Globalizing Central Asia

Globalizing Central Asia

In this global era, Central Asia must be understood in both geo-economic and geopolitical terms.

Author: Marlene Laruelle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317469636

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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In this global era, Central Asia must be understood in both geo-economic and geopolitical terms. The region's natural resources compel the attention of rivalrous great powers and ambitious internal factions. The local regimes are caught between the need for international collaborations to valorize these riches and the need to maintain control over them in the interest of state sovereignty. Russia and China dominate the horizon, with other global players close behind; meanwhile, neighboring countries are fractious and unstable with real potential for contagion. This pathbreaking introduction to Central Asia in contemporary international economic and political context answers the needs of both academic and professional audiences and is suitable for course adoption.
Categories: Political Science

Youth and Globalization in Central Asia

Youth and Globalization in Central Asia

By focusing on the myriad ways in which young Muslims experience globalization, this book offers an alternative to the standard sensationalist accounts of post-Soviet Central Asia that discuss the region in terms of an “Islamic threat,” ...

Author: Stefan B. Kirmse

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593398891

Category: Religion

Page: 337

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The former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan in the heart of Central Asia is home to the city of Osh, which is commonly discussed as an epicenter of radical Islamism and political instability, yet also fully globalized. Stefan Kirmse explores what this means for the everyday lives of the city's young people. By focusing on the myriad ways in which young Muslims experience globalization, this book offers an alternative to the standard sensationalist accounts of post-Soviet Central Asia that discuss the region in terms of an “Islamic threat,” political instability, and inter-ethnic strife.
Categories: Religion

Globalizing Central Asia

Globalizing Central Asia

Author: Marlène Laruelle

Publisher:

ISBN: 1317469623

Category: Asia, Central

Page: 355

View: 267

Categories: Asia, Central

Globalizing Central Asia

Globalizing Central Asia

In addition, Central Asia can be considered well integrated into the world
economy if one takes alternative criteria into ... Central Asian men in search of
Islamic knowledge travel to Malaysia and Mecca and other destinations in a
globalized ...

Author: Marlene Laruelle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317469643

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 689

In this global era, Central Asia must be understood in both geo-economic and geopolitical terms. The region's natural resources compel the attention of rivalrous great powers and ambitious internal factions. The local regimes are caught between the need for international collaborations to valorize these riches and the need to maintain control over them in the interest of state sovereignty. Russia and China dominate the horizon, with other global players close behind; meanwhile, neighboring countries are fractious and unstable with real potential for contagion. This pathbreaking introduction to Central Asia in contemporary international economic and political context answers the needs of both academic and professional audiences and is suitable for course adoption.
Categories: Political Science

Globalization on the Margins 2nd Edition

Globalization on the Margins  2nd Edition

This is a very insightful and much needed book." ~ Elena Lenskaya, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, Russia

Author: Iveta Silova

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641138840

Category: Education

Page: 603

View: 437

Reflecting on almost three decades of postsocialist transformations, the second edition of Globalization on the Margins explores continuities and changes in Central Asian education development since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, with a particular focus on the developments that took place since the production of the first edition in 2011. Rather than viewing these transformations in isolation, the authors place their analyses within the global context by reflecting on the interaction between Soviet legacies and global education reform pressures in the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. This new edition, in addition to a revised introduction and a newly added conclusion, consists of four thematic sections, each reflecting a key theme in the educational life of the Central Asian states. These thematic sections, introduction and conclusion collectively update our understanding of the recent developments and challenges in education of the five Central Asian states. They, however, go beyond mere information update, so as to complicate, re-engage, re-form and re-define the margins, taking up ‘margins’ a conceptual, geographic, cultural, and geo-political construct. Notwithstanding the diversity of local and international authors, variety of theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, and conceptual lenses, the essays reveal the complexity and uncertainty of the post-socialist education transformations. Instead of portraying the transition process as the influx of Western ideas into the region, Globalization on the Margins provides new lenses to critically example education as a contested field of diverse perspectives, competing forces, and multidirectional flow of ideas, concepts, and reforms in Central Asia. ENDORSEMENTS: "Hindsight famously brings clarity. And, much of what happened after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union has now been correctly deeded over to historians. Nonetheless, we ignore that history at our peril. The contributors to this volume show that carefully textured and historically attuned education research generates deep insights into ongoing transformations and the political, cultural, social and economic structures, relations, and practices that do the work of producing margins and centers in the first place." ~ Noah W. Sobe, Loyola University Chicago "Globalization on the margins and at the epicentre of the battles of the Great Powers. Two excellent educators, Sarfaroz Niyozov and Iveta Silova, compiled a timely and long-awaited scholarly work based on empirical research in societies, which had similar history close to three decades ago. All the contributors are prolific educators who know the education system from within and without, who either hailed from the region or have spent a considerable amount of time to know the systems well. The book contains remarkable stories of education through the ups and downs of historical evolution. It is a must-read primer for anyone interested in learning about high quality research in the field of education in Central Asia. It is a huge contribution to educational research with an impact on research and teaching for years to come." ~ Duishon Shamatov, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan "The challenge of moving Central Asia from the borders of the Soviet Empire to the world’s center is the focus of the discussions in ‘Globalization on the Margins.’ The transition to the Western models of education was happening in the context of major paradigm shift, which entire humanity was experiencing and which could be described as the arrival of the new post-industrial civilization. During this process, Central Asian countries have been pushed to the margins, because their contribution to the wealth of the new world know-how was much less pronounced than that of their Western neighbours. Therefore, investment into the research that contributes to local knowledge production seems a natural solution to the problem. All the contributors to this book have a vast experience in the region and many of their observations are thought provoking. This is a very insightful and much needed book." ~ Elena Lenskaya, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, Russia
Categories: Education

