Kazakhstan by Martha Brill Olcott
Unfulfilled Promise

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Kazakhstan's oil and gas reserves are among the largest in the world. At the outset of independence 10 years ago, Kazakhstan's leaders promised that the country's rich natural resources would soon bring economic prosperity, and it appeared that democracy was beginning to take hold in this newly independent state. A decade later, economic reform is mired in widespread corruption. A regime that flirted with democracy is now laying the foundation for family-based, authoritarian rule. The first thorough examination of the development of this ethnically diverse and strategically vital nation, Kazakhstan: Unfulfilled Promise is a valuable resource for policymakers, scholars, and students concerned with the process of transition from communism to independent statehood in the former Soviet Union.

 

About Martha Brill Olcott

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Martha Brill Olcott is professor of political science at Colgate University and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. The author or editor of four books, she was a grantee of the U.S. Institute of Peace in 1992-93.
 
Published November 30, 2001 by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 322 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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