State Identities in Post-Soviet Foreign Policy: Theories and Cases in Central Asia

  • Selbi Hanova
Part of the International Political Theory book series (IPoT)


This chapter contributes to the discussion on the conception, formulation and the routinization of state identity constructs by Central Asian political elites in their foreign policies. By doing so, it ventures into the theories of state identity formation by exploring how the elites self-narrate the stories of their states internally to their citizens and externally to the world outside of the borders to socialize both to the polity they represent. Consequently, it applies these theorizing into empirical data from the region with emphasis on Kyrgyzstan alongside the comparisons made to other states in the region. As such, this chapter contributes to the growing literature on analysis of the ideational domain and the role of state identification practices in the foreign policies of Central Asian states.


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  • Selbi Hanova
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  1. 1.CADAP 6AshgabatTurkmenistan

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