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SEMINAR- Azerbaijan: Explaining Regime Continuity, NUPI, Oslo, Nov. 21

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SEMINAR- Azerbaijan: Explaining Regime Continuity, NUPI, Oslo, Nov. 21

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <>

The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs [NUPI] has the great
pleasure to invite you to a seminar:

Azerbaijan: Explaining regime continuity

In the Azerbaijani presidential elections on 15 October 2008 incumbent
President Ilham Aliyev was reelected for a second term. Azerbaijan is
experiencing tremendous oil-driven economic growth, but is also
characterised by growing inequalities and lack of political freedom.
The lack of a level playing field caused the opposition to boycott the
elections. This seminar focuses on the underlying issue of regime
legitimacy, and explores the interconnections between economic and
political development in the country.

Friday, November 21, 2008, kl. 01:30 pm
NUPI, C. J. Hambros plass 2 D

Programme 13:30-15:30:

Sources of regime survival in a petro-state: Rent-seeking and
patronage in Azerbaijani politics
Farid Guliyev, PhD candidate, Jacobs University Bremen

Internally displaced persons and the oil boom: A flammable community?
Heidi Kjærnet, Research Fellow, NUPI

Reform or status quo? Interpreting the Azerbaijani regime
Murad Ismayilov, Projects coordinator, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy

Religion, identity and politics in Azerbaijan
Chingiz Mammedov, Professor, Khazar and Baku State Universities


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