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Kazakhstan’s Developmental Journey

Entrenched Paradigms, Achievements, and the Challenge of Global Competitiveness

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Explores Kazakhstan's transition since it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 to the present day

  • Broadens the academic literature about Central Asia

  • Theorizes the possibilities for sustainable growth and the avoidance of the fossil fuel economy

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. The Role of Key Sectors in Transforming the Nation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Evolution of Agricultural Policy in Kazakhstan

      • Aziza Baubekova, Anastasia Tikhonova, Anastasia Kvasha
      Pages 51-90
  3. New Paradigms for Kazakhstan’s Market Economy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 129-129
    2. Monotowns of Kazakhstan: Development Challenges and Opportunities

      • Madina Junussova, Aigul Beimisheva
      Pages 211-247
  4. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 249-249
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 263-271

About this book

This book discusses Kazakhstan’s transitioning trajectory to a market economy since it declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.. It analyses the evolution of key policy areas and sectors through the lens of policy development and implementation, and evaluates their suitability in pursuing the country’s strategic objectives.  
Topics include policy initiatives for economic development, new policy paradigms in public service delivery and infrastructure improvement, and water-energy-food (WEF) nexus thinking in governing the WEF sectors. 
The book argues that policies developed in the 1990s and 2000s have so far served the nation’s needs. Nevertheless, as Kazakhstan seeks to achieve a competitive edge worldwide, many of these policies would require adjustment, or a paradigm shift.  
Providing a unique outlook on policy and governance, this book will appeal to scholars, students, and practitioners involved with Kazakhstan and Central Asia and interested in the transformation of ex-Soviet nations, their policy, and sustainable development.   

Anastasia Koulouri is a Lecturer at the Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Previously she has held posts at the University of Strathclyde and Abertay University (UK), the Technical University of Helsinki (Finland), and the Belgian Nuclear Energy Research Centre (Belgium). She holds a PhD in Management Science from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. Her research interests include energy policy and security in resource-rich countries with particular focus on Kazakhstan, and sustainable development of transitional economies. Dr Koulouri has co-edited volumes on Energy Security (Palgrave Macmillan 2019), and on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus (Routledge 2019).  

Nikolai Mouraviev is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Business, Law and Social Sciences, Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland, UK. Previously he has held teaching positions at KIMEP University (Kazakhstan); Wayne State University (US); and Viterbo University (US). Part of his research focuses on public-private collaboration in developing nations, and he has published extensively in this area including a monograph (Palgrave Macmillan 2017) and an edited volume (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2017). In addition, his research interests include entrepreneurship and governance of the energy sector. Dr Mouraviev has co-authored six books, including two research monographs, and published more than 50 papers. 

Keywords

  • Central Asia
  • Post-Soviet Space
  • Belt and Road
  • Resource Management
  • Eurasia
  • russian and post-soviet politics

Reviews

“It is noteworthy that most of the chapters were written by young researchers from Kazakhstan, who contributed to the significant enrichment of the book with meaningful empirical data and expert assessments of modern political and socio—economic trends in Kazakhstan. … this book could also be recommended to students and researchers not only in the field of public administration but also in the field of international relations for a deeper understanding … and the economic diplomacy of Kazakhstan.” (Almas Dissyukov, Acta Via Serica, Vol. 6 (2), December, 2021)

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

    Anastasia Koulouri

  • Abertay University, Dundee, UK

    Nikolai Mouraviev

About the editors

Anastasia Koulouri is a Lecturer at the Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Previously she has held posts at the University of Strathclyde and Abertay University (UK), the Technical University of Helsinki (Finland), and the Belgian Nuclear Energy Research Centre (Belgium). She holds a PhD in Management Science from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. Her research interests include energy policy and security in resource-rich countries with particular focus on Kazakhstan, and sustainable development of transitional economies. Dr Koulouri has co-edited volumes on Energy Security (Palgrave Macmillan 2019), and on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus (Routledge 2019).  

Nikolai Mouraviev is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Business, Law and Social Sciences, Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland, UK. Previously he has held teaching positions at KIMEP University (Kazakhstan); Wayne State University (US); and Viterbo University (US). Part of his research focuses on public-private collaboration in developing nations, and he has published extensively in this area including a monograph (Palgrave Macmillan 2017) and an edited volume (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2017). In addition, his research interests include entrepreneurship and governance of the energy sector. Dr Mouraviev has co-authored seven books, including two research monographs, and published more than 50 papers. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Kazakhstan’s Developmental Journey

  • Book Subtitle: Entrenched Paradigms, Achievements, and the Challenge of Global Competitiveness

  • Editors: Anastasia Koulouri, Nikolai Mouraviev

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6899-2

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Political Science and International Studies, Political Science and International Studies (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-15-6898-5

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-15-6901-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-15-6899-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 271

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: European Politics, Sustainability, Asian Economics

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-15-6899-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)