Blog for a network of staff and PhD students working on Central Asia and a place to post seminar listings, announcements, etc
Does the university internationalisation agenda erode academic freedom?
Our seminar with John Smith Trust fellows explored the boundaries of ‘liberal’ and ‘authoritarian’ in international education and research cooperation […]
Becoming ‘Active Citizens’ in the post-Soviet Space
Catherine Owen How do local governments in post-Soviet societies promote active citizenship? Why is this form of political […]
Not In Our Name: multiple causes for reflection
A new documentary by RFE/RL provides an opportunity to reflect on the complexities of the recruitment of Central Asians to […]
Governance and Development in Central Asia: Local and global aspects
Joint ExCAS-JST on workshop 22 November
A workshop, 10am–5pm, 22 November 2018 Knightly building, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter A workshop with Exeter Central Asian Studies (ExCAS) […]
Tajikistan: No Freedom beyond this point?
Saipira Furstenberg and John Heathershaw offer reflections on their visit to the OSCE (HDIM) meeting in Warsaw, 2018. […]
ESCAS 2019 pre-conference workshop, University of Exeter 26 June, 2019
Applications now open for the ESCAS 2019 pre-conference workshop! University of Exeter 26th of June 2019 […]
Rich Russians, ‘Vory’ and Moneyland: Schimpfössl, Helmer, Galeotti and Bullough speak at Exeter in 2018/19
At two events in the 2018/19 academic year we welcome four leading authors and commentators on transnational business and organised […]
State Transformation and Authoritarian Governance: The Emergence of Participatory Authoritarianism?
This article first appeared on the Foreign Policy Centre website: fpc.org.uk/state-transformation-and-authoritarian-governance-the-emergence-of-participatory-authoritarianism It is commonly assumed that authoritarian governments do not wish […]
2018 Central Eurasian Studies Society Book Award shortlists
History and the Humanities Campbell, Ian W. 2017. Knowledge and the Ends of Empire: Kazak Intermediaries and Russian Rule on […]
Central Asia Political Exiles Newsletter #2 — Summer 2018
Message from the Team Welcome to the summer edition of your Central Asia Political Exiles Newsletter. In this issue, we […]
Preventing Transnational Repression, Protecting Human Rights Ideas for the Future?
Transnational repression takes place where authoritarian regimes repress former citizens beyond their borders and so outside of their sovereign territory. […]
Tajikistan’s Imprisonment of Journalists: Khayrullo Mirsaidov and the question of Western (ir)responsibility
In recent years, the repression of civil society, the media and academia has starkly increased in Tajikistan. A number of […]