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Sovereignty After Empire: Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia

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This unique systematic comparison of empires and of their consequences for sovereignty in the middle East and Central Asia brings theory on empire and sovereignty to bear on empirical variation across the two regions. The novel approach to understanding the political structures of states in two significant areas of the non-European world offers an important comparative discussion of post-imperial development and sovereignty. It raises a clear set of research questions about variations of imperial practice and ...

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Overview

This unique systematic comparison of empires and of their consequences for sovereignty in the middle East and Central Asia brings theory on empire and sovereignty to bear on empirical variation across the two regions. The novel approach to understanding the political structures of states in two significant areas of the non-European world offers an important comparative discussion of post-imperial development and sovereignty. It raises a clear set of research questions about variations of imperial practice and puts forward and attractive and persuasive case that imperial legacy has been an important variable int he post-independence period.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748668557
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2012
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 1,282,774
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sally N. Cummings is a senior lecturer in the school of international relations at the University of St. Andrews.

Raymond Hinnebusch is professor of international relations and Middle East politics at the University of St. Andrews.

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Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors v

Implications of the Arab Uprising for "Empire and Sovereignty" ix

1 Introduction Sally N. Cummings Raymond Hinnebusch 1

Section I Histories of Empire and After

2 Russian Empires Dominic Lieven 25

3 The British and French Empires in the Arab World: Some Problems of Colonial State-formation and its Legacy James McDougall 44

4 Ottoman Legacies and Economic Sovereignty in Post-imperial Anatolia, Syria and Iraq Fred H. Lawson 66

Section II Paths to Sovereignty: Views from the Core and Periphery

5 Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire and After Benjamin C. Fortna 91

6 Mandated Sovereignty? The Role of International Law in the Construction of Arab Statehood during and after Empire Michelle Burgis 104

7 Reluctant Sovereigns? Central Asian States' Path to Independence Mohira Suyarkulova 127

Section III Empire and Domestic Sovereignty

8 The Middle East after Empire: Sovereignty and Institutions Louise Fawcett 157

9 Sovereignty after Empire: The Colonial Roots of Central Asian Authoritarianism David Lewis 178

Section IV Empire and Popular Sovereignty

10 Culture, Colonialism and Sovereignty in Central Asia Laura L. Adams 199

11 Culture in the Middle East: The "Western Question" and the Sovereignty of Post-imperial States in the Middle East Morten Valbjørn 222

12 Pathways of Islamist Mobilization against the State in the Middle East and Central Asia Frédéric Volpi 242

Section V Empire and External Sovereignty

13 Empire and State formation: Contrary Tangents in Jordan and Syria Raymond Hinnebusch 263

14 Rentierism, Dependency and Sovereignty in Central Asia Wojciech Ostrowski 282

15 Tajikistan: From de facto Colony to Sovereign Dependency Muriel Atkin 304

16 Conclusions Sally N. Cummings Raymond Hinnebusch 326

Bibliography 346

Index 391

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