Central Asia and the Caucasus: Transnationalism and Diaspora by S. Mehendale

By S. Mehendale

Because the cave in of the Soviet Union, a few linkages were confirmed among newly autonomous imperative Asian states, or populations inside of them, and diaspora ethnic teams. This ebook explores the jobs that diaspora groups play within the contemporary and ongoing emergence of nationwide identities in crucial Asia and the Caucasus. The loyalties of those groups are divided among their nations of place of dwelling and people states that function native land in their specific ethno-cultural country, and are additional advanced via connections with contested transnational notions of universal cultures and 'peoples'. Written by means of hugely revered specialists within the box, the booklet addresses matters resembling nationalism, clash, inhabitants flow, worldwide civil society, Muslim groups in China and relatives among the recent geographical regions and Russia.This leading edge publication will curiosity scholars and researchers of transnationalism and significant Asian reviews.

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Contemporary Conflict Resolution, pp. 19–20. ), Progress in Mental Health (London: Churchill, 1969); Johan Galtung, Peace by Peaceful Means: Peace and Conflict, Development and Civilization (London: Sage, 1996), p. 72. , Contemporary Conflict Resolution, pp. 14–15. 30 Anderson, Long-Distance Nationalism, p. 11. 3 Towards a typology of diasporas in Kazakhstan* Shirin Akiner INTRODUCTION Kazakhstan has a multi-ethnic population of great diversity, the product of an extraordinarily complex demographic history.

24 People remain loyal to a national homeland they no longer inhabit. 25 Minority groups that are repressed by the state often “vote with their feet” and leave the country. Very often they try and emigrate to liberal democracies and Western countries where they can express their identity, culture, and language more freely. A large number of Kurds that fled Turkey, for instance, only “discovered” their “Kurdishness” in Germany, where they could express their culture, language, and organize themselves without repression.

11. 3 Towards a typology of diasporas in Kazakhstan* Shirin Akiner INTRODUCTION Kazakhstan has a multi-ethnic population of great diversity, the product of an extraordinarily complex demographic history. It is home to over 100 ethnic groups. They vary considerably in size, historical experiences, and patterns of behavior. Consequently it is difficult to establish an organizational framework that could serve as an analytical tool for examining group dynamics. Yet without such a framework it is impossible to move beyond a mere recital of group designations.

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