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Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Dr Shirin Akiner

BA, PhD (London). Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs

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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East

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Dr Shirin Akiner
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Teaching

Research

Politics; Cultural Studies; Religion; Gender. Cultural and political transformations over the past 150 years (pre-Soviet, Soviet and post-Soviet)

Expertise

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • Central Asia
Country Expertise
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
Languages
  • Russian

Publications

Authored Books

Akiner, Shirin (2005) Violence in Andijan, 13 May 2005: An Independent Assessment. Johns Hopkins University, Uppsala University (Sweden).

Akiner, Shirin (2004) The Caspian:Politics, Energy, Security. RoutledgeCurzon (UK).

Akiner, Shirin (2001) Tajikistan: Disintegration or Reconciliation? Royal Institute of International Affairs (London).

Akiner, Shirin (1995) The Formation of Kazakh Identity; From Tribe to Nation-State. Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Edited Books

Berland, JC and Rao, A., eds. (2004) Customary Strangers: New Perspectives on Peripatetic Peoples in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia,. US: Praeger.

Book Chapters

Akiner, Shirin (2006) 'Conflict and Post-Conflict Tajikistan: A Case Study.' In: Tschirgi, N and Mancini, F, (eds.), Impacts of Security and Development Policies in Achieving Sustainable Peace. International Peace Academy, New York (USA).

Akiner, Shirin (2005) 'Political Processes in Post-Soviet Central Asia.' In: Amineh, M. P. and Houweling, H., (eds.), Central Eurasia in Global Politics. Conflict, Security, and Development. Brill, pp. 117-144. (International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology, v. 92)

Akiner, Shirin (2005) 'Towards a Typology of Diasporas in Kazakhstan.' In: Mehendale, S. and Atabaki, T., (eds.), Transnationalism and Diaspora: Central Asia and the Caucasus. London: Routledge Curzon, pp. 21-65.

Akiner, Shirin (2004) 'Caspian Intersections.' In: Akiner, S., (ed.), The Caspian: Politics, Energy, Security. RoutledgeCurzon (UK), pp. 3-14.

Akiner, Shirin (2004) 'United Kingdom�s Perspectives on Central Asia.' In: Santhanam, K and Dwivedi, R, (eds.), India and Central Asia: Advancing the Common Interest. India: Anamaya, pp. 71-82.

Akiner, Shirin (2004) 'Emerging Caspian Challenges Ten Years On: Achievements, New Concerns, Future Prospects�.' In: Akiner, S., (ed.), The Caspian: Politics, Energy, Security. RoutledgeCurzon (UK), pp. 365-99.

Akiner, Shirin (2004) 'Environmental Security in the Caspian Sea.' In: Akiner, S., (ed.), The Caspian. Politics, Energy and Security. London: Routledge Curzon, pp. 341-362.

Akiner, Shirin (2004) 'The Contestation of Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia. A Nascent Security Threat.' In: Carter, H. and Ehteshami, A., (eds.), The Middle East's Relations with Asia and Russia. London: Routledge Curzon, pp. 75-102.

Akiner, Shirin (2003) 'Central Asian Republics.' In: S, D, (ed.), Annual Register: A Record of World Events 2002. Rockville (USA), pp. 326-335.

Akiner, Shirin (2003) ''Kazakhstan', 'Kyrgystan', 'Tajikstan', 'Turkmenistan', 'Uzbekistan'.' In: Day, A, (ed.), Political Parties of the World, 5th edition. John Harper Publishing (London), 281-83, 289-91, 456-58, 472-73, 518-19.

Akiner, Shirin (2003) 'Politics of Energy in the Caspian Sea Region 2002.' In: Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. Europa Publications (London), pp. 11-16.

Akiner, Shirin (2000) 'Political Trends in the New Caspian States: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.' In: Mustafa, H and Abraham, M, (eds.), Caspian Energy Resources: Implications for the Arab Gulf. Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (Abu Dhabi), 71-109, 203-8.

Akiner, Shirin (2000) 'Emerging Political Order in the New Caspian States: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.' In: Bertsch, GK and Craft, C and Jones, SA and Beck, M, (eds.), Crossroads and Conflicts: Security and Foreign Policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Routledge (London/New York).

Akiner, Shirin (1997) 'Between tradition and modernity - the dilemma facing contemporary Central Asian women.' In: Buckley, M, (ed.), Post Soviet Women: From the Baltic to Central Asia. CUP, pp. 261-304.

Articles

Akiner, Shirin (2003) 'The Politicisation of Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia.' Religion, State and Society: the Keston Journal, vol. 3 . pp. 97-122.

Akiner, Shirin (2001) 'Kazakhstan: History, The Economy.' Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 2000 . pp. 289-97.

Akiner, Shirin (2001) 'Modernisation, Politics and Islam in the Post-Soviet Central Asian States�.' Religion und Politik (Sozialwissenschaftliche Studien des Schweizerischen Instituts für Auslandforschung), vol. B . pp. 105-18.

Akiner, Shirin (2001) 'Central Asian Republics 2000.' Annual Register: A Record of World Events 2000, vol. 2 . pp. 292-97.

Akiner, Shirin (2001) 'Politics of Energy in the Caspian Sea Region.' Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 2000 . pp. 11-16.

Akiner, Shirin (2000) 'Islam in the Newly Independent Central Asian States in the 1990s.' Harvard International Review, vol. X . pp. 62-65.

Akiner, Shirin (2000) 'Central Asian Republics 1999.' Annual Register: A Record of World Events 1999, vol. 2 . pp. 308-14.

Akiner, Shirin (1996) 'Islam, the state and ethnicity in Central Asia in Historical Perspective.' Religion State and Society, 24 No . pp. 91-132.

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