The tyranny of pragmatism: EU–Kazakhstani relations

Anceschi, L. (2014) The tyranny of pragmatism: EU–Kazakhstani relations. Europe-Asia Studies, 66(1), pp. 1-24. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2013.864101)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2013.864101

Abstract

The pragmatic interests of Kazakhstan and the European Union have profoundly influenced the relationship between them, preventing the establishment of successful cooperation in the human dimension. This article investigates these dynamics in detail, placing its spotlight on the role assigned to the relationship with the European Union in the most recent technologies of power devised by the Kazakhstani regime. Particular attention here will be devoted to the tension between the regime's search for international legitimacy and its efforts to insulate itself from EU pressures for political liberalisation.

Item Type:Articles (Editorial)
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Anceschi, Dr Luca
Authors: Anceschi, L.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Journal Name:Europe-Asia Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
ISSN:0966-8136
ISSN (Online):1465-3427

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