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EUCACIS in Brief No. 1: Frederick Starr — Central Asia, the West, State and Religion

Consid­ering the Western policy towards Central Asia in the direct aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union, Starr sees general blindness of the West to the impor­tance of cultural values. That led the West to severely under­value or even ignore the impor­tance of its own values, especially in the area of religion. Therefore, Starr explains that the West should affirm the impor­tance of secular states and laws as such and to work with Central Asian states to develop insti­tu­tions and practices that best embody these ideas in the context of their societies.

EUCACIS in Brief No. 1 can be downloaded here.