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Kazakhstan: Snow Leopard at the Crossroads

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ISBN 9781032080093
May 10, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
300 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In their exploration of more than one thousand years of institutional development, the chapters analyse and assess the development of political arrangements and governance, and economic institutions, from pre-Russian colonization through to the Soviet experiment, and then take a magnifying glass to developments in a post-Soviet, independent Kazakhstan. Using a broad range of sources and data across disciplines, this book is the first explicitly to survey Kazakhstan’s transition as a function of its history, its people and its institutions. Breaking new ground in institutional economics, it provides readers with a comprehensive examination of the history and development of Kazakhstan, and points to where it may be heading in the 21st century.

Table of Contents


Foreword 1 Introduction 2 A Brief Institutional History of Kazakhstan: From Antiquity to 1917 3 Drawing Conclusions from a Thousand Years of Kazakh Institutional History 4 The Soviet Experiment in Kazakhstan 5 The Political Development of Post-Soviet Kazakhstan 6 The Economic Development of Post-Soviet Kazakhstan 7 Conclusion – Which Way, Snow Leopard?

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Christopher A. Hartwell is Professor of International Business Policy, ZHAW School of Management and Law, and Professor of International Management, Kozminski University.