: Problems and Prospects
   Meena Singh Roy

IV. Notes on Contributors
 

PUBL.- Corruption in International Business, Sharon Eicher, Ed.

Posted by: Sharon Eicher <sharoneicher@yahoo.com>
Posted: 10 Mar 2009


PUBL.- Corruption in International Business, Sharon Eicher, Ed.


Corruption in International Business:
The Challenge of Cultural and Legal Diversity

Edited by Sharon Eicher
Hardback 264 pages January 2009
978-0-7546-7137-4 ¢G55.00
Available in eBook format eISBN 978-0-7546-9448-9

It is common practice to assume that business practices are 
universally similar. Business and social attitudes to corruption, 
however, vary according to the wide variety of cultural norms across 
the countries of the world. International business involves complex, 
ethically challenging, and sometimes threatening, dilemmas that can 
involve political and personal agendas.

Corruption in International Business presents a broad range of 
perspectives on how corruption can be defined; the responsibilities of 
those working for publicly traded companies to their shareholders; and 
the positive influences that corporations can have upon combating 
international corruption.  The authors differentiate between public 
and private sector corruption and explore the implications of both, as 
well as methods for qualifying and quantifying corruption and the 
challenges facing policy makers, legal systems, corporations, and 
NGOs, as they seek to mitigate the effects of corruption and enable 
cultural and social change.

www.gowerpublishing.com

Contents

Preface
Introduction: what corruption is and why it matters, Sharon Eicher
   Government for hire, Sharon Eicher
When shareholders lose (or win) through corruption, Sharon Eicher
The good and evil faces of foreign investment, Sharon Eicher
Quantifying the immeasurable, Maks Kobonbaev and Sharon Eicher
Critiquing the indicators of corruption and governance, Maks 
   Kobonbaev, Donald Jacobsen and Sharon Eicher
Corruption in Chinese sports culture, Benjamin Ostrov
Exploring corruption in the petroleum sector, Maks Kobonbaev and Sharon Eicher
Risk management - playing by the rules, Sharon Eicher
Changing the rules: how the transition economy of Kyrgyzstan is 
   reforming public corruption, Talaibek Koichumanov
An institutional approach to understanding corruption in BRIC 
   countries, Qiang Yan
Private sector incentives for fighting international corruption, Ethan S. 
   Burger and Mary Holland
Appendices
Bibliography
Index

About the Editor

Sharon Eicher is a Ph.D. in Development Economics (2002). Other 
degrees include B.A. in Political Science and Master's degrees in 
Islamic Societies, Central Asian Languages & Cultures, and Economics. 
She has taught Business and Economics courses at KIMEP in Kazakhstan 
and was Chair of the Department of Business and Economics at Bethel 
College in Newton, Kansas, in the USA.  She now teaches at Friends 
University in Wichita, Kansas, as an Associate Professor of Economics. 
Sharon has been studying and traveling to the former Soviet Union 
since 1989. She lived and worked in Kazakhstan for several years where 
she met with advocates for small business development, befriended many 
business professionals in the commercial center of Central Asia, 
Almaty, and developed her understanding of corruption.

Order online at www.gowerpublishing.com to receive a 10% discount
 

PUBL.- Countdown to War in Georgia: Russia's Foreign Policy and Media Coverage

Posted by: Carolyn Fennell <carolyn.fennell@eastview.com>
Posted: 6 Mar 2009


PUBL.- Countdown to War in Georgia: Russia's Foreign Policy and Media Coverage


Title: "Countdown to War in Georgia: Russia's Foreign Policy and Media 
Coverage of the Conflict in South Ossetia and Abkhazia"  

"Countdown to War in Georgia" provides in-depth coverage of Russian 
perspectives on the crisis in the Caucasus, starting from 1989, when 
tensions in South Ossetia began to boil over as Gorbachev relaxed the 
iron fist of Soviet control.  In August 2008, the situation degraded 
to open warfare and an entirely new situation presented itself, 
including Russia's recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as 
independent states. 
 
"Countdown to War in Georgia" includes articles from the most widely 
read newspapers, foreign policy and security publications in the 
Russian Federation today.  All articles have been carefully translated 
from the original Russian and presented without commentary in order to 
render an accurate picture of Russian views and policy in the Caucasus. 

This book provides insight into Russia's overall policy toward Georgia 
and the West, and it is a critical read for those interested in 
current relations between Russia and the United States. 

"Countdown to War in Georgia: Russia's Foreign Policy and Media 
Coverage of the Conflict in South Ossetia and Abkhazia"
ISBN: 978-1-879944-04-6 
Number of pages: 579
Language: English
Price: $79.95
Published in 2008 by East View Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

East View Press (www.eastviewpress.com) is a publisher of perspectives 
from Russia/FSU and other countries of Eurasia.

Find out more and purchase the book online here: 
http://www.eastviewpress.com/Books/CountdownToWarInGeorgia.aspx or 
contact East View if you would like a review copy at info@eastviewpress.com.


Carolyn Fennell, Marketing Coordinator Carolyn.Fennell@eastview.com
East View Information Services
10601 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis MN, 55305-1526 USA
office tel: 952.252.1201 -- direct: 952.252.4525 -- fax: 952.252.1202
www.eastview.com
 

PUBL.- Russia's Energy Relations with Its Caspian Neighbors

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz@yahoo.com>
Posted: 6 Mar 2009


PUBL.- Russia's Energy Relations with Its Caspian Neighbors


Russian Analytical Digest
http://www.res.ethz.ch/analysis/rad/

No. 56: Russia's Energy Relations with its Caspian Neighbors
3 Mar 2009

Download the full-text document (PDF): 
http://se2.isn.ch/serviceengine/FileContent?serviceID=RESSpecNet&filei
d=979008AD-C114-78F8-B766-932C7924771B&lng=en

This issue of the Russian Analytical Digest examines the energy 
dimension of Russia's foreign policy. Specifically, it considers 
Russia's energy relations with Azerbaijan, its role in the Karabakh 
conflict and relations with Kazakhstan in the context of energy 
transportation and military cooperation with NATO. Further, it 
considers the international context of energy relations between Russia 
and Turkmenistan. Additionally, this issue presents maps on major oil 
and natural gas pipelines in Central Asia and around the Caspian Sea 
as well as statistics on Russian oil and gas reserves, production and 
consumption in international comparison.

Authors: Heidi Kjærnet, Stina Torjesen, Indra Overland 

Table of Contents

Analysis

The Energy Dimension of Azerbaijani?Russian Relations: Maneuvering  
for Nagorno-Karabakh 
By Heidi Kjærnet, Oslo

Analysis

Russia and Kazakhstan: A Special Relationship 
By Stina Torjesen, Oslo

Analysis

Natural Gas and Russia?Turkmenistan Relations 
By Indra Overland, Oslo/Tromso

Maps

Major Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines in Central Asia and Around the Caspian 

Statistics

Caspian Oil and Natural Gas Balances 
Russian Oil and Gas Reserves, Production and Consumption
in International Comparison 

Reading Tip

Russian Energy Power and Foreign Relations


Russian Analytical Digest is a bi-weekly internet publication jointly 
produced by the Research Centre for East European Studies 
[Forschungsstelle Osteuropa] at the University of Bremen and the 
Center for Security Studies (CSS) at the Swiss Federal Institute of 
Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich).

PUBL.- Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains

Posted by: Ben Koen <benkoen@gmail.com>
Posted: 2 Mar 2009


PUBL.- Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in Pamir Mtns.


I'm very happy to announce the publication of Beyond the Roof of the 
World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains (Oxford 
University Press).  

Below is a brief description, table of contents, and link to the book.


Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains

Description

Western medicine has conventionally separated music, science, and 
religion into distinct entities, yet traditional cultures throughout 
the world have always viewed music as a bridge that connects and 
balances the physical with the spiritual to promote health and 
healing. As people in even the most technologically advanced nations 
across the globe struggle with obtaining affordable and reliable 
healthcare, more and more people are now turning to these ancient 
cultural practices of holistic and ICAM healing (integrative, 
complementary, and alternative medicine). 

Beyond the Roof of the World convincingly demonstrates the relevance 
of medical ethnomusicology in light of the globally spreading ICAM 
approaches to health and healing. Revealing the Western separation of 
healing from spiritual and musical practices as a culturally 
determined phenomenon, Dr. Benjamin D. Koen confirms their underlying 
unity. In a place poetically known as the Roof of the World, the 
culture found within the towering Pamir Mountains of Badakhshan 
Tajikistan serves as the paradigm of ICAM healing practices. Koen's 
extensive research and immersion into the Badakhshani culture provides 
a well-balanced "insider" perspective while maintaining an 
"observer's" view, as he effectively bridges the widespread gaps 
between ethnomusicology, health science, and music therapy. Moving 
beyond the paradigm of the Pamir Mountains to reach out to cultures 
across the globe, Koen infuses scholarship with lived experience and 
applied practice as he shows spirituality and musicality to be 
intimately intertwined with one's physical life, health and healing.

Table of Contents

Language
Pronunciation and Transliteration
1. Medical Ethnomusicology and the Ontology of Oneness
2. The Five Factors of Music, Prayer, Health, and Healing
3. Music-Prayer Dynamics and Cognitive Flexibility
4. Soundscape and Musical-Spiritual Entrainment
5. Healthscape, Mystical Poetry, and Multimodal Healing
6. Transformative Meaning In Sound, Empowered Sound In Culture
7. Human Certainty Principle, of Science, Spirituality, and Experience
Notes
References
Index

http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Roof-World-Healing-Mountains/dp/019536774X/
ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224790567&sr=1-2


Dr. Benjamin D. Koen
Medical, Cognitive, & Applied Ethnomusicology

Florida State University College of Music
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1180
Ofc: (850) 644-4642
Fx: (850) 644-2033
email: benkoen@gmail.com
http://music.fsu.edu/koen.htm
 

PUBL.- INES-CA Articles on Economic and Political Issues in Central Asia

Posted by: Maria Dissenova <mdisenova@inesnet.kz>
Posted: 28 Feb 2009


PUBL.- INES-CA Articles on Economic and Political Issues in Central Asia


INES-CA has published articles on "New Chess Game" and "Crisis in 
Central Asia". If you would like to receive abbreviated sample 
versions of these articles for free or gain access to the full 
versions of the articles, you can subscribe to our free-of-charge 
trial of risk service by contacting Kadyrzhan Smagulov at 
ksmagulov@inesnet.kz or Alisher Mukhammadiev at 
amukhammadiev@inesnet.kz. By subscribing, you get full access to the 
following products for a period of one month: 

 - INES-CA weekly investment bulletin
 - Kazakh banking update
 - Kazakh economic update
 - Country risk reports (released every six months) for five Central 
   Asian countries
 - Kazakh economic report (released every three months)
 - News alerts (we alert you immediately of any important developments 
   in Central Asian countries)
 - Articles on political and economic issues in Central Asia.

Once the trial period is over, you can decide to subscribe to our risk 
service for $600 per year. You will then continue to receive our 
products by email and will get full access to our website, 
http://www.marketwatch.kz, for a period of one year.


INES-CA Risk Service Team
Institute for Economic Strategies - Central Asia
Prime Business Centre
100G Furmanov Street,
Almaty, 500000
Kazakhstan
 

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 11, No. 3, 11 February 2009

Posted by: Svante Cornell <scornell@jhu.edu>
Posted: 22 Feb 2009


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 11, No. 3, 11 February 2009


The 11 February issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 11, 
no. 3) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/. The PDF version 
of the entire issue is available at:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/files/090211Analyst.pdf

Full contents: (Click article title for link - otherwise visit 
www.cacianalyst.org or download PDF.)

Analytical Articles

Beyond Manas: Russia's Game in Afghanistan
Stephen Blank

Shrinking Remittances Increase Labor Migration from Central Asia
Erica Marat

Karzai and NATO: A Parting of Ways?
Richard Weitz

Anzor Astemirov: From Military Dilletante to Leading Political Strategist
Kevin Daniel Leahy

Field Reports

Could Uzbekistan Host the Next U.S. Airbase in Central Asia?
Erkin Akhmadov

Berdimuhammedov Makes Historic Cabinet Reshuffle
Chemen Durdiyeva

General Petraeus in Search of Alternative Supply Routes for Afghanistan
Roman Muzalevsky

Tajiks Face Rising Energy Prices and Falling Remittances
Alexander Sodiqov

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/5041

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the 
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint 
Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and the Institute 
for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm. 
The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. 
At this moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on 
development, economics and finance matters in Central Asia and the 
Caucasus region, but all inquiries are welcome. Please contact the 
Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell@jhu.edu with a short description 
of your article idea. Editorial principles are online at
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/59
 

JOURNAL/CFP - Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 3, No. 2

Posted by: Nasimi Aghayev <nasimi_aghayev@yahoo.com>
Posted: 22 Feb 2009


JOURNAL/CFP - Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 3, No. 2


Call for Papers for the Spring 2009 issue (Vol. 3, No. 2) of the 
Caucasian Review of International Affairs

Caucasian Review of International Affairs (CRIA) announces a call for 
papers for its Spring 2009 issue to be published at the end of April 
2009. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2009. Submission 
guidelines can be found at http://cria-online.org/Submit_a_Paper.html.

CRIA is particularly interested in papers on the following topics:

 - Prospects of the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after 
   the recent developments in the region;

 - Recent attempts of rapprochement in Turkish-Armenian relations and 
   their prospects;

 - Russian policy towards the South Caucasus;

 - GUAM and its role in the security of the member-states;

 - The recent initiatives for the stability in the Caucasus - their prospects;

 - European Union and the conflict resolution in the South Caucasus;

 - Eastern Partnership initiative of the European Union - chances and 
   prospects;

 - Western energy interests in the South Caucasus and Central Asia, 
   especially the Nabucco project;

 - Role of the South Caucasus in the energy security of Europe;

 - Situation in the North Caucasus;

 - Iranian nuclear program and its implications for the South Caucasus ;

 - Germany and South Caucasus;

 - Georgia and its NATO-membership aspirations;

 - Integration of the South Caucasus to the Euro-Atlantic structures;

 - Prospects of the South Caucasian regional security;

 - Global financial crisis and the South Caucasus;

 - Israel in the Caucasus;

 - Azerbaijan's relations with the Islamic world;

 - Foreign Policy of Armenia;

 - Iran-Armenia relations;

 - Azerbaijani community of Iran;

 - Legal status of the Caspian Sea;

 - China in Central Asia;

 - Foreign Policy of Turkmenistan under the new government;

 - Turkey's accession to the EU;

 - Iran-Turkey relations;

 - Ukraine's foreign policy - NATO and EU versus Russia;

 - Armenian Diaspora and lobby in the US - its influence over US 
   foreign policy;

 - What will be Obama's foreign policy towards Turkey and South Caucasus?

This is a preliminary list. Please feel free to offer alternative 
topics, including book reviews, to the Editor.

The CRIA is a Germany-registered quarterly peer-reviewed free, 
non-profit and online academic journal. The Review is committed to 
promote a better understanding of the regional affairs by providing 
relevant background information and analysis, as far as the Caucasus 
in general, and the South Caucasus in particular are concerned. The 
CRIA also welcomes lucid, well-documented papers on all aspects of 
international affairs, from all political viewpoints. The last issue 
of the Review can be viewed at www.cria-online.org.

Best regards,

Nasimi Aghayev

Editor-in-Chief
Caucasian Review of International Affairs
www.cria-online.org
ISSN: 18656773
 

PUBL.- The World of Taiga Forest Cultures by Seleznev, Selezneva and Bel'gibaev

Posted by: Irina Selezneva <ir_selez@mail.ru>
Posted: 22 Feb 2009


PUBL.- The World of Taiga Forest Cultures by Seleznev, Selezneva and Bel'gibaev


Please note the following publication:

Aleksandr G. Seleznev, Irina A. Selezneva, Erzhan A. Bel'gibaev
Mir taezhnykh kul'tur iuga Sibiri (traditsionnoe khoziaistvo i
soputstvuiushchie komponenty zhiznedeiatel'nosti) [The World of Taiga
Forest Cultures of South Siberia (Traditional Economy and Related
Aspects of Life)].
Omsk: PH Nauka, 2006.  260 pp., ill., in Russian.

