Aziz Berdiqulov

Aziz is a Researcher at the ECMI. His main research interests include nation-building, political mobilisation, official recognition, and socio-economic participation, particularly in post-Soviet countries. Aziz helped establish links between the ECMI and several organisations and research institutes, including the American University of Central Asia and the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. He is one of the coordinators of the ECMI Summer School and was involved with the ECMI Spring School. His works are published by the Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting (CABAR) and the Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE), to which he was also a guest editor.

Prior to joining the ECMI, Aziz was working at the OSCE Office in Tajikistan on initiatives covering good governance, anti-corruption, youth participation, and elections. He gained experience on issues related to rule of law, self-governance, and access to justice from working at a local NGO in Tajikistan.

Selected publications

Berdiqulov, A., Buriev, M., and Marinin, S. (2021). Civil Society and the COVID-19 Governance Crisis in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Policy Paper by the Institut für Europäische Politik. Available here.

Berdiqulov, A. (2020). Mechanisms of National Minority Recognition in Post-Soviet States. Cases of Kazakhstan, Lithuania, and Russia. In Pérez de la Fuente, O., Falcão, M., and J. Martínez, D. (eds.). Struggles for Recognition. Cultural pluralism and right of minorities, Colección Pluralismo y minorías. Dykinson: Madrid, pp. 87-105. Available here.

Bober, S. & Berdiqulov, A. (2020). Recognition, non-recognition, and misrecognition of minority communities. What lessons can be drawn from a comparison between European and Central Asian approaches? Research Paper No. 124. European Centre for Minority Issues.

Book Review: Uzbekistan’s New Face, by S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell (eds). Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe Vol 19, No. 1 (2020). 

Berdiqulov, A. (2018). Minority Communities in Contemporary Tajikistan. An Overview. ECMI Working Paper 108. European Centre for Minority Issues.

Prina, F., and Berdiqulov, A. (2018). Majorities and Minorities in Post-Soviet Space. ECMI Working Paper 105. European Centre for Minority Issues.

Berdiqulov, A. (2015). Ethnic Minorities’ Political Mobilization: Cases of Uzbeks and Pamiris. From the Tajik civil War to the 2012/2014 Khorog events. Central Asia Security Policy Briefs no. 24. Availalbe here

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