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Kazakhstan and the Soviet Legacy

Between Continuity and Rupture

Editors: Caron, Jean-François (Ed.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive view of Kazakhstan's struggle to affirm its sovereignty 
  • Exposes scholars outside of the region to Central Asian thinkers on political philosophy
  • Offers a local perspective on the changes Kazakhstan faces in light of Chinese investment and development
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This book examines Kazakhstan’s struggle to distance itself from its Soviet past over 25 years after its independence. To a very large extent, the affirmation of its sovereignty and a unique Kazakhstani way remain largely a matter of rhetoric. This book looks to explain the various aspects that show the continuity of Kazakhstan’s political system and governance with its colonial legacy, namely through its foreign policy, the country’s environmental policies, the judicial system, the management of religious diversity, the way youth organizations are structured and administered or how those who were born after the collapse of Soviet Union are still showing a typical Soviet behavioral attitude towards the political sphere.

What are the reasons for this reluctance or incapacity to break away from these ties of the past? Will the unavoidable political transition that will bring new individuals to the head of the state contribute to a real change? Will this lead to a break with the country’s past and a radical shift in the country’s policies or will things remain as they have been since 1991? This book provides some valuable insights on what may happen in the near future to the biggest country of Central Asia.  

About the authors

Jean-François Caron is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Nazarbayev University. His doctoral dissertation completed at the Université Laval (Canada) in 2010 focused on identity politics in multinational states. He has published articles about this topic in National Identities, Nationalism & Ethnic Politics as well the Journal of Intercultural Studies. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kazakhstan and the Soviet Legacy
Book Subtitle
Between Continuity and Rupture
Editors
  • Jean-François Caron
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6693-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6693-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6692-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 209
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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