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The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) is one of the University’s largest Schools offering degree programs and concentrations in seven different subject areas spanning the breadth of a liberal arts education. SHSS provides a liberal arts education to nurture the discovery, creation and application of knowledge of our students to the country’s development.

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  • Cofran, Zachary; DeSilva, Jeremy M. (Journal of Human Evolution, 2015-04-01)
    Abstract The Mojokerto calvaria has been central to assessment of brain growth in Homo erectus, but different analytical approaches and uncertainty in the specimen's age at death have hindered consensus on the nature of ...
  • Tabuldin, Ramazan (School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Nazarbayev University, 2017-12-11)
    Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are ones of the major death-causing issues in Kazakhstan which are needed to be solved. Diferent pro- grams have been implemented in order to reduce the incidence of CVDs and the screening ...
  • Celik, Gorkem; Yilankaya, Okan (International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2017-09-01)
    Abstract We study sealed-bid second-price auctions with costly participation and resale. Each bidder chooses to participate in the auction if her valuation is higher than her optimally chosen participation cutoff. If resale ...
  • Sagintayev, Zhanay; Collins, Neil (Materials Today: Proceedings, 2017-01-01)
    Abstract The occurrence of both natural and man-made disasters is inescapable, but the consequences for the lives of vulnerable communities can be mitigated. United Nation (UN) and organizations such as the Federal Emergency ...
  • Contessi, Nicola P. (Journal of Eurasian Studies, 2016-01-01)
    Abstract As the so-called ‘Asian Century’ unfolds, Central Asian countries are increasingly directing their foreign relations eastward. Meanwhile, Asian states are equally turning to Central Asia in their search for energy ...
  • Heinrich, Tobias; Kobayashi, Yoshiharu; Bryant, Kristin A. (World Development, 2016-01-01)
    Summary Economic crises generally lead to reductions in foreign aid. However, the widely held view that budgetary constraints caused by economic crises reduce aid is inaccurate because donor government outlays actually ...
  • Van Duffel, Siegfried (Res Publica, 2012-06-09)
    Nicholas Vrousalis has aimed to recast an old objection to the will theory of rights by focusing on Hillel Steiner’s version of that theory. He has argued that Will Theorymust either be insensitive to the (values of the) ...
  • BISSENBINA, ASSEMGUL (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017-05-29)
    The current study analyzes personal bankruptcy ling behavior of young Americans born in the period from 1980 to 1984. Using National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97), I nd the importance of demographic and ...
  • Tazhibayeva, Aliya (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017)
    This thesis deals with the interpretation and implementation of internationalization of higher education in Kazakhstan at national and institutional levels. The goal of the study is to find out how internationalization ...
  • Melnikov, Dmitriy (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017)
    This thesis is devoted to the analysis of literary works by a number of the leading post-Soviet Russophone Kazakhstani writers: Anuar Duisenbinov, Bakhyt Kairbekov, Diusenbek Nakipov, Nikolai Verёvochkin, Il’ia Odegov ...
  • Boteu, Saltanat (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017)
    This study applies qualitative exploratory research methodology as it seeks to study the volunteering phenomenon in Kazakhstan from the perspectives of people who are involved in volunteering. The volunteering phenomenon ...
  • Kunedilova, Botagoz (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017-05)
    International financial institutions (IFIs), such as the World Bank, play a significant role in world development. The World Bank’s global agenda on ending poverty through the implementation of various development projects ...
  • Bizhanova, Madina (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017-05)
    This thesis analyzes the role and impact of labor-free resources such as foreign aid and natural resources revenues on the level of internet freedom in non-democracies. Specifically, with help of the Freedom on the net ...
  • Akhmetzharov, Slyamzhar (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017-05)
    This study investigates the paradoxical politics of jury trials in Kazakhstan. In doing so, it tries to find out the influence of jury institution on the pro-accusation bias within criminal justice system as well as ...
  • Rakhimzhanova, Galiya (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017-05)
    Modernization is a unique process that in one or another way can contribute to democratization. However, the transition to democracy is not guaranteed and includes various factors, such as the development of civil society, ...
  • Mukasheva, Zhamilya (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017-05)
    Existing literature cannot explain why some rentier states, that is, states dependent on revenues from exports of natural resources or foreign aid, experience significantly more civil conflicts while others remain peaceful. ...
  • Baimuratova, Ainur (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017-05)
    How does a type of education influence the development of particular norms and beliefs within a society? My thesis is aimed at finding the impact of Western-oriented education on sociopolitical values of young people in ...
  • Ulanova, Malika (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017-05)
    The EEU policies simplified the procedure to obtain legal labor status for labor migrants from the member states. However, Kyrgyz workers in Kazakhstan are not able to enjoy these benefits. This thesis analyzes the EEU ...
  • Karimov, Shyngys (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017)
    This paper examines the determinants of firm exit in emerging economy of Kazakhstan. Using cross-sectional data of all legal entities in Kazakhstan, I show that mature firms (5- 10 years) are more likely to fail than ...
  • Yergabulova, Aigerim (Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences., 2017)
    Taxing meat consumption could be an important tool to mitigate negative effects of meat production on the environment (Wirsenius et al., 2011). Tax impact strongly depends on consumer preferences and household income. This ...

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