Scholars of Central Asia Book Database

The Scholars of Central Asia Book Database is intended to showcase the work of scholars from Central Asia.

The entries have been compiled through keyword searches on publishers’ websites, research bibliographies and searches within library collections. The inclusion criteria for the database are the following:

  • Single or multiple author monographs;
  • Works of non-fiction within the social sciences and humanities;
  • Authored or co-authored by at least one person who was born in Central Asia;
  • Published since 1991;
  • Published in any language.

The database includes entries in English, Russian and local languages from Central Asia. Entries appear in reverse chronological order by year of publication.

We update the database on a continuing basis as new work is published and we discover missing entries. This database is far from comprehensive, but it is our hope that the project will grow over time into an invaluable resource for scholars and practitioners working on the region.

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Showing 181-204 of 204 Books
No Image Available Cross-border Exchanges: Eurasian Perspectives on Logistics and Diplomacy
This book examines modern logistics and assesses the extent to which it feeds into region-building. The approach attempts to reach...
Category: Central Asia, International Relations, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan By:Jildiz Nicharapova, Kuralay Baizakova, Pierre Chabal
No Image Available Public Service Excellence in the 21st Century
This book combines academic wisdom and practitioners' insights to critically examine the challenges faced by civil service systems in the...
Category: Central Asia, Politics By:Alikhan Zh Baimenov
No Image Available Деформация Вертикали: От “Анонимных Империй” до Антилобби (Deformation Vertical: From...
This book considers the continuity of problems that will be inherited by those who will rule the country in the...
Category: Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Politics By:Dosym Satpayev
No Image Available Children of Post-Soviet Transnationalism Integration Potential of Labour Migrants from...
This book is devoted to the question of incorporation of labour migrants from three migrant-sending countries of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan,...
Category: Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Migration, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan By:Aikokul Maksutova
No Image Available The New World of Energy: Kazakhstan Energy Development Outlook 2050...
To avoid a climate crisis, the G7 countries have set a global goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40%...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Economics, Energy, Kazakhstan By:The New World of Energy Committee
No Image Available Legal Pluralism in Central Asia: Local Jurisdiction and Customary Practices
Legal Pluralism in Central Asia examines customary legal practices in Kyrgyzstan and contextualizes them within wider societal trends in the...
Category: Central Asia, Culture, Kyrgyzstan, Law By:Mahabat Sadyrbek
No Image Available Historical Study of the Western Region 西域历史研究
This book is a treatise on the political, economic and cultural exchanges of the various tribes in the Western Regions...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, History, Uyghur, Xinjiang By:Hua Tao
No Image Available Uzbekistan’s International Relations
Madiyev unpacks the major themes of Uzbekistan’s foreign policy in the post-Soviet era. The book also makes an important contribution...
Category: Central Asia, International Relations, Politics, Security, Uzbekistan By:Oybek Madiyev
No Image Available Russian Practices of Governance in Eurasia: Frontier Power Dynamics, Sixteenth...
The book analyses the role of mobility in the spread of Russian rule in Eurasia during the 19th century and...
Category: Central Asia, History, International Relations, Kazakhstan, Russia By:Gulnar Kendirbai
No Image Available Sustainable Energy in Central Asia: Transition Towards Renewable Energy Sources...
This book argues that sustainable energy development represents a new frontier for many transitional economies, including those countries which are...
Category: Central Asia, Economics, Energy, Uzbekistan By:Nigora Djalilova
No Image Available Кыргыз-өзбек этномаданий жалпылыктары (Common Ethno-Cultural Patterns of Kyrgyz and Uzbeks)
This monograph is the first study dealing with life-cycle events, such as birth, children’s upbringing, marriage and funeral rites of...
Category: Central Asia, Culture, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan By:Abdymitalip Murzakmetov
No Image Available Cities and Local Governments in Central Asia: Administrative, Fiscal, and...
This book presents the changing roles of urban governments and how local governments struggle to gain administrative, fiscal, and political...
Category: Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Politics By:Madina Junussova
No Image Available A Primer on Policy Communication in Kazakhstan
A Primer on Policy Communication in Kazakhstan considers communication as the core initiative to ensure the successful implementation of the...
Category: Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Media, Politics By:Basskaran Nair, Saltanat Janenova, Balzhan Serikbayeva
No Image Available Migration and Hybrid Political Regimes: Navigating the Legal Landscape in...
This book takes up the case of Russia—an archetypal hybrid political regime and the third largest recipients of migrants in...
Category: Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Law, Migration, Tajikistan By:Rustam Urinboyev
No Image Available Global Norm Compliance: A Study on the Implementation of the...
This book examines the implementation of, the spread of, and compliance with emerging global norms. Based on empirical country studies...
Category: Central Asia, Energy, International Relations, Law By:Aliya Tskhay
No Image Available Культурная сложность России: идеология и практики управления. 1917-1941 гг (Russia’s...
The book examines the Soviet experience in constructing socialist nations while preserving a unitary political and state regime. The communist...
Category: Central Asia, History, Identity, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan By:Dina Amanzholova, Tamara Krasovitskaya
No Image Available The Challenge of Change for the Legal and Political Systems...
The authors seek to address three issues in this study: First, how legal systems that were established long ago are...
Category: Central Asia, International Relations, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Law, Politics, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan By:Zhuldyz Sairambaeva, Cayol Amandine, Chabal Pierre
No Image Available An Insider’s Critique of the Kazakh Nation : Reflections on...
An Insider's Critique of the Kazakh Nation offers "a window on the Kazakh world" through the eyes of one of...
Category: Central Asia, Culture, History, Identity, Kazakhstan By:Garifolla Yesim
No Image Available Эпиграфика в Архитектурном Ландшафте Хивы: Мечети, Погребальные Комплексы, Медресе, Дворцы,...
The book deals for the first time with the entire corpus of the known preserved epigraphic material of Khiva, of...
Category: Central Asia By:Bakhtiyor Babjanov
No Image Available In Remembrance of the Saints: The Rise and Fall of...
In the first half of the eighteenth century, rival dynasties of Naqshbandi Sufi shaykhs vied for influence in the Tarim...
Category: Central Asia, History, Xinjiang By:Muhammad Sadiq Kashgari
No Image Available Toward Nationalizing Regimes: Conceptualizing Power and Identity in the Post-Soviet...
In this comparative study, Kudaibergenova takes the new states and nations of Eurasia that emerged in 1991, Latvia and Kazakhstan,...
Category: Central Asia, Kazakhstan By:Diana Kudaibergenova
No Image Available Эпистемология Ибн Сины: о Движении Мысли от Иллюзии у Истине...
The book examines Avincenna's philosophical, epistemological, and logical teachings. The book analyzes the contents of the seven-volume Essays and identifies...
Category: Central Asia, History, Tajikistan By:Sunatullo Djonboboev
No Image Available Nah am Boden. Privater Hausbau zwischen Wohnungsnot und Landkonflikt im...
The book examines how industrialization and housing programs changed the urban areas of Samarkand. Using the example of private house...
Category: Central Asia, Economics, History, Uzbekistan By:Mariya Petrova
No Image Available Worse than Death: Reflections on the Uyghur Genocide
Ala explains how Uyghur rights have been diminishing under the authoritarian rule of the CCP. Since Xi Jinping became President...
Category: Central Asia, Politics, Xinjiang By:Mamtimin Ala