Globalization on the Margins

Globalization on the Margins

The essays in Globalization on the Margins explore the continuities and changes in Central Asian education development since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Author: Iveta Silova

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617352027

Category: Education

Page: 385

View: 506

The essays in Globalization on the Margins explore the continuities and changes in Central Asian education development since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Reflecting on two decades of postsocialist transformations, they reveal that education systems in Central Asia responded to the rapidly changing political, economic, and social environment in profoundly new and unique ways. Some countries moved towards Western models, others went backwards, and still others followed entirely new trajectories. Yet, elements of the “old” system remain. Rather than viewing these postSoviet transformations in isolation, Globalization on the Margins places its analyses within the global context by reflecting on the interaction between Soviet legacies and global education reform pressures in the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Instead of portraying the transition process as the influx of Western ideas into the region, the authors provide new lenses to critically examine the multidirectional flow of ideas, concepts, and reform models within Central Asia. Notwithstanding the variety of theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, and conceptual lenses, the authors have one thing in common: both individually and collectively, they reveal the complexity and uncertainty of the postSoviet transformations. By highlighting the political nature of the transformation processes and the uniqueness of historical, political, social, and cultural contexts of each particular country, Globalization on the Margins portrays postSoviet education transformations as complex, multidimensional, and uncertain processes.
Categories: Education

Globalization on the Margins

Globalization on the Margins

"Reflecting on almost three decades of postsocialist transformations, the 2nd edition of Globalization on the Margins explores continuities and changes in Central Asian education development since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 ...

Author: Sarfaroz Niëzov

Publisher: Information Age Publishing Incorporated

ISBN: 1641138831

Category: Education

Page:

View: 989

"Reflecting on almost three decades of postsocialist transformations, the 2nd edition of Globalization on the Margins explores continuities and changes in Central Asian education development since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, with a particular focus on the developments that took place since the production of the 1st edition in 2011. Rather than viewing these transformations in isolation, the authors place their analyses within the global context by reflecting on the interaction between Soviet legacies and global education reform pressures in the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Notwithstanding the variety of theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, and conceptual lenses, the essays have one thing in common. Both individually and collectively, they reveal the complexity and uncertainty of the postsocialist education transformations. Instead of portraying the transition process as the influx of Western ideas into the region, Globalization on the Margins provides new lenses to critically example education as a contested field of diverse perspectives, competing forces, and multidirectional flow of ideas, concepts, and reforms in Central Asia"--
Categories: Education

Central Asia

Central Asia

Author: Munira Shaḣidī

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:70988634

Category: Asia, Central

Page: 165

View: 874

Categories: Asia, Central

Migration and Social Upheaval as the Face of Globalization in Central Asia

Migration and Social Upheaval as the Face of Globalization in Central Asia

Since the start of the 1990s, Central Asia has been the main purveyor of migrants in the post-Soviet space.

