Dr. Asel Doolotkeldieva teaches graduate courses in Political Science at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. She earned her PhD from the University of Exeter (UK) in Politics and her Masters’ degree from Sciences Po Paris. Previously, she was a Visiting Fellow at College Mondial, FMSH (Paris, France). Her academic interests include social mobilizations, regime transition and democratization, postsocialism, and political economy of resource extraction in Central Asia.

Book project: “Micro-dynamics of protests in trust deficit societies”
Keywords: Problems of collective action, mistrust, regime change, Central Asia

Selected publications

“Madrasa-based Religious Learning: Between Secular State and Competing Fellowships in Kyrgyzstan”, Central Asian Affairs, Volume 7, Issue 3, September 2020, 211-235, https://doi.org/10.30965/22142290-bja10010

“Regulating Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Large Scale Mining in Kyrgyzstan”, OSCE Academy’s Policy Briefs, 2020, 1-11

“Uncertainty Perpetuated? The Pitfalls of a Weakly Institutionalized Party System in Kyrgyzstan”, with Alexander Wolters, Central Asian Affairs, Issue 4, January 2017, pp. 26-50, https://doi.org/10.1163/22142290-00401002

“State as Resource, Mediator and Performer: Understanding the Local and Global Politics of Gold Mining in Kyrgyzstan”, with John Heathershaw, Central Asian Survey, Vol. 34, Issue 1, March 2015, 93-110, https://doi.org/10.1080/02634937.2015.1010853

“Peripheral Protests as an Opportunity: “Brokers” in Action”, in Laruelle, M. & Engvall, J., Kyrgyzstan beyond “Democracy Island” and “Failing State”, Lexington Books, 2015

Development of Political Parties in Rural Kyrgyzstan in Semi-Parliamentarian Conditions, FES publications, Bishkek, 2015

Work in Progress

“The third violent change of government in Kyrgyzstan: a story of three dimensions” in Anja Mihr (ed.), Transformation and Development in the Organization and Security Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Region, Springer Publisher, 2021

“Vigilantism as a Group Effect, Social Mechanism of Control and Political Project”, paper prepared for the Special Issue on Vigilantism and Conservative values, East European Politics, 2021

“Soviet Geologists and “New” Corporate Extraction of Natural Resources: Evolution and Circulation of Knowledge on Extractive-Led Development”, draft paper prepared for Virtual Conference “Conjunctural Geographies of Postsocialist and Postcolonial Conditions: Theory Thirty Years after 1989”, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography