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Islam in Russia: The Politics of Identity and Security : The Politics of Identity and Security - Shireen Hunter

Islam in Russia: The Politics of Identity and Security

The Politics of Identity and Security

Paperback Published: 3rd May 2004
ISBN: 9780765612830
Number Of Pages: 566

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This richly detailed study traces the shared history of Russia and Islam in expanding compass - from the Tatar civilization within the Russian heartland, to the conquered territories of the Caucasus and Central Asia, to the larger geopolitical and security context of contemporary Russia on the civilizational divide. The study's distinctive analytical drive stresses political and geopolitical relationships over time and into the very complicated present. Rich with insight, the book is also an incomparable source of factual information about Russia's Muslim populations, religious institutions, political organizations, and ideological movements.

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"Whether relations between the West and Islam ever erupt into 'war,' which the editors of the London Economist judge 'by no means impossible,' is a question Russia's sensitive relations with its Muslim neighbors and its own 20 million Muslim citizens will help determine. For that reason, this important book arrives at a critical time. Policymakers and scholars alike will benefit from the insights and data this major study provides." - Charles William Maynes, President, Eurasia Foundation; "Shireen Hunter and her collaborators have provided us with a comprehensive study of the 'Islamic factor' in Russia today, focusing on both domestic and foreign policy implications. A very useful book on a very important topic." - Edward W. Walker, University of California, Berkeley; "This is a splendid book. Dr. Hunter makes a real contribution with this painstaking analysis of Islam in Russia. She clearly notes not only the fragmented nature of Russian Islam, but also demonstrates Islam's role in Russian domestic politics and foreign policy. I expect that this will be a major reference work for many years to come." - Robert O. Freedman, Baltimore Hebrew University"

List of Maps
Islam in Russia, Past and Present: An Overview
Islam in Russia: The Historical Background
Mongol Conquest and Islam
Islam and the Russian Empire: Patterns of Russian Imperial Rule
Muslim Political Activism in Russia: 1905-1914
Islam and the Bolsheviks: From Allies to Enemies
Islam and the Soviet Experience: From Near Annihilation to Remarkable Revival
Soviet Islam on the Eve of Gorbachev Era: Factors Behind Islams Vitality
Perestroika, Glasnost, and Gorbachevs Policy Toward Islam
Islam in Post-Soviet Russia: A Demographic, Geographic, Institutional, Socio-Economic, Ideological, and Political Profile
How Many Muslims in Russia?
Future Demographic Outlook
Geographic Distribution of Russias Muslims
The Evolution of Institutional Structures of Islam: Fragmentation and Reconsolidation
The Development of Physical and Intellectual Infrastructure of Islam
Muslim Political Movements
Different Shades of Russian Islam
The Appeal of Extremist Islam
Muslim Extremist Groups in the Russian Federation
Euro-Islam: The Modernist Face of Russian Islam
Economic Profile of Russian Muslims
Muslim Establishment and the Russian Society and Government
Islam and Orthodoxy: Dynamics of Competition and Cooperation
The Limited Impact of Islam on Russias Cultural, Social, Economic, and Political Scenes
Identity Politics in the Russian Federation: The Islamic Factor
The Evolution of Russias Post-Soviet National Identity: The Impact of the Islamic Factor
The Soviet Union: A Colonial Empire?
Socialist Utopia and the Soviet Man
Is Russia Going the Way of the Soviet Union?
Nationalism and National Identity: Diverging Concepts
The Evolution of Russian Identity: Ethnic and Religious Basis
The Role of the Other in the Formation of Russian Identity
Islam as the Hostile Other
The Chechen War and Its Consequences: Enhancing Islams Image as the Hostile Other
Islamo-Turkic Myth-Symbol Complex: Russia as the Hostile Other
Russias Other Hostile Other: The West
Westernization Versus Russian Authenticity
The Soviet Experience and the Failure of Civic Nationalism
Post-Soviet Spectrum of Russian Political Thought: Diverging Approaches to Nationalism, National Identity and Islam
Vladimir Putin and His Vision of Russian Nationalism and National Identity
Religion, Ethnicity, and Identity Formation Among Russian Muslims: Diverging Trends
The Evolution of Russian Federalism: The Islamic Factor
Soviet Federalism: Ethnic Autonomy versus Centralized Rule
Mikhail Gorbachev and the Rise of Ethnic Nationalism
Boris Yeltsin and Decentralization of the Russian State
The Muslim Challenge to Moscows Rule
Yeltsins Attempts to Halt Decentralization
Vladimir Putins Reassertion of Central Authority
Muslim Nationalities in a Recentralized Russian State
Conclusion: The Future of Islam and National Self-Determination in Russia
Democratization and Multi-Party Politics in Post-Soviet Russia: Impact on Muslim Political Mobilization and Participation
The Islamic Context
The Russian Context
Muslim Parties and Movements in Russian National Politics
Regional Islamic Parties in Russias Muslim Republics
Russia and Islam: The Islamic Factor in Russias External Relations
The Evolution of Russias Foreign Policy Perspectives in the Post-Soviet Era
The Impact of Geography
Historical Experience
National Identity
Value System/Ideology
Domestic Context: Political Systems and Public Attitude
Ends and Means: Resource Constrains and its Consequences
The Impact of Systemic Factors
Russias Post-Soviet Foreign Policy Doctrines
The Role of Islam in Shaping Russias Post-Soviet External Relations
Russia and the Muslim World, Pre-1917
Revolutions in the East: Consequences for Post-Tsarist Russian-Muslim Relations
Stages of Soviet-Muslim Relations and its Legacy for Russia
Russian Policy Toward Central Asia and the Transcaucasus
Influence of Islam on Russian Policy toward Central Asia
Russia and the Transcaucasus: The Impact of the Islamic Factor
Islam, Russia, and the Transcaucasus After 11 September
Russias Relations with the Northern Tier Countries Pakistan and Afghanistan
Russian-Turkish Relations: Exercise in Ambiguity?
Russia-Iran: An Unequal Partnership
Russias Relations with the Arab World and the Balkans
Post-Soviet Russia and the Arab World
Russia and the Balkans
Russian-Western Relations
Clash of Civilizations as the New Paradigm: The Threat of Islam
Islam as a Source of Discord and Cooperation
Russias Encounter with Islam
Impact on Identity Formation and Worldview
Russia: Impact on Muslim Identity and Aspirations
Impact of the Islamic Factor on Russias Internal Evolution
Difficulties of Democratic Transition in Multi-Ethnic Post-Totalitarian States
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ISBN: 9780765612830
ISBN-10: 0765612836
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 566
Published: 3rd May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.82