The work is devoted to basic parameters (economy and related aspect
of culture connected with maintaining life) of the traditional
cultures of Mountain Taiga and Southern Taiga Zones of Siberia,
considered as a uniform cultural complex.  A theoretical basis of
research is the concept of local cultural complexes or cultural
dialects as the forms of existence of traditional culture.  The
original field materials gathered during study of traditional culture
of indigenous population of the south of Western-Siberian plain and
Sayan-Altay Mountain Taiga areas are introduced into this practical
analysis.  These materials are considered in a broad
cultural-historical context, revealing of the archetypes of
traditional culture components.

If you are interested in this book, please contact Irina Selezneva,
e-mail: ir_selez@mail.ru
 

PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 1, 2009

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad.esenov@worldmail.se>
Posted: 20 Feb 2009


PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 1, 2009


Please find the contents of no. 1(55), 2009 of the 'Central Asia and the
Caucasus' journal (in English and Russian) below.  The issue will be
published in the first decade of March.

Central Asia and the Caucasus
Journal of Social and Political Studies
No. 1 (55), 2009

In This Issue:

The "Five-day War" and Prospects for Peace in the Caucasus

Lasha Tchantouridze. It does not take a Prophet: War and Peace in the Caucasus

Kornely Kakachia. The Russo-Georgian Five-day War: The Price to Be 
Paid and Its Unintended Consequences

Alexander Skakov. The August Crisis in the Caucasus and Its Consequences

Savas Genç. Significance of the Georgian-South Ossetian Conflict for 
Turkish Foreign Policy

Religion and Society

Mukhit Asanbaev, Liazat Umirzakova. New Form of Religious Extremism in 
Kazakhstan: Destructive Sects and Cults

Igor Dobaev. The Northern Caucasus: Spread of Jihad

Regional Politics

Pavel Varbanets. A Turkic Alliance: Possible Alternative to Turkey's 
Unrealized EU Membership?

Kenan Allahverdiev. The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict in the Context of 
Retrospective Ethno-Geopolitics

Gulsana Tulepbergenova. The Greater Central Asia Project: Present 
State and Evolution

Robert Guang Tian. Xinjiang and Its Role in Greater Central Asian 
Regional Economic Cooperation

Marat Nurgaliev. Japan's Prospects in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Nation-Building

Beka Chedia. Dilemma of the Georgian Elections: Political 
Transformations or a Slide Toward Non-Liberal Democracy

Lydia Karmazina. Institutionalization of the Party System in 
Kazakhstan and Russia: A Comparative Analysis (Part II)

Baktykhan Torogeldieva. The Formation and Nature of Political Culture 
in Present-Day Kyrgyzstan

Ghelman Akhmedov. Civil Nation in the Context of National 
Consciousness: The Republic of Uzbekistan

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

The Special Feature section in the next issues will discuss:

 * Security Issues in Central Eurasia

 * Russia, the U.S., and the EU: Their Policy in Central Eurasia

 * CIS, EurAsEC, GUAM, and BSECO Regional Organizations: Their Role in 
   the Integration Processes in Central Eurasia

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

PUBL.- Azerbaijani Women Poet-Minstrels, Anna C. Oldfield

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz@yahoo.com>
Posted: 20 Feb 2009


PUBL.- Azerbaijani Women Poet-Minstrels, Anna C. Oldfield


New Book Announcement

Azerbaijani Women Poet-Minstrels: Women Ashiqs from the Eighteenth 
Century to the Present

by Anna C. Oldfield

Description

This work examines women asiqs and their poetry, contextualizing 
their lives and works within discussions of the history, music, 
poetics, and social importance of the asiq in Azerbaijan. Theoretical 
concerns addressed include the interplay of oral and written 
literature, discourse of national and transnational identities, 
dynamics of cooperation and resistance in the Soviet Union, the 
interplay of tradition and innovation in folklore, and gender roles in 
Azerbaijani society. This book contains sixteen black and white 
photographs and twelve color photographs.


Table of Contents

Foreword by Prof. Sarah Moment Atis

Part I: The World of Saz and Söz
1. Introduction
2. Azerbaijan: The Odlar Yurdu
3. The Origins of Asiq Arts
4. Asiq Arts in Performance

Part II: Lives and Times
1. The 19th Century
2. The 20th Century

Part III: Tradition and Transformation
1. 1984 and the Asiq Pari Maclisi
2. Asiq Arts in the Contemporary World
3. Tradition and Transformation

ISBN10: 0-7734-4990-6 ISBN13: 978-0-7734-4990-9
Pages: 276
Year: 2008
Subject Areas: Music & Dance, Women's Studies
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press

USA List Price: $109.95 UK List Price: £69.95

Anna C. Oldfield is Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature and a 
Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian Studies at Hamilton College. She earned 
her Ph.D. in Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of 
Wisconsin-Madison.

More information: http://www.mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=7475&pc=9

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 11, No. 2, 28 January 2009

Posted by: Svante Cornell <scornell@jhu.edu>
Posted: 12 Feb 2009


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 11, No. 2, 28 January 2009


Note: New Publications:

The Russian-Georgian War: Political and Military Implications for U.S. 
Policy, Policy Paper by Jon E. Chicky, February 2009.

"Pipeline Power: The War in Georgia and the Future of the Caucasian 
Energy Corridor", Svante E. Cornell, Georgetown Journal of 
International Affairs, vol. 10 no. 1, Winter 2009.

Russian Eurasianism An Ideology of Empire
Marlène Laruelle, Woodrow Wilson Center Press, October 2008.


The 28 January issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 11, 
no. 2) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/. The PDF version 
of the entire issue is available at:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/files/090128Analyst.pdf


Full contents:

Analytical Articles

Financial Crisis Hits Uzbekistan
By Umida Hashimova

Kazakhstan Looks at the Trans-Caspian for Tengiz Gas to Europe
By Robert M. Cutler

Russian Economic Policy in the CIS during A Time of Troubles
By Stephen Blank

Russian Arms to Armenia Could Change Azerbaijan's Foreign Policy Orientation
By Fariz Ismailzade


Field Reports

Medvedev Visits Tashkent: A Thaw in Russian-Uzbek Relations?
By Erkin Akhmadov

Energy Update - Tajikistan: An Eye for an Eye?
By Sergey Medrea

Impasse in Georgia as International Missions May Withdraw
By Joanna Zeber

Gauging Integration of Electricity Markets in Central Asia
By Diana Bayzakova

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/5031

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the 
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint 
Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and the Institute 
for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm. 
The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. 
At this moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on 
development, economics and finance matters in Central Asia and the 
Caucasus region, but all inquiries are welcome. Please contact the 
Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell@jhu.edu with a short description 
of your article idea. Editorial principles are online at
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/59
 

PUBL.- Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 3, No. 1

Posted by: Nasimi Aghayev <nasimi_aghayev@yahoo.com>
Posted: 12 Feb 2009


PUBL.- Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 3, No. 1


Vol. 3 (1) - Winter 2009 issue of the Caucasian Review of 
International Affairs (CRIA) is now available on-line at www.cria-online.org . 

The Table of Contents of the Issue is attached below. 

Deadline for submission of papers for the next issue (Spring 2009) is
March 31, 2009. Manuscript guidelines can be found at:
http://cria-online.org/Submit_a_Paper.html

Best regards,

Nasimi Aghayev

Editor-in-Chief
Caucasian Review of International Affairs
www.cria-online.org  
ISSN: 1865-6773


CRIA, vol. 3 (1), Winter 09

Table of Contents

Note from the Editor-in-Chief, Nasimi Aghayev
(http://cria- online.org/ 6_1.html)

Research Papers

"Eastern Caspian Sea Energy Geopolitics: A Litmus Test for the 
U.S.&#8211;Russia&#8211;China Struggle for the Geostrategic Control of Eurasia", 
by Thrassy Marketos
(http://cria- online.org/ 6_2.html )

"Battle of Two Logics: Appropriateness and Consequentiality in Russian 
Interventions in Georgia", 
by Robert Nalbandov
(http://cria- online.org/ 6_3.html) 

"Resolving Post-Soviet "Frozen Conflicts": Is Regional Integration 
Helpful?" by Mykola Kapitonenko 
(http://cria- online.org/ 6_4.html) 

"Diaspora Design versus Homeland Realities: Case Study of Armenian 
Diaspora",by Bahar Baser & Ashok Swain 
(http://cria- online.org/ 6_5.html)

"Competing Islamic Traditions in the Caucasus", 
by Dobroslawa Wiktor-Mach (http://cria- online.org/ 6_6.html)

"Globalization and National Competitiveness of Georgia", by George 
Ivaniashvili-Orbeliani
(http://cria- online.org/ 6_7.html)

"External Powers' Influence upon the Reform and Political Elites in 
Present Kyrgyzstan", by Irina Morozova 
(http://cria- online.org/ 6_8.html)

Comments

"The End of the Frozen Cold War?", by Vladimer Papava
(http://cria- online.org/ 6_9.html)

"The Kosovo precedent - Applicable in Many Parts of the World, But Not 
Directly in the South Caucasus", by Dominik Tolksdorf
(http://cria- online.org/ 6_10.html)

"The Kosovo Precedent - Directly Applicable to Abkhazia and South 
Ossetia", by Sebastian Schaeffer
(http://cria- online.org/ 6_11.html)

Interview

"There has never been an unbiased Russian mediation in South
Caucasian conflicts", Interview with Dr. Martin Malek, 
National Defense Academy, Austria (http://cria- online.org/ 6_14.html)

Book Reviews (http://cria-online.org/Book_Reviews.html)

The CRIA is a Germany-registered quarterly peer-reviewed free, 
non-profit and online academic journal. The Review is committed to 
promote a better understanding of the regional affairs by providing 
relevant background information and analysis, as far as the Caucasus 
in general, and the South Caucasus in particular are concerned. The 
CRIA also welcomes lucid, well-documented papers on all aspects of 
international affairs, from all political viewpoints. 
 

JOURNAL/CFP.- Kazakhstan in Global Processes, Volume 4 (18), 2008

Posted by: Askar Abdrakhmanov <askar.abdrakhmanov@gmail.com>
Posted: 12 Feb 2009


JOURNAL/CFP.- Kazakhstan in Global Processes, Volume 4 (18), 2008


The Institute for World Economy and Politics (IWEP) at the Foundation 
of First President of Kazakhstan informs about publication of the 
volume 4 (18) of its "Kazakhstan v globalnykh protsessakh" (Kazakhstan 
in Global Processes) journal. It is currently available at 
http://www.iwep.kz/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=12
&Itemid=53

The journal is in Russian but English abstracts of about 300 words are 
available at the same link mentioned above.

The journal covers up-to-date topics in global economy, international 
relations and politics in foreign countries with the aim of defining 
worldwide and regional trends having their impact on Kazakhstan and 
Central Asia. The previous volumes are available online on 
www.iwep.kz. Currently the journal has its version in Russian only.

We now collect articles for the volume 1 (2009). The texts for 
consideration can be on variety of topics mentioned above.

The length of articles should not exceed 5 000 words. The texts should 
be in Russian. But in exceptional cases texts in English (maximum of 3 
000 words) can be translated by editors. An article should be 
accompanied by an English abstract of about 300 words. Deadline for 
contributions to volume 1 (2009) is March 15.

For more information please contact office(at)iwep.kz or 
askar.abdrakhmanov(at)gmail.com. The journal's executive editor is 
Askar Abdrakhmanov

Below you can find the contents of the current issue.


Kazakhstan in Global Processes

Vol. 4 (18), 2008


Global Financial Crisis: Analysing Sources and Searching Ways Out

Vyacheslav Dodonov. Global financial crisis: external manifestations 
and fundamental reasons

Murat Laumulin. Ways out of the global financial crisis


Economic Processes Under Globalisation

Dariya Mukahmedzhanova. Kazakhstan in geoeconomic space: new aspects 
of international cooperation

Ildar Dauranov. Conceptual bases of strategic state management: 
priorities and mechanisms

Zaure Chulanova. Some aspects of educational system in public welfare societies


Religion in Contemporary Society

Assylbek Izbairov, Skandarbek Ayazbekov. Peculiarities of religious 
situation in Kazakhstan

Anatoly Kossichenko. Impact of religion on contemporary world

Mukhit Assanbayev, Lazzat Umirzakova. Modern mystical and occult views 
and beliefs


Problems of International Development in Global and Regional Contexts

Konstantin Syroezhkin. Features of personnel politics of the "fourth 
generation" of party leadership in PRC

Askar Nursha. Russo-Chinese relations: modern state and prospects for future

Galiya Dosmukhambetova. Russia's strategy in post-soviet space: 
language as a foreign policy tool

Gulsana Tulepbergenova. US-Azerbaijani relations in providing 
security: historical retrospect, current state and prospects for future


Pressing Issues of Domestic Politics

Yerzhan Issakulov. Improving personnel policy of the state organs

Aidar Amrebayev. Role of branding in promoting positive image for Kazakhstan

Vyacheslav Belonovski. The issue of electoral legislation as a branch 
of constitutional law

Maxat Kassen. Ways to diminish inequality in information access in Kazakhstan


Book Review

Murat Laumulin. Kazakhstan: History of Authority


Experts' Opinion

Assemgul Yessenbayeva. Factors and trends in development of 
Kazakhstani party system. Results of the survey
 

JOURNAL/CFP- Civil Society in Armenia, Armenian Review; Deadline: Apr. 15, 2009

Posted by: Armenian Review Editor <editor@armenianreview.org>
Posted: 12 Feb 2009


JOURNAL/CFP- Civil Society in Armenia, Armenian Review; Deadline: Apr. 15, 2009


Call for Papers

The past decade witnessed a rise in scholarship on the development of 
civil society in the post-Soviet space, in general, and in Armenia, 
specifically. Civil society in Armenia has become active in the past 
several years due to both internal and external factors. In addition 
to NGOs, today social movements, networks of activists, grassroots 
associations, and other groups are becoming involved in public debates 
and policy advocacy. Although in the early years of independence most 
NGOs were involved in providing humanitarian assistance, today the 
majority of NGOs in Armenia are engaged in development and advocacy 
projects as they strive to address the problems facing society as well 
as the structural, political and socio-economic causes of those 
problems. The mass demonstrations following the 2008 presidential 
election indicate a growing number of civil society groups in Armenia 
are advocating for good governance and greater respect for human rights.

We seek papers that explore the increasing role and relevance of civil 
society actors in Armenia and Armenian life. The Armenian Review 
invites scholars and activists to submit papers addressing the many 
aspects of civil society including:

1. The role of civil society in socioeconomic and/or political 
   developments in Armenia
2. The relevance of the Diaspora organizations, political parties or 
   individuals in the development of civil society in Armenia
3. Civil society in cyberspace: What are the roles of blogs and online 
   networking websites in creating an active civil society in Armenia?
4. The role of civil society in conflict resolution (in the case of 
   Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkish-Armenian relations or internal political 
   conflict in Armenia)
5. Comparative studies of civil society development in the former 
   Soviet Union highlighting their role in peaceful regime change (better 
   known as "colourful revolutions")
6. Civil society and youth mobilization
7. Gender and civil society
8. Regional civic, grassroots networks

Interested authors should submit their manuscripts to the editor at 
editor@armenianreview.org by April 15, 2009. Submissions will be 
reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers and the authors will be 
informed of any decision by May 15, 2009. The final submission date of 
the revised articles will be June 30, 2009. Please visit the 
"submission guidelines" page on www.armenianreview.org for details on 
submission, format and style.

The Armenian Review is an English language, multidisciplinary, peer 
reviewed journal published since 1948 and dedicated to exploring 
issues related to Armenia and Armenians. Articles dealing with 
countries and themes other than Armenia and Armenians are welcome if 
they have a comparative approach or elucidate the Armenian experience.
 

PUBL.- Abdulhamid Chulpon (1893-1938), Selected Works - I prozvuchit eshyo moy saz (in Russian)

Posted by: Hamid Ismailov <hamid.ismailov@gmail.com>
Posted: 5 Feb 2009


PUBL.- Abdulhamid Chulpon (1893-1938), Selected Works (in Russian) 


Abdulhamid Chulpon (1893-1938), Selected Works - I prozvuchit eshyo moy saz
(in Russian) 

Abdulhamid Chulpon, Selected Works - I prozvuchit eshyo moy saz (a novel, 
a play and poems) - in Russian 
Translated from Uzbek by Hamid Ismailov 
Moskva, Izd. 'Voskresen'ye', 2009. 
ISBN: 978-5-88528-567-4 
Paperback, 484 pages

This book was prepared for publication for one of the publishing 
houses of Uzbekistan in 1988, in the midst of Perestroika, but was 
never published there.  One of the greatest Uzbek writers, playwrights 
and poets, Abdulhamid Chulpon (born 1893 and shot dead in a prison of 
Stalin's regime in 1938) is still considered to be rebellious and 
dangerous for the current authorities.  The book is the first 
fundamental representation of Chulpon's works in any foreign language 
and consists of his novel 'Night and Day', his play 'Yorkin-oy' and 
best selected poems, written between 1915-1938.  The Preface to the 
book is written by its translator Hamid Ismailov.

