• Seminar Legislative experiences of Poland and Kazakhstan in the scope of the territorial self-government and national minority policy, Warsaw, Senate of the Republic of Poland, 9 July 2014

    Author: Andrzej Bisztyga
    Institution: Katowice School of Economics (Poland)
    Year of publication: 2014
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    Pages: 431–433
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2014027
    PDF: ppsy/43/ppsy2014027.pdf

    The seminary was a joint undertaking of the two committees of the Senate of the Republic of Poland and the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Warsaw. It was held by the Senate Legislation Committee, Senate Territorial Self-Government and State Administration Committee and a team of the Embassy of Kazakhstan led by Ambassador Dr Yerik Utembaev. The seminary’s guests were Members of the Mazylis, Kazakhstan’s lower chamber of parliament chaired by Mazylis Deputy Chair – Mr Sergey A. Dyachenko. Besides, the seminary was participated by deputies, senators as well as representatives of business, academic and political communities, interested in and taking action for the development of the relations between Poland and post-Soviet states of Central Asia, including President of Adam Marszałek Publishing House, Dr Adam Marszałek, Doctor of Honoris Causa, Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University in in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The organization of the seminary had several aims. The main aim of the event was the exchange of experiences between Poland and Kazakhstan in the scope of legislation concerning the activity of both countries’ territorial self-governments as well as in the scope of safeguarding freedoms and rights of national minorities. Of no less importance was enabling the Polish participants to learn the specific characteristics of the functioning of Kazak administration, which comes to pursue its tasks within a very extensive area inhabited by approximately 140 nations.

  • Prichiny tragicheskikh sobytijj 1916 goda na territorii Turkestanskogo kraja

    Author: Elena Niyazovna Zakirova
    Institution: Yugra State University, Russia
    Year of publication: 2016
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    Pages: 211-219
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/npw2016215
    PDF: npw/11/npw2016215.pdf

    This article reveals the main reasons, stages and consequences of the Central Asian peoples revolt against the Russian authorities during the World War I.

  • Polish FDI in Central Asian Countries

    Author: Krystyna Gomółka
    Institution: Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland)
    Year of publication: 2018
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    Pages: 20–38
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2018102
    PDF: ppsy/47-1/ppsy2018102.pdf

    Since gaining independence, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan gradually opened their markets to foreign investors. Before Poland’s accession to the European Union, the activities of Polish investors in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan were based on bilateral treaties concluded by Poland with those countries. Later, except Turkmenistan, they were governed by the partnership and cooperation agreements between the European Communities and their Member States. Despite the ample investment opportunities and favourable conditions for access to the market, the activity of Polish companies in these markets has not produced a significant effect. Poland invested with more considerable success on the markets in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. It made investment attempts in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, leaving out Turkmenistan. The reason why Poland has a weak position in these markets is the distance between the partners and inability of Polish companies to effectively compete with large multinational companies which have been operating there for years. In the Kazakh market, good investment prospects are available for waste management, petrochemical, mining and road construction companies. In Kyrgyzstan, there are cooperation possibilities in the area of modern agricultural and processing technologies and establishment of fruit and vegetable processing enterprises. In Tajikistan, enterprises can invest in petroleum and natural gas extraction and exploitation, the fuel market, processing of precious metals and construction of conventional and hydroelectric power plants. In Turkmenistan, Polish companies can compete for road, railway and housing construction contracts, whereas in Uzbekistan they can invest in businesses covered by government tax reductions.

  • Współpraca Unii Europejskiej z Kazachstanem w zakresie dobrego rządzenia, demokracji, praw człowieka i wsparcia reform instytucjonalnych

    Author: Krystyna Gomółka
    Institution: Politechnika Gdańska, Poland
    Year of publication: 2017
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    Pages: 15-29
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/npw2017401
    PDF: npw/15/npw2017401.pdf

    The European Union supported Kazakhstan in carrying out political, economic and social reform twice. For the first time EU did so within the framework of the TACIS program in the years 1991–2006 when Kazakhstan has received $ 166 million mainly for the restructuring of state-owned enterprises, agriculture, infrastructure, energy, telecommunications, transport, environmental protection, administrative reform and health care and education. Again, the European Union has granted funds to Kazakhstan in the framework of the Strategy for Central Asia in 2007–2013. The main burden of support has been designed to prepare for institutional reforms for good governance and human rights protection. There were implemented 17 projects within four sectors: legal services and the judiciary; human rights, economic policy and development, strengthening civil society. In assessing the changes in some regions of the country reported good practices in the field of dialogue between local authorities and non-governmental organizations, increase the efficiency of public services and the transparency of budgetary expenditure. It was emphasized, however, that the authorities of Kazakhstan do not show understanding for the concept of good governance and democratization processes.

