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Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 09:46:05 -0500
From: Sefa Martin Yurukel <sefam.yurukel@nupi.no>
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PUBL.- Contrasts and Solutions in the Caucasus

PUBLICATION- Contrasts and Solutions in the Caucasus, Yurukel & Hoeiris, eds.

In March 1996, an international conference was held at the University
of Aarhus, Denmark, under the title "Contrasts and Solutions in the
Caucasus."  This was the third in a series of conferences organized
under the heading "Aarhus Debates: The Focal Issues of the World."
The previous conferences were "The Balkan War in a global - local
Perspective."  "The Politics of the Great Powers or Ethnic Contrasts?"
The results of these are published in Sefa Martin Yurukel (ed): Krigen
paa Balkan/ The Balkan War, The Faculty of Arts Press, University of
Aarhus 1995; and Contradictions in the Middle East.  A token of
National or Religious Identifications in a local - Global Perspective
resulting in the publication Ole Hoeiris and Sefa Yurukel (eds.):
Contrasts and Solutions in the Middle East. Aarhus University Press
1997.

As an extension of the Caucasus conference it was also decided to
publish a book containing contributions made at the conference itself
and supplemented with commentaries by experts and politicians with
knowledge of and influence in the region and its many conflicting
ethnic groups and nations. The first part of the book concerns the whole
Caucasian region in a historical perspective with special attention to its
geopolitical importance and its relations to the former Soviet Union and
the present Russian Federation. This is followed by articles analysing
the ethnical and national problems in North Caucasus and
Transcaucasus, succeeded by discussions on the most important
conflicts in the different nations and regions: Abkhazia, Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Crimea, Nagorno-Karabakh and Chechenia.
The intention is to make available the many conflicting and
informative viewpoints, not only to a public audience, but also to the
various parties involved in the conflicts themselves. In this sense we
hope that the book will be of some practical application in an
educational context within a range of subjects dealing with the
conditions in the region.

Sefa Martin Yurukel and Ole Hoeiris

The book can be ordered via: Aarhus University Press, University of
Aarhus, DK-8000 Aarhus C. Denmark , fax: +45 86198433 or via email
from to <sefam.yurukel@nupi.no>

Contents

I: Caucasus

Henning Lehmann: Caucasus - contrasts and solutions. Introductory speech

Alf Grannes: 'Persons of Caucasian nationality' - Russian negative stereotypes

Thomas Petersen: The Caucasus - a region in quest of stability

Gamal Z. Moutaguirov: Geopolitical after-effects of disintegration of the
USSR and reanimation of the Eurasien idea

Richard Giragosian: Oil and geopolitics in the Transcaucasus

Jan Oeberg: Conflict-mitigation on the ground - toward citizens' diplomacy

II: North- and Transcaucasus

Lars Funch: Cultural boundaries in the North Caucasus

Souren T. Zolyan: New approaches to regional conflicts

Souren T. Zolyan: Transcaucasian confederation - The chance for peace

Torben Hansen: Ethnicity and political culture in Southern Caucasia -
The peoples of the hills between Russia and the Middle East

Klas-Goeran Karlsson: Nationalism, ethno-national conflicts and history
in South Caucasus

Soeren Thiesen: Mounteneers, racketeers and the ideals of modernity -
Statebuilding and elite-competition in Caucasia

Ismail Yunus Soner: Crossing Roads: Political stability in Armenia
and Georgia since independence

III: Abkhazia

Konstantin Ozgan: Abkhazia - Problems and the paths to their resolution

George Hewitt: Post-war developments in the Georgien-Abkhazian dispute

IV: Armenia

Igor Barsegian: Armenian nationalism - past and present

Christian Tolstrup: The collapse of dialogue

V: Azerbaijan

Sefa Martin Yurukel: Nationalism and the construction of national
identity in Azerbaijan: Past and present

Omur Orhun: The politico-economic importance of the Caspian Basin

Suha Bolukbasi: The growth of nationalism in Azerbaijan

Aliaga Mamedov: Ethnic minorities in the course of Azerbaijani society
democratization

VI: Georgia

Fahrettin Ciloglu: Post-Soviet consequences in Georgia and Turkish policy

VII: Crim

Suat Kiniklioglu: The Crimean Tartars' struggle for co-existence

VIII: Nagorno-Karabakh

Ruben Zargarian: The international legal law status of the Republic of
Nagorno-Karabakh

Bay Aydin Balayev & Aliaga Mamedov: The Karabakh conflict and
present-day situation

IX: Chechenia

Charles Tchkotoua: The past explains the present

Daniel Heradstveit: Nationalism and ethnic nationalism in the Caucasus
- Past and present

Marie Bennigsen Broxup: The case for Chechen independence

Marta-Lisa Magnusson: The negotiation process between Russia and
Chechnya - Strategies, achievements and future problems

X: Turkey

Hrant Dink: Taste of being minority

Dogan Tilic: Turkey and North Caucasia - From high expectations down
to reality

Baskin Oran: Turkish approach to Transcaucasia and Central Asia

Mehmet Tutuncu: Turkeys foreign policy in the Caucasus

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