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Post-Soviet Central Eurasia - JMM703
Anglický název: Post-Soviet Central Eurasia
Zajišťuje: Katedra ruských a východoevropských studií (23-KRVS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2017
Semestr: zimní
Body: 6
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:kombinovaná
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:1/1 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: 15 / 15 (15)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
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Garant: PhDr. Jan Šír, Ph.D.
PhDr. Václav Lídl
Vyučující: PhDr. Václav Lídl
PhDr. Jan Šír, Ph.D.
Neslučitelnost : JMM361
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Václav Lídl (15.09.2017)

The course “Post-Soviet Central Eurasia” seeks to give students a solid understanding of the nation-building processes that took place in the Central Eurasian region since the fall of the Soviet Union. The nation-building process consists of three interrelated parts – creation of national identity and ideology; construction of communication, economic and transport infrastructure that binds the nation together; establishing of state apparatus and political system that enables exercise of power over the state. Therefore, the three modules of this course would be based on these phases of the state-building process. Students will be able to comprehend key issues in Central Asian internal politics.
Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Václav Lídl (01.12.2017)

Structure of the course

Introductory Seminar

 

0-Environment

Space in Central Asia: Geography, Geopolitics, Geostrategy.

Graham E. Fuller and Frederick S. Starr, The Xinjiang Problem (Washington: Central Asia and Caucasus Institute, 2014): 4-33. (Reader)

Neil Megoran, "Revisiting the Pivot: The Influence of Halford Mackinder on Analysis of Uzbekistan's International Relations," The Geographical Journal 170 (2004): 347-358. (JStore)

Short presentation readings:

Mackinder, Halford. "The Geographical Pivot of History."The Geographical Journal Vol. 23, No. 4 (1904), 298-321. (Reader)

Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives. (London: Basic Books, 1998): 123-151. (Reader)

 

Time in Central Asia: Implications of Central Asia's History for the Present.

Svat Soucek, A History of Inner Asia (Cambridge: CUPress, 2000), 195-263. (Reader)

Leah Sherwood, "Small states' Strategic Hedging for Security and Influence." Trends Research and Advisory, trendsinstitution.org/small-states-strategic-hedging-for-security-and-influence.

Alexander Cooley, Great games, Local Rulers: The New Power Contest in Central Asia. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012): 121-130.

Short presentation readings:

Frederick S. Starr ed., Ferghana Valley: The Heart of Central Asia (New York: M. E. Sharp, 2011), 232-278. (Reader) - Albert Narbekov

Gilles Dorronsoro, Revolution Unending: Afghanistan, 1979 to the Present, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005): 235-315. (Reader) - Ingrida Haringová

 

Powers in Central Asia: Dis-integration, Integration and Great-Powers.

Frederick S. Starr ed., Putin's Grand Strategy: The Eurasian Union and Its Discontents (Washington: Central Asia and Caucasus Institute, 2014).

Short Presentation Readings:

Aris, Stephen. "The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: Tackling the Three Evils. A Regional Response to Non-Traditional Security Challenges or an Anti-Western Block." Europe-Asia Studies Vol. 61, No. 3 (2009).

Dragneva, Rilka and Kataryna Wolczuk. "Eurasia Economic Integration: Institutions, Promises and Faultlines."in: The Geopolitics of Eurasian Economic Union. (London: London School of Economics, 2014).

 

Screening of the film "In the Shadow of the Holy Book"

 

1-Identity

 

Role of Political Islam in Modern Central Asia.

 

Vitaly V. Naumkin, Radical Islam in Central Asia: Between Pen and Rifle. (New York: Rowan and Littlefield, 2005). (Reader) 

Emmanuel Karagiannis, Political Islam in Central Asia: The Challenge of Hizb-ut Tahrir. New York: Routledge, 2011. (Reader)

Adeeb Khalid, Islam after Communism: Religion and Politics in Central Asia. (Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2007), 116-192. (Reader) 

Victoria Clement, "Articulating National Identity in Turkmenistan: Inventing Tradition through Myth, Cult and Language," Nations & Nationalism, July 2014, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 546-562.

 

Short presentation readings:

Shirin Akiner, Violence in Andijan, 13 May 2005: An Independent Assessment. (Uppsala: Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Programme, 2005), 1-53. (Reader) Ariane Khani

Johan Rasanayagam, Islam in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan: The Morality of Experience. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 65-121. (Reader)

 

 

Ideology and State-Building in Central Asia. (Šír)

Short Presentation Readings: 

Jan Šír, "Cult of Personality in Monumental Art and Architecture: The Case of Post-Soviet Turkmenistan," Acta Slavica Iaponica, Vol. 25, 203-220.

