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Volume 19, Issue 1
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Special Issue: Ethnic Issues in Central Asia

Editor: Tamara Hoch (
Guest Editors: Sergiusz BoberAziz Berdiqulov

JEMIE - Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe is a peer-reviewed electronic journal edited under the auspices of the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI). JEMIE is a multi-disciplinary journal, which addresses minority issues across a broad range of studies, such as ethnopolitics, democratization, conflict management, good governance, participation, minority issues and minority rights. It is devoted to analysing current developments in minority-majority relations in the wider Europe, and stimulating further debate amongst academics, students and practitioners on issues of instability and integration that are hampering democratic development in Europe - both East and West.

The special issue consists of three articles and one book review dealing with some commonly encountered minority challenges, however, by locating them in the context of Central Asian countries. Each article makes a novel contribution to the issue of ethnic diversity and the complex nature that this confronts in the region. By looking at how minority diaspora changes its identification, the salience of ethno-centric approaches to education and choice of language of instruction as well as the suitability of international solutions related to minority-majority relations in the region, each article makes a novel and unique contribution to minority studies.

Sergiusz Bober
Introduction: Ethnic Issues in Central Asia
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Malika Abdulbakieva
‘Uyghur’ or ‘Muslim’? Identity Development Among Uyghur Diasporas: A Case Study of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey
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Olivier Ferrando
Education Language Policies and Practices in Post-Soviet Central Asia. An Historical Analysis of Ethnic Minorities in the Ferghana Valley
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Arzuu Sheranova
Kyrgyzstan’s ‘Uneasy’ Diversity after 2010: Community Analysis of Post-Conflict Policy
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Aziz Berdiqulov
Book Review: Uzbekistan’s New Face, by S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell (eds)
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