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Talk by Dustin Barter, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge on 'Contesting Development: Civil Society in Mongolia and Kazakhstan'

When Jan 31, 2020
from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where Room S1, Alison Richard Building
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Cambridge Central Asia Forum in collaboration with GCRF COMPASS and Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge invites you to a talk by 

Dustin Barter, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge,

on

'Contesting Development: Civil Society in Mongolia and Kazakhstan'

Date: 31 January

Time: 11-1pm

Venue: Room S1, Alison Richard Building

 

Abstract: Dustin will look at interconnected dynamics relating to natural resource management, civil society and related contestations in Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Both resource rich countries with low population density, Mongolia and Kazakhstan's trajectories have been quite divergent since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Mongolia is heralded as a beacon of democracy surrounded by authoritarianism, but economically languishes, while Kazakhstan is deeply autocratic, yet has by and large achieved rapid economic growth. Where does civil society sit within these trajectories and what has been the influence of international actors, both private sector and non private sector?

Everyone is welcome.