Slavomír Horák and Able Polese, "A Tale of Two Presidents: Personality Cult and Symbolic Nation-Building in Turkmenistan," Nationalities Papers, Vol. 43, No. 3, 457-478. - Roksolana Dryndak

 

2-Infrastructure

Economic and Social Transformation of Central Asia. (Tucker)

 

Scott Radnitz, Weapons of the Wealthy: Predatory Regimes and Elite-led Protests in Central Asia (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010): 39-103.

Short Presentation Readings: Kathleen Kuehnast and Nora Dudwixk, "Better Hundred Friends Than Hundred Rubles? Social Networks in Transition - The Kyrgyz Republic, World Bank Economists Forum Vol. 2, 51-88. - Ekaterina Fedorova

 

Great Game for Central Asia's Energy Resources.

Annette Bohr, Turkmenistan: Power, Politics and Petro-Authoritarianism (London: Chatham House – Russia and Eurasia Programme, 2016). (Reader)

Martha Brill Olcott, Turkmenistan: Real Energy Giant or Eternal Potential? (Cambridge: Harvard Kennedy School, 2013). (Reader)

Bertil Nygren, "Putin's Use of Natural Gas to Reintegrate the CIS Region,"Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 55, No. 4 (2008). (Reader)

Short presentation readings:

Vladimir Fedorenko, The New Silk Road Initiatives in Central Asia (Washington D.C.: Rethink Institute, 2013). (Reader) 

Gilbert Rozman, "The Intersection of Russia's Turn to the East and China's March to the West," Russian analytical digest No. 169 (2015). (Reader)

 

3-Institutions

Formal Institutions: Sultanism and Succession. (Suchý)

Short Presentation Readings: tbd

 

Informal Institutions: Clans, Tribes and Nations.

Kathleen Collins, Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asia. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 23-32. (Reader)

Mohira Sayarkulova, "Reluctant Sovereigns? Central Asian States' Path to Independence," In: Sovereignty After Empire. Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia. (Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2011), 127-153. (Ebrary)

Frederick S. Starr, Clans, Authoritarian Rulers, and Parliaments in Central Asia. (Uppsala: Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program, 2006). (Reader)

Luca Anceschi, "Integrating domestic policies and foreign policy making: the cases of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan," Central Asian Survey, Vol. 29, No. 2, (2010): 143-158. (Reader)

Short presentation readings:

Slavomír Horák, The Elite in Post-Soviet and Post-Niyazow Turkmenistan: Does Political Culture Form a Leader? Demokratizatsiya, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2012, pp. 371-385 (EBSCO). - Ivan Krupskyi

Sebastien Peyrouse, "The Kazakh Neopatrimonial Regime: Balancing Uncertainities among the Family, Oligarchs and Technocrats," Demokratizatsiya, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2012, 345-370 (EBSCO).

Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Václav Lídl (15.09.2017)

  • 1 final interview (50%)

    Final interview with each student based on the readings and in-class topics. 

     

  • 1-2 short presentations on particular cases (40%)

    The short presentation will be based on additional assigned reading marked "Short presentation readings". The presenter will be asked to make a short outline (15-20 minutes) of the assigned reading. Analytical approach instead of simple reproduction of the text is expected. The position paper (about 750 to 1000 words) has to follow the short presentation for the particular class.

     

  • Activity in the class (10%)

    This part evaluates the activity of students in the classes. In case of substantial absence in the classes this percentage could be completely erased for particular student. 

     

  • Assessment

    1 (A) 100 - 91%
    2 (B) 90 - 75%
    3 (C) 74 - 60%
    4 (D) less than 60%

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Václav Lídl (16.11.2017)

Structure of the course

5.10.    Introductory Seminar

 

0-Environment

12.10.  Space in Central Asia: Geography, Geopolitics, Geostrategy.

19.10.  Time in Central Asia: Implications of Central Asia's History for the Present.

26.10.  Powers in Central Asia: Dis-integration, Integration and Great-Powers. (Šír)

2.11.    Screening of the film "In the Shadow of the Holy Book"

 

1-Identity

9.11.    Role of Political Islam in Modern Central Asia.

16.11.  Ideology and State-Building in Central Asia. (Šír)

 

2-Infrastructure

23.11. Formal Institutions: Sultanism and Succession. (Šír)

30.11. Great Game for Central Asia's Energy Resources.

 

3-Institutions

7.12.    Economic and Social Transformation of Central Asia. (Tucker)

14.12.  Informal Institutions: Clans, Tribes and Nations.

 
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