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Kazakhstan: Power and the Elite

Kazakhstan: Power and the Elite
Sally Cummings

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This volume provides a political study of Kazakhstan, a major Central Asian state rich in natural resources, occupying a key geopolitical position, sandwiched between China and Russia. It is an "accidental country", one that emerged from a Soviet Republic and was not expected to be an independent state, ruled by an insecure elite and with no monoethnic base as a source for legitimacy. This study places new developments within an historical framework. It is based not only on original official and academic material but also on over 150 interviews with leaders of the national and regional elite.

Author Info

Sally N. Cummings is at the Department of Politics, School of Social and Political Studies, at the University of Edinburgh. As the First UK Commercial Attache to Kazakhstan she was able to develop contacts with many policy makers and the business community.

Review

"There a few accounts in Western languages of contemprary Kazakhstan affairs and this book is to welcomed for that."
Asian Affairs, July 2006 ""There a few accounts in Western languages of contemprary Kazakhstan affairs and this book is to welcomed for that.""
Asian Affairs, July 2006 ""There a few accounts in Western languages of contemprary Kazakhstan affairs and this book is to welcomed for that.""
Asian Affairs, July 2006

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

Hardback
ISBN: 9781860648540
Publication Date: 23 Jun 2005
Number of Pages: 224
Height: 234
Width: 156
Illustrations: 20 illustrations

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