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Announcement of Recent Publication:

The States at Regional Risk projects is pleased to announce the publication of an edited volume, Mongolians After Socialism:  Politics, Economy, Religion.  This book was published in August 2012 in Ulaanbaatar by Admon Press in simultaneous English language and Mongolian language editions. All chapters in both languages are also available on our website. (To view chapters, click on sidebar to the left or click here.)

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.  The challenges of Mongolia’s economic growth, its historical precedents, its political developments, and the recovery and reassertion of Mongolian cultural and religious heritage are all considered.  Authors range from the former national security advisor, the head of the national planning commission, the former US Ambassador, and a presidential advisor, to a prominent contemporary shaman, leading lamas of Mongolia, a leading Christian pastor, historians, social activists, and leading international professors concerning Mongolian history, contemporary society, Buddhist studies and art scholars.

The volume stems from a conference held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in June 2011 and a larger project on States at Regional Risk (SARR) at Emory University. SARR is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the present book project is co-organized with the Open Society Forum (OSF) in Ulaanbaatar, with additional support from the Rubin Foundation of New York and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Mongolians After Socialism is co-published by the National University of Mongolia, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Open Society Forum.  The book is co-edited by Dr. Bruce Knauft, SARR Director and by Dr. Richard Taupier, University of Massachusetts, Amherst with the assistance of Gerelmaa Amgaabazar of OSF.  Lkham Purevjav, of the Institute of History at the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, was managing editor in Mongolia.  This volume, and the larger project of which it is a part, are a genuinely Mongolian-international accomplishment.

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