Researchers

Dr Aijan SHARSHENOVA
Objects of Research
Russia in Central Asia
China in Central Asia
EU democracy promotion
Democratisation in Central Asia
Autocracy promotion
Development aid
Projects Management
Non-State Security Providers in Kyrgyzstan: Druzhina
American University of Central Asia
10 months
The findings of this research project on non-state security providers (voluntary civilian patrols) in Kyrgyzstan can be found here, free download https://www.files.ethz.ch/isn/145028/Aijan_druzhina.pdf
Projects Participations
Exploring Patterns of Regional and Interregional Cooperation: Central Asia, its Neighboring Countries, and Europe
Volkswagen Stiftung
3 years
Teachings
Teaching Assistant
University of Leeds, Higher education, School of Politics and International Studies, English, 20
https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/a753/international-relations-ba
Publications
[book] 9783838211510, The European Union’s Democracy Promotion in Central Asia A Study of Political Interests, Influence, and Development in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in 2007–2013, Columbia University Press 2018
[chapter] Chapter "The European Union’s Assistance to Kyrgyzstan: Good Intentions, Mixed Results", in Axyonova, V. (ed.), European Engagement Under Review: Exporting Values, Rules, and Practices to the Post-Soviet Space, Columbia University Press 2016
[chapter] Chapter "International vs. Regional Socialisation in Central Asia" in Jonboboev, S, Rakhimov, M & Seidelmann, R (eds.) Central Asia: Issues, Problems, and Perspectives, Cuvillier Verlag Publishing House, Göttingen
[chapter] Chapter "Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia" in Jonboboev, S, Rakhimov, M & Seidelmann, R (eds.) Central Asia Today: Countries, Neighbours, and the Region, Cuvillier Verlag Publishing House, Göttingen 2015
[article] https://doi.org/10.1080/02634937.2017.1372364, Undermining Western democracy promotion in Central Asia: China’s countervailing influences, powers and impact, Central Asian Survey, Vol.36(4), pp. 453-472
Ongoing Publications
[book] 9783838211510, The European Union’s Democracy Promotion in Central Asia A Study of Political Interests, Influence, and Development in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in 2007–2013, Columbia University Press 2018
[chapter] Chapter "The European Union’s Assistance to Kyrgyzstan: Good Intentions, Mixed Results", in Axyonova, V. (ed.), European Engagement Under Review: Exporting Values, Rules, and Practices to the Post-Soviet Space, Columbia University Press 2016
[chapter] Chapter "International vs. Regional Socialisation in Central Asia" in Jonboboev, S, Rakhimov, M & Seidelmann, R (eds.) Central Asia: Issues, Problems, and Perspectives, Cuvillier Verlag Publishing House, Göttingen
[chapter] Chapter "Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia" in Jonboboev, S, Rakhimov, M & Seidelmann, R (eds.) Central Asia Today: Countries, Neighbours, and the Region, Cuvillier Verlag Publishing House, Göttingen 2015
[article] https://doi.org/10.1080/02634937.2017.1372364, Undermining Western democracy promotion in Central Asia: China’s countervailing influences, powers and impact, Central Asian Survey, Vol.36(4), pp. 453-472