Mapping Transition in the Pamirs

Changing Human-Environmental Landscapes

  • Hermann Kreutzmann
  • Teiji Watanabe

Part of the Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research book series (AAHER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Hermann Kreutzmann
    Pages 17-40
  3. Wilfried Hagg, Christoph Mayer
    Pages 69-78

About this book


By emphasizing on the Pamir region a comprehensive overview of path-dependent and recent developments in a remote mountain region is provided in this book. Overall neglect in the mountainous periphery is contrasted by shifting the centre of attention to the Pamirs situated at the interface between South and Central Asia. From colonial times to now there has been a debate on grasping and locating the area. Here field-work based contributions are collected to provide a variety of perspectives on the Pamirs highlighting transformation and transition in Post-Soviet societies as well as in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The similar ecological environment across borders features the common ground while analyzing development processes in a set of case studies that aim at highlighting certain aspects of regional development.


Central Asia Development Processes Pamir Region South Asia Transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Hermann Kreutzmann
    • 1
  • Teiji Watanabe
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Development StudiesFreie Universitaet Berlin, Haus KBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Environmental Earth ScieHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23197-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23198-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-7180
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-7199
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