Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Dizzying Reality of Global Commodity Chains

Although I was devoted to the task of election monitoring while in Cote d’Ivoire, I still payed close attention to aspects of Ivorian life that could inform or shed light onto my research half a world away. With this in … Continue reading

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Will Kazakhstan Be Ready at Half Past Eight?

In 1997, the Kazakh government announced its long term development strategy entitled “Kazakhstan 2030.” Suddenly, in Almaty there appeared light displays emblazoned with the numbers 2030 on buildings across the city. If you are so inspired, you can read the … Continue reading

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Alive and Kicking It in Almaty

Please excuse the hiatus. After wrapping up with round one of the Ivorian elections, getting sick while stopping in Turkey, and catching up with a host of responsibilities upon returning to Bishkek, the poor blog has suffered neglect. Do not … Continue reading

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