Kazakhstan: Power and the Elite (Hardcover)

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Kazakhstan is a major Central Asian state occupying a key geopolitical position in a region of huge interest to the West as well as to its potential superpower neighbors. External vulnerability is compounded by internal instability in a region of intense rivalry and a potential geopolitical flashpoint. This ground-breaking political study is within an historical framework and based not only on original official and academic material but, most importantly, on over 150 interviews with leaders of the national and regional elite.

About the Author

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

Praise For…

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781860648540
ISBN-10: 1860648541
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company
Publication Date: September 1st, 2005
Pages: 208
Language: English