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International Political Theory

Theorizing Central Asian Politics

The State, Ideology and Power

Editors: Isaacs, Rico, Frigerio, Alessandro (Eds.)

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  • Explores the concepts of governance, legitimacy, ideology, power, order, and the state in Central Asia
  • Reframes political theorising starting from the experiences of Central Asia
  • Provides unique insights by many young Central Asian scholars
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About this book

This book brings together a series of innovative contributions which provide an eclectic view of how theorizing politics plays out in Central Asia. How are the concepts of governance, legitimacy, ideology, power, order, and the state framed in the region? How can we use the experiences of the Central Asian states to renovate political theorizing? In addressing these questions, the volume relies on the contributions of many young and local researchers, whose chapters are primed to address three key themes: exploring models of governance, revealing ideological justifications, and reframing state and order. Utilizing a range of single and comparative case studies from across the Central Asian space, this illuminating and original volume opens up a new space for political theorists, regional specialists and students of politics to begin reconsidering how we approach the theorization of regions of the world assumed to be on the periphery.

About the authors

Rico Isaacs is Reader in Politics at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film and Identity in Kazakhstan (2018), Nation-Building in the Post-Soviet Space (with Abel Polese, 2016) and Party System Formation in Kazakhstan (2011).
Alessandro Frigerio is Dean of the School of Management at Almaty Management University, Kazakhstan. He has been working in Almaty for the past ten years combining administrative duties at different universities with heterodox scholarly activities in political philosophy.

Reviews

“Challenging conventional reading, this volume expands our conceptual frameworks of power in Central Asia... and well beyond.” (Marlene Laruelle, Associate Director and Research Professor at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at the George Washington University, USA)

“This volume brings together a group of young scholars, many from Central Asia, who represent the next generation of specialists on the region. Isaacs and Frigerio push forward the field of Central Asian studies, while using local case studies to refine concepts developed predominantly in the West. Highly recommended.” (Scott Radnitz, Associate Professor in the School of International Studies and Director of Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington, USA)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Political Theory and Central Asia: An Introduction

    Isaacs, Rico (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Legitimacy and Legitimation in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan

    Boulay, Sofya (et al.)

    Pages 17-41

  • Governmentalization of the Kazakhstani State: Between Governmentality and Neopatrimonial Capitalism

    Tutumlu, Assel

    Pages 43-64

  • Theorizing the Managerialism-Neoliberalism-Development Nexus: Changing Donor Landscapes and Persistence of Practices in Kyrgyzstan

    Rudzite, Liga

    Pages 65-93

  • Rawlsian Liberalism and Rationalistic Maturidi Islam in Central Asia

    Zhussipbek, Galym (et al.)

    Pages 95-118

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-97355-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 106,99 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97354-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theorizing Central Asian Politics
Book Subtitle
The State, Ideology and Power
Editors
  • Rico Isaacs
  • Alessandro Frigerio
Series Title
International Political Theory
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97355-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97355-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97354-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 319
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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