My publications

( Numbering in a reverse order. Articles in this blog are not included)

65. Labour Migration and the Ritual Economy of the Uzbek Extended Family, Zeitschrift für Ethnologie, 138 (2013), 259-284

64. Uzbekistan Country Report, Transformation Index BTI 2014: Gütersloh: Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2014,;

63. Central Asian Migrants in Russia: A Heated Debate, 19 March 2014, Fair Observer,

62. Центральная Азия: От «буферного» мышления к политике суверенитета,, 07.04.2014,

61. Review of the book “Land and power in Khorezm: farmers, communities and the state in Uzbekistan’s decollectivisation process” by Trevisani, Tommaso, Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale, Volume 20, Issue 3, pages 354–355, 9 August 2012,

60. Mustaqillik Ideology Tested: Nation-State Building in Uzbekistan and Related Security Challenges, OSCE Yearbook 2012, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2013, pp 109-121.

59. Uzbekistan Country Report, Bertelsmann Stiftung (Ed.), Transformation Index BTI 2012: Political Management in International Comparison, Gütersloh: Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2012, (Actually, I can claim only circa 70% of authorship, as in some places I’ve just updated the previous version written by other author; plus the methodological frameworks is the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s).

58. “Iakubovskii and Others: Canonizing Uzbek National History”, ed. Florian Mühlfried and Sergey Sokolovskiy, Exploring the Edge of Empire: Soviet Era Anthropology in the Caucasus and Central Asia, Reihe: Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia, 2011, pp. 237-258.

57. “Neopatrimonialism, patronage and factionalism in post-soviet Uzbekistan”, Ed. Daniel Bach and Mamoudou Gazibo, Neopatrimonialism in Africa and Beyond, Routlege: 2012, pp. 186-196.

56. “Özbek Kimliğinin Arkeolojisi”, Ed. Gönül Pultar, Ağır Gökyüzünde Kanat Çırpmak: Sovyetsonrası Türk Cumhuriyetlerinde Kültürel Kimlik Arayışı ve Müzakeresi, Istanbul: Tetragon, 2012, pp. 185-236.

56. “Unfulfilled Expectations of Democracy: Political Developments in Central Asia after 9/11”, 10 Years after September 11, A Social Science Research Council Essay Forum, September 2011,

55. “Islam Karimow – Der ewige Präsident? Perspektiven eines Führungswechsels in Usbekistan”, Zentralasien- Analysen, NR. 37 28.01.2011, pp.2 -5.

54.      “Stalled at the Doorstep to Modern State: Neopatrimonial Regime in Uzbekistan”, Emilian Kawalski Ed., Stable Outside Fragile Inside? Post-Soviet Statehood in Central Asia, Surrey: Asgate, 2010, pp. 195 – 210.

53. “Russia Lures Uzbekistan as its Strategic Satellite in Central Asia”, Nr. 29: Russia and Central Asia, 16 Oct 2007, Russian Analytical Digest,

52. “Neopatrimonialism in Uzbekistan: Interest groups, Patronage Networks and Impasses of the Governance System”, Central; Asian Survey, March, 2007, 26 (1), pp. 65 – 84.

51. “National Ideologies and Historical Mythology Construction in Post-Soviet Central Asia”, Paolo Sartori and Tommaso Trevisani, Ed., Patterns of Transformation in and Around Uzbekistan, Diabasis: Emilia, 2007, pp. 91-120.

50. “Archaeology of Uzbek Identity”, Anthropology & Archaeology of Eurasia, Spring 2006, Vol. 44 No. 04.

49.      “The National and the Ethnic as Constructs and/or Phenomena of Civil Society”, Anthropology & Archaeology of Eurasia, Spring 2006, Vol. 44 No. 04.

48. “The Phenomenology of “Akromiya”:  Clearing Facts From Fiction”. China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, Volume 4, No. (2006) p. 39-48, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program,

47. “Akramiya: extremistskoye dvizhenie ili predtecha islamskoi sotsialnoi demokratii?”, Rasy i narody, Annual publication, No. 32, 2006, pp 116 – 156.

