PERSONAL IS POLITICAL: GIFT-GIVING OR BRIBERY? / Roundtable

PERSONAL IS POLITICAL: GIFT-GIVING OR BRIBERY? / Roundtable
WEDNESDAY, 11 MAY
17:00–18:30 / HALL 1
NEW BUILDING / KIMEP UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Practical is Political: Cultures of Corruption or Inadequate Incentive Structures?
by Scott Spehr (KIMEP University)

Informal Payments and Blat in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan
by Dina Sharipova (KIMEP University)

Gifts to Public Officials: Basic Rules
by Natalia Malyarchuk (Transparency Kazakhstan)

Scott Lawrence Spehr is an Associate Professor of political science and former chair of the Department of International Relations and Regional Studies at Kimep University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. His research focuses on the relationship between culture / identity and behavior. He holds a PhD in political science (comparative politics and international relations) from the University of Arizona.

Dina Sharipova is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at KIMEP University. Her research interests include nation and state-building, formal and informal institutions, identity politics, and current political developments in Central Asia. She received her PhD from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2013.

Natalia Malyarchuk is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Transparency Kazakhstan. After graduating with a major in international relations from the Central Asian University in 2003, she worked as coordinator of the discussion club “Polyton”, deputy director of Transparency Kazakhstan and director of the PR company “Motivation”.

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