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Transformation and Development

Studies in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Member States

  • Offers comparative studies on development and transformation in the OSCE region

  • Examines human rights performance and democratization in various countries

  • Written by scholars from Western, Central, and Eastern Europe, as well as Eurasian institutions and research centers

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction to the First Edition

    • Anja Mihr, Alexander Wolters
    Pages 1-3Open Access
  3. Transformation and Development

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-5
    2. Values and Transformation in Central Asia

      • Christian W. Haerpfer, Kseniya Kizilova
      Pages 7-28Open Access
    3. Security Risk Analysis Perspectives on Central Asia Dynamics

      • Mihail Păduraru, Claudia-Iohana Voicu
      Pages 51-65Open Access

About this book

This open access book features various studies on democratization, transformation, political and economic development, and security issues in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) geographical region and beyond. Written by experts and academics in the fields of human rights, security, transformation and development, particularly in post-soviet and communist countries, it examines the status quo of regime development in various member states of the OSCE; their economic, security and human rights performance; institutional reforms and transformations and the challenges that these countries and their societies face, including the USA, Canada, Germany, Macedonia, Russia, Turkey,  Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia. 

This is the 2019 edition of this Compilation Series of the OSCE Academy. The OSCE works to promote Minority Protection, Security, Democratic Development and Human Rights  guided by the  Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), and to enhance securitization and development policies in Eurasia, Europe, Central Asia and North America. Since being founded in 1993, the OSCE and its agencies and departments have attracted a wealth of academic research in various fields and disciplines, ranging from economic development and election monitoring to enhancing global principles of human rights and securitization.

About the OSCE Academy in Bishkek: Founded in 2004, the Academy offers post-Doc research fellowships and runs two  Master Degrees, one in Economic Governance and Development and one in Politics and Security in Central Asia. The Academy"s regular academic programs and conference contributes to developing human professional capital in the sectors of particular importance for Central Asian states and societies. The Academy's graduates and visiting researchers contribute to economic development, governance and policy-making in Central Asia and beyond the OSCE region. Website: 


  • Organization for Security and Cooperation
  • Regime transformation
  • Securitization policies
  • Democratization
  • Human Rights
  • Belt and Road Initiative
  • Autocracies
  • Transformation studies
  • Open Access book
  • New Silk Road
  • development policy
  • democracy

Editors and Affiliations

  • OSCE Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

    Anja Mihr

About the editor

Anja Mihr is currently a DAAD Visiting Professor at OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and Program Director of the Center on Governance through Human Rights at the Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform in Berlin, Germany.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)