short bio

Slavomír Horák is the Assistant Professor at the Department of Russian and East European Studies of the Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague. His research covers political, social and economic issues in former USSR, with a focus on Central Asia, particularly on Turkmenistan’s domestic issues, especially informal politics and state- and nation-building. He is the author of several books on Central Asian and Afghanistan internal development as well as numerous articles published in Czech, Russian and English scholarly journals.

affiliation and current position

Department of Russian and East European Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague. Assistant Professor


Turkmenistan; political elites; ideology; political regimes; modern history

works/publications on Central Asia

Horák, Slavomir: Leadership Succession in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan: Between Stability and Instability. Central Asian Affairs, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2018, p. 1-15.
Horák, Slavomír: Turkmenistan at the last stage of Perestroika. Determinant of the authoritarian path of independent Turkmenistan. Cahiers de l’Asie Centrale, No. 26, 2016. p. 29-49. ISSN 1270-9247.
Horák, Slavomír – Polese, Abel: A tale of two presidents: personality cult and symbolic nation-building in Turkmenistan. Nationalities Papers, Vol. 43, Issue 3, 2015, p. 457-478. ISSN 0090-5992.

Icons made from Icon Fonts and Freepik from are licensed by CC BY 3.0

Number of events realized

Back to top