The book is published with the support of the Open Society Institute. 

To order the book, send your request to hamid.ismailov@gmail.com or 
call the publisher directly on +74992618863 (Moscow).
 

PUBL.- Presentations of Islam in Secondary Secular Schools in Contemporary Azerbaijan

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz@yahoo.com>
Posted: 4 Feb 2009


PUBL.- Presentations of Islam in Secondary Secular Schools in Azerbaijan


Presentations of Islam in Secondary Secular Schools in Contemporary Azerbaijan

by Sevil Guseynova

Internationale Schulbuchforschung 30 (2008) S. 841&#8211;854
Hannover 2008 / Verlag Hahnsche Buchhandlung / ISSN 0172-8237

Abstract

Ideas about Islam (its versions, origins, social and cultural 
significance, etc.) have long been present in school history courses, 
and also in the "Man and Society" course. The "Man and Society" course 
was launched in the early 1990s in secondary schools in grades 9, 10 
and 11 after Azerbaijan had left the USSR. The course maintained it 
was a certain act of innovation. It was claimed that this course would 
be new in terms of its content and thus would have little in common 
with the "Social Science" course launched in the Soviet times. It was 
quite natural to expect that the religion of the majority of the 
population, Islam, would in any case be mentioned in the textbooks for 
the course, which aimed at forming the "correct" citizens. Azerbaijani 
nationalism referred to Islam as one of the most important foundations 
of the identity of Azerbaijanis, along with the Azerbaijani language. 
Representations of Islam in school have gone through noticeable 
changes in the post-Soviet situation. At the same time, the system of 
secular education is not aimed at focusing on teaching religious 
rules, norms and rituals. Rather it is a question of symbolic identity 
&#8211; the declarative ascription of Azerbaijanis to Islam as one of the 
most significant bases of their identity. In this context Islam, for 
the time being, remains only one of the component parts of ethnicity 
("our" religion), though a significant one.

Available to download from Heinrich Boell Foundation's website (South 
Caucasus Regional Office): http://georgien.boell-net.de/ 
Full-text PDF: 
http://georgien.boell-net.de/download_ru/Sevil_Article_Islam_in_school.pdf
 

CFP- Volume on Competition in Turkic Culture, Deadline: 1 September 2009

Posted by: Emine Görsoy-Naskali <eminenaskali@gmail.com>
Posted: 4 Feb 2009


CFP- Volume on Competition in Turkic Culture, Deadline: 1 September 2009


Call For Papers

The purpose of this study is to document competitions of all kinds in 
Turkic culture.


The documentation of the types of races (including the racing of 
animals), the organisation of races, the training of competitors, the 
location of races, referees, audiences, costumes of competitors, 
betting and cheating, asik competitions, munazara literature (it will 
be possible to publish full texts), terminology, the etymology of this 
vocabulary, records relating to races etc. come under the interest of 
this study.

You may approach the subject as a historian, anthropologist, 
philologist, folklorist, art historian...

If you would like to participate in this study/publication by 
submitting an article, please send me the title and a very brief 
summary of your article by 15 April 2009. The final date for the 
submission of the articles is 1 September 2009. The preferred language 
for the articles is Turkish.

Prof. Dr. Emine Gursoy Naskali
Marmara University, Istanbul
eminenaskali@gmail.com
 

PUBL.- Le Grand Jeu = The Great Game in Central Asia in the 19th Century (in French)

Posted by: Juliette Le Doré <julietteledore@hotmail.com>
Posted: 4 Feb 2009


PUBL.- Le Grand Jeu = The Great Game in Central Asia in the 19th C. (in French)


Les éditions Autrement présentent:

LE GRAND JEU

XIXe siècle - Les enjeux géopolitiques de l'Asie centrale

Dirigé par Jacques Piatigorsky et Jacques Sapir

Le livre

Épisode majeur des relations internationales au XIXe siècle mais 
largement ignoré en France, le "Grand Jeu" est aujourd'hui, pour 
l'essentiel, un objet connu des seuls spécialistes en histoire et en 
géopolitique. Il est pourtant fondateur et son impact sur les 
représentations politiques au sein des élites russes, britanniques, 
américaines, mais aussi indiennes et chinoises ne doit pas être 
sous-estimé. Un certain nombre d'acteurs de ce "Grand Jeu" ont publié 
leurs mémoires au XIXe siècle et la littérature anglo-saxonne a 
rapidement popularisé le thème ­ l'oeuvre de Rudyard Kipling en est 
par exemple largement imprégnée. Le cinéma s'est aussi emparé de ce 
thème, de la première version des Trois lanciers du Bengale avec Eroll 
Flynn à L'Homme qui voulut être roi avec Sean Connery et Michael Caine.

Le thème du "Grand Jeu" redevient aujourd'hui d'une brûlante 
actualité. Les affrontements diplomatiques plus ou moins secrets qui 
aujourd'hui ont lieu en Asie centrale et autour de la mer Caspienne à 
propos des ressources en hydrocarbures renvoient aux luttes 
d'influences du XIXe siècle. Ces affrontements se situent d'ailleurs 
au confluent de ces luttes du passé pour le contrôle du "heartland" 
eurasiatique et de la "Guerre froide".

Aujourd'hui certains responsables internationaux de premier plan, tel 
que Kofi Annan, font explicitement référence à un nouveau "Grand Jeu". 
De nouveau, l'Afghanistan et ses

marges, que ce soit le Pakistan ou le Turkménistan, deviennent l'objet 
de toutes les surveillances et convoitises, des lieux d'affrontements 
par personnes interposées ou les scènes de complots multiples.

L'intérêt de cet ouvrage tient donc à la fois à l'absence actuelle 
d'ouvrages en langue française sur le Grand Jeu historique et son 
aspect mythique, et dans la montée de l'intérêt pour le Grand Jeu 
actuel. Or c'est bien dans le lien entre un passé présent dans les 
mémoires et dans les représentations et un présent en train de se 
dérouler qu'une intelligence complète des enjeux et des implications 
peut être cherchée. L'ambition de cet ouvrage est donc de présenter, 
pour la première fois, une synthèse entre ces différents éléments, 
allant de l'historique des affrontements du XIXe siècle aux 
perspectives actuelles, en passant par la formation des 
représentations et leur impact sur l'imaginaire des responsables politiques.

Les auteurs

Jacques Piatigorsky et Jacques Sapir, ont déjà co-dirigé chez 
Autrement L'Empire khazar (2005). Le premier, diplômé de l'Institut 
d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, MBA

Columbia University (New York), est banquier international. Le second 
est économiste, directeur d'études (économie) à l'EHESS et spécialiste 
de l'Europe de l'Est et de la Russie. Parmi ses derniers ouvrages, on 
peut citer Le nouveau XXIe siècle (Le Seuil, 2008) et La fin de 
l'eurolibéralisme (Le Seuil, 2006).

Avec des textes de Sergueï Dmitriev, Juliette Le Doré, Jacques Sapir 
et Alexey Tereshchenko.

Mis en vente le 21 Janvier 2009 (21 euros) - Disponible partout en 
France et, à Bruxelles -entres autres- à la Librairie Filigranes tel: 
02 511 90 15, Métro Arts-Loi.
 

PUBL.- Text Books in Post-Soviet Caucasus and in Central Asia

Posted by: Bahodir Sidikov <b.sidikov@gmail.com>
Posted: 3 Feb 2009


PUBL.- Text Books in Post-Soviet Caucasus and in Central Asia


Text Books in Post-Soviet Caucasus and in Central Asia

Internationale Schulbuchforschung 
Volume 30 (2008)
Issue 4
Ed.: Bahodir Sidikov
ISSN 0172-8237

Contents:

South Caucasus:

Mikayel Zolyan / Tigran Zakaryan, Representations of "Us" and "Them"
in History Textbooks of Post-Soviet Armenia

Nino Chikovani, The Problem of the Common Past in Multiethnic  
Societies (The Case of Georgian History Textbooks)

Sergey Rumyantsev, "Ethnic Territories" Presentation Practices in the  
Historical Textbooks in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan and Georgia

Zaur Gasimov, Legionen, Öl und Politik: Der Zweite Weltkrieg in den  
Lehrbüchern für die Geschichte Aserbaidschans nach 1991

Sevil Guseynova, Presentations of Islam in Secondary Secular School
in Contemporary Azerbaijan

Central Asia:

Bahodir Sidikov, Expedition in unbekannte Welten: Zentralasien und  
seine Schulbücher

Alexander Djumaev, Schulbuchlandschaft Russisch-Turkestans zu Beginn  
des 20. Jahrhunderts

Dokumentation
Aus der Not eine Tugend machen: Wie und warum kirgisische Lehrer neue  
Lehrmaterialien entwickeln müssen


To order:

Verlag Hahnsche Buchhandlung
Leinstr. 32
30159 Hannover

Telefon: +49 (0) 511 ­ 80 71 80 - 40
Telefax: +49 (0) 511 ­ 36 36 98

E-Mail: info@hahnsche-buchhandlung.de
Order: order@hahnsche-buchhandlung.de
 

PUBL.- China's Energy Geopolitics: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Central Asia

Posted by: Thrassy Marketos <marketosthras@gmail.com>
Posted: 29 Jan 2009


PUBL.- China's Energy Geopolitics: Shanghai Cooperation Org. and Central Asia


China's Energy Geopolitics: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and 
Central Asia
Published by Routledge Contemporary China Series, 2009
Written by Thrassy N. Marketos
ISBN 9780415456906, 978020389428
167 pages

Limited preview is available through http://eBookstore.tandf.co.uk
Includes biographical references and index.

China's need for energy has become an important factor in contemporary 
world politics and a precondition for sustaining China's continuing 
high economic growth. Accordingly, Chinese energy policy has been a 
political and strategic player rather than a purely market-driven 
policy. This book examines China's energy geopolitics, focusing in 
particular on the need for a stable and secure investment environment 
which is necessary for the provision of energy to China from Central 
Asian states.

The author argues that the institutionalization of the Shanghai 
Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Friendship and Cooperation Treaty 
between Russia and China and Chinese bilateral agreements with 
individual Central Asian states present an avenue and a framework of 
stability in which pipeline construction can commence. However, in 
order to stabilize the region for Chinese investment in energy 
resources, the author argues that the United States needs to be 
present in the region and that a strategic framework of cooperation 
between Russia, China and the United States has to be developed.

The book will be of interest to academics working in the field of 
International Security, International Relations and Central Asian and 
Chinese politics.
 

PUBL.- How NGOs React: Globalization and Education Reform in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Mongolia

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz@yahoo.com>
Posted: 28 Jan 2009


PUBL.- Globalization & Education Reform in the Caucasus, Cent. Asia & Mongolia


How NGOs React: Globalization and Education Reform in the Caucasus, 
Central Asia and Mongolia

Edited by Iveta Silova and Gita Steiner-Khamsi
Edition: illustrated
Published by Kumarian Press, Inc., 2008
ISBN 1565492579, 9781565492578
303 pages

Limited preview is available through Google Book: http://books.google.com/ 

 - Critical retrospective on the first decades of the transition from 
planned to free-market economy in Central Asia
 - Contributions from both Eastern and Western scholars
 - Includes both theoretical NGO research and practical examples taken 
from experience

During the important, early years of post-socialist transformation in 
the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Mongolia, the Open Society 
Institute/Soros Foundation was arguably the largest and most 
influential network in the region. "How NGOs React" follows the Soros 
Foundation's educational reform programs there and raises larger 
questions about the role of NGOs in a centralist government, 
relationships NGOs have with international donors and development 
banks, and strategies NGOs use to interpret global reforms locally. 
The authors, all former or current educational experts of the Soros 
Foundation, analyze "the post-socialist reform package" at the 
country-level, highlighting the common features such as 
decentralization, privatization, vouchers and liberalization of the 
textbook publishing market. They look at the global reforms and their 
variations as they were transferred to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, 
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and 
Uzbekistan over the past decade. A unique combination of perspectives 
from Western as well as Eastern scholars based in the region makes 
this collection an essential retrospective on key processes involved 
in transforming educational systems since the collapse of the socialist bloc.

Contributors: Tatiana Abdushukurova, Erika Dailey, Valentin Deichman, 
Natsagdorj Enkhtuya, Alexandr Ivanov, Saule Kalikova, Elmina 
Kazimzade, Anna Matiashvili and Armenuhi Tadevosyan.
 

PUBL.- Nargis Kassenova, China as an Emerging Donor in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Info Russie <info.russie.nei@ifri.org>
Posted: 26 Jan 2009


PUBL.- Nargis Kassenova, China as an Emerging Donor in Tajikistan & Kyrgyzstan


Electronic Collection Russie.Nei.Visions

The Ifri Russia/NIS Center is very glad to inform you that the 36th 
issue of Russie.Nei.Visions has just been published:

Nargis Kassenova, "China as an Emerging Donor in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan"

China has become an important provider of development assistance 
(through grants and soft loans) to Central Asian states. The focus of 
this study is the two states of the region most in need of aid: 
Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The paper discusses the characteristics of 
Chinese assistance, comparing its activities and policies in Central 
Asia with those in Africa, and draws conclusions about the 
implications of such growing engagement. Given the European Union's 
declared interest in the region, notably through its Strategy for 
Central Asia adopted in 2007, the opportunity is taken to suggest ways 
in which China's growing development role should be understood in 
Brussels.

As usual, these papers are available in English, in French, and in Russian

Information and free subscription: info.russie.nei@ifri.org

Dr. Thomas Gomart (editor), Tatiana Kastueva-Jean (coordination and 
editing), Dominic Fean (English-version editing), Jean-Philippe 
Tardieu (French-version editing), and Catherine Meniane (contacts).

The Russian pages are available directly from our Center's homepage.

Go to Russie.Nei.Visions:
http://www.ifri.org/frontDispatcher/ifri/publications/russie_cei_visio
ns_1111752534925
 

PUBL.- Turkish Policy Quarterly: Europe's East: Changing Landscapes and Mindscapes in the Caucasus

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz@yahoo.com>
Posted: 26 Jan 2009


PUBL.- Turkish Policy Quarterly: Europe's East (The Caucasus)


Turkish Policy Quarterly

Fall 2007 - Europe's East: Changing Landscapes and Mindscapes in the Caucasus

Full-text articles are available at: 
http://www.turkishpolicy.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=categor
y&sectionid=36&id=58&Itemid=225

>From the Desk of the Editor, Diba Nigar Göksel

A Future Vision for the Caucasus Caspian Region and its European 
Dimension, The Caucasus-Caspian Commission

A New Way for the Caspian Region: Cooperation and Integration, Elmar 
Mammadyarov

Think instead of Tanks, Goran Buldioski

Georgia's Railway to NATO Passes through Turkey, David J. Smith

Weakness as an Opportunity: EU Policy in the South Caucasus, Sascha Tamm

Democratization and the Conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh, Tigran Mkrtchyan

Energy Security: A New Buzzword for Europe, Khazar Ibrahim

Law and Revolution: Formation of the New Legal Tradition in Georgia, 
Giorgi Meladze

Is Azerbaijan Becoming a Hub of Radical Islam? Arzu Geybullayeva

Georgia Four Years After the Rose Revolution, Keti Tsikhelashvili

Effective Management of Resource Wealth in Democratizing Countries, Ebru Ilhan

Various Voices on Turkey-Armenia Relations, Various
 

PUBL.- Sören Stark: Die Alttürkenzeit in Mittel- und Zentralasien

Posted by: Sören Stark <soeren.stark@orientarch.uni-halle.de>
Posted: 26 Jan 2009


PUBL.- Sören Stark: Die Alttürkenzeit in Mittel- und Zentralasien


Sören Stark: Die Alttürkenzeit in Mittel- und Zentralasien. 
Archäologische und historische Studien (Nomaden und Sesshafte, Vol. 
6), Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2008.
ISBN 978-3-89500-532-9
Hardback, 608 pages, 240 x 170 mm, 116 tables, 7 maps
Price: 88,00 euros
In German with summaries in Russian and English

This study analyses aspects of the archaeology and history of the 
period of the Türk Qaghanates in Central Asia (ca. A.D. 550-750). A 
main focus is to assess the political, social and cultural 
interrelations between the pastoral nomads of the Turkish steppes and 
the contemporary oasis societies of Pre-Muslim Mawarannahr. The 
analysis is based on archaeological as well as literary and 
epigraphical data which for the first time are presented both in full 
detail.


