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Azerbaijan and the European Union

1st Edition

By Eske Van Gils


272 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-11-27
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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 in values 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.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations; List of Illustrations; List of Special Characters; Acknowledgement; Annex I; Annex II; 1. Introduction; 2. Conceptual framework: Legacies, policy strategies and bargaining power; 3. EU relations with Azerbaijan and the post-Soviet region over time; 4. Limits to EU influence: Democracy and Human Rights promotion; 5. Azerbaijan and values promotion by other European institutions; 6. Limits to bargaining power: Putting the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the agenda; 7. Negotiations over economic co-operation and the legal basis for relations: Bargaining power at its best; 8. Conclusion and further discussion

About the Author

Eske van Gils is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent

About the Series

BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

This series is published on behalf of BASEES (the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies). The series comprises original, high-quality, research-level work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of Russian, Soviet, post-Soviet and East European Studies in humanities and social science subjects.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies