Azerbaijan since independence [electronic resource] / Svante E. Cornell.
- Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2011.
- Studies of Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Studies of Central Asia and the Caucasus
1 online resource (513 p.)
- Azerbaijan -- History.
Azerbaijan -- Economic conditions -- 1991-
Azerbaijan -- Foreign relations -- 1991-
Azerbaijan -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Azerbaijan -- Social conditions -- 1991-
- Electronic books.
- Azerbaijan, a small post-Soviet republic located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, has outsized importance because of its strategic location at the corssroads of Europe and Asia, its oil resources, and its historical experience as an early modernizer in the Muslim world. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the country from pre-Soviet times to the present day, with emphasis on the past twenty years.
- Title Page; Contents; Preface; Maps; Photos; 1 Azerbaijan Before Soviet Rule; 2Soviet Azerbaijan; 3 The National Revival and the Road to Independence; 4 The Rise and Fall of the Popular Front; 5 The Aliyev Era: Restoring Stability; 6 Ilham Aliyev's Azerbaijan; 7 The Shadow over Azerbaijan: Karabakh; 8 Politics and Power in Azerbaijan; 9 Azerbaijan's Economy: The Primacy of Oil; 10 Azerbaijani Society: Identity, Modernity, and Tradition; 11 Caucasus Context: Formulating Foreign Policy; 12 Iran and the "Other" Azerbaijan; 13 Russia, the Resurgent Imperialist
14 Turkey, Best Neighbor or Big Brother?15 Azerbaijan and the West; Epilogue; Bibliographical Note; Notes; Index; About the Author
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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