BOOKS RECEIVED: Sophie Roche, “Domesticating Youth: Youth Bulges and their Socio-political Implications in Tajikistan” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Most of the Muslim societies of the world have entered a demographic transition from high to low fertility, and this process is accompanied by an increase in youth vis–vis other age groups. Political scientists and historians have debated whether such… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Deborah Mayersen, “On the Path to Genocide: Armenia and Rwanda Reexamined” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Why did the Armenian genocide erupt in Turkey in 1915, only seven years after the Armenian minority achieved civil equality for the first time in the history of the Ottoman Empire? How can we explain the Rwandan genocide occurring in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Paula L. W. Sabloff, “Does Everyone Want Democracy?: Insights from Mongolia” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Do all people desire democracy? For at least a century, the idea that democracy is a universal good has been an article of faith for American policy makers. Paula Sabloff challenges this conventional wisdom about who wants democracy and why.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Brower and Johnston, eds., “Disappearing Peoples?: Indigenous Groups and Ethnic Minorities in South and Central Asia” (Left Coast Press, 2007)
South and Central Asia is a region of extraordinary cultural and environmental diversity and home to nearly one-quarter of the earth’s population. Among these diverse peoples are some whose ways of life are threatened by the accelerating assault of forces… Read More
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