Azerbaijan and the European Union


Author: Eske van Gils

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429949030

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of EU-Azerbaijan relations. It examines the current state of Azerbaijan and its regime, charts the development of EU-Azerbaijan relations over time and discusses the dynamics at work in the relationship. It details the nature of the Azerbaijani regime, including its authoritarian character and allegations of corruption, explores the differences between European values and the values of the Azerbaijani government, and explains the difficulties that have arisen in the relationship, including the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution process, media suppression and human rights violations. The book includes a comparison with EU relations with other states in the region.

Republic of Azerbaijan

2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Informational Annex


Author: International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1475536496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 83

View: 2280

Azerbaijan built large buffers and invested heavily during the oil boom years, but efforts to diversify the economy have lagged. The authorities have taken steps to adjust to slumping oil prices and weaker growth in trading partner countries. In 2015, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) undertook two devaluations and switched to a managed float. Inflation rose while the large current account surplus evaporated and the budget moved to a deficit. Financial sector soundness deteriorated. Monetary policy has been tightened to address inflation and support the currency. The non-oil primary balanced improved in 2015, but is being reversed in 2016 with a revised budget that boosts capital and current spending. The largest bank is being restructured via a bad bank-special purpose vehicle (SPV) model, some smaller banks have been closed or intervened, and a new integrated financial supervisory agency has been created.

Establishing Food Security and Alternatives to International Trade in Emerging Economies


Author: Erokhin, Vasily

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522527346

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

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The process of food production and distribution has grown into a global corporate system in recent years. This has caused significant impacts on sustainability on an international scale, particularly for developing nations. Establishing Food Security and Alternatives to International Trade in Emerging Economies is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on agricultural trade relations and trade liberalization in the context of developing countries. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as crop productivity, rural development, and value-added agriculture, this book is ideally designed for academics, researchers, graduate students, and practitioners interested in the current state of global food markets.

Postrevolutionary Iran

A Political Handbook


Author: Mehrzad Boroujerdi,Kourosh Rahimkhani

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815654324

Category: History

Page: 853

View: 7014

The 1979 revolution fundamentally altered Iran’s political landscape as a generation of inexperienced clerics who did not hail from the ranks of the upper class—and were not tainted by association with the old regime—came to power. The actions and intentions of these truculent new leaders and their lay allies caused major international concern. Meanwhile, Iran’s domestic and foreign policy and its nuclear program have loomed large in daily news coverage. Despite global consternation, however, our knowledge about Iran’s political elite remains skeletal. Nearly four decades after the clergy became the state elite par excellence, there has been no empirical study of the recruitment, composition, and circulation of the Iranian ruling members after 1979. Postrevolutionary Iran: A Political Handbook provides the most comprehensive collection of data on political life in postrevolutionary Iran, including coverage of 36 national elections, more than 400 legal and outlawed political organizations, and family ties among the elite. It provides biographical sketches of more than 2,300 political personalities ranging from cabinet ministers and parliament deputies to clerical, judicial, and military leaders, much of this information previously unavailable in English. Providing a cartography of the complex structure of power in postrevolutionary Iran, this volume offers a window not only into the immediate years before and after the Iranian Revolution but also into what has happened during the last four turbulent decades. This volume and the data it contains will be invaluable to policymakers, researchers, and scholars of the Middle East alike.

Pipeline Politics and Natural Gas Supply from Azerbaijan to Europe

Challenges and Perspectives


Author: Sevinj Amirova‐Mammadova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658210060

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 962

Sevinj Amirova-Mammadova explores pipeline dynamics and natural gas supply within the southern gas corridor and provides an analysis of how policy interests and decisions of the state actors affect the current energy politics in the Caspian region. The research period covers the second stage of the Caspian energy development determined by the production and export of natural gas to the European markets. The focal point of the policy analysis lies on the competition among the different pipeline projects, namely NABUCCO, ITGI, TAP, SEEP, and the decision‐making process of the export route selection. Energy interests of Turkey, Russia, and Azerbaijan elaborated in the research explain how and why certain decisions have been made by these major regional actors.

The Challenges of Contemporaneity

Postmodernity and Multiculturalism


Author: Roida Rzayeva Oktay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319338854

Category: Philosophy

Page: 88

View: 5873

This book presents an overview of postmodernism and its social indicators, and of the postmodern condition in consciousness as an indicator of its modification and development. The book brings together philosophical, sociological and cultural approaches towards contemporary societal issues, such as multiculturalism, culture of dialogue, philosophy of dialogue, tolerance, and gender. In doing so, it suggests a framing approach to cross-disciplinary research. The book also discusses various forms of multiculturalism, including multiculturalism as multiple modernities and plural modernities, and non-Western contemporaneity. It explores the background of the dynamics of the development of public consciousness, in particular from the modern to postmodern, and subsequently examines the West/non-West dichotomy and how that dichotomy is currently being reconsidered in response to the intellectual-spiritual realities of modern life.

Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2018

The National Data Book


Author: ProQuest (Firm),Bernan Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781598889451

Category: Census

Page: 1032

View: 889

The most valuable reference tool in existence. The Statistical Abstract is the recognized authority for U.S. statistics and directs users to where they can find more detail in an easily readable format.

Geosciences of Azerbaijan

Volume I: Geology


Author: Akif A. Alizadeh,Ibrahim S. Guliyev,Fakhraddin A. Kadirov,Lev V. Eppelbaum

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319273957

Category: Science

Page: 237

View: 7947

This book provides a multi-scale and multidisciplinary perspective on the geology of Azerbaijan, a country characterized by a unique tectonic and geological setting including the Greater and Lesser Caucasus, the Talysh Mountains, and the Caspian and Kur Basins. Essential geological and geophysical data shed light on the principles of the evolution of the Earth within the region under study, seismic activity and the distribution of economic deposits. Further, special attention is paid to the history of geological-geophysical studies in the region. A combined, comprehensive interpretation of Azerbaijan’s near-surface and deep geological structure is achieved on the basis of an integrative analysis of stratigraphic, magmatic, morphological, lithological, tectonic, neotectonic, geophysical and other data, combining not only Russian and Azerbaijani-published, but also wholly new geological data. Volume I addresses the needs of researchers focused on geology and the environmental sciences, but will also be of interest to anyone looking to learn more about the natural phenomena in Azerbaijan, a beautiful country situated at the boundary between Europe and Asia.

Minerals Yearbook - Area Reports: International Review

2011, Europe and Central Eurasia


Author: Geological Survey

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9781411336711

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5731

NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRODUCT- OVERSTOCK SALE - Significantly reduced list price Providesavailable minerals data on countries in Europe and Central Eurasia. Discusses the importance of minerals to the economies of these countries and to the United States."