Dr. Sören Stark
Freie Universität Berlin
Exzellenz-Cluster TOPOI
Junior Fellow
 

JOURNAL/CFP- Slovo (Journal of Russian, Eurasian, Central and East European Affairs)

Posted by: Slovo Editor <slovoeditor@hotmail.co.uk>
Posted: 26 Jan 2009


JOURNAL/CFP- Slovo (Russian, Eurasian, Central & East European Affairs)


Call For Papers

Slovo
Volume 21.2 (Autumn 2009)

Deadline: 14th March 2009

This journal aims to discuss and interpret Russian, Eurasian, Central 
and East European affairs, covering the fields of anthropology, 
economics, film, geography, history, international studies, 
linguistics, literature, media, politics and sociology.

Contributions, including research articles, book and film reviews, and 
review articles are welcome from all research students and academics. 
Submissions to the Board of Editors may be sent via e-mail attachment 
(slovo@ssees.ucl.ac.uk) or on a CD in Microsoft Word format. All 
research articles must include a 100-200 word abstract and adhere to 
the MHRA Style guide in advance of submission (available for download 
for free from the MHRA website). 

All manuscripts are refereed and undergo a review process. 
Contributions submitted must not be under consideration by other 
publications at the time of submission. The editors reserve the right 
to make any changes thought to be necessary or appropriate to 
typescripts accepted for publication. A duplicate should be retained 
by the author. No disks or hard copies shall be returned. The maximum 
length for consideration of an article is 6,000 &#8211; 8,000 words 
(including footnotes), and 700 words for a review. 

The deadline for article submissions for Volume 21.2 is the 14th March 
2009. 

If you have any queries about becoming a contributor for Slovo please 
do not hesitate to get in touch with us via slovo@ssees.ucl.ac.uk and 
we will be happy to assist. For more information about Slovo visit our 
website: http://www.ssees.ucl.ac.uk/slovo.htm

PUBL.- Caucasus Analytical Digest, No. 2: Democracy in the South Caucasus, Jan. 15, 2009

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz@yahoo.com>
Posted: 19 Jan 2009


PUBL.- Caucasus Analytical Digest, No. 2: Democracy in the South 
Caucasus, Jan. 15, 2009


Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies (CSS), Zurich, Switzerland, 
Jefferson Institute, Washington, DC, USA, Heinrich Böll Foundation, 
Tbilisi, Georgia, Forschungsstelle Osteuropa (FSOE), Bremen, Germany 
 
Internet: www.res.ethz.ch/analysis/cad 

This issue of the Caucasus Analytical Digest examines the relation 
between Azerbaijan's failed attempt at democratization and government 
control of the country's petroleum industry. In addition, it features 
opinion polls on the level of trust in institutions of state and 
society in the countries of the South Caucasus and public interest in 
politics and civic engagement. An opinion piece discusses the 
prospects for democratization in post-conflict Georgia, arguing that 
the regime is now ready to go back on its previous reforms in order 
remain in power. The issue ends with a chronicle of regional events 
for the period 16 December 2008 to 13 January 2009.
 
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Contents
 
Analysis
Oil Wealth, Patrimonialism, and the Failure of Democracy in Azerbaijan
By Farid Guliyev, Bremen
 
Opinion Polls
Trust in Institutions of State and Society in the Countries of the 
South Caucasus

Documentation
Interest in Politics and Civic Engagement in the Countries of the 
South Caucasus
 
Opinion
Lost in Democratization and Modernization: What Next in Georgia? 
By David Aprasidze, Tbilisi

Opinion Polls
Attitude of the Georgian Population towards Politics

Chronicle
>From 16 December 2008 to 13 January 2009
 

PUBL.- The Heroic Khakas Epic Poem Khan Mirgen

Posted by: Timur Davletov <aronxakas@yahoo.com>
Posted: 15 Jan 2009


PUBL.- The Heroic Khakas Epic Poem Khan Mirgen


The Heroic Khakas Epic Poem Khan Mirgen

Is published by International Turksoy Organization

The heroic Khakas epic poem "Khan Mirgen" was published by 
International Turksoy Organization, based in Ankara, Turkey, in 
conjunction with Ministry of Culture of Khakas Republic within Russian 
Federation. A translator of this epos from Khakas into Turkish is 
Timur Davletov, a permanent representation of Ministry of Culture of 
Khakas Republic to International Turksoy Organization.

The "Khan Mirgen" epos [XL + 312 pages, ISBN 978-975-7213-28-4, 
Ankara, 2008, TURKSOY Publications # 31] includes a Latin 
transliteration of text of epic poem, a short Khakas-Turkish 
vocabulary, an index of names of epic heroes together with an 
indication their social relationship with each other, summaries in 
Turkish and English languages as well as a socio-cultural and 
historical analysis of Khakas epic tradition in general and "Khan 
Mirgen" epos in particular.

The Heroic Khakas Epic Poem "Khan Mirgen"

The heroic Khakas epic poem "Khan Mirgen," which consists of 5,114 
lines, is at least 1,500 years old and is a part of the Khakas oral 
tradition. This masterpiece of traditional verse was recorded in 
written form by Galina G. Kuzhakova, chairperson of the Khakas Writers 
Union, from the famous Khakas story teller Anna V. Kurbizhekova 
(1913-1990) and was published in 1992 in Abakan, the capital of Khakas 
Republic in the Russian Federation.

The epic describes the lives of three generations of heroes within a 
social and cultural context, emphasizing such timeless common human 
values as honesty,  harmony with nature, devotion to and protection of 
one's homeland, defense of the vulnerable, belief in justice, bravery, 
virtue, consciousness, male-female equality, as well as preservation 
of one's native culture and traditions at a societal level.

The conflict between the good and the evil is the main subject of the 
epic. At the same time, it delivers an important message about 
equilibrium between these two extremes. This means that the narrative 
is devoid of any description related to the total elimination of evil 
from "the sunny Middle world," where the main character and his close 
friends live, or assertion that good prevails everywhere. If is it 
true from a philosophical point of view that it is impossible to 
picture good and evil without each other, we can say that this 
equilibrium is also in harmony with nature. Furthermore, in this epic, 
relatively good heroes use force against relatively evil ones, and it 
means that good and evil are actually intertwined and mutually 
interdependent.

This epic emphasizes the bravery of its heroes despite of their fear 
and also includes such vivid elements of the rich cultural heritage of 
Turkic peoples as sayings, proverbs, and idioms.

This epic story, which accentuates harmony between nature and culture, 
also places considerable emphasis on effective intergender parity 
within the social milieu and preserves information relevant to this 
topic for future generations.

Timur B. Davletov
(B.A. in International Relations, M.A. in Sociology)
Permanent Representative of
Ministry of Culture of the Khakas Republic [R.F.]
to International Turksoy Organization
(The Joint Administration of Turkic Arts and Culture)
+90 505 4620392
aronxakas@yahoo.com
 

JOURNAL- Problems of Post-Communism, Volume 55, Number 6/November 2008

Posted by: Serguei A. Oushakine <oushakin@princeton.edu>
Posted: 11 Jan 2009


JOURNAL- Problems of Post-Communism, Volume 55, Number 6/November 2008


Problems of Post-Communism
Volume 55, Number 6/November 2008

Russian Policy toward the Commonwealth of Independent States: Recent 
Trends and Future Prospects
Mark Kramer

Russian Military Reform and Anatoly Serdyukov
Dale Herspring

Ukraine's 2007 Parliamentary Elections: Free and Fair, or Fraud Once Again?
Mikhail Myagkov, Peter Ordeshook

Bazaar Politics: The Fate of Marketplaces in Kazakhstan
Regine Spector

The Long Journey Ahead: Journalism Education in Central Asia
Peter Gross, Timothy Kenny

General William Odom, 1932-2008
John Hardt

News and Notes

For more information, see:
http://www.mesharpe.com/mall/results1.asp
 

PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 6, 2008

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad.esenov@worldmail.se>
Posted: 6 Jan 2009


PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 6, 2008


Please find the contents of no. 6(54), 2008 of the "Central Asia and the
Caucasus" journal (in English and Russian) below.  The issue will be
published in the first decade of January.


Central Asia and the Caucasus
Journal of Social and Political Studies
No. 6 (54), 2008

In this issue:

Regional Politics

Galia Abdrakhmanova. Central Asia in Regional Integration Projects: 
   Certain Aspects Compared

Vladlen Makukh. Comparative Analysis of the Euro-Integration Dynamics 
   of the European Neighborhood Policy Member States

Regional Security

Yuri Morozov, Roger McDermott. Organization and Alliances in Central 
   Asia: Cooperation Prospects as Seen from Moscow and London

Vladimir Plastun. Central Asia: SCO and NATO in Regional and Global Politics

Askar Abdrakhmanov, Timur Shaymergenov. NATO in the Contemporary World 
   and Its Relations with Kazakhstan (According to an Expert Opinion Poll)

Alberto Priego. Pakistan between Central and South Asia RSC

Energy Projects and Energy Policy

Viktoria Kondaurova. Looking for a Way to Resolve the Legal Status of 
   the Caspian Sea: International Law Provides no Answer

Vladimir Paramonov, Aleksei Strokov. Russia's Projects and Investments 
   in Central Asia: The Oil and Gas Industry

Ludmilla Baum. The Energy Industry in the Kyrgyz Republic: Current 
   State, Problems, and Reforms

Jahangir Kakharov. Uzbek Gas for Export: Will Political Maneuvering 
   between China and Russia Result in Higher Export Price?

Nation-Building

Farkhad Tolipov. Uzbekistan: Soviet Syndrome in the State, Society, 
   and Ideology

Lydia Karmazina. Institutionalization of the Party System in 
   Kazakhstan and Russia: A Comparative Analysis (Part I)

Petr Kokaisl. Democracy in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan 


For Your Information

The Special Feature section in the next issues will discuss:

 - The Five-Day War and Prospects for Peace in the Caucasus
 - Security Issues in Central Eurasia
 - Russia, the U.S., and the EU: Their Policy in Central Eurasia

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-table-eng.shtml   
 

PUBL.- Georgian Archival Bulletin, No. 3, Beria-Stalin Correspondence and Gindia Film

Posted by: Timothy Blauvelt <timblauvelt@mail.ru>
Posted: 6 Jan 2009


PUBL.- Georgian Archival Bull. No. 3, Beria-Stalin Correspondence & Gindia Film


The 3rd edition (Fall 2008) of the quarterly Archival Bulletin has 
recently been released by the Archive Department of the Georgian 
Ministry of Internal Affairs, and is available for download in PDF 
format: http://archive.security.gov.ge/saarqivo_moambe_3.pdf

The Archives Department has also published an Appendix to the 3rd 
Edition, entitled "Correspondence between Lavrenty Beria and Joseph 
Stalin: 1937," which provides photographs of original telegrams (in 
Russian) sent by Beria to Stalin in Moscow from File No. 152 (Opis 14) 
of the Georgian Central Committee archive: 
http://archive.security.gov.ge/saarqivo_moambe_3_add.pdf

In addition, they have produced a short film (in Georgian with English 
subtitles) as an extension of one of the articles in the 3rd edition, 
called "File 171: the Gindia Case," based on the criminal file of an 
Abkhaz separatist from the late 1970s: 
http://archive.security.gov.ge/video/gindiacase.wmv

Any institution interested in receiving hard copies of the Archival 
Bulletin and the Appendix, or individuals interested in working in the 
Georgian KGB and Central Committee archives should contact:

Colonel Omar Tushurashvili
Head of the Archives Department
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia
Vazha-Pshavela Avenue, #72
Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel./Fax: (995 32) 323898
E-mail: Tushurashvili(at)pol.ge or Moambe(at)pol.ge

Timothy Blauvelt
Tbilisi, Georgia
 

PUBL.- Central Eurasian Studies Review, Vol. 7, No. 2

Posted by: Virginia Martin <virginiamartin@tds.net>
Posted: 22 Dec 2008


PUBL.- Central Eurasian Studies Review, Vol. 7, No. 2


Volume 7, Number 2 (Fall 2008) of the Central Eurasian Studies Review 
is now available on the CESR website, www.cesr-cess.org.  

In this issue:

 * Current CESS President Edward Lazzerini responds to Past-President 
Laura Adams' article on applying postcolonial theory to Central Eurasia
 * Research reports on Xinjiang as a frontier, non-national 
historiography of Kazakhstan, interviewing migrants in Moscow, and more.
 * Conference reports from Indiana, UCLA, and AAASS 
 * Reflections on the Aga Khan Humanities Project

See the full Table of Contents below for more.

We are currently accepting submissions to the next issue, Volume 8, 
Number 1 (Spring 2009).  Deadline:  March 1st.  Please consult the 
website at www.cesr-cess.org for information on each of CESR's four 
sections and guidelines for contributors.


CESR Vol. 7, No. 2 (Fall 2008) Table of Contents

Perspectives

 - A Petroglyph from Tamgaly, Kenneth Lymer
 - "Theory, Like Mist on Glasses...": A Response to Laura Adams, 
   Edward J. Lazzerini

Research Reports

Reports on Research Findings

 - A New "Frontier Thesis" for the Northwest Chinese Borderland? The 
   Reinvention of Xinjiang from a Place of Chinese Exile to a Land of 
   Opportunity, Amy Kardos
 - Community Governance and State Building in Rural Afghanistan, Jennifer Brick
 - Historiography of Local and Regional Studies in Western Kazakhstan: 
   An Alternative to National History? Uyama Tomohiko 
 - A Research Note on Mass-Market Islamic Literature in Russia and 
   Central Asia, Allen Frank

Reports on Research Conditions

 - Archival Research in Kyrgyzstan, Akiyama Tetsu
 - Conducting Interviews with Labor Migrants in Moscow, Asel Doolotkeldieva

Conferences and Lecture Series

 - Family and the State in Chinggisid and Post-Chinggisid Central 
   Eurasia, Reported by Virginia Martin
 - Mobility and Governability in Central Asia: An International 
   Conference, Reported by Nile Green
 - 40th National Convention of the AAASS, Reported by Sean Pollock

Educational Resources and Developments

 - Humanities in the Plural: The Aga Khan Humanities Project and 
   Central Asian Higher Education, Chad D. Thompson
 

PUBL.- Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) Review, Volume 2, No 3-4, Sept. 2008

Posted by: Tamas Borko - ICEG European Center <tborko@icegec.hu>
Posted: 19 Dec 2008


PUBL.- Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) Review, Volume 2, No 3-4, Sept. 2008


Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) Review, Vol. 2, No. 3, October 2008

 - Assessment of investment requirements of the SME sector in Armenia
 - Reform of the post-communist state of Georgia
 - Poverty phenomenon and its implications in the South Caucasus 
 - Unexploited trade and investment relations of Hungary and the CCA countries

Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) Review, Vol. 2, No. 4, November 2008

 - Dutch disease and its socio-economic implications in Azerbaijan
 - Consequences of Russian intervention on Georgia's economy
 - Public administration reform in Uzbekistan: achievements and further steps 
 - Stylized facts and comparative analysis of labor markets in the CCA
   countries

The Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) Review regular, monthly, regional,
online, English language publication is a part of capacity building projects
within EPIN network financed by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
coordinated by International Center for Economic Growth (ICEG) European
Center. 

The publication involves experts of research institutions and universities
of Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) and Central Asia (Kazakhstan,
Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan) in preparing country
analyses in specific group of topics: reform of the post-communist state
(i.e. public administration reform, decentralization, anti-corruption, and
human rights/access to justice); spatial poverty (i.e. interactions between
geography, economic policies and activities, and living standards);
economic, environmental and social impact of public economic policies (e.g.
migration, employment, trade liberalization, inflation and administrative
prices); rural development and agricultural reforms; financial access and
microfinance.