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004249509

Category: Social Science

Page: 422

View: 861

Since the start of the 1990s, Central Asia has been the main purveyor of migrants in the post-Soviet space. These massive migrations impact issues of governance; patterns of social adaptation; individual and collective identity transformations; and gender relation in Central Asia.
Categories: Social Science

How NGOs React

How NGOs React

The unique combination of perspectives from Western as well as Eastern scholars based in the region makes this collection an essential retrospective on key processes involved in the transformation of closed societies into open and free ones ...

Author: Iveta Silova

Publisher: Kumarian Press

ISBN: 9781565492578

Category: Education

Page: 303

View: 705

* Critical retrospective on the first decades of the transition from planned to free-market economy in Central Asia * Contributions from both Eastern and Western scholars * Includes both theoretical NGO research and practical examples taken from experience During the important, early years of transition for the post-socialist countries in the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Mongolia, the Open Society Institute/Soros Foundation was arguably the largest and most influential network in the region. How NGOs React follows the Soros Foundation's educational reform programs there and raises larger questions about the role of NGOs in a centralist government, relationships NGOs have with international donors and development banks, and how projects are adopted and interpreted in different contexts. Case studies (authored by former or current educational experts of the Soros Network based in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) look at the impact of capacity-building programs, the professional development of teachers, school administrators, government officials, textbook authors, publishers, teacher educators, and university lecturers, among others. Soros's particular focus on capacity-building and how this strategy was adopted across a wide area reveals much that will instruct NGOs working in international education policy. The unique combination of perspectives from Western as well as Eastern scholars based in the region makes this collection an essential retrospective on key processes involved in the transformation of closed societies into open and free ones.
Categories: Education

Asia and Europe in Globalization

Asia and Europe in Globalization

Dardess , John W . ( 1972 – 73 ) “ From Mongol Empire to Yüan Dynasty :
Changing Forms of Imperial Rule in Mongolia and Central Asia ” , Monumenta
Serica , Vol . 30 . de Hartog , Leo ( 1989 ) , Genghis Khan : Conqueror of the
World .

Author: Göran Therborn

Publisher: Social Sciences in Asia

ISBN: UCSC:32106019143558

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

View: 982

This interdisciplinary book by a group of Asian and European scholars provides a deeper understanding of globalization as an historical process with special attention to the regional and national contexts. Globalization, this book demonstrates, has its roots in civilizational dialogues and interchanges.
Categories: Social Science

Economic Globalization in Asia

Economic Globalization in Asia

See Europe Asia Forum , Next Century will still belong to the US says Hurd , The
Sunday Times , 22nd February 1998 , p . 25 for an informed view on the geo -
strategic capability of the remaining superpower . See Let ' s not rip Central Asia
 ...

Author: Manas Chatterji

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119814056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

View: 811

This timely volume examines various economic, managerial, social and political aspects of globalization and its impact on local economies. State-of-the-art analytical models and original empirical research is used to understand four key and interrelated facets of globalization; [ To understand the prospects and the problems of international business and MNCs in the global economy. [ To analyze globalization as a process of change. [ To understand the new roles of nation states in light of the above. [ To articulate the uneasy idea that globalization has resulted in serious imbalances in the global economy. The collection hosts a list of internationally eminent scholars who explain the implications of globalization for progress, crises and conflicts in South and Southeast Asia.
Categories: Business & Economics

Globalization and Technology Absorption in Europe and Central Asia

Globalization and Technology Absorption in Europe and Central Asia

These channels constitute the central focus of this study. This study uses patent databases, surveys of enterprises, and case studies to investigate how specific channels of absorption molds decision making about technology.

Author:

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821375846

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 123

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Innovation and cross-border absorption of knowledge are central forces behind economic convergence and sustained growth. Absorption of technology is a necessary step to promote the development of human capital and the productive base, paving the way for innovations at the global knowledge frontier. Research and development, patents, trade, and foreign direct investment are major channels of technological absorption, allowing diffusion of new ideas and manufacturing best practices among countries and firms. These channels constitute the central focus of this study. This study uses patent databases, surveys of enterprises, and case studies to investigate how specific channels of absorption molds decision making about technology. Trade and FDI flows show considerable promise as catalysts for the region to upgrade its technology and near the global technology frontier. Econometric analysis using enterprise surveys from all Europe and Central Asia countries helps to understand the conditions and policies that induce firms to incorporate external knowledge and technology into their overall growth strategies.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Report of the Director General Globalizing Europe decent work in the information economy

Report of the Director General  Globalizing Europe   decent work in the information economy

Development trends in Europe and Central Asia Introduction Western European
countries The Employment Chapter of the Amsterdam Treaty Labour market
success in four smaller countries The persistence of high unemployment rates
The ...

