|Title||Theorizing central Asian politics : The state, ideology and power / edited by Rico Isaacs, Alessandro Frigerio|
|Imprint||Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019|
|Descript||xix, 319 pages ; 23 cm|
Political theory and central Asia: An introduction -- Section I. Exploring models of governance : Legitimacy and legitimation in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan -- Governmentalization of Kazakhstani State: Between governmentality and neopatrimonial capitalism -- Theorizing the managerialism-neoliberalism-development nexus: Changing donor landscapes and persistence of practices in Kyrgyzstan -- Rawlsian liberalism and Rationalistic Maturidi Islam in central Asia -- Section II. Revealing ideological justifications : In search for “national purpose”: in theory and practice. formation and main features of national ideologies in post-Soviet Central Asia -- Compartmentalized Ideology: Presidential addresses and legitimation in Kazakhstan -- Beyond “personality cults”: Sacralization of power in Kazakhstan and the concept of monarchy -- Eternal futurostan: Myths, fantasies and the making of astana in post-Soviet Kazakhstan -- Section III. Reframing state and order : State identities in post-Soviet foreign policy: Theories and cases in Central Asia -- The Heartland of IR theory? Central Asia as an ‘international society’ between realism and liberalism -- The incomplete state: Re-conceptualizing state and society relations in Central Asia -- Driving in almaty: Ironic perspectives on domestic anarchical society -- Postscript: Dude where is my theory?
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