John Heathershaw:


The Transformation of Tajikistan, Routledge, 2012.

Post-conflict Tajikistan: the politics of peacebuilding and the emergence of legitimate order, Routledge, 2009.


Of national fathers and Russian elder brothers: conspiracy theories and political ideas in post-Soviet Central Asia, Russian Review, vol. 71, no. 4, 2012, 610-629.

Tajikistan amidst globalization: state failure or state transformation?, Central Asian Survey, vol. 30, no. 1, 2011, 147-168.

Tajikistan’s virtual politics of peace, Europe-Asia Studies, vol. 61, no. 7, 2009, 1315-1336.

Seeing like the international community: how peacebuilding failed (and survived) in Tajikistan, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, vol. 2, no. 3, 2008, 329-351.

Discourses from post-conflict Tajikistan, International Peacekeeping, vol. 12, no. 2, 2005.

The paradox of peacebuilding: Peril, promise and small arms in Tajikistan, Central Asian Survey, vol. 24, no. 1, 2005, 21-38.


The global performance state: a reconsideration of the Central Asian ‘weak state’, in Reeves M, Rasanayagam J, Beyer J (eds) Performing Politics in Central Asia: Ethnographies of the State, Indiana University Press, 2013, 39-61.

“How is Human Security Practiced in Central Asia? The case of Tajikistan’s discourses of peace, in UNESCO (eds)Human Security in Central Asia, Paris: UNESCO, 2007

Anna Matveeva:

‘Tajikistan: DDR in the Context of Authoritarian Peace, ’in Antonio Giustozzi (ed.) DDR: bringing the state back in, London: Ashgate Publishing, 2012

Edward Lemon:

Mediating the conflict in the Rasht Valley: The hegemonic narrative and anti-hegemonic articulations, Central Asian Affairs, vol. 1, no. 2, 2014, 247-72.