The South Caucasus has established itself as a corridor for transporting energy from Azerbaijan to Georgia, Turkey, and on to Europe, symbolized by the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline. This new infrastructure has created an east-west Eurasian bridge in which transnational extra-regional actors, especially the European Union and international financial institutions, have played a critical role. This book offers an original exploration of integration in the energy and transport sectors amongst Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey, and the capacity of this to fundamentally change relations between these countries. In the period studied, from the mid-1990s to 2008, integration in energy and transport did not result in broader political, security, and sociocultural integration in any significant way. The author sets his analysis in a theoretical framework, drawing on theories of integration, but also grounds it in the detailed, empirical knowledge that is the measure of true expertise."
|Series:||Contemporary Central Asia: Societies, Politics, and Cultures Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Alexandros Petersen (1984–2014) was an American academic, writer, and geopolitical energy specialist.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: Toward a Theory of Integration
Chapter 2: Evaluating Integration amongst Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey
Chapter 3: Transnational Extra-regional Actors: The World Bank Group
Chapter 4: Transnational Extra-Regional Actors: TRACECA and INOGATE
Chapter 5: The China–Central Asia Pipeline: A Counterfactual on the Role of TERAs