Author: International Labour Organisation. European Regional Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293022226470

Category:

Page:

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Cities in a Globalizing World

Cities in a Globalizing World

These increases have taken place particularly in Latin America , South Asia , the
Middle East and North Africa . " In many countries , low - wage earners have
experienced declines in real disposable income . At the same time , the costs of ...

Author: Un-Habitat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1853838063

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 664

'The world has entered the urban millennium. Nearly half the world's people are now city dwellers, and the rapid increase in urban population is expected to continue, mainly in developing countries. This historic transition is being further propelled by the powerful forces of globalization. The central challenge for the international community is clear: to make both urbanization and globalization work for all people, instead of leaving billions behind or on the margins. Cities in a Globalizing World: Global Report on Human Settlements is a comprehensive review of conditions in the world's cities and the prospects for making them better, safer places to live in an age of globalization. I hope that it will provide all stakeholders - foremost among them the urban poor themselves - with reliable and timely information with which to set our policies right and get the machinery of urban life moving in a constructive direction.' From the Foreword by Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, United Nations. Cities in a Globalizing World presents a comprehensive review of the world's cities and analyses the positive and negative impacts on human settlements of the global trends towards social and economic integration and the rapid changes in information and communication technologies. In this Global Report, the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) draws on specially commissioned and contributed background papers from more than 80 leading international specialists. The report focuses on recent trends in human settlements and their implications for poverty, inequity and social polarization. It develops advance knowledge for urban planning and management policies in support and promotion of inclusive cities and good urban governance. This major and influential report is the most authoritative and up-to-date assessment of human settlements conditions and trends. Written in clear, non-technical language and supported by informative graphics, case studies and extensive statistical data, it should be an essential tool and reference for academics, researchers, planners, public authorities and civil society organizations around the world.
Categories: Social Science

Central Asia

Central Asia

Globalization As an analytic construct , globalization can be conceptualized
along four interacting dimensions , mostly activated by the epicentric role of the
United States and other industrial powers . Thus , political globalization involves
the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066007728

Category: Asia, Central

Page:

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Categories: Asia, Central

The Globalization Debate

The Globalization Debate

XK Xbox Xbox Pacific nations , followed by Latin America , Eastern Europe and
Central Asia , while the shares of Middle Eastern and African countries in world
trade have declined . Table 2 . Export growth 1989-90 1990-99 1990 1999 % p.a.
 ...

Author: Linda Lim

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015055849320

Category: Competition

Page: 104

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Categories: Competition

Globalization and Security Economic and political aspects Introduction to volume 2

Globalization and Security  Economic and political aspects  Introduction to volume 2

Central Asian Cooperation 12/13/1991 Kazakhstan , Kyrgyzstan , Tajikistan ,
Turkmenistan , Uzbekistan Azerbaijan , Kazakhstan , Kyrgyzstan , Tajikistan ,
Turkmenistan , Uzbekistan 02/17/1992 Jan 1993 Kazakhstan , Kyrgyzstan ,
Uzbekistan ...

Author: G. Honor Fagan

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0275996948

Category: Globalization

Page: 887

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Broad in scope, this two-volume set covers the economic and political aspects of globalization, as well as its social and cultural impacts.
Categories: Globalization

Women of Asia

Women of Asia

With thirty-two original chapters reflecting cutting edge content throughout developed and developing Asia, Women of Asia: Globalization, Development, and Gender Equity is a comprehensive anthology that contributes significantly to ...

Author: Mehrangiz Najafizadeh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315458434

Category: Social Science

Page: 446

View: 907

With thirty-two original chapters reflecting cutting edge content throughout developed and developing Asia, Women of Asia: Globalization, Development, and Gender Equity is a comprehensive anthology that contributes significantly to understanding globalization’s transformative process and the resulting detrimental and beneficial consequences for women in the four major geographic regions of Asia—East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Eurasia/Central Asia—as it gives "voice" to women and provides innovative ways through which salient understudied issues pertaining to Asian women’s situation are brought to the forefront.
Categories: Social Science