The Soviet Legacy in Central Asia

  • John Glenn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 1-8
  3. John Glenn
    Pages 103-132
  4. John Glenn
    Pages 133-150
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 151-198

About this book


This book analyses the new pattern of security concerns of the Central Asian successor states. This region is said to encompass Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, Kirghizstan and Turkmenistan. The main contention of the book is that the security problems of these states are similar to those that faced other 'Third World' countries after they attained independence. That is, due to the arbitrary creation of these states by external powers they lack a certain degree of societal cohesiveness arising from the fact that several ethnic communities reside within their borders. It is this so-called 'insecurity dilemma' of each of the Central Asian states that is therefore examined.


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Authors and affiliations

  • John Glenn
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  1. 1.Department of Politics and International RelationsUniversity of SouthamptonUK

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