Frustrated Democracy in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan

Business 18-05-2017 14:01
Frustrated Democracy in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan
Frustrated Democracy in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan - the name of a new book presented today in USA.

Author , Audrey L. Altstadt follows a newly independent oil-rich former Soviet republic as it adopts a Western model of democratic government and then turns toward corrupt authoritarianism.

İt begins with the Nagorno-Karabagh War (1988-1994).
 
Altstadt's work draws on instances of censorship in the Azerbaijani press, research by embedded experts and nongovernmental and international organizations, and interviews with diplomats and businesspeople. The book is an essential companion to her earlier works, The Azerbaijani Turks: Power and Identity Under Russian Rule and The Politics of Culture in Soviet Azerbaijan, 1920-1940.

*Audrey L. Altstadt is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She was a fellow at the Wilson Center in 2014-15. 

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