Nr. 2: Democracy in the South Caucasus
Autor(en): Farid Guliyev, David Aprasidze
Herausgeber: Lili Di Puppo, Iris Kempe, Matthias Neumann, Robert Orttung, Jeronim Perovic
Serie: Caucasus Analytical Digest (CAD)
Verlag(e): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich; Jefferson Institute, Washington D.C.; Heinrich Böll Foundation, Tbilisi; Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen
This issue of the Caucasus Analytical Digest examines the relation between Azerbaijan's failed attempt at democratization and government control of the country's petroleum industry. In addition, it features opinion polls on the level of trust in institutions of state and society in the countries of the South Caucasus and public interest in politics and civic engagement. An opinion piece discusses the prospects for democratization in post-conflict Georgia, arguing that the regime is now ready to go back on its previous reforms in order remain in power. The issue ends with a chronicle of regional events for the period 16 December 2008 to 13 January 2009.