What happens to Kazakhstan's dictatorship now that its dictator has quit?

Date: 
2019

Center Research Associate Austin Matthews published an analysis article in the Washington Post's blog, The Monkey Cage, titled "What happens to Kazakhstan's dictatorship now that its dictator has quit?" The article applies academic literature on leadership transitions within authoritarian regimes to the ongoing situation in Kazakhstan, following the resignation of 30-year dictator Nursultan Nazarbayev. Austin argues that the regime will likely survive this transition because of formal institutions put in place by the previous leader.