On 25 November 2022, Dr. Viktoria Akchurina, Senior Lecturer at the OSCE Academy, presented her book "Incomplete State-Building in Central Asia: the State as Social Practice" at the OSCE Academy.
Aigoul Abdoubaetova, Head of Research and Training Unit, delivered a welcoming speech congratulating Dr. Akchurina on the book launch.
Dr. Aijan Sharshenova, Post-Doc Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy, Dr. Filippo Costa Buranelli, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the University of St Andrews, and Dr. Azamat Temirkulov, Political Scientist, joined the event to discuss the transformation of the state and an incomplete state-building, and give comments on the book.
The book is about transformation of the state and an incomplete state-building in central Eurasia, focusing on Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The author analyzes social history of resistance, violence, border and water management in disputed borderlands of the Fergana Valley in order to understand why the three states ended up so-called as so-called “weak states” in the 2000s and onwards. It helps conceptualize and understand social and political order beyond the “failed state” paradigm.
The book is available at this link.