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Studies in the Transformation of Post-Soviet Cities: Case Studies from Kazakhstan
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2004 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

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. An overarching task of this dissertation is to contribute to a greater understanding of the new urban form which is emerging out of this tension. For this purpose, eight papers, using case studies from urban Kazakhstan, are brought together in order to shed light on recent urban developments in the former Soviet Union.Two broad themes are subject to particular attention: urbanisation and regional migration processes, and urban socio-spatial differentiation. Urbanisation is studied through the comparative analysis of census data from 1989 and 1999, from which a "closed city effect" pattern emerges. Sovietand post-Soviet era urban-bounf migrant characteristics are compared using survey data (N=3,136) collected by the author, demonstrating the existence of a significant ethnic transition within the migrant flow. Socio-spatial differentiation patterns are mapped and analysed for three Kazakh military-industrial case study cities (Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Leninogorsk and Zyryanovsk), revealing significant spatial disparities which are principally explainable in light of the workings of the Soviet economy, and its built-in priority system. Market forces tend to accentuate them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Kulturgeografiska institutionen , 2004. , p. 256
Series
Geografiska regionstudier, ISSN 0431-2023 ; 59
Keywords [en]
Social and economic geography, Kazakhstan, former Soviet Union, urbanisation, survey method, post-Soviet cities, residential preferences, socio-spatial differentiation
Keywords [sv]
Kulturgeografi
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-4306ISBN: 91-506-1755-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-4306DiVA, id: diva2:164816
Public defence
2004-06-04, Hörsal 2, Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10, Uppsala, 10:15
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2004-05-11 Created: 2004-05-11Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. Delayed Underurbanization and the Closed City Effect: the Case of Ust'-Kamenogorsk
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Delayed Underurbanization and the Closed City Effect: the Case of Ust'-Kamenogorsk
2003 In: Eurasian Geography and Economics, ISSN 1538-7216, Vol. 44, no 2, p. 144-156Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91925 (URN)
Available from: 2004-05-11 Created: 2004-05-11Bibliographically approved
2. Residential Segregation in a Medium-Sized Post-Soviet City: the Case of Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Residential Segregation in a Medium-Sized Post-Soviet City: the Case of Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
2003 In: Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, ISSN 1467-9663, Vol. 94, no 5, p. 589-605Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91926 (URN)
Available from: 2004-05-11 Created: 2004-05-11Bibliographically approved
3. Former Closed Cities and Urbanisation in the FSU: an Exploration in Kazakhstan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Former Closed Cities and Urbanisation in the FSU: an Exploration in Kazakhstan
2004 (English)In: Europe-Asia Studies, ISSN 0966-8136, E-ISSN 1465-3427, Vol. 56, no 2, p. 263-278Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91927 (URN)10.1080/0966813042000190533 (DOI)
Available from: 2004-05-11 Created: 2004-05-11 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
4. Divided Post-Soviet Small Cities? Residential Segregation in Leninogorsk and Zyryanovsk, Kazakhstan: Residential Segregation in Leninogorsk and Zyryanovsk, Kazakhstan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Divided Post-Soviet Small Cities? Residential Segregation in Leninogorsk and Zyryanovsk, Kazakhstan: Residential Segregation in Leninogorsk and Zyryanovsk, Kazakhstan
2004 (English)In: Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography, ISSN 0435-3684, E-ISSN 1468-0467, Vol. 86, no 2, p. 117-136Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper maps and analyses ethnic and socio-economic residential segregation in two small post-Soviet mining and enrichment cities in Eastern Kazakhstan, Leninogorsk and Zyryanovsk. The study is based on data collected by the author in collaboration with the Eastern Kazakhstan oblast' statistical authority in an extensive questionnaire survey carried out during January 2001. The paper investigates the linkages between the physical spatial structure of small post-Soviet cities and the socio-spatial landscape that has unfolded in their context, and attempts to identify the principal factors that underlie the observed segregation patterns.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91928 (URN)10.1111/j.0435-3684.2004.00157.x (DOI)
Available from: 2004-05-11 Created: 2004-05-11 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
5. Segregation by Socio-Economic Status and Housing Quality in a Post-Soviet City: Evidence from Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Segregation by Socio-Economic Status and Housing Quality in a Post-Soviet City: Evidence from Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91929 (URN)
Available from: 2004-05-11 Created: 2004-05-11Bibliographically approved
6. Migration in Soviet and Post-Soviet Kazakhstan: with Evidence from the Cities of Eastern Kazakhstan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Migration in Soviet and Post-Soviet Kazakhstan: with Evidence from the Cities of Eastern Kazakhstan
Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91930 (URN)
Available from: 2004-05-11 Created: 2004-05-11Bibliographically approved
7. Urban Residential Preferences and Satisfaction in the Former Soviet Union: Results from a Survey in Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Urban Residential Preferences and Satisfaction in the Former Soviet Union: Results from a Survey in Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
2005 (English)In: Urban geography, ISSN 0272-3638, E-ISSN 1938-2847, Vol. 26, no 4, p. 296-327Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper describes and analyses the geography and structure of the neighborhoodresidential preferences and residential satisfaction of the inhabitants of the medium-sized,post-Soviet city of Ust’-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan (population ca. 300,000). It is based on aquestionnaire survey (N = 1516 + 320) conducted by the author in cooperation with the statisticalauthority of the Eastern Kazakhstan oblast’. At the aggregate level, the evidence that is presentedsuggests distinct preference patterns, and that the main focus of preference is on the city center.The geography of residential satisfaction is different. Differences in satisfaction have been foundbetween residents of housing built by former high-priority enterprises and those occupying mostof the remainder of the housing stock. These differences underscore the pervasive and continuingimportance of the legacy of Soviet economic and territorial planning, and the still ratherlimited changes that the marketization of the economy has been able to produce.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91931 (URN)10.2747/0272-3638.26.4.296 (DOI)
Available from: 2004-05-11 Created: 2004-05-11 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
8. Urban Residential Preferences, Residential Satisfaction and Housing Quality in Two Small Cities in Kazakhstan: Leninogorsk and Zyryanovsk
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Urban Residential Preferences, Residential Satisfaction and Housing Quality in Two Small Cities in Kazakhstan: Leninogorsk and Zyryanovsk
2004 (English)In: Featuring the Quality of Urban Life in Contemporary Cities of Eastern and Western Europe / [ed] Sagan, I. and Czepczinski, M., Gdańsk: Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe , 2004Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gdańsk: Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 2004
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91932 (URN)978-83-920835-0-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2004-05-11 Created: 2004-05-11 Last updated: 2013-05-29Bibliographically approved

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