This book is a joint research product of scholars from India and Kazakhstan and focuses on democratic processes in Central Asia in general and Kazakhstan in particular. It contains a detailed examination of constitutional and political systems in Kazakhstan, Inter-regional cooperation between Central and South Asia. India and Kazakhstan are poised to play significant roles in international affairs and the book advances knowledge in understanding how and why these developments have occurred. This compendium provides valuable and timely insights into the contours of their foreign policies and emerging trends of importance to students and scholars of regional and international affairs around the world. The book pays special attention to political transformations in Kazakhstan while surveying traditional legal institutions of nomads of Eurasia. The book aims at enabling a better understanding of Indo-Kazakh relations through scholarly exchanges and sharing of perceptions in the gamut of politico-economic-nation building matters faced in the region.
ICAF and DIR of the AI-Farabi Kazakh National University hope that this book would contribute towards a greater and enlightened appreciation of democratic processes in Central Asia, Indo-Kazakh relations and advance common interests in Central Asia and other regions. Both believe that this book would be of use at the Track I and Track II levels of engagement. It is likely to be of direct interest to scholars, policy makers, diplomats, entrepreneurs, academics and decision makers in both countries as well as those with a general interest in Central Asia - a region which has assumed a higher importance in recent times.