Catalogue


The Caspian [electronic resource] : politics, energy and security /
edited by Shirin Akiner.
imprint
London ; New York, N.Y. : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.
description
xix, 405 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0700705015
format(s)
Book
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imprint
London ; New York, N.Y. : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.
isbn
0700705015
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Background -- Caspian intersections : contextual introduction / Shirin Akiner -- Legal issues : legal history of the Caspian Sea / Ali Granmayeh -- Negotiations on the legal status of the Caspian Sea : 1992-1996 : view from Kazakhstan / Vyacheslav Gizzatov -- Geopolitics and pipelines : geopolitics of hydrocarbons in Central and Western Asia / Anoushiravan Ehteshami -- Pipeline politics / John Roberts -- Caspian energy development / Terence Adams -- Socio-economic issues : natural resources, governance and transition in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan / Richard Auty -- The role of oil in the development of Azerbaijan / Willy Olsen -- Production sharing agreements and national oil funds / Marika Karayianni -- Regional perspectives : Azerbaijan : policy priorities towards the Caspian Sea / Nasib Nassibli -- Turkmenistan's Caspian resources and its international political economy / Germana Canzi -- Kazakhstan : oil, politics and the new 'great game' / Majid Jafar -- Jockeying for power in the Caspian basin : Turkey versus Iran and Russia / Suha Bolukbasi -- Division of the Caspian Sea : Iranian policies and concerns / Siamak Namazi and Farshid Farzin -- Russia's policy in the Caspian Sea Region : reconciling economic and security agendas / Oksana Antonenko -- US involvement in the business and politics of the Caspian Sea region / Carter Page -- Japan's Eurasian diplomacy : power politics, resource diplomacy, or romanticism? / Reinhard Drifte -- Security issues : militarisation of the Caspian Sea / Mevlut Katik -- Chechnya : post-referendum prospects for normalisation / Charles Blandy -- Whither South Caucasus : to prosperity or to conflict? / Urs Gerber -- Environmental security in the Caspian Sea / Shrin Akiner -- Emerging Caspian challenges : ten years on : achievements, new concerns, future prospects / Shrin Akiner.
general note
Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada.
catalogue key
8113174
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
'This is a stimulating and informative book about an exciting region full of opportunities for the bold and the clever. It is a book best dipped into but should not be missed by anyone with an interest in the region.'- The Journal of Energy Literature 'This impeccably designed volume is very timely, as a sharp spike in oil prices brings international attention yet again to the potential sources of supply in the Caspian areas.'- Journal of Peace Research
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
The Caspian is a region, which holds the world's largest unexploited oil and mineral resources, where the break-up of the Soviet Union has created a security vacuum. The area is surrounded by old and new states seeking to utilize their natural wealth to launch their people into the twenty-first century. This book collects essays by contributors from the countries around the Caspian as well as by British experts in a frank and fruitful discussion of the region's problems and the need for a united approach to building mutual confidence and security.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Influential figures from the countries around the Caspian met in England in May 1996 for discussion of the region's problems. The presentations in this volume reflect the particular concerns of each of these states.
Unpaid Annotation
A region which holds the world's largest unexploited oil and mineral resources, where the break-up of the Soviet Union has created a security vacuum, where East, West and Asian powers are currently wing for influence -- the Caspian basin is surrounded by states old and new seeking to utilize their natural wealth to launch their people into the twenty-first century. Influential figures from all the countries round the Caspian and some of their near neighbors met in England in May 1996 for an unprecedentedly frank and fruitful discussion of the regions problems and the need for a united approach to building mutual confidence and security. The presentations in this volume reflect the particular concerns of each of these states, which together with contributions from British experts offer a unique perspective on the prospects and priorities for long-term development around the Caspian basin.
Main Description
Touted as the world's next Arabia and a region of unbridled opportunity following the Soviet collapse in 1991, the Caspian Sea and the turbulent oil rush that characterized the ensuing decade captured the world's attention in what at first sight appeared to be a triumph of capitalism over communism. Yet rather than engendering immediate wealth and prosperity for foreign multinationals, regional powers and local populations, successive years have seen problems both historical and contemporary erect significant hurdles in the path of progress. The Caspian redefines a Caspian debate long characterized by one-sided and politically motivated analyses and, at times, fantastic reporting. Bringing together a whole range of influential voices from academia, the media, the oil industry, civil service, the military and diplomatic corps, this book rewrites the region's recent history from the perspective of the players themselves, ferreting out the nuances that characterize contemporary Caspian energy andsecurity politics.
Back Cover Copy
The Caspian redefines a Caspian debate long characterized by one-sided and politically motivated analyses and, at times, fantastic reporting. Bringing together a range of influential voices from academia, the media, the oil industry, civil service, the military and diplomatic corps, this book rewrites the region's recent history.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Preface
Maps
Notes on Authors Background
Caspian Intersections: Contextual Introduction
Legal History of the Caspian Sea
Negotiations on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea 1992-1996: View from Kazakhstan
Geopolitics of Hydrocarbons in Central and Western Asia
Pipeline Politics
Caspian Energy Development
Natural Resources, Governance and Transition in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
The Role of Oil in the Development of Azerbaijan
Production Sharing Agreements and National Oil Funds
Azerbaijan: Policy Priorities towards the Caspian Sea
Turkmenistan's Caspian Resources and its International Political Economy
Kazakhstan: Oil, Politics an the New 'Great Game'
Jockeying for Power in the Caspian Region: Turkey versus Iran and Russia
Division of the Caspian Sea: Iranian Policies and Concerns
Russia's Policy in the Caspian Sea Region: Reconciling Economic and Security Agendas
US Involvement in the Business and Politics of the Caspian Region
Japan's Eurasian Diplomacy: Power Politics, Resource Diplomacy, or Romanticism?
Militarisation of the Caspian
Chechnya: Post-Referendum Prospects for Normalisation
Whither South Caucasus: To Prosperity or to Conflict?
Environmental Security in the Caspian Sea
Ten Years On: Achievements, New Concerns, Future Prospects and Challenges
Index
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