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FY 2013/2014 Research Topic: C-11
Exploring Informal Networks in Kazakhstan: A Multidimensional Approach


This project aims to examine informal networks in Kazakhstan from three different perspectives: on a micro-level concerning the everyday life of ordinary people; on a macro-level related to politics and economy of the state; and in the sphere of international labor migration. The project members explore informal practices in respective areas, and examine the impact of standardization and reproduction of such practices for the Kazakhstani society.


April 2012 - March 2014

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] OKA Natsuko
[ Co-researchers ] Bhavna DAVE (Senior Lecturer, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Dossym SATPAYEV (Director, Risks Assessment Group)