For the earlier issues and for more information see www.icegec.org
Publications/CCA Review, or contact Tamas Borko at tborko@icegec.hu 
 

JOURNAL/CFP- Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism

Posted by: Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism <sen@lse.ac.uk>
Posted: 19 Dec 2008


JOURNAL/CFP- Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism


Call For Papers
 
Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, a tri-annual, fully-refereed 
journal published in the Department of Government at the London School 
of Economics, invites the submission of high-quality interdisciplinary 
articles on issues pertaining to nationalism, ethnicity and related themes. 

Examples of these themes include:

 * Ethnicity, nationalism and conflict in the Great Lakes
 * African borders and identity
 * Nation-building and architecture 
 * Cinema and national struggles 
 * Secularism and minorities 
 * Ethnic identity and religious institutions

The editors are particularly interested in submissions for special issues on:
 * Africa
 * Art
 * Religion and Secularism

The editors welcome submissions of work in progress as well as 
contributions from young professionals, post-docs and lecturers in the 
early stages of their career. SEN especially encourages submissions 
from PhD candidates. For submissions to be considered for publication 
in 2009, please ensure your paper reaches us by 30th January, 2009. 
The word limit is 7000 words, including bibliography and references.  
All papers must be submitted on-line via the manuscript centre:
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sena 

For author guidelines and further information, visit the SEN website:
http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1473-8481


The Editorial Board 
Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 
 

PUBL.- Caucasus Analytical Digest, No. 1: Georgian-Russian War, Dec. 17, 2008

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz@yahoo.com>
Posted: 19 Dec 2008


PUBL.- Caucasus Analytical Digest, No. 1: Georgian-Russian War, Dec. 17, 2008


No.1 Caucasus Analytical Digest: Perspectives on the Georgian-Russian War
17 December 2008

The first issue of the Caucasus Analytical Digest analyzes the 
regional developments in the aftermath of the Georgian-Russian war. 
Specifically, it considers European policy toward the Southern 
Caucasus after the Georgia crisis and presents opinions on the 
Georgian-Russian war from Armenia and Azerbaijan. Additionally, the 
issue provides results of a Georgian popular opinion poll concerning 
foreign aid.

(c) 2008 Center for Security Studies (CSS), Heinrich Böll Foundation, 
Jefferson Institute, Forschungsstelle Osteuropa (FSOE)

Download Full-Text PDF: 
http://se1.isn.ch/serviceengine/FileContent?serviceID=ISN&fileid=34648
310-7758-778C-54E1-3C3203385034&lng=en

Introduction from the Editors

Announcing the New Caucasus Analytical Digest In August 2008 the 
Southern Caucasus, and Georgia in particular, was in the center of 
international attention. The war between Russia and Georgia became a 
test not only for the state of transition in Georgia, but also for the 
capacity of the Western capitals, European Union and NATO to act. 
While the fighting made daily headlines in the leading international 
newspapers, it highlighted severe media problems in Russia and 
Georgia. Both sides failed to provide objective information and 
analysis while using the reporting as an instrument of escalation.

Today there is an imbalance between the growing interest in the region 
and concise explanations of what is going on there. Accordingly, the 
Caucasus Analytical Digest, the first edition of which you are 
reading, seeks to make sense of what is happening in the Southern Caucasus.

One of the strategic requirements of analyzing the Southern Caucasus 
is the need for inclusiveness, for perspectives from Armenia, 
Azerbaijan and Georgia, but also from Nagorno Karabakh, South Ossetia 
and Abkhazia, as subjects for analysis. To underline the intention of 
thinking in terms of inclusiveness, but without specific political 
preference, the map on the front page shows the official borders with 
solid lines and the others with broken lines.

As a consequence of the recent war, international actors and experts 
are faced with new analytical challenges that go far beyond the 
regional, but are nevertheless driven by pressure from the Southern 
Caucasus. By the choice of topics and authors the Caucasus Analytical 
Digest is dedicated to both analytical and policy discourses. The 
editorial team includes experts from the Research Centre for East 
European Studies at the University of Bremen, the Center for Security 
Studies at ETH Zurich, the Jefferson Institute and the Heinrich Boell 
Foundation. As a local actor with an international perspective, the 
Boell Foundation particularly strives to give experts from the region, 
especially younger analysts, access to a broader Western public. This 
not only exposes a wider audience to thinkers from the region, it also 
contributes to strengthening democratic transformation and European 
integration of the Southern Caucasus.

The Editors (Iris Kempe, Matthias Neumann, Robert Orttung, Jeronim 
Perovic, and Lili Di Puppo)

You are welcome to subscribe to the CAD mailing list at:
www.res.ethz.ch/analysis/cad
 

PUBL.- Caucasus Conflict: International Perceptions and Policy Implications for Germany and Europe

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz@yahoo.com>
Posted: 16 Dec 2008


PUBL.- Caucasus Conflict: International Perceptions and Policy Implications


The Caucasus Conflict: International Perceptions and Policy 
Implications for Germany and Europe

Hans-Henning Schröder (ed.)     

SWP Research Paper
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
German Institute for International and Security Affairs
November 2008, Berlin

Full-text PDF: 
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/common/get_document.php?asset_id=5524
 

PUBL.- Central Asian Survey, Vol. 27, No. 3/4 - Kyrgyzstan's "Tulip Revolution"

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <centasia@fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 16 Dec 2008


PUBL.- Central Asian Survey, Vol. 27, No. 3/4 - Kyrgyzstan's "Tulip Revolution"


Central Asian Survey, Volume 27, Issue 3/4 is now available online at 
Informaworld (http://www.informaworld.com).

Special Issue: Domestic and International Perspectives on Kyrgyzstan's 
   "Tulip Revolution": Motives, Mobilization and Meanings

Preface
Sally N. Cummings

Introduction: "Revolution" not revolution
Sally N. Cummings

March and after: what has changed? What has stayed the same?
Erica Marat

Situating the "Tulip Revolution"
Sally N. Cummings; Maxim Ryabkov

Kyrgyz democracy? The Tulip Revolution and beyond
Shairbek Juraev

The dynamics of regime change: domestic and international factors in 
   the "Tulip Revolution"
David Lewis

Organized crime before and after the Tulip Revolution: the changing 
   dynamics of upperworld-underworld networks
Alexander Kupatadze

The north­south cleavage and political support in Kyrgyzstan
Maxim Ryabkov

Informal actors and institutions in mobilization: the periphery in the 
   "Tulip Revolution"
Azamat Temirkulov

March 2005: parliamentary elections as a catalyst of protests
Emir Kulov

The power of precedent?
Bermet Tursunkulova

Diffusion as discourse of danger: Russian self-representations and the 
   framing of the Tulip Revolution
Stefanie Ortmann

Book reviews
 

PUBL.- Uzbekistan - Statistics, Business Development, Reforms - CER Tashkent

Posted by: Nozila Mukhamedova <nozila.mukhamedova@cer.uz>
Posted: 16 Dec 2008


PUBL.- Uzbekistan - Statistics, Business Development, Reforms - CER Tashkent


Center for Economic Research (www.cer.uz) proudly presents the latest 
publications that cover the full range of economic and social 
development issues in Uzbekistan.
Our comprehensive collections of periodicals and magazines can be 
purchased online and are available in soft and hard copies.


"Uzbekistan Almanac 2008"

"Uzbekistan Almanac" is a new statistical reference for important 
country statistics. The annual publication provides the most complete 
data on demographic situation, employment, education and others. 
Special focus is given to highlight the indicators, characterizing the 
regions and current developments of the major branches of the economy. 
The latest issue of "Uzbekistan Almanac" is available in three 
languages (Russian, English, Uzbek).

"Uzbekistan Economy 2007"

Quarterly-published review "Uzbekistan Economy" is an invaluable 
resource for entrepreneurs, investors, advisors, academics, 
professionals, and policymakers.  The review examines the current 
trends, changes and developments in the economy of Uzbekistan during 
the year and provides detailed analysis of carried out reforms. 
"Uzbekistan Economy" gives comprehensive information on macro and 
micro indicators, business environment, foreign trade and financial sectors.

"Industrial Products" catalog

For the first time massive information about all industrial companies 
and their products and services in Uzbekistan has been collected. 
Additionally, the publication offers information regarding needs of 
industrial companies on raw materials, equipment and investment plans 
and strategies. "Industrial Products" catalog is designed for 
businesses and policymakers for receiving up-to-date data about 
industrial sector and for developing effective partnerships.


You can make your order using following options:

Online subscription from abroad

Subscription agency: WT Cox Subscriptions (US)
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Subscription agency: MK-Periodica (Russia)
Website: http://www.periodicals.ru
Tel.: + 7 (495) 681 5500

Subscription agency: East View Information Services, Inc.IVIS, LTD (Russia)
Website: http://online.ebiblioteka.ru; http://www.eastview.com
Tel.: +7 (495) 507 2618

Individual and Corporate subscription for hard copies of publications 
via editorial office (Uzbekistan)

Publisher: Economic review
Tel.: + 998 (71) 150-02-02
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e-mail: review@cer.uz


You can obtain additional information from: www.review.uz or www.cer.uz

Contact email: sales@cer.uz or pr-assistant@cer.uz
 

PUBL.- Inner Asia - Special Issue: Cadres and Discourse in Late Socialist Societies, Vol. 10, No. 1

Posted by: Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus <centasia@fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 12 Dec 2008


PUBL.- Inner Asia - Cadres and Discourse in Late Socialist Societies, Vol.10(1)


Inner Asia

Special Issue: Cadres and Discourse in Late Socialist Societies
Volume 10, Number 1, 2008

Editorial Introduction

Robert Barnett and Hildegard Diemberger

The 'Creative Bureaucrat': Conflicts in the Production of Soviet 
   Communist Party Discourse
Caroline Humphrey

The Black Box: Notes on the Anthropology of the Enemy
Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov

Challenging Colonial Power: Kazak Cadres and Native Strategies
Gulnar Kendirbai

Contesting the Words that Wound: Ethnicity and the Politics of 
   Sentiment in China
Uradyn E. Bulag

Abandoned or Merely Lost in Translation?
Michael Schoenhals

Chinese Socialism and Local Nationalism in the Discourse of Development
Xiaolin Guo

The 12th Dorje Phagmo of Tibet, 'Female Living Buddha' and Cadre: A
   Political Paradox?
Hildegard Diemberger

Language and Ethnicity: Cadre-Speak in Contemporary Tibet
Robert Barnett


For publication information about the journal Inner Asia, see:
http://www.globaloriental.co.uk/list.asp?ID=JO


Global Oriental Ltd
PO Box 219
Folkestone
Kent CT20 2WP
UK

Tel: +44 (0)1303 226799
Fax: +44 (0)1303 243087
Email: info@globaloriental.co.uk
Website: www.globaloriental.co.uk 
 

PUBL.- Epoch - New Scientific-Popular Magazine in Uzbekistan

Posted by: Denis Karasyov <denis_karasyov@hotmail.com>
Posted: 7 Dec 2008


PUBL.- Epoch - New Scientific-Popular Magazine in Uzbekistan


Dear Colleagues: 

Let me introduce myself. My name is Denis Karasyov. I am the general 
director of the Turkeston Art Company. Our company is a 
non-governmental organization which was founded to support scientists 
who work in the history and archaeology spheres. Next March (2009) we 
will start to publish a new scientific popular magazine entitled 
"EPOCH" which will cover topics such as history, archaeology, art, 
culture, ethnography and nature. It will be published in a full color, 
glossy format in two languages, both Russian and English. 

Many years of work in the sphere of history and archaeology has showed 
us that there are a growing number of people in the West who are 
studying the history and archaeology of Central Asia. At the same time 
there are also many people who are simply interested in getting more 
information from this region in general, including a new wave of 
tourists keen to learn more about the region's diverse and often 
mystical culture.

On account of this we would be very interested in distributing the 
magazine in your part of the world. I would like to introduce you to 
our magazine so that maybe you, or your members, might be interested 
in subscribing. Furthermore we also offer advertising space and have a 
range of packages and prices to suit your needs. Finally, we would 
also encourage you, your organization or your friends to send us 
articles which we would be delighted to publish should they be of 
relevance to our audience.. 
  
As mentioned above, I would like to send you a free copy of the first 
issue in the spring of 2009 for you review. We will also send you 
information about the different ways in which we could co-operate.

Please send us your postal address and the most contactable e-mail 
address or telephone number so that we can inform you when it will be 
sent.

Denis V. Karasyov   

Director of "Turkeston Art"
Tel.: (+998 98) 307 51 90
Email: denis_karasyov@hotmail.com
 

PUBL.- Regional Co-operation in Central Asia, 1991-2004, Stina Torjesen

Posted by: Stina Torjesen <stina.torjesen@nupi.no>
Posted: 7 Dec 2008


PUBL.- Regional Co-operation in Central Asia, 1991-2004, Stina Torjesen


The study "Understanding regional co-operation in Central Asia 
1991-2004" by Stina Torjesen is now available online on:

http://english.nupi.no/publikasjoner/boeker_rapporter/2008/understandi
ng_regional_co_operation_in_central_asia_1991_2004 

Abstract

This study analyses regional co-operation in Central Asia and asks why 
the Central Asian states so often failed to co-operate effectively in 
the period 1991-2004. It assesses co-operation in the spheres of 
trade, water, migration, security and the fight against drugs trafficking.

The study assesses the usefulness of international relations theories 
in accounting for this pattern, and finds that theories stressing 
conflicting national interest among the local states offer, on the 
whole, a plausible account for why regional co-operation failed. It 
is, nevertheless, essential also to pay attention to two important 
features of the Central Asian states - authoritarian rule and state 
weakness - in order to provide a full understanding of why and how 
regional co-operation proved unsuccessful.

The exploration of failed regional co-operation in Central Asia also 
sheds light on a number of related questions. The study offer insights 
on the nature of Russian hegemony in the post-Soviet area and also 
illustrates the ways in which the character of post-Soviet states 
mattered for the kind of inter-state politics that unfolded in the 
post-Soviet space.

With regards to international relations theory, the study highlights 
the possible implications of state-weakness for foreign policy. 
Lastly, the study offers new insight on Central Asia: it encourages a 
move away from Great Game analysis and introduces instead the concept 
of 'patchwork geopolitics'. The study also argues that rather than 
forming part of an 'arc of instability', the intra-regional relations 
of Central Asian states embodied many typical regime-like features: 
while regional co-operation failed, the states nevertheless interacted 
in predictable and rule-bound ways.
 

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 10, No. 23, Nov. 26, 2008

Posted by: Svante Cornell <scornell@jhu.edu>
Posted: 7 Dec 2008


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 10, No. 23, Nov. 26, 2008


Note: New Publications: 

"In Defense of Greater Central Asia",
CACI & SRSP Policy Paper by S. Frederick Starr, September 2008, 25pp. 
Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0809GCA.pdf

"Prospects for a 'Torn' Turkey: A Secular and Unitary Future?", 
CACI & SRSP Silk Road Paper by Svante E. Cornell and Halil Magnus 
Karaveli, October 2008, 75pp. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/silkroadpapers/0810Turkey.pdf


The 26 November issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 10, 
no. 23) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/. The PDF version 
of the entire issue is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/files/081126Analyst.pdf


Full contents:

Analytical Articles

Post-War Georgia's Economic Challenges
Vladimer Papava
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4991

Behind Uzbekistan's EAEC Suspension: The 6+3 Initiative
Gregory Gleason
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4990

Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan Withdraw from Iraq: Shifts in Eurasian 
Peacekeeping Politics
Roger N McDermott
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4989

Obama Team Ponders New Approach to Pakistan
Richard Weitz
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4988

Field Reports

Armenian Government Counters the Global Economic Crisis
Haroutiun Khachatrian
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4995

Berdimuhammedov Seeks Closer Partnership on His Visit to Europe
Chemen Durdiyeva
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4994

Uzbekistan Cuts Term for Military Conscription          
Erkin Akhmadov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4993

Kyrgyz Minister of Energy Sacked, but Corruption Continues
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4992

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4996


The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the 
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint 
Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and the Institute 
for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm.

