Dr Balihar Sanghera is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies (Taught) at the University of Kent
Published in: oDR: OpinionRentier capitalism and class warfare in Kazakhstan
Blame ‘free’ market reforms that benefit the rich and powerful at the expense of the working class for the country’s...
Global capitalism in Central Asia and competing economic imaginaries
For the US, Russia and China, Central Asia is a space of competing economic influences.
Unmasking Central Asia's neoliberal judges
Despite claims of impartiality, judges in Central Asia often incorporate neoliberal economic and moral values into...
Economic dystopia in Kyrgyzstan
Hailed as a success story for liberal market reforms, Kyrgyzstan in fact provides an example of how the rentier...
Wanted: Economic Equality to Mend Kyrgyzstan
Media reports of disturbances in Kyrgyzstan’s two main cities Bishkek and Osh focused on human rights and ethnicity....
Why are Kyrgyzstan’s slum dwellers so angry?
If you want to understand what has motivated the uprising of Kyrgyzstan’s poor, you need look no further than the...