Dr.Azer Babayev

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Dr.Azer Babayev

Research Fellow, School of Public and International Affairs
Email: ababayev@ada.edu.az

Research interests: Democracy & Political Transition; Conflict Studies; Post-Soviet Politics, especially Belarus and South Caucasus countries

Dr. Azer Babayev received his PhD in Social Sciences from University of Mannheim, Germany.  He holds BA degree in International Relations and International Law from Baku State University and MA degree in History and Social Sciences from Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. Dr. Babayev’s prizes and fellowships include Postdoctoral Fellowship from Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), doctoral stipend from Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), and masters stipend from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) & Open Society Institute (OSI).

Dr. Babayev’s selected publications are as follow:

1. Politische Transformation im postsowjetischen Aserbaidschan: eine historisch-institutionalistische Analyse, Mannheim: Universität Mannheim 2010.

Journal Articles
1. Democracy Promotion between the ‘Political’ and the ‘Developmental’ Approach: US and German policies towards Belarus, Democratization (currently under peer review), 27 p.
2. Demokratieförderung zwischen Annäherung und Sanktionen. Der US-amerikanische und deutsche Umgang mit dem Lukaschenko-Regime in Belarus, HSFK-Report Nr. 3/2011, Frankfurt/M.
5. Political Transition in the Muslim Caucasus: Azerbaijan’s post-Soviet Development between Yesterday and Tomorrow, ORIENT 4/2010, 25-32