ed. Birgit N. Schlyter ISBN 9186884166

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Part I: Political Pluralism and Civic Space
1. S Blank, For a Transition to Democracy in Central Asia
2. M. Kabiri, The Tajik Experience of a Multiparty System – Exception or Norm?
3. M. Hall, Tajikistan at the Crossroads of Democracy and Authoritarianism
4. P. Akçali, Democracy and Political Stability in Kyrgyzstan
5. T. Hinnemo, The Blocked Road to Turkmen Democracy
6. V.S. Khan, On the Problem of Revival and Survival of Ethnic minorities in Post-Soviet Central Asia
7. B.N. Schlyter, The Karakalpaks and Other Language Minorities under Central Asian State Rule

Part II: Interstate Issues
8. M. Fredholm, Russia and Central Asian Security
9. I. Torbakov, Turkey and Post-Soviet Eurasia: Seeking a Regional Power Status
10. A. Cohen, US Security Policy in central Asia after the 9/11 Attack
11. A. Ahmadov, Dividing the Caspian: Conflicting Geopolitical Agendas among Littoral States
12. T. Dadabaev, Water Politics and Management of Trans- Boundary Water Resources in Post-Soviet Central Asia
13. G. Björklund, People, Environment and Water Security in the Aral Sea Area

Part III: Trends of Thought in the Public Discourse
14. N. Kiliç-Schubel, Poetry and Political Dissent in Central Asia from a Historical Perspective: The Chaghatay Poet Turdi
15. D. Azimova, Democratization as a Global Process and Democratic Culture at Central Asian Elite and Grass-Roots Levels
16. M.Y. Liu, Post-Soviet Paternalism and Personhood: Why Culture Matters to Democratization in Central Asia
17. B. Balci, Uzbek and Uyghur Communities in Saudi Arabia and Their Role in the Development of Wahhabism in Pre sent-Day Central Asia
18. M. Sen, Turkish Islamist Entrepreneurs in Central Asia
19. B.N. Schlyter and M. Tabor, Epilogue: Reflections on recent Elections