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  1. Readings 9 items
    There is no textbook discussing all issues covered in this course, either in terms of its geographical scope or the subject matter. At the same time the following texts provide useful introductions to the theoretical and empirical issues discussed in the course.
    1. Energy security - Roland Dannreuther 2017

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    2. Energy politics - Brenda Shaffer 2009

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    3. Caspian energy politics: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan - Indra Øverland, Heidi Kjærnet, Andrea Kendall-Taylor 2010

      Book 

    4. The following publications provide a good overview of global and regional energy markets 3 items
    5. Energy 3 items
      1. Want, waste or war?: the global resource nexus and the struggle for land, energy, food, water and minerals - C. P. Andrews-Speed, Raimund Bleischwitz, Tim Boersma, Corey Johnson 2015

        Book 

      2. Earth wars: the battle for global resources - Geoff Hiscock 2012

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

  2. 1. Introduction: The Caspian Region 31 items
    1. Core readings 2 items
      1. Energy security - Roland Dannreuther 2017

        Book  Chapters 1 & 2 [Available in the Library and as an e-book]

    2. Further reading 29 items
      1. Global resources: Conflict and cooperation - Roland Dannreuther, Wojciech Ostrowski 2013 (electronic book)

        Book  Read: R. Dannreuther (2013) ‘Introduction: The Dynamics of Conflict and Cooperation’, pp. 1-9.

      2. Sovereignty after empire: comparing the Middle East and Central Asia - Sally N. Cummings, Raymond A. Hinnebusch 2011

        Book  Read: Mohira Suyarkulova. 2011. Reluctant Sovereigns? Central Asian States’ Path to Independence., pp. 127-153. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      3. Energy politics - Brenda Shaffer 2009

        Book  Read: intro and ch. 1.

      4. The New Geopolitics of Energy - Carlos Pascual September 2015

        Document  Sections 2-3.

      5. Sovacool, B.K. (2010). 'Introduction: Defining, measuring, and exploring energy security - Benjamin K. Sovacool

        Chapter  In: Routledge Handbook of Energy Security.

      6. Energy and Security - J.S. Duffield

        Chapter  in The International Studies Encyclopedia

      7. Handbook of global environmental politics - Peter Dauvergne 2012 (electronic book)

        Book 

      8. The Politics of Energy - Llewelyn Hughes, Phillip Y. Lipscy 2013

        Article 

      9. Caspian energy politics: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan - Indra Øverland, Heidi Kjærnet, Andrea Kendall-Taylor 2010

        Book 

  3. 2. The political economy of transition 54 items
    1. Core readings 4 items
      1. Oil is not a curse: ownership structure and institutions in Soviet successor states - Pauline Jones Luong, Erika Weinthal 2010

        Book  Chapters 4 & 7 [Available in the library and as an e-book]

      2. Turkmenistan: Power, Politics and Petro-Authoritarianism - Annette Bohr 2016

        Document  Chapters 2, 3, 4. Also available in the library - see below.

    2. Further Reading 50 items
      1. Energy politics - Brenda Shaffer 2009

        Book  Read: ch. 1-2. [Available in the library and as an e-book]

      2. Natural gas and authoritarianism in Turkmenistan - G. Gleason

        Chapter  In: Caspian Energy Politics: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan

      3. Peter Rutland (2018) 'The political economy of energy in Russia' in Resewski The IPE of Oil and Gas, 23-39.

        https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/978-3-319-62557-7_3.pdf

      4. Prelude to the Resource Curse - Pauline Jones Luong, Erika Weinthal 2001

        Article 

      5. Kazakhstan: Oil endowment and oil empowerment - Enrique Palazuelos, Rafael Fernández 2012

        Article 

      6. Natural gas and authoritarianism in Turkmenistan - G. Gleason

        Chapter  Also read: Ch. 3: The Kazakh oil industry in transition. Deformalising formal relations; Ch. 4: Strengthening the informal ties: The Kazakhization of the oil industry; Ch. 5: Controlling oil rich regions: local populations; Ch 6: Controlling the oil-rich region: local interest groups. In Ostrowski, Wojciech. 2009. Politics and Oil in Kazakhstan

      7. Energy politics - Brenda Shaffer 2009

        Book  Chapter 3, 7, 10. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      8. Caspian energy politics: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan - Indra Øverland, Heidi Kjærnet, Andrea Kendall-Taylor 2010

        Book  pp. 78-90.

