Kazakhstans changing geopolitics: The resource economy and popular attitudes about Chinas growing regional influence

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Abstract

A US geographer examines prevailing geopolitical discourses in Kazakhstan, through a case study of attitudes toward China and its influence in contemporary affairs. As part of a broader research project, the study draws on data from participant observation, textual analysis, interviews, focus groups, and a country-wide survey administered in Kazakhstan between June 2009 and July 2011. The author investigates the divergent findings across these methods, reflecting a profound ambivalence in popular attitudes about China, and explores their implications for the political geographic literature on state-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-133
Number of pages24
JournalEurasian Geography and Economics
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013

Keywords

  • China
  • Kazakhstan
  • capital city
  • critical geopolitics
  • popular geopolitics
  • state-making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics

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