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Scholarly Publications

Azerbaijan's 2005 Parliamentary Elections: A Failed Attempt at Transition

September 2008

The 2005 elections in Azerbaijan qualify as a failed transition from authoritarianism to democracy.

Understanding the Resource Curse

December 2005

In most resource-rich countries, natural wealth does not translate into prosperity for the majority of inhabitants, but instead leads to environmental and economic devastation, and hampers...

Crude Calculations: OPEC Lessons for Caspian Leaders

December 2000

This timely study is the first to examine the relationship between competition for energy resources and the propensity for conflict in the Caspian region.

News

Poorly Governed Resource-Dependent States: Policy Options for the New Administration

July 2013

Many resource dependent states have to varying degrees, failed to provide for the welfare of their own populations, could threaten global energy markets, and could pose security risks for the...

Ken Banks on empowering grassroots movements using mobile technology

November 2009

Ken Banks, the founder of kiwanja.net, spoke about the importance of technology solutions that meet the needs of those working in the developing world and his own work in this area through...

CDDRL Visiting Scholar Olena Nikolayenko Analyzes Post-Soviet Youth Movements

June 2009

Thousands of youths in the post-communist region applied nonviolent resistance methods to protest large-scale electoral fraud.

Events

Not Free to Be You and Me: Equivocation and Internet Freedom in Azerbaijan

January 11, 2013

  Abstract:Azerbaijan has a unique approach to Internet regulation that represents a ‘middle path’ between  open access and censorship.

Equivocation and Internet Freedom in Azerbaijan [Temporary record]

January 11, 2013

Abstract:Azerbaijan has a unique approach to Internet regulation that represents a ‘middle path’ between  open access and censorship.

The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

March 11, 2011

Do new information technologies advance democratization?  Among the diverse countries with large Muslim communities, how do such technologies provide capacities and constraints on institutional...

Projects

Oil Dependent Producer States

Just over a year ago, Professor Thomas Heller, Director of CDDRL's Rule of Law Program, had just launched a new project on oil dependent producer states.
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