      9. Energy politics - Brenda Shaffer 2009

        Book  Read: Chapter 1. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      10. Petroleum Rents without Rentierism: Domestic Private Ownership in the Russian Federation - Pauline Jones Luong, Erika Weinthal

        Chapter  Chapter 5 in: Oil is not a curse. Ownership Structure and Institutions in Soviet Successor States. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      11. The Global Performance State: A Reconsideration of the Central Asian “Weak State” - John Heathershaw

        Chapter  In Ethnographies of the State in Central Asia: Performing Politics. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      12. Turkmenistan: strategies of power, dilemmas of development - Sébastien Peyrouse 2012

        Book  pp.50-55 and pp.80-84

      13. Weapons of the wealthy: predatory regimes and elite-led protests in Central Asia - Scott Radnitz 2010

        Book  Read: Chapter 3. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      14. The Central Asian economies since independence - Richard W. T. Pomfret 2006

        Book  Read: Introduction, 1-21.

      15. Networks, Cronies and Business Plans: Business–State Relations in Russia - P. Hanson

        Chapter  Chapter 5 in Russia as a Network State: What works in Russia when Institutions do not?

      16. Performing Democracy: State-making through patronage in Kyrgyzstan - Aksana Ismailbekova

        Chapter  In: Ethnographies of the State in Central Asia: Performing Politics. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      17. Politics in the Periphery: Competing Views of Central Asian States and Societies - Pauline Jones Luong

        Chapter  In: P. J. Luong (ed.) The Transformation of Central Asia: States and Societies From Soviet Rule to Independence

      18. Clan politics and regime transition in Central Asia - Kathleen Collins 2006

        Book  Read: chapter 5. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      19. China, Russia, and Central Asia: Triangular Energy Politics - Gregory Gleason

        Chapter  In: China's Energy Relations

      20. Central Asia's second chance - Martha Brill Olcott 2005

        Book 

      21. Resource nationalism in Kazakhstan’s petroleum sector: curse or blessing? - Henry Holt, A. Nurmakov 2010

        Chapter  In: Caspian Energy Politics: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan

      22. Politics and oil in Kazakhstan - Wojciech Ostrowski 2010

        Book 

  4. 3. Great power politics 11 items
    1. Core readings 3 items
      1. Great games, local rules: the new great power contest in Central Asia - Alexander Cooley 2012

        Book  Chapter 1 [Available in the Library and as an e-book]

      2. Energy security - Roland Dannreuther 2017

        Book  Chapter 4 [Available in the Library and as an e-book]

    2. Further readings: 8 items
      1. Energy politics - Brenda Shaffer 2009

        Book  Read: Chapter 3

  5. 4. External strategies and pipeline politics 38 items
    1. Core readings 3 items
    2. Further readings 35 items
      1. An Ideal Investor to Come: Diversification of the Energy Exports of Turkmenistan - Central Asia Program - Nazik Muradova

        Webpage  Chapter in Marlene Laruelle (ed) (2017). New Voices from Central Asia. Political, Economic, and Societal Challenges and Opportunities, Central Asia Program, The George Washington University, pp. 127-136. See below.

      2. Rentierism, Dependency and Sovereignty in Central Asia - Wojciech Ostrowski 2011

        Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      3. Natural gas and authoritarianism in Turkmenistan - Gregory Gleason

        Chapter  in A. Kendall-Taylor (eds) Caspian Energy Politics: Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan

      4. Markets and politics in Central Asia: structural reform and political change - Gregory Gleason 2003

        Book  Read: Chapter 1. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      5. Prelude to the Resource Curse - Pauline Jones Luong, Erika Weinthal 2001

        Article 

  6. 5. State strategies: Rise of SOEs and offshore finance 17 items
    1. Core readings 3 items
      1. Energy security - Roland Dannreuther 2017

        Book  Chapter 5 [Available in the Library and as an e-book]

    2. Further reading 14 items
      1. Dictators without borders: power and money in Central Asia - Alexander Cooley, John Heathershaw 2017

