Contrasts and Solutions in the Caucasus

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...constitutes a valuable addition to the recent literature on the Caucasus.
—Hovann H. Simonian, Geopolitics, Summer 2002
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788772887081
  • Publisher: Aarhus University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1998
  • Pages: 491

Table of Contents

Preface 9
Caucasus 11
Caucasus - Contrasts and Solutions. Introductory Speech to the Aarhus Conference in March 1996 12
'Persons of Caucasian Nationality' - Russian Negative Stereotypes 18
The Caucasus - a Region in Quest of Stability 34
The Geopolitical After-Effects of the Disintegration of the USSR and the Reanimation of the Eurasian Idea 47
Oil and Geopolitics in the Transcaucasus 59
Conflict-Mitigation on the Spot - towards Citizens' Diplomacy 70
North- and Transcaucasus 81
Cultural Boundaries and Identity Building in the North Caucasus 82
New Approaches to Regional Conflicts 112
Trans-Caucasian Confederation - A Chance for Peace 116
Ethnicity and Political Culture in Southern Caucasia - the Peoples of the Hills between Russia and the Middle East 120
Nationalism, Ethno-National Conflicts and History in South Caucasus 128
Mountaineers, Racketeers and the Ideals of Modernity - Statebuilding and Elite-Competition in Caucasia 140
Crossroads - Political Stability in Armenia and Georgia since Independence 159
Abkhazia 183
Abkhazia - Problems and the Paths to their Resolution 184
Post-War Developments in the Georgian-Abkhazian Dispute 199
Armenia 227
Armenian Nationalism - Past and Present 228
The Collapse of Dialogue 236
Azerbaijan 245
Nationalism and the Foundation of National Identity in Azerbaijan - Past and Present 246
The Politico-Economic Importance of the Caspian Basin 291
The Growth of Nationalism in Azerbaijan 297
Ethnic Minorities and the Democratization of Azerbaijani Society 308
Georgia 317
Post-Soviet Consequences in Georgian and Turkish Policy 318
Crimea 325
The Crimean Tartars' Struggle for Co-Existence 326
Nagorno-Karabakh 339
The International Legal Status of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh 340
The Karabakh Conflict and Present-day Situation 345
Chechenia 355
The Past Explains the Present 356
Nationalism and Ethnic Nationalism in the Caucasus - Past and Present 362
The Case for Chechen Independence 399
The Negotiation Process between Russia and Chechenia - Strategies, Achievements and Future Problems 407
Turkey 435
The Taste of Being a Minority 436
Turkey and North Caucasia - from High Expectations down to Reality 443
The Turkish Approach to Transcaucasia and Central Asia 455
Turkish Foreign Policy in the Caucasus 468
Appendix 482
List of Contributors 484
Index 488
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