COLLECTIVE IDENTITY AS A CATALYST FOR SECURITY COMMUNITY IN CENTRAL ASIA

COLLECTIVE IDENTITY AS A CATALYST FOR SECURITY COMMUNITY IN CENTRAL ASIA
By Dina Iglikova

FRIDAY, 26 FEBRUARY
17:00–18:00 / HALL 237
Valikhanov Building / KIMEP UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The security community theory has become one of the most dominant tools in the regionalism studies. The approach to study regional integration through the prism of norms, identity and values, has increased significantly the potential to study the “missing” dimensions of regional dynamics. The theory allows seeing the regions not only from geopolitical angle, but also as socio-political constructs. Three conditions are required for a security community to emerge: collective identity, strong interstate ties, and institutions. This talk explores briefly the theory, the state of collective identity, and outlines the pressing reasons for the security community in Central Asia.

Dina Iglikova is an independent consultant for nonprofits and business. She implements projects on public diplomacy, youth, healthcare, and climate change in Central Asia. She has worked for the IOM on countering human trafficking and for the OSCE on politico-military affairs. Dina is an alumna of the OSCE Academy and holds an MA in Political Science and an MA in International Security from the University of Warwick. Her research interests include the concept of security community, collective identity, political Islam, Central Asia’s place in the globalizing world. Dina is a keen supporter and a public diplomacy activist on the issues of Central Asia’s integration across economic, political, and cultural trajectories.

FILM, IDENTITY AND NATION-BUILDING IN KAZAKHSTAN

FILM, IDENTITY AND NATION-BUILDING IN KAZAKHSTAN
By Rico Isaacs, Oxford-Brookes University (UK)

THURSDAY, 18 FEBRUARY
17:30–18:30 / HALL 1
New Academic Building / KIMEP UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rico Isaacs is a Reader in Politics at Oxford Brookes University. He holds as MSc in Russian and Post-Soviet Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a PhD in Politics from Oxford Brookes University. His broad research interests lay in Central Asian politics, nation-building, party development, authoritarianism and formal and informal post-Soviet politics. He is the author of Party System Formation in Kazakhstan: Between Formal and Informal Politics (Routledge, 2011) and has published articles on formal and informal institutions, charismatic authority, nation-building and Central Asian authoritarianism in a number of leading academic journals including Europe-Asia Studies, Democratization, Nationalities Papers and Electoral Studies. He is the co-editor (with Abel Polese) of a forthcoming volume on Nation-Building and Identity in the Post-Soviet Space: New tools and approaches (Ashgate 2016) and has a further two books forthcoming Film and Identity in Kazakhstan: Soviet and post-Soviet Culture (I.B Tauris, 2017) and Politics: an Introduction 3rd Edition (with Barrie Axford, Victoria Browne and Richard Huggins, Routledge, 2017). Rico has supplied consultancy for a number of agencies including Exclusive Analysis, The Electoral Integrity Project, V-Dem Varieties of Democracy Project, K2 Intelligence, Aprodev and the EU-Central Asia Monitoring Group (which is part of the Centre for European Policy Studies). He has also provided media commentary for Al Jazeera International, Eurasianet.org, The Guardian, The Washington Times, Business New Europe and Jylands-Posten on political developments in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.