        Book  Read Chapter 6 and Conclusion

      2. Offshore Central Asia: an introduction - John Heathershaw, Alexander Cooley 2015

        Article 

  7. 6. Oil and Gas 15 items
    1. Core Readings 1 item
      1. TBA

    2. Additional readings 14 items
      1. History of the gas industry - C. Crags

        Chapter  In: in Dannreuther and Ostrowski global Resources

      2. Prelude to the Resource Curse - Pauline Jones Luong, Erika Weinthal 2001

        Article 

      3. Natural gas and authoritarianism in Turkmenistan - G. Gleason

        Chapter  In: Caspian Energy Politics: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan

  8. 7. Nuclear, minerals and resource nationalism 17 items
    1. Core readings 3 items
    2. Further reading 14 items
      1. Pomfret, Richard (2011) Exploiting energy and mineral resources in Central Asia, Azerbaijan and Mongolia. Comparative Economic Studies, 53, 5-33. Not available in the library

      2. Resource nationalism in Kazakhstan’s petroleum sector: curse or blessing - A. Nurmakov

        Chapter  In: Caspian Energy Politics: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan

      3. Minerals: Industry history and fault lines of conflict - David Humphreys

        Chapter  in Dannreuther and Ostrowski (2013) Global Resources

  9. 8. Water 18 items
    1. Core readings 2 items
    2. Further reading 16 items
      1. Water Pressures in Central Asia | Crisis Group

        Webpage  To read whole report clicl on Download PDF.

      2. Will climate change exacerbate water stress in Central Asia? - Tobias Siegfried, Thomas Bernauer, Renaud Guiennet, Scott Sellars 2012

        Article 

  10. 9. Environmental politics, renewables and climate change 35 items
    1. Core readings 3 items
      1. Energy security - Roland Dannreuther 2017

        Book  Read: Chapter 7. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      2. Climate change impacts in Central Asia and their implications for development - Christopher P.O Reyer, Ilona M. Otto, Sophie Adams, Torsten Albrecht 2017-8

        Article 

    2. Further reading 32 items
      1. Why Solar Electricity has High Potential for Kazakhstan Industries - Edvins Terehovics, Asset Khabdullin, Arman Khabdullin, Zauresh Khabdullina 2017

        Article 

      2. Green Economy – Innovation-based Development of Kazakhstan - Sabit Diyar, Aigul Akparova, Azamat Toktabayev, Marina Tyutunnikova 2014

        Article 

      3. Energy security and climate change: A tenuous link - Gal Luft, Anne Korin, Eshita Gupta

        Chapter  In: Routledge Handbook of Energy Security

  11. 10. Logistics, infrastructure and Eurasian inter-connectedness. 47 items
    1. Core texts 3 items
    2. Further reading 44 items
      1. Financial Times, The New Trade Routes: Silk Road Corridor, https://www.ft.com/reports/new-trade-routes-silk-road-corridor

      2. Fumagalli, M. (2018 forthcoming) 'The BRICS, energy security and global energy governance', in S.Y. Kim (ed) The BRICS and the Global Economy (Singapore: World Scientific).

      3. The EU, Central Asia, and the Development of Continental Transport and Trade - S. Frederick Starr, Svante E. Cornell, Nicklas Norling December 2015

        Webpage 

      4. Central Asia: The Disintegration Theory - Farkhod Tolipov

        Chapter  In: Central Asia at 25. Looking Back, Moving Forward, pp. 22-24. Select English or Russian to read the book.

      5. Central Asia: The Integration Theory - Farkhod Tolipov

        Chapter  In: Central Asia at 25. Looking Back, Moving Forward, pp. 25-28. Select English or Russian to read the book.

      6. The SCO and Beijing's Great Leap Westwards - Chapter 5

        Chapter  In: Great games, local rules: the new great power contest in Central Asia. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      7. The Intellectual Life of the Heartland: How Mackinder travelled to Uzbekistan - Sevara Sharapova

        Chapter  In: : N. Megoran and S. Sharapova (eds) Central Asia in International Relations: The Legacies of Halford Mackinder

      8. Understanding Central Asia: politics and contested transformations - Sally N. Cummings 2012

        Book  Read: Chapter 2. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      9. The Bulldozer State: Chinese Socialist Development in Xinjiang - Ildiko Beller-Hann 2014

        Chapter  In: Ethnographies of the state in Central Asia: Performing politics. Available in the library and as an e-book.

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