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Sovereignty After Empire: Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia

Sally N. Cummings and Raymond Hinnebusch


How does empire affect the route to successor sovereign state systems and the features of the sovereignty of these systems? This systematic comparison of empires and of their consequences for sovereignty in the Middle East and Central Asia brings theory on empire and sovereignty to bear on empirical variation across the two regions. Its approach to understanding the political structures of states in two significant areas of the non-European world offers an important comparative discussion of post-imperial development and sovereignty. The book raises a clear set of research questions about vari ... More

Keywords: empire, sovereign state, sovereignty, Middle East, Central Asia, political structures, non-European world, post-imperial development, imperial practice, imperial legacy

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748643042
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643042.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sally N. Cummings, author

Raymond Hinnebusch, author

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