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. 
At this moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on 
development, economics and finance matters in Central Asia and the 
Caucasus region, but all inquiries are welcome. Please contact the 
Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell@jhu.edu with a short description 
of your article idea. Editorial principles are online at 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/59
 

PUBL.- Research on Sources of Anti-Westernism in Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Askarbek Mambetaliev <askarbek@gmail.com>
Posted: 7 Dec 2008


PUBL.- Research on sources of anti-westernism in Kyrgyzstan


A Research Paper on Sources of Anti-Western sentiments among Kyrgyz 
students is available online in Russian

Since Kyrgyzstan has become a home of two competing airbases - of USA 
and of Russia - it has a potential to burst a geopolitical debates and 
quickly turn into a dangerous hotspot of the Earth. In fact, it is 
already a home of Islamic extremism, illicit drags from Afghanistan, 
and political instabilities. It has always been the clashing place of 
the West and the East - from the time of Alexander the Great, 
Nestorians, Muhammad, China, Russia, and now America. I admit that 
globalization may stop here due to differing values of the biggest 
gamers, which may clash with each other soon. At the same time, I can 
see that many guiding decisions depend on Central Asians too. Take 
Uzbekistan, which had closed the American air base a few years ago. 
This may happen in Kyrgyzstan. Therefore, many things depend on 
attitudes of Central Asians towards democracy and the West. And, 
attitudes need to be investigated and directed towards democracy. 
Unfortunately, this job is not being done sufficiently among young 
Kyrgyz students, whose worldviews today are deeply different than 
those of 15 years ago. As a professor I can say, that in comparison 
with my generation, today's students are much more religious, non 
tolerant towards freedom of choice of religion, and anti-western, 
especially anti-American. 

Anti-American moods in Kyrgyzstan are mostly prompted by partial mass 
media and state policy. The main participants of the research are KSU 
students. As the research shows, students of Kyrgyzstan rather support 
pro-Russian views and trust Russia much more than the U.S. Domination 
of anti-western moods in Kyrgyzstan may be caused by limited access to 
alternative sources of information, as few speak and understand 
English. However, despite generally negative attitude to the West, 
most of the respondents would like to study or live in the U.S. or Europe.

Download the Research Paper at: 

http://geocities.com/kyrgyzeducation/antiwesternisminkg.pdf

For more articles on the issue:

http://eng.24.kg/community/2008/08/29/5949.html
http://news.tradingcharts.com/futures/2/7/116686472.html
http://askarbek.blogspot.com 

 
 

PUBL.- Reports from Social Research Center, AUCA, Bishkek

Posted by: Social Research Center <src@mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 7 Dec 2008


PUBL.- Reports from Social Research Center, AUCA, Bishkek


Dear Colleagues;

We are glad to bring you the next issue of electronic bulletin 
presented by the Social Research Center (SRC) at the American 
University of Central Asia (AUCA). This bulletin provides the updates 
on the SRC's latest electronic publications.

The SRC is a research unit of AUCA. Its mission is to promote the 
long-lasting development of principals and practices of democracy, 
free market, rule of law, and social equality in Kyrgyzstan through 
research, publications, interdisciplinary studies, conferences, 
roundtables, and networking. SRC mainly focuses on four target areas: 
MIGRATION, ISLAM, NGO DEVELOPMENT and CORRUPTION.

For more detailed information about SRC, please visit our website at 
www.src.auca.kg.


IN THIS ISSUE, please find papers and research project reports on:

NGO DEVELOPMENT:

NGOs in Policy-making Process in Kyrgyzstan: Contemporary Practices 
and Legal Barriers, by Sheradil Baktygulov

NGOs in Monitoring and Assessment of The State Development Strategy, 
by Maksatbek Tashbolotov

Status of Social Partnerships between the Government and NGOs in the 
Kyrgyz Republic: An Assessment of Efficiency by Altynai Arstanbekova

Profile of an NGO Leader, by Galina Plakhotnikova and Aida Kurbanova

MIGRATION:

The Policy of Exporting The Labor Force: Challenges for Kyrgyzstan, by 
Anar Musabaeva

Student Research Project: Discrimination of Internal Migrants in 
Bishkek, SRC research project report, supervised by Emil Nasritdinov

Analysis of Violation of Labour Migrants' Rights in Russia and 
Kyrgyzstan, by Nurdin Tynaev


ISLAM

Student Research Project: "Political Islam: Ideological Orientations 
of Youth in Bishkek" SRC research project report, supervised by Dr. 
Kadyr Malikov

Teaching of Religion Studies in Secondary Schools and Universities in 
Kyrgyzstan: Challenges and the Ways to Overcome, by Dr. Dilaram Akramova

Religious Identity of Women in Traditional "Mahallas" of Contemporary 
Uzbekistan: Challenges and Ways to Overcome, by Shahnoza Madaeva

Righteous Woman - Blessing of this World! By Daniyar Muradilov

CORRUPTION

Judicial Corruption: Its Nature, Scale and Ways of Coping with It, by 
Kairat Osmonaliev

Corruption in the System of Higher Education: Sources, Scale and Ways 
to Overcome, by Erkaim Mambetalieva

Corruption in Financial System of Kyrgyzstan, by Bahtiyar Bakas uulu

Reduction of Regulatory-Administrative Barriers to the Development of
Entrepreneurship in Kyrgyzstan: Major Results and Unsolved Problems, by
Kubanychbek Omuraliev


NGO DEVELOPMENT:

NGOs in Policy-making Process in Kyrgyzstan: Contemporary Practices 
and Legal Barriers, by Sheradil Baktygulov, Independent expert, SRC

The NGO sector represents a very proactive portion of the population 
and experts with high levels of competence. The question high on 
today's agenda is "how can the potential of NGOs be made relevant to 
ensure that the development goals of the country and society are 
achieved in an efficient and effective manner?" Today then NGO sector 
fails to systematically participate in producing and defining 
strategies and plans for national, sectoral, or regional development. 
Examples show that NGO participation in these processes is contingent 
on the will of officials in government ministries and agencies. Often, 
the purpose of such collaboration is to create a semblance of expert 
appraisal of a draft piece of legislation or strategy with the 
involvement of NGO members. The nation lacks a mechanism for 
incorporating alternative viewpoints, which would enable NGOs to 
become real actors in the process of defining appropriate avenues for 
development.
The purpose of this study is to examine NGO participation in 
decision-making with regard to issues of public concern. To understand 
this problem and attempt to solve it, we must address three tasks.

Download ARTICLE in English here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Sheradil_eng.pdf

Download ARTICLE in Russian here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Sheradil_rus.pdf


NGOs in Monitoring and Assessment of The State Development Strategy, 
by Maksatbek Tashbolotov, Director, Public Foundation "Kalys Consult"

Since the first days of independence, Kyrgyzstan has sought ways to 
increase economic growth. What is the country's leadership doing in 
present conditions? It is looking for opportunities to attract 
investments from international donors, and developing programs to 
improve the socioeconomic situation in the country. During its years 
of sovereignty Kyrgyzstan has developed many national and regional 
development programs, strategies and concepts. Currently, the Republic 
has over 275 conceptual and policy papers.
The most important are the Comprehensive Development Framework (CDF) 
and the National Poverty Reduction Strategy (NPRS). This paper 
analyzes the role of NGOs in contributing to the effective system of 
monitoring and evaluation of the Country Development Strategy.

Download ARTICLE in English here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Tashbolotov_eng.pdf

Download ARTICLE in Russian here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Tashbolotov_rus.pdf


Status of Social Partnerships between the Government and NGOs in the 
Kyrgyz Republic: An Assessment of Efficiency by Altynai Arstanbekova, 
Program Coordinator, Public Association Counterpart-Sheriktesh

The relevance of social partnerships between key actors in 
Kyrgyzstan's society-the government and NGOs-is clearly evident in the 
context of current reforms and the country's continued development. 
Civil society, institutions that comprise voluntary public 
associations, trade unions, charitable and other organizations, is 
crucial to social partnerships. Nongovernmental organizations often 
bear the ultimate responsibility for formulating problems 
(particularly social and economic problems) and presenting them to 
social partners, i.e. the state and the capital sectors.  An ongoing 
efficiency assessment of social partnerships between the state and 
NGOs in the Kyrgyz Republic demonstrates that practices of successful 
cooperation exist alongside some obstacles. This is a natural result 
of the development of a social partnership system. At this time, 
efforts must be focused on optimizing laws that address socio-economic 
problems. In this environment, an effective model of social 
partnership would involve broad participation of non-governmental 
actors in law-making through the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh 
(Kyrgyz parliament).

Download ARTICLE in English here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Altynai_eng.pdf

Download ARTICLE in Russian here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Altynai_rus.pdf


Profile of an NGO Leader, by Galina Plahotnikova and Aida Kurbanova, 
Association of Civil Society Support Centers

Currently, Kyrgyzstan has several thousand NGOs: Kyrgyzstan's Ministry 
of Justice reports that, as of 1 April 2006. More than 8,000 
non-governmental organizations were registered in the Republic. Most 
of these organizations are personified-- that is, the operations of 
the NGO are commonly linked to its leader. During its formation and 
development, the country's NGO sector has gone through several phases, 
which institutionalized NGO leadership and contributed to its gradual 
transformation. Nonetheless, institutionalization of leadership and 
the rotation of leaders in the NGO sector remain highly relevant, 
posing challenges for continued development of nongovernmental organizations.

Download ARTICLE in English here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Plakhot_eng.pdf

Download ARTICLE in Russian here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Plahotn_rus.pdf


MIGRATION

The Policy of Exporting The Labor Force: Challenges for Kyrgyzstan, by 
Anar Musabaeva, Independent expert

Previous studies identified the many challenges of achieving efficient 
implementation of policies of labor migration. The main challenges are 
a) problems of marketing the labor force and studying trends of 
development in domestic and foreign labor markets, and b) the problem 
of the high cost and complexity of reorienting the 
vocational-education system to reflect market conditions. 
Concurrently, labor migration removes from Kyrgyzstan workers of 
high-demand trades; the domestic labor market is characterized by this 
kind of increasing distortion.

Download ARTICLE in English here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Mus_eng.pdf

Download ARTICLE in Russian here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Musabaeva_rus.pdf


Student Research Project: Discrimination of Internal Migrants in 
Bishkek, SRC research project report, supervised by Emil Nasritdinov 
and Students of the Sociology and Anthropology Departments, AUCA

To understand the patterns of discrimination the research has to look 
into various aspects of migrants' life. It is not common for Central 
Asian communities to expose their negative sides; visitors are always 
shown more positive, bright and marry things. This goes back to the 
culturally rooted practices of hospitality. The capital of Kyrgyzstan 
- Bishkek - just like its southern cousin Osh and the life of its 
residents are structured in a similar way. Many negative aspects of 
our life in this metropolis are hidden on its outskirts and in some 
marginalized enclaves within the city, where regular residents hardly go to.

Download REPORT in English here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/report_discr_intern_migr_eng%20.pdf


Analysis of Violation of Labour Migrants' Rights in Russia and 
Kyrgyzstan, by Nurdin Tynaev, Director of Net of Centers on Assistance 
to Labor Migrants

According to various estimates, more than 450 thousand citizens of the 
Kyrgyz republic are working abroad; more than half work in Russia, 
50-80 thousand work in Kazakhstan, while the rest work in other 
countries. Few guest workers from the former Soviet republics in 
Russia can protect their rights and legitimate interests, such as free 
movement within the territory of the host country, registration in 
immigration records, obtaining work permit, legal employment 
registration (that is, signing a labor contract), the right to get a 
medical examination, and these workers appeal to the relevant 
authorities to protect their rights that have been violated by 
governmental bodies and private individuals.

Download ARTICLE in English here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Tynaev_eng.pdf

Download ARTICLE in Russian here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Nurdin_Tynaev_rus.pdf


ISLAM

Student Research Project: "Political Islam: Ideological Orientations 
of Youth in Bishkek" SRC research project report, supervised by Dr. 
Kadyr Malikov, Thematic Team Leader on Islam, SRC, AUCA and students 
of the Sociology and American Studies Departments, AUCA

The main purpose of this study was to examine the religious-political 
preferences among young people in Bishkek, especially the degree of 
their perception of Islam as an ideological and political system. 
Another purpose was to reveal the views of Bishkek's young people 
toward the state's two ideological systems-- religion and secularism-- 
and whether if they interact or conflict. A primary goal of this study 
was to present an objective vision of Islam as an ideological and 
political system, in light of its growing religious influence on young people.

Download REPORT in English here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/report_polit_islam_eng.pdf

Download REPORT in Russian here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/report_polit_islam_rus.pdf


Teaching of Religion Studies in Secondary Schools and Universities in 
Kyrgyzstan: Challenges and the Ways to Overcome, by Dr. Dilaram 
Akramova, Osh State University, Theological Department

There are religious schools in Kyrgyzstan today but there is no system 
of religious education, and the priorities in designing the school 
curricula have not been defined. There is no due attention to the 
problem of improving the education level of practicing clergy, as well 
as the training of new specialists with sound knowledge of religion 
and secular sciences. There is an urgent need to develop the 
curriculum for a course of "Religious Studies" for secular schools and 
universities of the country and to educate people in religious matters 
in order to prevent religious extremism and eliminate stereotypes 
about various religious schools. This lack of basic knowledge of 
religion among Kyrgyzstan citizens makes religion a matter of 
political, social and other conflicts.

Download ARTICLE in English here:
(English version will be available on-line (www.src.auca.kg) by the 
end of December 2008)

Download ARTICLE in Russian here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Nurdin_Tynaev_rus.pdf


Religious Identity of Women in Traditional "Mahallas" of Contemporary 
Uzbekistan: Challenges and Ways to Overcome, by Shahnoza Madaeva, 
Candidate of Philosophy, Associate Professor of the National 
University of Uzbekistan

Female Muslim religiosity and its transformation in modern Uzbekistan 
is an urgent problem which requires analysis and expert judgments. 
This topic is important since it concerns all aspects of social life - 
from everyday routines to state policy. It comprehensively covers the 
new role of Islam in the region, and also the possible perspectives 
and tendencies for the Uzbek community as a whole.

Download ARTICLE in English here:
(English version will be available on-line (www.src.auca.kg) by the 
end of December 2008)

Download ARTICLE in Russian here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Shahnoza_rus.pdf


Righteous Woman - Blessing of this World! By Daniyar Muradilov, 
Institute of Strategic Research, Kyrgyz Russian Slavonic University, 
Expert on Theology

At the moment, there is an active religious renaissance. The number of 
religious youth is increasing, and a substantial part of the faithful 
is women. From this perspective, the important question is how women 
treat religion. Special attention must be paid to the question of the 
status of women in society. Some believe that there is a contradiction 
between the principles of the religious regulation of women's lives 
and their efforts to gain equal rights in modern society. In the view 
of author, such thinking is based on stereotypes about women in 
general and women in Islam, in particular.

Download ARTICLE in English here:
(English version will be available on-line (www.src.auca.kg) by the 
end of December 2008)

Download ARTICLE in Russian here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Shahnoza_rus.pdf


CORRUPTION

Judicial Corruption: Its Nature, Scale and Ways of Coping with It, by 
Kairat Osmonaliev, Doctor of Law, Head of the Yurinfo Legal Clinic

It is necessary to admit that corruption in the judicial system is 
very destructive for a society, since it deprives citizens of the last 
hopes for justice. It is not a secret that unfair court decisions in 
favor of certain pro-presidential candidates for the Jogorku Kenesh 
(parliament) of Kyrgyzstan provoked mass protests. In 2005, this 
resulted in the fall of the political regime. Besides, as the practice 
shows, foreign and local investors are reluctant to do business in the 
country because of the unpredictable results of legal proceedings. 
Obviously, the corrupt judicial system makes it impossible to struggle 
against corruption in other state bodies.