46. “Akromiya: Islamic extremism or the Islamic brand of social democracy?” UNISCI DISCUSSION PAPERS, Nº 11 (Mayo / May 20, 2006)

45. “Speculation continues over appointment of new Uzbek MVD chief, resignation of SNB chair seems inevitable”, Eurasian Daily Monitor, Tuesday, January 31, 2006,

44. “Profit, not patronage: Chinese interests in Uzbekistan”, CHINA BRIEF Volume 5, Issue 20 (September 27, 2005)

43. “Post-Soviet Central Asia: from nationhood mythologies to regional cold wars?” Irina Morozova, ed., “Towards Social Stability and Democratic Governance in Central Eurasia: challenges to regional security”. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2005, p. 82-102.

42. “The thorny path of civil society in Uzbekistan”. Central Asian Survey, Volume 24, Number 3 / September 2005.

41. “Постсоветская этнография: мифотворчество и власть” [post-Soviet ethnography: mythology construction and power], “Ab Imperio”, No. 4, 2005. p.327-336.

40. «Национальное и этническое как конструкты и/или явления гражданского общества: ответ оппонентам», “Этнографическое обозрение”, No. 1, 2005, 92-101.

39. “Archaeology of Uzbek Identity”. Central Asian Survey (December 2004), 23 (3-4), 289 – 326.

38. “Mystery Surrounds Tashkent Explosions.” Middle East Report Online, April 15, 2004. Available:

37. Agricultural Investment and the Private Sector in Central Asia: The Case of Uzbekistan, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), (2004)  forthcoming.

36. “The Limits of Centralization: Regional Challenges in Uzbekistan.”  In Pauline Jones Luong (ed.) The Transformation of Central Asia: States and Societies from Soviet Rule to Independence. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press (2004), p. 159-181.

35. Этнический атлас Узбекистана, под ред. А. Ильхамова и Л. Жуковой,  Ташкент: ЛИА <Р. Элинина> и Институт Открытое Общество – Узбекистан, (2002).

34. “Археология узбекской идентичности”, Этнический атлас Узбекистана, под ред. А. Ильхамова и Л. Жуковой,  Ташкент: ЛИА <Р. Элинина> и Институт Открытое Общество – Узбекистан, (2002), стр. 268-311.

33. Nation-State Formation: Features of Social Stratification in the Late Soviet Era.”  International Journal of Middle East Studies 34, no. 2, May 2002.

32. “Out, Out, Damn Despot”, The Moscow Times, May 19, 2005. Issue 3169. Page 8,

31. “Unsolicited Advice From President Karimov”. The Moscow Times, December 20, 2004,

30. “Controllable Democracy in Uzbekistan.” Middle East Report 222 (Spring 2002).

29. “Uzbek Islamism: Imported Ideology or Grassroots Movements?” Middle East Report, 221 (Winter 2001).

28. “Impoverishment of the Masses in the Transition Period: Signs of an Emerging “New Poor” Identity in Uzbekistan.” Central Asian Survey, 20, no.1 (.2001), p. 33-54.

27. “Divided Economy: Kolkhozes vs. Peasant Subsistence Farms in Uzbekistan.” Central Asian Monitor, 4, (2000).

26. Prospects for Regional Integration in Central Asia. Posted at Social Sciences Research Council Essays: After September 11: Perspectives from the Social Sciences, Available:  essays/ilkhamov.htm

25. “A Bicameral Parliament for Uzbekistan?” Central Eurasian Project, Open Society Institute. Available:, (June 22, 2000).

24. “Uzbekistan Agriculture Enterprise Restructuring and Development Program” Co-authored with Nilufar Egamberdi, Peter Gordon, Deniz Kandiyoti and John Schoeberlein-Engel. In Ause Kudat, Stan Peabody and Caglar Keyder (eds.)  Social Assessment and Agricultural Reforms in Central Asia and Turkey, Washington, DC: World Bank, (2000). Available: WDS_IBank_Servlet?pcont=details&eid=000094946_ 00042605364488.

23. “Uzbekistan: Consultations with the Poor.” Participatory Poverty Assessment in Uzbekistan for the World Development Report 2000/01. National Synthesis Report. Co-authored with the World Bank, (1999).

22. “The Lands and Peoples of the Caspian Region.” In Hooshang Amirahmadi(ed.)The Caspian Region at Crossroad Challenges of a New Frontier of Energy and Development.  Co-authored with John Schoeberlein. London: Macmillan Press (2000).

21. “Shirkats, Dekhqon Farmers and Others: Farm Restructuring in Uzbekistan.” Central Asian Survey, 17, no. 4, (1998.).

