Anastassiya Schacht

holds a PhD in History from the University of Vienna. Her research interests include the cultural theories of ‘Otherness’, the history of psychiatry and colonial studies in the post-Soviet realm.


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Entering Kazakhstan

A new answer to how autocracies survive

Coup attempt or assertion of supremacy? It is still not clear what has happened in Kazakhstan. Whatever the case, the hijacking of the demonstrations has severely damaged prospects for the country’s democratization.