Download ARTICLE in English here:
(English version will be available on-line (www.src.auca.kg) by the 
end of December 2008)

Download ARTICLE in Russian here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Osmonaliev_rus.pdf


Corruption in the System of Higher Education: Sources, Scale and Ways 
to Overcome, by Erkaim Mambetalieva, Northern Regional Representative 
of the Kyrgyz Republic's Agency on Preventing Corruption

Corruption has become a global challenge, creating serious threats to 
the stability and security of societies. It undermines democratic 
institutions and values, weakens ethical values and fairness, and 
damages sustainable development and law and order. Corruption is one 
of the most important issues in contemporary Kyrgyzstan, which has 
impeded efforts to solve the country's most important economical and 
political issues. It weakens the legitimacy of the government's 
authority in the eyes of its citizens, leads to the degradation of 
society, and damages the image of our country in the contemporary 
world. This situation is exacerbated by the fact that corruption has 
penetrated the sphere of higher education, which will threaten all 
spheres of human activity in the future:

Download ARTICLE in English here:
(English version will be available on-line (www.src.auca.kg) by the 
end of December 2008)

Download ARTICLE in Russian here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Erkaiym_rus.pdf


Corruption in Financial System of Kyrgyzstan, by Bahtiyar Bakas uulu, 
an analyst at the Institute of Economic Strategies, Central Asia

The major danger of corruption in Kyrgyzstan's financial system is 
that it threatens the economic security of the country. Factors such 
as excessive foreign debt and the "empty" state budget greatly 
contribute to the corrupt nature of the financial system, and as a 
result the country has turned into an attractive off-shore financial 
center to launder money:

Download ARTICLE in English here:
(English version will be available on-line (www.src.auca.kg) by the 
end of December 2008)

Download ARTICLE in Russian here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Bakas_uulu_rus.pdf


Reduction of Regulatory-Administrative Barriers to the Development of 
Entrepreneurship in Kyrgyzstan: Major Results and Unsolved Problems, 
by Kubanychbek Omuraliev, Executive Director of Kyrgyz 
Parliamentarians Against Corruption

Entrepreneurship is one of the major goals of reforms aimed at 
creating effective economic systems, and one of the components 
necessary for the successful development of a state as a whole. To 
develop entrepreneurship, in turn, it is necessary to reduce 
regulatory-administrative barriers such as high tax burdens, frequent 
and groundless inspections, unstable and unpredictable business 
regulations; legislation gaps; and unwieldy customs regulations. Such 
barriers, in one way or another, promote corruption in Kyrgyzstan and 
create an unhealthy atmosphere for the development of businesses.

Download ARTICLE in English here:
(English version will be available on-line (www.src.auca.kg) by the 
end of December 2008)

Download ARTICLE in Russian here:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/K_Omuraliev_rus.pdf
 

PUBL.- History of Islam in Western Siberia (in Russian)

Posted by: Irina Selezneva <ir_selez@mail.ru>
Posted: 6 Dec 2008


PUBL.- History of Islam in Western Siberia (in Russian)


Information about new book "History of Islam in Western Siberia", 
Tyumen, 2007. 418 pp., in Russian.

"History of Islam in Western Siberia" proceeds with tradition to study 
cultures of the region formed by the Kemerovo, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, 
Omsk and Tomsk districts, the Altai Territory and the Republic of Altai.

In the first volume the research team based on temporal positions 
examines the history of Islam, character of its distribution and 
functioning in the past and in the present, centuries-old experience 
of the inter-religion harmony, history of dialogue between believers 
and the authorities.

The monograph is interesting for students, lecturers and professors, 
representatives of religious, human rights, cultural and educational 
organizations, as well as the local and state officials.

If you interested in this book, please, contact Irina Selezneva, 
e-mail: ir_selez@mail.ru 
 

JOURNAL/CFP- Temas Magazine - Cuban Publication on Cultural and Global Issues

Posted by: Christina Giordano <giordano(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 4 Dec 2008


JOURNAL/CFP- Temas Magazine - Cuban Publication on Cultural and Global Issues


Call For Papers

Temas

As a scholar concerned with Central Asian and Eurasian studies, we
would like to introduce you to Temas magazine.  Temas is a nonprofit
Cuban publication that addresses the issues raised in cultural debates
and solicits submissions from across the globe.

Temas' focus on a wide variety of perspectives serves as one of the
few forums for discussion in Cuba.  Utilizing a base of over 650 Cuban
and international authors, Temas provides its readers with book
reviews, editorials, and articles centered around an issue theme.
There are four issues published yearly, with subscriptions available
for magazine access both online and in print.

Temas is currently looking for submissions from scholars relating to
the upcoming themes of:

 - The Practice of Human Rights,
 - The Mexican Revolution, and
 - Universities

Previously unpublished scholars from developing countries are strongly
encouraged to submit book reviews and articles.  Temas strives to
include a wide variety of perspectives in its issues, and the
viewpoint of Central Asian and Eurasian scholars would contribute
greatly to the discussion and debate which Temas strives to achieve
through its content.  Submissions and additional questions may be
directed to temas(a)icaic.cu.

For more information about Temas subscriptions and article
submissions, please visit our website at www.temas.cult.cu.

Thank You,
Christina Giordano
 

PUBL.- Working Paper: Transportation of Kazakhstani Oil via the Caspian Sea

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 3 Dec 2008


PUBL.- Working Paper: Transportation of Kazakhstani Oil via the Caspian Sea


New Working Paper: "Transportation of Kazakhstani Oil via the Caspian 
Sea - Arrangements, Actors and Interests," RussCasp Working Paper, Nov 18, 2008

by Farid Guliyev and Nozima Akhrarkhodjaeva
Jacobs University Bremen 

Abstract:      
The present paper examines both domestic and international actors, 
involved in the westward oil shipment of Kazakhstani oil, and their 
interests. It demonstrates that while foreign companies have been 
backed by their governments, national firms have also enjoyed 
considerable state support, partly because the companies represent the 
interests of political elites in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. The 
analysis reveals some important linkages between political classes and 
business elites. There are indications that most companies along the 
shipping line either belong to the governments of Kazakhstan or 
Azerbaijan, directly or indirectly (through subsidiaries), or enjoy 
favoritism and (near) monopoly positions in their markets (crony 
capitalism). Some of these firms are privately owned but registered in 
off-shore tax havens, while some others have rather obscure ownership 
structures and corporate profiles. It suggests that cronyism and state 
capture comprise that
politico-economic environment within which the future of Caspian 
transport systems is to be decided.

Keywords: Kazakhstani oil, transportation, tanker traffic, 
trans-Caspian, Azerbaijan, crony capitalism

This working paper is a product of Work Packages 5 and 6 of the 
research project "RUSSCASP - Russian and Caspian energy developments 
and their implications for Norway and Norwegian actors," financed by 
the PETROSAM program of the Research Council of Norway and carried out 
by the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, the Norwegian Institute of 
international Affairs (NUPI) and Econ Pöyry as consortium partners, 
and also includes other institutions and researchers as participants.

Download Full-Text Paper [PDF] from the RussCasp website: 
http://www.fni.no/russcasp/Kazakh_Azeri_%20oil_transport_RussCasp_Work
ing_Paper.pdf

or via SSRN: http://ssrn.com/author=908297       
 

PUBL.- Ab Imperio 3-2008 "Vandalizing the Garden: Multiple Forms of Violence in the Imperial Space"

Posted by: Sergey Glebov <sglebov(a)smith.edu>
Posted: 3 Dec 2008


PUBL.- Ab Imperio 3-2008, Vandalizing the Garden: Violence in Imperial Space


Dear Colleagues:

The editors of Ab Imperio would like to draw your attention to the 3d 
issue of the journal in 2008. For information on the current annual 
and issue programs, subscription, and contact information, please, 
visit the journal's website at http://abimperio.net

Sergey Glebov


2008 Annual Theme:
Gardening Empire

Issue 3/2008 "Vandalizing the Garden: Multiple Forms of Violence in 
the Imperial Space"

Methodology and Theory

Editors
Gardening Empire as "Civilizing Process" (E)

Daniel Chirot
The Retribalization of the Modern World: How the Revival of Ancient 
Sentiments Leads to Persisting Nationalist and Ethnic Conflicts (E)

Simon Werrett
The Panopticon in the Garden: Samuel Bentham's Inspection House and 
Noble Theatricality in Eighteenth-Century Russia (E)

Jorg Baberowski
Trust through Presence. Premodern Practices of Authority in Late 
Imperial Russia
(R)

History

Galina Zelenina
Sephardic Philosophizers, Phantom Heresy and the Fame of the Spanish King (R)

Olga Minkina
Russian Authorities and the "Jewish Riot" of 1823-1824 (R)

Christoph Gumb
Threatening and Punishing: The Russian Army in Warsaw, 1904-1906 (R)

Felix Schnell

"Tear Them Apart... And Be Done With It!" The Ataman-Leadership of 
Nestor Makhno as a Culture of Violence (E)


Sociology, Ethnology, Political Science

Forum AI

In Search of a Paradigm
Conceptualizing the August Conflict in the Caucasus

Interview with Stephen F. Jones
The Conflict in Georgia and the Self-Defeating Nature of Nationalism (E)

Georgi Derluguian
On the Making of Georgian-Russian Stereotyping (E)


Anna Temkina
Soviet-Style Gender Modernization vs. Traditional Scenarios of Sexual Life (R)


ABC: Empire & Nationalism Studies

Forum AI

Post-Soviet and Western Academic Communities:
Res Publica Litterarum - Imperium Litterarum?

Ben Eklof
"By A Different Yardstick:" Boris Mironov's A Social History of
Imperial Russia, 1700-1917, and Its Reception in Russia (E)

Ronald Grigor Suny
The Politics of Social History: Boris Mironov's Social History of
Imperial Russia (R)

Seymour Becker
Comment on Ben Eklof's "By a Different Yardstick" (E)

Alexander Kamenskii
Several Comments on Ben Eklof's Article (R)

Aleksei Penzin
"The Lost World," Or on the Decolonization of the Russian Social
Sciences (R)

William G. Rosenberg
"Yards and Meters" (Some Comments) (E)

Mark von Hagen
Reflections on Ben Eklof's "By a Different Yardstick" (E)

Jan Kusber
What Does It Mean to "Give Russia Back the Past?" Some Short Remarks on
Ben Eklof's "By a Different Yardstick," from a German Point of View (E)

Alain Blum
What Domination Are We Talking About? A French View of Russian Studies in
France, Russia, and USA (R)

Ben Eklof
Final Comments (E)

Newest Mythologies

Ilya Gerasimov

"The Truth of the Russian Body" and the Sweet Violence of the Imagined
Community (R)

Historiography

Forum AI
Confession, Language, Ethnicity, and the Many Faces of Russian Empire

Steven Seegel
Darius Staliunas, Making Russians: Meaning and Practice of 
Russification in Lithuania and Belarus after 1863 (Amsterdam and New 
York: Rodopi, 2007).

Juliette Cadiot
Darius Staliunas, Making Russians: Meaning and Practice of 
Russification in Lithuania and Belarus after 1863 (Amsterdam and New 
York: Rodopi, 2007).

James P. Niessen
Darius Staliunas, Making Russians: Meaning and Practice of 
Russification in Lithuania and Belarus after 1863 (Amsterdam and New 
York: Rodopi, 2007).

Darius Staliunas
Postscript, Or a Review of Reviews (E)

Book Reviews

Gleb Albert
SSSR i Litva v gody Vtoroi mirovoi voiny: Sbornik dokumentov. Tom 1: 
SSSR i Litovskaia respublika (mart 1939 - avgust 1940 gg.). / Sost. A.
Kasparavichjus, Ch. Laurinavichjus, N. Lebedeva. Vil'nius: Lietuvos 
istorijos instituto ledykla, 2006. 774 s. Imennoj ukazatel'. ISBN:
9-986-780-81-0.

Andrew Gentes
Alex Marshall, The Russian General Staff and Asia, 1800-1917 (London and New
York: Routledge, 2006). xii+274 pp. Tables, Figures, Bibliography, Index.
ISBN: 0-415-35561-3.

Mathijs Pelkmans
Catharine Alexander, Victor Buchli, and Caroline Humphrey (Eds.), 
Urban Life in Post-Soviet Asia (London and New York: Routledge, 2007). 
212 pp., ills.
Index. ISBN: 978-1-84472-115-3.

Michael Rouland
Marlene Laruelle and Sebastien Peyrouse, Les Russes du Kazakhstan:
Identite's nationales et nouveaux Etats dans l'espace post-sovie'tique
(Paris: "Maissonneuve & Larose," 2004). 354 pp. Bibliographie, Index. ISBN:
2-7068-1834-4.

Vitalii Ananiev
Christoph Witzenrath, Cossacks and the Russian Empire, 1598-1725:
Manipulation, Rebellion and Expansion into Siberia (London and New York:
Routledge, 2007). xii+259 pp. Index, Maps. ISBN: 978-0-415-41621-4.

Marina Shabasova
Prostranstvennye faktory v formirovanii partiinykh sistem. Dialog 
amerikanistov i postsovetologov / Pod red. K. Matsuzato. Sapporo: 
Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, 2002. 108 s.

Krista Sigler
E. A. Vishlenkova, S. Iu. Malysheva, A. A. Sal'nikova. Terra Universitatis:
Dva veka universitetskoi kul'tury v Kazani. Kazan': Izdatel'stvo 
Kazanskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta, 2005. 498 s., ill. ISBN: 
5-98180-197-2.

Anke Hilbrenner
Journal of the Interdisciplinary Crossroads. April 2006. Vol. 3. No. 1 
(Thematic Issue: David Kettler and Zvi Ben-Dor (Eds.), The Limits of Exile).
265 pp. ISSN: 0-972-9801.

Anastasia Meylakhs
Daniel Rankur-Lafer'er. Traditsiia pochitaniia ikon Bogomateri v 
Rossii glazami amerikanskogo pskihoanalitika / Per. s angliiskogo A. Georgieva.
Moskva: "VRS", 2005. 350 s. ISBN: 5-94451-039-0.

Ekaterina Kluchnikova
Richard Taruskin, Defining Russia Musically: Historical and 
Hermeneutical Essays (Princeton University Press, 1997). xxxii+561 
pp., ill. ISBN:
0-69-101-156-7 (hardcover edition).

Darius Staliunas
A. K. Tikhonov. Katoliki, musul'mane i iudei Rossiiskoi imperii v 
poslednei chetverti XVIII - XX vv. Sankt-Peterburg: Izdatel'stvo 
Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta, 2007. 356 pp. ISBN: 978-5-288-04293-5.

Irena Vladimirsky
Evreiskii muzei. Sbornik statei / Sostaviteli V. A. Dymshits, V. E. Kel'ner.
Sankt-Peterburg: "Simpozium", 2004. 268 s., 32 il. ISBN: 5-89091-280-1.

Nikita Khrapunov
Edmund Hoec'kij. Spogadi z podorozhi po Krimu / Per. z pol'skop O. O.
Tiwenko-Monastirs'ka, kom. V. I. Baranov, O. O. Tiwenko-Monastirs'ka.
Simferopol': VAT "Simferopol'ska mis'ka drukarnja", 2008. 384 s. ISBN:
978-966-2913-55-2.

Stanislav Alekseev
Istoriia i filologiia: Problemy nauchnoi i obrazovatel'noi integratsii 
na rubezhe tysiacheletii: Materialy mezhdunarodnoi konferentsii (2-5 
fevralia 2000 goda) / Otv. red. I. O. Ermachenko. Petrozavodsk: 
Izdatel'stvo Petrozavodskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta, 2000. 354 s. ISBN:
5-8021-0103-2.

Maksim Kirchanov
Giedrius Subacius, Upton Sinclair: The Lithuanian Jungle. Upon the 
Centenary of "The Jungle" (1905 and 1906) by Upton Sinclair 
(Amsterdam: "Rodopi", 2006). 102 pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 9-0420-1879-8.
 

PUBL.- The Caucasus and Globalization, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2008

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad.esenov(a)worldmail.se>
Posted: 3 Dec 2008


PUBL.- The Caucasus and Globalization, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2008


Please find below the contents of the Volume  2 Issue 3  2008, of the 
Caucasus and Globalization Journal (in English and Russian).  The issue 
will be published in the first decade of December.

