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The neglected country(side): Earthquake risk perceptions and disaster risk reduction in post-Soviet rural Kazakhstan (2020)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G., & Oven, K. (2020). The neglected country(side): Earthquake risk perceptions and disaster risk reduction in post-Soviet rural Kazakhstan. Journal of rural studies, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.08.048

© 2020 The Authors While increasing resilience to earthquakes in the global South has become a major research and policy goal, the focus has largely been on rapidly expanding urban areas. Rural areas are often neglected despite the fact that rural re... Read More about The neglected country(side): Earthquake risk perceptions and disaster risk reduction in post-Soviet rural Kazakhstan.

From nomadic communitarianism to civil socialism: Searching for the roots of civil society in rural Kazakhstan (2019)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G., & Oven, K. (2019). From nomadic communitarianism to civil socialism: Searching for the roots of civil society in rural Kazakhstan. Journal of Civil Society, 15(4), 373-391. https://doi.org/10.1080/17448689.2019.1670386

This article explores the environmental, historical and cultural factors that influence civic engagement among rural communities in contemporary Kazakhstan. It traces how forms of nomadic communitarianism as a response to the vicissitudes of life on... Read More about From nomadic communitarianism to civil socialism: Searching for the roots of civil society in rural Kazakhstan.