Ethnic Factor in State Power in Kazakhstan

Maral Bakhytzhanovna Zhanarstanova, Elena Leonidovna Nechayeva


Kazakhs constitute the majority of the population (over 63%) in Kazakhstan and their predominance in all spheres is understandable. However, there is a disparity in the percentage of Kazakhs in government and in the population of the republic. The case analyzed in the article is ethnic factor in state power in Kazakhstan. The argument of the article is that such disproportion between Kazakhs and other ethnic groups is rather the result of imperfection of personnel policy, impact of clan, tribal and family ties to personnel management, and language barriers in employment, than the result of discriminatory policy of the state.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5s2p20

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