Studies in the Transformation of Post-Soviet Cities: Case Studies from Kazakhstan

Since the demise of central planning, post-Soviet cities have found themselves operating in a radically different economic climate. Contrary to the situation during the Soviet époque, market relations and the urban economy’s adjustment thereto constitute the reality which urbanites face in their daily lives. For the vast majority, this reality has been harsh. Even so, market agency in post-Soviet cities is circumscribed by a physical infrastructure composed to foster its rejection, leading to an inevitable tension between Soviet legacy and the reality of the market economy…


Section One: Introduction
1.Studies in the Transformation of Post-Soviet Cities:
An Introduction to the Field
Section Two: Urbanisation and Regional Migration Processes
2. Delayed Underurbanisation and the Closed City Effect:
The Case of Ust’-Kamenogorsk
3. Former Closed Cities and Urbanisation in the ex-USSR:
an Exploration in Kazakhstan
4. Migration in Soviet and Post-Soviet Kazakhstan –
with Evidence from the Cities of Eastern Kazakhstan
Section Three: Urban Socio-Spatial Patterns
5. Residential Segregation in a Medium-Sized Post-Soviet City:
Ust’-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
6. Segregation by Socio-Economic Status and Housing Quality
in a Post-Soviet City: Evidence from Ust’-Kamenogorsk,
7. Divided Post-Soviet Small Cities? Residential Segregation
in Leninogorsk and Zyryanovsk, Kazakhstan…

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