|Published online: June 3, 2014||$US5.00|
This paper critically reviews ideals and realities of the on-going integration of logistics complexes of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus in the format of the Single Economic Space (SES) picturing the integration-induced implications for a landlocked but at the same time regionally integrated Kazakhstan. In doing so, the research has moved beyond a “typical work” on post-Soviet integration and focused on a less descriptive and more empirically underpinned academic approach. Methodology applied involves a mixture of qualitative and quantitative methods resulting in a model that tests the benevolence of the SES creation at company and state levels. Overall, Kazakhstan’s integration in the format of SES has been referred to as a purely political project from above. However, the paper has found tangible economic, transport, and logistics green shoots marking the “bottom-up” integrative process.
|Keywords:||Kazakhstan, Eurasian Logistics Complex, Post-Soviet Integration, Regionalism, Landlocked Economy, Transport, Transit|
The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2014, pp.15-27. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 3, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 538.923KB)).
PhD Student, Department of International Economic Relations and Foreign-Economic Activity, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Moscow, Russian Federation
Professor, Department of International Economic Relations and Foreign-Economic Activity, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Moscow, Russian Federation