  • Velikijj Shelkovyjj put i tengrianstvo v strategijakh kulturnojj politiki sovremennogo Kazakhstana

    Author: Zhanerke N. Shaygozova
    Institution: Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University, Republic of Kazakhstan
    Author: Madina E. Sultanova
    Institution: Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University, Republic of Kazakhstan
    Author: Aktolkyn Kulsariyeva
    Institution: Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University, Republic of Kazakhstan
    Year of publication: 2017
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    Pages: 96-112
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/npw2017406
    PDF: npw/15/npw2017406.pdf

    In the paper, the chosen aspects of Kazakhstan’s contemporary cultural policy were examined, i.e., the new shape of the Silk Road, and the concept of Tengriism. Tengriism, being and open ideological and world-view shaping system, had an enormous influence on forming, developing and functioning of the unique and fundamental principles of peace and concord, which were recognized by the people of Kazakhstan as their political, economic, and cultural guidance. The nature of Tengriism, perceived in Central Asia, and in Kazakhstan in particular, not as a religion, but as an idiosyncratic worldview, was solidified due to tolerance principles, on which the Great Silk Road, among others factors, had a great influence throughout the years. Nowadays, the current contexts of Tengriism and the Silk Road have become essential components for the process of ethnic and cultural memory regeneration in modern Kazakhstan, thus fostering the national identity consolidation. The presented research focuses on three basic aspects: the specificity of cultural and historic landscape of the Great Steppe, conditioned by the historic presence and influence of the Silk Road; the various traces of Tengriism in modern Kazakhstan; and the potential of both Tengriism and the Silk Road evidenced in the present-day cultural policy of Kazakhstan.

  • Modernizacja czy kolonizacja? Recepcja okresu radzieckiego w polityce historycznej Kazachstanu i Uzbekistanu

    Author: Michał Kuryłowicz
    Institution: Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Poland
    Year of publication: 2017
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    Pages: 167-189
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/npw2017410
    PDF: npw/15/npw2017410.pdf

    The article describes the politics of memory of the Soviet Union in post-soviet Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan (1991–2016). The analysis is based on the following documents: Presidents N. Nazarbaev and I. Karimov statements, their publications, the politics of commemoration and historical education in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan after 1991. Author tries to compare two national historical narrations over the Soviet regime and argues that Uzbeks and Kazakhs were used two different approach of criticism of soviet colonialism, related to their foreign policy towards Russia

  • Przywództwo w Eurazjatyckiej Unii Gospodarczej

    Author: Natalia A. Roślik
    Institution: Uniwersytet Opolski, Opole
    Year of publication: 2018
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    Pages: 63-76
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20181803
    PDF: npw/18/npw1803.pdf

    Leadership in the Eurasian Economic Union

    Paper Leadership in the Eurasian Economic Union is an attempt to analyse and discuss the subject of leadership in a given organization. The author, initially, thinks about the definition of leadership, then characterizes organization. Subsequently, there is an analysis of who may have a real impact on the shape and policy of EAEU – the structure of the union, presidents of member countries, prime ministers or also the so-called gray eminences such as Professor Dugin.

  • Rynek turystyczny w Kazachstanie – wybrane zagadnienia

    Author: Natalia Gburzyńska
    Institution: Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1091-4741
    Year of publication: 2019
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    Pages: 159-176
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20192014
    PDF: npw/20/npw2014.pdf

    Tourist market in Kazakhstan – selected issues

    This article concerns the modern tourist market in Kazakhstan. I focused to a large extent on the indications of the tourist industry’s characteristics in this country as well as the potential chances and threats that may be encountered in this area of the economy. The conclusions contained in the publication were based not only on source materials, but also on the author’s personal observations and memories of friends of the traveler. The aim of the article was to draw attention to the unusual tourism richness that can be observed by traveling through this country of Central Asia, as well as changing the stereotypical view of Kazakhstan.

  • Relacje kazachsko-rosyjskie i ich znaczenie dla bezpieczeństwa na obszarze postradzieckim

    Author: Paweł Bielicki
    Institution: Instytut Solidarności i Męstwa im. Witolda Pileckiego w Warszawie
    Year of publication: 2020
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    Pages: 51-71
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/athena.2020.66.04
    PDF: apsp/66/apsp6604.pdf

