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Mongolians After Socialism:
Politics, Economy, Religion

The book was published In August 2012 in Mongolian and English language editions. The Mongolians After Socialism volume comprises twenty-one chapters that provide reflections and analysis of Mongolian contemporary development and history across political changes, economic growth and religious alternatives and challenges. Included are contributions written by a large range of Mongolian policy makers and civil society leaders and intellectuals as well as international scholars.

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Bruce M. Knauft

Mongolians Before, During, and After Socialism:  Analytic Overview and Policy Implications
Bruce M. Knauft

Part I: 
Challenges of Governance, Economy, and Wealth Disparity

1. The Challenges Never End:  Managing Economic, Political, and Environmental Concerns During a Period of Rapid Change
Jonathan S. Addleton

2. Current Status of Mongolia’s Economic and Social Development and Future Trends
Khaschuluun Chuluundorj

3. Mongolian Economic Background and Political Destiny
Batchimeg Migeddorj

4. Mongolia’s Post-Socialist Transition:  A Great Neoliberal Transformation
Lhamsuren Munkh-Erdene

5.  Encountering the Franchise State:  Dzud, Otor and Transformations in Pastoral Risk
Daniel Murphy

6.  Mongolia:  Exercising the Right to Run for Office in Mongolia
Oyungerel Tsedevdamba

Part II:  
Challenges of Contemporary Religion

7. Surviving Modernity in Mongolia
Vesna Wallace

8. Contributions to the Development of Mongolian Buddhism by the Association of Mongolian Devotees
Bayantsagaan Sandag

9. Buddhism and the Grand Maitreya Complex Project in Mongolia
Bataa Mishig-Ish

10. The Development of Shamanism in Mongolia after Socialsim

11. Developing Christianity in Mongolia During the Last Two Decades
Purevdorj Jamsran

12. The Significance of Compassion in the Contemporary Practice of Buddhism
Arjia Rinpoche

Part III:  
Constructions of Society and Culture

13. Constructing Socialist and Post-Socialist Identities in Mongolia
David Andrews Sneath

14. The False Term “Baga Yastan”: Human Rights and Culture Discrimination in Mongolia
Bat-Amgalan Baatarjav

15. Questions Concerning Values and the Sustainable Livelihood of Rural Mongolians
Narmandakh Damdinjav

Part IV:  
Legacies of Buddhism & Cultural History

16. Mongolian Buddhism Past and Present:  Reflections on Culture at a Historical Crossroads
Glenn H. Mullin

17. Mongols and Oirats as Peacekeepers:  Buddhist Warriors Behind the Lotus Throne
Richard Taupier

18. The Mongolian National Revolution of 1911 and Bogdo Jebtsumdamba Khutuktu, the Last Monarach of Mongolia
Batsaikhan Ookhnoi    

19. Buddhism in the Russian Republic of Buryatia: 
History and Contemporary Developments
Rustam Sabirov     

20. Pattern of Monastic and Sangha Development in Khalkha Mongolia
Lkham Purevjav

21. Buddhist Ceremonies in the Mongolian Capital City Before the Communist Repression and After the Revival
Krizstini Teleki

Notes to Contributors

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