How do non-democratic governments engage citizens in policy-making? Introducing ‘participatory authoritarianism’

Catherine Owen discusses her new article published in the October 2020 issue of the BISA journal Review of International Studies. […]

BRI in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: Transnational practices and national discourses

Unveiled in the early autumn of 2013 in Kazakhstan, the BRI was presented as a transformative initiative that will change […]

Everyday Transnational Repression / CAPE 3.0 launch

Tue, 15 September 2020 16:00 – 17:30 BST Speakers: Dr Fiona Adamson, Reader in International Relations at SOAS Dr […]

Call For Papers: The Impacts Of The Covid-19 Virus On Central Asia

Since early 2020, the world is at war with an invisible and elusive enemy that has forced all countries to […]

Internationalisation, intervention and academic freedom: regional division or global solidarity?

Kasia Kaczmarska and John Heathershaw report on two panels at the virtual conference of the British International Studies Association (BISA), […]

Two BISA webinars on internationalisation and fieldwork, 18/19 June 2020

Internationalisation and the challenge to academic freedom: between authoritarian control and the logic of the market 18 June 2020, 12pm […]

The Kazakh Famine and its legacies: a conversation with leading Historians

The University of Exeter Central Asian Network (EXCAS) and the Oxford Society for the Caspian and Central Asia (TOSCCA) are […]

Online Round Table on the tenth anniversary of the 7th April Revolution in Kyrgyzstan

The University of Exeter Central Asian Network (ExCAS) and the Oxford Society for the Caspian and Central Asia (TOSCCA) are […]

China’s Overseas Investments and the Coronavirus Crisis: Towards Benevolence or Profit?

This post originally appeared at The last week of March was a big day for economic news. While the […]

Kazakhstan’s domestic unrest: a new age of instability?

Kazakhstan’s recent wave of protests are different and signal that the government must draw up a new social contract with […]

What does the arrest of Patrick George Zaky tell us about the state of academic freedom around the world?

The article appeared first in Security Praxis, 14 February 2020. Nearly four years after the brutal murder of Giulio Regeni, […]

Governance and development in Central Asia: challenges and opportunities

Knightly, University of Exeter 22 November, 2019 9am. Arrival /Coffee 9.15am. Welcome to Exeter / Introductions – Professor John Heathershaw […]