|Book Series (74)||
|ISBN-13 (Hard Copy)||9783954047321|
|Lamination of Cover||glossy|
|Keywords||Central Asia, Regional cooperation in Central Asia, SCO, OSCE in Central Asia, Islamism in Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Uzbek foreign policy, Tajikistan, Tajik foreign policy, Kazakhstan, Kazakh foreign policy, Kyrgizstan, Kyrgiz foreign policy, Turkmenistan, Turkmen foreign policy, Energy in Central Asia, Water management in Central Asia, Ethnicity in Central Asia, Hochschulschrift|
This collection of descriptions and analyses from scholars from Central Asia, Xinjiang, Kashmir, and Siberia gives first a general overview about the geopolitics, economics, and politics of the Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgizstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) plus a details description of their foreign policy towards their neighborhood, the region, and the further abroad (Russia, India, China). This is complemented by studies on the relations between Central Asia on the one side and China, India, and Russia on the other hand. Secondly, the history, problems, and pers-pectives of the Central Asian regionalization and trans-regional (SCO, OSCE) process is discussed and evaluated. Third, problems such as Islamism in Central Asia are studied.
The book is not only a coherent handbook on Central Asia but presents the views of the academic generation of the newly independent Central Asian countries. It gives a comprehensive overview about foreign policies and Central Asian relations with the big neighbors China, Russia, and India as well as a differentiated discussion on the regionalization process.