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State-Building in Kazakhstan: Continuity and Transformation of Informal Institutions
Author: Dina Sharipova Category: Culture, Kazakhstan, Politics Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: 2018 Language: English Link to Publisher
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This study challenges the conventional wisdom that informal institutions—networks, clientelism, and connections— disappear in modern societies due to the processes of liberalization and industrialization. Using Kazakhstan as a case study, Sharipova shows that informal reciprocal institutions continue to play an important role in shaping people’s everyday lives.