No eBook available Carnegie Endowment Amazon. It appeared that democracy was beginning to take hold in this newly independent state. Nearly two decades later, Kazakhstan has achieved the World Bank's ranking of a "middle economic country," but its economy is straining from the global economic crisis.
The country's political system still needs fundamental reform before Kazakhstan can be considered a democracy. Unfulfilled Promise examines the development of this ethnically diverse and strategically vital nation, which seeks to play an influential role on the international stage. Praise for the previous edition of Kazakhstan:. Olcott specializes in the problems of transitions in Central Asia and the Caucasus as well as the security challenges in the Caspian region more generallly.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. At the outset of independence 18 years ago, Kazakhstan's leaders promised that the country's rich natural resources, with oil and gas reserves among the largest in the world, would soon bring economic prosperity. Praise for the previous edition of Kazakhstan: Selected pages Title Page.
Contents Ch 1 Introducing Kazakhstan. Ch 2 Reluctantly Accepting Independence. Ch 3 The Challenge of Creating Kazakhstanis.
Ch 4 Trying Pluralism and Abandoning It. Ch 5 Economic Development or Stealing the State? Ch 6 A Divided Society. Other editions - View all Kazakhstan: Unfulfilled Promise Limited preview. Martha Brill Olcott No preview available - Ch 1 Introducing Kazakhstan.More...