    Przedmiotem mojego zainteresowania jest przedstawienie najważniejszych uwarunkowań polityczno-ekonomicznych relacji pomiędzy Federacją Rosyjską a Kazachstanem. Głównym celem niniejszej pracy jest opisanie obecnego stanu rzeczy we wzajemnych kontaktach i ich znaczenie dla bezpieczeństwa na terenie byłego ZSRR. Ponadto istotna będzie próba odpowiedzi na pytanie, czy w najbliższym czasie Rosja będzie odgrywała dalej istotną rolę jako partner gospodarczy i polityczny Kazachstanu po ustąpieniu w marcu 2019 r. prezydenta Nursułtana Nazarbajewa. Na wstępie zamierzam odnieść się do historii relacji obu krajów, datowanej na czasy istnienia Związku Socjalistycznych Republik Radzieckich i kontroli Kazachskiej Socjalistycznej Republiki Radzieckiej przez władze komunistyczne na Kremlu. W dalszej części rozważań przedstawiam stosunki obu podmiotów bezpośrednio po upadku sowieckiego imperium i dojściu do władzy Nazarbajewa, który mimo chęci prowadzenia niezależnej polityki zagranicznej, utrzymywał ścisłe polityczne i gospodarcze więzi z Rosją, a także więzi wojskowe. Następnie poruszam problem kontaktów Moskwa–Nursułtan po aneksji Krymu, oraz więzi Kazachstanu ze Stanami Zjednoczonymi oraz Chinami. Chciałbym też odnieść się do implikacji wyboru na prezydenta Kasyma Tokajewa dla relacji z Rosją, Chinami oraz światem zachodnim. Dodatkowo prześledzę zależności ekonomiczne i kulturalne, występujące pomiędzy Rosją a Kazachstanem. W podsumowaniu uwypuklam perspektywy na przyszłość i staram się odpowiedzieć na pytanie, czy obecne relacje obu krajów ulegną intensyfi kacji w obliczu objęcia urzędu prezydenta przez Tokajewa, a także w jaki sposób wpływają one na bezpieczeństwo na obszarze postradzieckim.

  • Research on Systemic Transformation in the Countries of Central Asia

    Author: Tadeusz Bodio
    Institution: University of Warsaw, Poland
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8873-7434
    Author: Andrzej Wierzbicki
    Institution: University of Warsaw, Poland
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5493-164X
    Year of publication: 2020
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    Pages: 111-133
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2020307
    PDF: ppsy/49-3/ppsy2020307.pdf

    The article presents the goals, tasks, organization and major stages of implementation of the international programme of research on transformation in the countries Central Asia. The research has been conducted since 1997 by a team of political scientists from the University of Warsaw in cooperation with representatives of other Polish and foreign universities.

  • Participation of Kazakhstan in the Chinese “One Belt, One Road” Initiative: Advantages, Problems and Prospects

    Author: Saltanat Kuzembayeva
    Institution: University of Warsaw
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4060-1890
    Year of publication: 2020
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    Pages: 35-48
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20202702
    PDF: npw/27/npw2702.pdf

    The article is devoted to the geoeconomic goals and prospects of implementing the Chinese initiative „One Belt, One Road”. The author explores the benefits, problems and future opportunities that open up to the Republic of Kazakhstan as a participant in this initiative. The analysis carried out in the article showed that there are still many problems in the implementation of the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) project taking into account the state program of Kazakhstan “Nurly Zhol”, and difficulties arise in the practical implementation of various cooperation areas. At the same time, Kazakhstan should be guided exclusively by its national interests in cooperation with China in the framework of the “One Belt, One Way” initiative.

  • Normatywne gwarancje wolności zrzeszania się w partie polityczne w Kazachstanie

    Author: Jerzy Szukalski
    Institution: Uniwersytet Przyrodniczo-Humanistyczny w Siedlcach
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9960-7571
    Year of publication: 2022
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    Pages: 201-213
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppk.2022.01.15
    PDF: ppk/65/ppk6515.pdf

    Normative Guarantees of the Freedom of Association in Political Parties in Kazakhstan

    The subject of the study is the problem of freedom of association in political parties in Kazakhstan from the normative perspective. The analysis of national regulations concerning the guarantee of political pluralism and determining the principles for the creation and operation of political parties in Kazakhstan indicates for series transgressions and contradictions with international obligations accepted by them at the area freedom of association. The current law on political parties in this country contains very restrictive provisions. It lacks provisions that would guarantee the access of political parties to the mass media and the free organization of meetings and demonstrations. The law also prohibits the creation of religious, national and ethnic political parties.

  • Aktywizacja polityczno-ekonomiczna Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej w wybranych państwach Azji Środkowej jako odpowiedź na rozpoczęcie kolejnego etapu transformacji

    Author: Krystian Pachucki-Włosek
    Institution: Uniwersytet Jagielloński
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4527-5441
    Year of publication: 2022
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    Pages: 129-154
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20223208
    PDF: npw/32/npw3208.pdf

    Political and economic activation of the Republic of Poland in selected Central Asian countries as a response to the beginning of the next stage of transformation

    The main objective of the article is to present the political-economic relations between the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Uzbekistan in 1991-2021. Fundamental research problems concern the issue of increasing partnership intensity. Ther main research questions are as follows: Is there a correlation between the transformation and reform measures undertaken by the authorities of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and the growing interest in deepening relations by the Republic of Poland?; Has the announcement of further liberalisation measures in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan influenced the intensification of cooperation in political and economic aspects?; How has the perception of Poland by political dissidents in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan changed over three decades? The primary research tools used in the paper were source and quantitative analysis. Statistical data, official announcements of state institutions and press articles were used as the material for the source analysis. Sorting them out, then analyzing them, allowed drawing conclusions. The quantitative analysis was used to assess the frequency of meetings of state leaders or parliamentary groups, changes in the volume of Polish exports and imports with the countries in question, and the increase in the number of Polish companies operating in the Kazakh and Uzbek markets.

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