A new post is live at The CESS blog. This is the first in a series of author interviews highlighting the books shortlisted for this year’s prize. Here we welcome Malika Bahovadinova’s interview of Artemy Kalinovsky on Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan (Cornell University Press 2018).
“Artemy Kalinovsky’s Laboratory of Socialist Development investigates the Soviet effort to make promises of decolonization a reality by looking at the politics and practices of economic development in central Asia between World War II and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Focusing on the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic, Kalinovsky places the Soviet development of central Asia in a global context.” (Cornell University Press website)