The Caucasus and Globalization
Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies
Volume 2, Issue 3, 2008

Religion and the Caucasian Civilization

Special Issue

CONTENTS

Preface - Eldar Ismailov 

Geopolitics 

The Caucasian States: Ethnic and Confessional Factor of national Security - 
Kenan Allakhverdiev 

Central Europe, the Central Caucasus, and Central Asia: Confessional
Structure as a Factor in Regional Security - Jannatkhan Eyvazov 

Globalization and the Georgian Orthodox Church - Zaza Piralishvili  

Russia in the Northern Caucasus (late 18th-early 20th Centuries): State and
Legal Aspects of Its Religious Policies - Irina Babich  

Russia's Islamic Policies in the Northern Caucasus: Historical Parallels - 
Israpil Sampiev 

Geo-Economics 

Waqfs and Poverty Alleviation in Azerbaijan - Fuad Aliev

Islamic Finance and Its Use in Azerbaijan - Samir Sevimov 

Geoculture 

Religious Freedom and Religious Development in Azerbaijan - Nazim Muzaffarli
(Imanov)  

Tolerance as the Bedrock of Confessional and Sociocultutral Harmony in
Azerbaijan - Aysel Allakhverdieva 

Bahaism and Ecumenism in the Context of Recent Sociocultural Trends - Leyla
Melikova  

Islamic Tradition in the Caucasus: Amidst Traditionalism, Reformism, and
Secularism - Elmir Kuliev

On the Formation and Development of Religious Thinking in Present-Day
Azerbaijan - Kenul Buniadzade 

Russia: Problems Relating to the Cooptation of Graduates of Islamic Higher
Educational Institutions into the Official Muslim Clergy (Daghestan
Case-Study) - Rinat Pateev

Geohistory 

Establishment of National Churches in the Caucasus - Zaza Aleksidze

Protestantism in the Caucasus - Sergo Namoradze

The moral Aspects of Adaptation to Global Changes: Daghestan Case-Study - 
Zaid Abdulagatov

Judaism in the Caucasus - Rauf Guseynov


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-table-eng.shtml   
 

PUBL.- Central Eurasia: National Currencies

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad.esenov(a)worldmail.se>
Posted: 3 Dec 2008


PUBL.- Central Eurasia: National Currencies


The Publishing House CA&CC Press AB is prepared and published a book 
"Central Eurasia: National Currencies".  This book presents the 
results of a comprehensive analysis of the establishment of monetary 
and banking systems in the Central Eurasian countries and their 
integration into the global monetary and financial system.

Please find the contents of the book (in English and Russian) below.

CONTENTS

Eldar Ismailov - Preface

Eldar Ismailov - National Currencies of the Central Eurasian Countries 
in the Context of Financial Globalization

1. Prehistory of the Restoration of National Currencies in the CEA Countries

2. Development of the Monetary and Banking Systems of the CEA 
   Countries and their Integration into the Global Financial Structure

Afghanistan

Nurullah Delavari - National Currency of Afghanistan-the Afghani

Ubaid Okimbekov - National Currency of Afghanistan: Characteristics 
   and Development Stages

Republic of Armenia

Tigran Sarkisian - National Currency of Armenia-the Dram

Haroutiun Khachatrian - Armenian Currency: the Drama of the Dram

Azerbaijan Republic

Elman Rustamov - National Currency of Azerbaijan-the Manat

Zakhid Mamedov - Azerbaijan Monetary System: Main Development Trends

Georgia

Roman Gotsiridze - National Currency of Georgia-the Lari

Merab Kakulia - Before and after the Introduction of the Lari: 
   Georgian National Currency in Retrospect

Republic of Kazakhstan

Anvar Saidenov - National Currency of Kazakhstan-the Tenge

Leila Muzaparova - National Currency of Kazakhstan: History, Evolution

Kyrgyz Republic

Marat Alapaev - National Currency of Kyrgyzstan-the Som

Rosa Ashimbaeva - Emergency and Development Prospects of national 
   Currency in the Kyrgyz Republic

Republic of Tajikistan

Murotali Alimardonov National Currency of Tajikistan-the Somoni

Anwar Kamolov - The Current State of Foreign Exchange Policy in Tajikistan

Turkmenistan

Igor Proklov - National Currency of Turkmenistan-The Manat

Republic of Uzbekistan

Abdurahim Vakhabov, Tulkin Bobakulov - National Currency of Uzbekistan-the Soum

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/book/book-02-e.shtml
 

PUBL.- Steppe Magazine, Issue 5

Posted by: Lucy Kelaart <lucy(a)steppemagazine.com>
Posted: 3 Dec 2008


PUBL.- Steppe Magazine, Issue 5


Steppe, the magazine devoted to the arts, history, culture, landscape and
people of Central Asia, has published its fifth issue.

Highlights of the issue include:

A 30-page photographic essay on Afghanistan by photographer Seamus Murphy; a
16-page tribute to Chingiz Aitmatov, including an obituary, introduction to
his work and synopses of some of his more famous works, plus a personal
recollection by a friend and fellow intellectual; an article on and
photographs taken by C. G. Mannerheim (later President of Finland) of a
two-year expedition he mounted through Central Asia in 1906-8; a glimpse
into the lives of a community of potters living in Istalif, outside Kabul;
and much much more, including a cookery section, exhibition, hotel,
restaurant and book reviews, and more still!

To find out more about Issue 5, or to download a pdf of the issue's
contents, log on to http://steppemagazine.com/steppe_issue_5.htm

If you have any queries, please contact us at info(a)steppemagazine.com

Lucy Kelaart, Co-editor of Steppe
www.steppemagazine.com
 

PUBL.- Central Asian Waters: Social, Economic, Environmental and Governance Puzzle

Posted by: Kai Wegerich <wegerich(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 26 Nov 2008


PUBL.- Central Asian Waters: Social, Economic, Environ. & Governance Puzzle


Dear Colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to a new book publication:

Title: Central Asian Waters: Social, Economic, Environmental and 
Governance Puzzle

Editors : Muhammad Mizanur Rahaman and Olli Varis

Publisher: Water and Development Publications, Finland

Available Online:
http://www.water.tkk.fi/English/wr/research/global/publications_centra
l-asia.html

This book includes 11 articles that scrutinize the economic, 
environmental, social and governance challenges of Central Asia; the 
region that is not limited to Aral Sea basin but encompasses 
Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and 
northern Afghanistan.

The book consists of two parts. The first one, consisting of three 
chapters, provides an introduction to the problematique and 
institutions. The second part of the book includes eight research articles.

Editors sincere hope is that this book will lubricate and bring new 
insight into the discussion of water management in Central Asia.

The complete book is freely downloadable from:
http://www.water.tkk.fi/English/wr/research/global/material/Central_As
ian_Waters-book.pdf

Sincerely,

Kai Wegerich

Irrigation and Water Engineering group
Wageningen University


      
 

PUBL.- Kazakhstan in Global Processes (Journal)

Posted by: Askar Abdrakhmanov <askar.abdrakhmanov(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 26 Nov 2008


The Institute for World Economy and Politics (IWEP) at the Foundation
of First President of Kazakhstan informs about publication of the
volume 3 of its "Kazahstan v globalnyh protsessah" (Kazakhstan in
Global Processes) journal.

The journal is in Russian. However English abstracts of about 300
words are available at
http://www.iwep.kz/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=12
&Itemid=53
and withing the journal istelf and its pdf-version.
The journal covers up-to-date topics in global economy, international
relations and politics in foreign countries with the aim of defining
worldwide and regional trends having their impact on Kazakhstan and
Central Asia. The previous volumes are available online on
www.iwep.kz. Currently the journal has its version in Russian only.
We now collect articles for the volume 4 (2008). The texts for
consideration can be on variety of topics mentioned above.
The length of articles should not exceed 5 000 words. The texts in
Russian are preferable. But in exceptional cases texts in English
(maximum of 3 000 words) can be translated by editors. An article
should be accompanied by an English abstract of about 300 words.
Deadline for contributions to volume 4 (2008) is December 10.
For more information please contact office(a)iwep.kz or
askar.abdrakhmanov(a)gmail.com.

Below you can find the contents of the edition

Kazakhstan in Global Processes
# 3 (17), 2008

Contents

Opening Address of the Editor-in-Chief Marat Shaikhutdinov

Papers of the First Forum on Security and Cooperation in Central Asia
- Caspian Region
Marat Shaikhutdinov. Regional and global security in the 21st century:
   conceptual approaches and reality
Frederick Starr. Historical perspectives on cooperation within Central Asia
Alexei Vlasov. Central Asia, South Caucasus and Caspian as single
   geostrategic region: new challenges and risks for Russia and Kazakhstan
Muratbek Imanaliyev. Central Asia in terms of globalizing world

Issues of Internal Development of China
Konstantin Syroezhkin. Contemporary Chinese military elite
Tatyana Kaukenova. Development of education in contemporary China: 
   crisis phenomena and search for solutions

Economic Processes in Contemporary World
Leila Muzaparova. Key promising tracks for Kazakh-Russian economic 
   collaboration
Zaure Chulanova. Intellect of a nation as a factor of innovational breakthrough
Kairat Shaikhiyev. The European Union and Kazakhstan: experiences of 
   economic integration

Pressing Issues of World Politics
Zhao Huasheng. Theoretical and practical foundations of Chinese
   diplomacy in Central Asia
Yuri Buluktayev. Outer (global) context of transformational regime
   changes: research models and approaches
Assemgul Yessenbayeva. Public relations as a factor in efficiency of
   political institutions

Book Review
Murat Laumulin. Latest publications by the Central Asia - Caucasus
   Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Experts' Opinion
Galiya Abdrakhmanova. Issues of regional integration in Central Asia
   as seen by Kazakhstani analysts' community. Results of the survey
 

PUBL.- Center for Economic Research, Tashkent

Posted by: Nozila Mukhamedova <nozila.mukhamedova(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 26 Nov 2008


PUBL.- Center for Economic Research, Tashkent


Center for Economic Research (www.cer.uz) proudly presents the latest 
publications that cover the full range of economic and social 
development issues in Uzbekistan.  Our comprehensive collections of 
periodicals and magazines can be purchased online and are available in 
soft and hard copies. 

"Economic Review" magazine (www.review.uz)

"Economic Review" is the leading business periodical in Uzbekistan 
since 1998. Monthly publications cover the latest issues and news in 
business as well as trends and development in the investment sector in 
Uzbekistan. The publication has gained solid reputation and high 
recognition among business people, international organizations, 
diplomats and government authorities. You can obtain a special 
subscription annually or purchase a copy of the periodical.

"Uzbekistan Almanac"

"Uzbekistan Almanac" is a new statistical reference for important 
country statistics. The annual publication provides the most complete 
data on demographic situation, employment, education and others. 
Special focus is given to highlight the indicators, characterizing the 
regions and current developments of the major branches of the economy. 
The latest issue of "Uzbekistan Almanac" is available in three 
languages (Russian, English, Uzbek).

"Uzbekistan Economy"

Quarterly-published review "Uzbekistan Economy" is an invaluable 
resource for entrepreneurs, investors, advisors, academics, 
professionals, and policymakers.  The review examines the current 
trends, changes and developments in the economy of Uzbekistan during 
the year and provides detailed analysis of carried out reforms.  
"Uzbekistan Economy" gives comprehensive information on macro and 
micro indicators, business environment, foreign trade and financial sectors.

"Industrial Products" catalog 

For the first time massive information about all industrial companies 
and their products and services in Uzbekistan has been collected. 
Additionally, the publication offers information regarding needs of 
industrial companies on raw materials, equipment and investment plans 
and strategies.  "Industrial Products" catalog is designed for 
businesses and policymakers for receiving up-to-date data about 
industrial sector and for developing effective partnerships. 


You can make your order using following options:

Online subscription from abroad

Subscription agency: WT Cox Subscriptions (US)
Website: http://www.wtcox.com  
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Subscription agency:  MK-Periodica (Russia)
Website: http://www.periodicals.ru
Tel.:+ 7(495)681 5500

Subscription agency:  East View Information Services, Inc.IVIS, LTD (Russia)
Website: http://online.ebiblioteka.ru; http://www.eastview.com
Tel.: +7 (495) 507 2618 

Individual and Corporate subscription for hard copies of publications 
via editorial office (Uzbekistan)

Publisher: Economic Review
Tel.:  + 998 (71) 150-02-02
Fax:  + 998 (71) 361-45-48
e-mail: review(a)cer.uz


You can obtain additional information from: www.review.uz or www.cer.uz

Contact email: sales(a)cer.uz or  pr-assistant(a)cer.uz
 

PUBL.- EUCAM Newsletter to Follow EU's Policies on Central Asia

Posted by: Nafisa Hasanova <nafisa.hasanova(a)ceps.eu>
Posted: 26 Nov 2008


PUBL.- EUCAM Newsletter to Follow EU's Policies on Central Asia


Dear Colleagues,

Please find below details of how to download the first issue of the 
EUCAM Watch. EUCAM Watch is a bi-monthly newsletter designed to 
highlight significant developments and news concerning the EU's 
Central Asia policies. 

The newsletter is produced by the EU Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM) 
Project. This Project is a joint initiative of Fundacion para las 
Relaciones Internacionales y el Dialogo Exterior (FRIDE), Spain and 
the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Belgium, and was 
launched on 8 October  2008.

EUCAM will be monitoring the implementation of the EU Strategy for 
Central Asia, adopted in summer 2007. EUCAM Watch will serve as a 
means to keep updated on key developments in the emerging relationship 
between the EU and the countries of Central Asia. The newsletter 
contains the latest documents on EU-Central Asia Relations, up-to-date 
information on the EU's progress in implementing the Strategy and 
developments in Central Asian countries. 

The first edition of the Newsletter is available at: 
http://www.eucentralasia.eu/files/EUCAMWatch1.pdf

The EUCAM Watch is distributed electronically and free of charge the 
wide CEPS and FRIDE networks. Please forward it to those that might 
wish to subscribe to it. To subscribe, please click here .  

Sincerely,

Nafisa Hasanova 
EUCAM Coordinator

Centre for European Policy Studies
Place du Congres 1 | 1000 Brussels
Tel: +322.229.39.17 | Mob: +32.488.258.553
Email: nafisa.hasanova(a)ceps.eu
www.ceps.eu | www.fride.org
 

JOURNAL/CFP- Reminder: ARMACAD Academic-Autobiographical Journal

Posted by: Khachik Gevorgyan <iranist(a)yahoo.co.uk>
Posted: 16 Nov 2008


JOURNAL/CFP- Reminder: ARMACAD Academic-Autobiographical Journal


Armenian Association for Academic Partnership and Support (ARMACAD)

ARMACAD
Academic-Autobiographical Journal
www.armacad.org 
Editor-in-Chief: Khachik Gevorgyan (Yerevan)

Associate Editors: Mushegh Asatryan (Yale), Vahe S. Boyajian 
(Yerevan), Hovhannes Hovhannisyan (Yerevan), Artashes Karapetyan 
(Harvard), Gevorg Muradyan (Kaiserslautern)

International Editorial Board: Gevorg Avetikyan (CEU), James Barry 
(Monash University), Dzovinar Derderian (Georgetown), Sona Gasparyan 
(Yerevan), Smbat Khachatryan (Cairo), Ekaterina Manicheva (St. 
Petersburg), Gayane Melkom Melkomian (Yerevan), Natalia Plechistova 
(Göttingen)

The Armenian Association for Academic Partnership and Support launches 
the publication of a new Academic-Autobiographical Journal ARMACAD. 

We invite authors to submit their papers by November 30th, 2008. 

Format of the Journal

The editorial board of the ARMACAD Academic-Autobiographical Journal 
invites authors to submit papers about their academic experiences in 
and outside Armenia. The Journal will be divided into two sections. 
The first section will include autobiographical articles of students 
and scholars from Armenia who have been abroad for an academic 
occasion - conference, seminar, summer school, degree programme, 
lecture, etc. In the second section we will publish autobiographical 
articles of foreign students and scholars who visited Armenia for 
academic purposes - conference, seminar, summer school, degree 
programme, lecture, etc. 

Themes of the Journal

The Journal will provide an open forum for all interested parties to 
write about memories from their academic experiences in a free genre. 
You are welcome to submit any interesting recollection you have from 
Armenia and/or abroad. Any story related to your short, or a long term 
stay will fit into the scope of the Journal. The Journal will be 
published yearly and the authors may write about their experiences in 
a series of articles. Representatives of all academic disciplines are 
invited to contribute to the Journal. The Journal will be published in 
English.

Submission Procedure

Alongside your autobiographical article, please send your CV, a photo 
and a short biography. The biography and the photo will appear with 
your article in the journal. The short biography should include your 
current affiliations, your academic interests and any other 
information, which you would like the reader to be aware of. Please 
limit the biography to 200 words.  

Please submit all materials to: armacad(a)armacad.org

Once we receive an e-mail from you with the attached documents, a 
confirmation letter will be sent back to you. If you do not receive a 
confirmation e-mail, then we have not received your materials. In that 
case please resend them to: khachik.gevorgyan(a)yahoo.co.uk

DEADLINE: November 30th, 2008.

The first issue of the journal will be out in April-May 2009.

Go to: Publications Index Page | Publications Posting Archive Pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

«Central Eurasian Studies World Wide» is a project of the
Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University