Homeless in the homeland: Housing protests in Kazakhstan

@article{Alexander2018HomelessIT,
  title={Homeless in the homeland: Housing protests in Kazakhstan},
  author={Catherine Louise Alexander},
  journal={Critique of Anthropology},
  year={2018},
  volume={38},
  pages={204 - 220}
}
  • C. Alexander
  • Published 19 March 2018
  • Political Science
  • Critique of Anthropology
This article tracks housing protests in Kazakhstan’s former capital city, Almaty, from 1989 to 2016 for what they reveal about shifting ideas of rights and obligations between citizens and state. Three broad models of moral economies of housing emerge: the first, during the Soviet period, where equal access to housing was nominally in return for labour; the second, during the early Republican period when pro-Kazakh policies favoured previously marginalised ethnic Kazakhs, and, the third, in the… 
The neglected country(side): Earthquake risk perceptions and disaster risk reduction in post-Soviet rural Kazakhstan
Abstract While increasing resilience to earthquakes in the global South has become a major research and policy goal, the focus has largely been on rapidly expanding urban areas. Rural areas are often
War of family defence? Moral economies of property investors in urban China
Property investment is not an uncontroversial economic activity in urban China where investors are vulnerable to accusations of ill-gotten gain. How do housing investors struggle with questions of ...
A Chronotope of Expansion: Resisting Spatio-temporal Limits in a Kazakh Nuclear Town
This article starts by anatomising the various strategies used by the Soviet regime to contain and ‘disappear’ the nuclear weapon test site in Kazakhstan before moving on to outline attempts by the...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 56 REFERENCES
Borrowed places: Eviction wars and property rights formalization in Kazakhstan
This study examines the way the government of Kazakhstan confronted informal (squatter) settlements and their property in Almaty in 2006. It argues that the way the state handled the issue as part of
Experiencing liminality: housing, renting and informal tenants in Astana
ABSTRACT This article is intended to contribute broadly to research in post-socialist urban studies. Based on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews with ‘newcomers’ to the capital, Astana, from
Illegal settlements and city registration in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: Implications for legal empowerment, politics and ethnic tensions
This paper examines the scale and significance of illegal and unregistered residents in major cities in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, and then considers the implications for the strategy of legal
Unruly Places: Urban Governance and the Persistence of Illegality in Hong Kong's Urban Squatter Areas
Our knowledge of the governance of cities has expanded in recent years with the application of Foucauldian approaches. However, the majority of such work has concentrated on areas where governmental
The Determinants of Economic System Legitimacy in Kazakhstan
Despite robust, and much touted, growth, Kazakhstan's economic system enjoys only tepid support among large swathes of the population and is viewed by many as neither fair nor legitimate. Extreme
The Little Deal: Brezhnev's Contribution To Acquisitive Socialism
Vera Dunham described the accommodation that emerged between regime and middle class in the Soviet Union under Stalin as the "Big Deal."' It represented a dilution of the idealistic, egalitarian
The Spanish Mortgage Crisis and the Re-emergence of Moral Economies in Uncertain Times
During the Spanish housing bubble, the mass access to mortgages for private homeownership, and the subsequent acceptance of the debtor–creditor agreement, was founded on common perceptions of secure
The Legacy of the ‘Coloured Revolutions’: The Case of Kazakhstan
In the second decade of independence, the Kazakh regime, which throughout the 1990s had been thriving on patrimonial networks, began showing signs of moving away from these established patterns. In
Housing Programs
13-1 Overview H affordable housing in particular—is in short supply in many parts of the state. It’s becoming difficult for an increasing number of Vermonters, including renters and first-time home
The ideology of development and legitimation: beyond ‘Kazakhstan 2030’
The paper analyses the multifaceted discourse of development and nation-building in post-Soviet Kazakhstan. It addresses the regional clan–central elite relations and Nursultan Nazarbayev regime's
...
1
2
3
4
5
...