CONTENT ANALYSIS OF THE ADDRESSES OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN BETWEEN STRATEGY-2030 AND STRATEGY-2050

Kadyrzhan SMAGULOV, Kulimkoz SANTAEVA, Erzhan BULANOV, Natalya YEM


Kadyrzhan Smagulov, Ph.D. (Political Science), Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Kulimkoz Santaeva, Ph.D. (Hist.), Assistant Professor, Department of History of Kazakhstan, Zhetysu State University named after I. Zhansugurov (Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan)

Erzhan Bulanov, Ph.D. (Hist.), Assistant Professor, Head of the Department of History of Kazakhstan, Zhetysu State University named after I. Zhansugurov (Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan)

Natalya Yem, Ph.D. (Hist.), Head of the Department of the Far East, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Almaty, Kazakhstan)


ABSTRACT

The authors have supplied their quantitative content analysis of the Addresses of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan delivered between the adoption of the two documents: Strategy-2030 (1997) and Strategy-2050 (2012). The basis for the research was the analysis of the fifteen Presidential Addresses, identifying political priorities of the state. The research led to conclude that under the same President, strategic priorities of state policies remain the same irrespective of internal and external contexts. Another conclusion is that the President was and remains the main initiator of reforms and modernization in the political, social and economic arenas; this means that the form of governance in Kazakhstan may be described as super-presidential.

Keywords: Addresses of the President, Kazakhstan, content analysis, development strategies.


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