20. “Perceptions of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Issues: Focus Group Discussions in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.” Field Report No.10. Co-authored with J.Douglas Storey and Brit Saksvig, Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD (August 1997).

19. “Client’s Perspectives on Contraceptive Technology and Practices in the Tashkent Region of Uzbekistan: a Report on Focus Group Research Findings.” Co-authored  with J.Douglas Storey and Igor Pogrebov, Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD (March 1994).

18. “Social Assessment of Urban Water Supply.” Uzbekistan: Water Supply, Sanitation and Health. Project. Urban Component. Co-authored with Ayse Kudat, Bulent Ozbilgin and Arustan Zholdasov. Washington: World Bank (1996).

17. Water Vendors Survey. Uzbekistan: Water Supply, Sanitation and Health. Project. Co-authored with Ayse Kudat, Bulent Ozbilgin, Rita Cestti and Arustan Zholdasov. Washington: World Bank (1996).

16. Salinity Taste Tolerance Assessment. Uzbekistan: Water Supply, Sanitation and Health. Project. Co-authored with Ayse Kudat, Bulent Ozbilgin and Arustan Zholdasov. Washington: World Bank (1996).

15. “Exit to the Ocean: Geopolitical Review [Vykhod k okeanu: geopolitichesky obzor].” Pravda Vostoka, May 2 (1996)

14. “The Third Class’: Myth or Reality? [Tretye soslovie:’ mif ili real’nost].” Birzhevoi Vestnik Vostoka, No. 1 (1996).

13. “Science and Education: Reserves of Development [Nauka i obrazovanie: rezervy razvitia].” Pravda Vostoka, October 10 (1995).

12. “From National Ideology to National Interests [Milliyat Ghoyasidan Milly Manfaatlarga].” Vatan No. 25 (1996).

11. “The Priority is National Interests [Prioritet – natsional’nim interesam..” Pravda Vostoka, August 12 (1995).

10. “Perspectives on Contraceptive Technology and Practices in Three Central Asian Republics – A Preliminary Report of Focus Group Research Findings.” Project completed with funding from the USAID and the support of the Ministries of Health in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. In co-authorship with Douglas Storey and Igor Pogrebov. Washington: USAID (1994).

9.   “Uzbekistan: Ethnic and Social Problems of the Transition Period [Uzbekistan: etnosocial’niye problemy perehodnogo perioda].” Sociologicheskie Issledovaniya No. 8 (1992).

8.   “The West Is West, The East Is East? [Zapad yest zapad, vostok yest vostok?].” Co-authored with Igor Pogrebov. Vek XX i Mir, No. 4 (1992).

7.   “Perspectives of Uzbekistan: The Experience of Conceptual Modeling[Perspektivy Uzbekiatana: Opyt kontseptual’nogo modelirovaniya].” In three parts. Narod i Demokratiya, Nos. 2, 3, 4 (1992).

6.   “Towards a Social Market Economy: How the Forces of the Transition Period are Imagined [K sotsialnoy rynochnoy ekonomike: kakim predstavlyayetsya mekhanizm perekhodnogo perioda].” In two parts. Tashkentskaia Pravda, January 8 and 10 (1992).

5.   “Through the Thorns… To the Market [Cherez ternii. k rynku].” Economica i Zhizn’ No. 5 (1990).

4.   “The Third Way: Models of Economic Behavior and Development [Trety put: model ekonomicheskogo povedeniya i razvitiya].” Zhizn’ i Economica, No. 9 (1990).

3.   “Dilemmas of Political Self-Determination [Dilemma polyticheskogo samo-opredeleniya].” In two parts. Tashkentskaia Pravda, (January 17 and 31 1992).

2.   “The First Uzbek Parliament: A Sociological Portrait [Pervyi Uzbeksky parlament: socialny portret].” Co-authored with Igor Pogrebov. Komsomolets Uzbekistana, (April 5 1990).

1.   “Information to Meditate Upon: Comparative Analysis of the Republican Delegation’s Social Staff at the All-Union Congress of People Deputies.[Informatsiya k razmishleniyu: sravnitel’ny analis sotsialnogo sostava respublikanskikh dlegatsiy na Vsesoyuznom S’yezde Narodnih Deputatov]” Co-authored with Igor Pogrebov. Komsomolets Uzbekistana, (June 7 1989).

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