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Pointing out that Western economies have a strong interest in the region’s oil and gas resources, this article points out that current developments in Azerbaijan suggest that energy is being bought at the cost of Western principles and values. In light of recent developments that suggest deterioration of Azerbaijan’s democratic credentials, this article argues that the women in Azerbaijan’s civil society should be supported more in their struggle for democracy. It also makes the point that development aid to Azerbaijan will be more effective if more women are actively involved in economic activities.

 

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Kristin Mette
Kristin Mette
This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
Foreword The 75th issue of TPQ comes at a time when the world is still in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic. While not a new phenomenon, the concurrent swell in digital disinformation and misinformation has complicated the public health response on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as further eroded democratic values. Our Fall 2020 issue focuses on key challenges related to disinformation and...
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