External and internal aspects of Azerbaijan’s energy policy : Europeanization process and its limitations

Download
2013
Taytaş Öztürk, Özlem
The thesis examines the bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and the European Union in the context of energy cooperation. The main research question of the thesis is to what extent Azerbaijan’s domestic and external energy policies are compatible with the European Union’s rules and regulations. The main argument of the thesis is that although Azerbaijan is compatible with the European Union externally, the country has largely opted for pursuing domestic energy policies which clearly differ from the European Union’s own internal norms and regulations on energy market. The thesis is composed of seven chapters. The first chapter is the introduction part; in addition, the second chapter will discuss Azerbaijan’s energy profile. On the other hand, in the third chapter, Azerbaijan’s partnership with the EU will be presented. The fourth and fifth chapters are about the energy politics of Azeri leaders and the pipeline politics of the third countries over the region. On the other side, while the sixth chapter is about the domestic energy reform in Azerbaijan, the seventh chapter will present the conclusion part.

Suggestions

European Union's natural gas trade with Russia : competing priorities of supply security and supply diversification
Aydın, Ayşe Esra; Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat; Department of Eurasian Studies (2012)
This thesis examines the bilateral relations of European Union and Russia in terms of energy trade. The main question of this thesis is whether European Union could realize its energy strategies of supply security and supply diversification in its natural gas trade with Russia. The main argument of this thesis is; Russia has been undermining the EU’s energy strategy, by using the contradictions between the EU’s energy strategy priorities of supply security and supply diversification. Emphasizing the signifi...
Role of energy in Azerbaijan’s foreign policy during İlham Aliyev era
Abbasov, Kamran; Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat; Department of International Relations (2015)
This Ph.D thesis seeks to explore the political and economic aspects of Azerbaijan’s energy sector and its role in the conduct of Azerbaijan’s foreign policy during the Presidency of Ilham Aliyev. The thesis focuses mainly on the formation and development of Azerbaijan’s energy policy after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The thesis argues contrary to the arguments of the political realists scholars who argue that Azerbaijan’s energy policy reflects the dynamics of power politics in and around Azerbaijan,...
Visegrad group facing the Nord Stream and South Stream gas pipeline projects
Şenterzi, Zahide Tuğba; Türkeş, Mustafa; Department of International Relations (2012)
This thesis analyzes the Visegrad Group’s stance toward the Russian-German Nord Stream and Russian-Italian South Stream gas pipeline projects, which aimed to circumvent the traditional energy routes situated in Central Europe and Eastern Europe. The level of the Visegrad Group’s dependency on inherited Soviet gas pipeline routes is examined alongside the Visegrad Group’s policy setting ability within the group itself and in the European Union. The thesis also traces the evolution of energy relations between...
Turkey’s energy security and its energy cooperation with the European Union and Russia
Taşan, Fatma; Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat; Department of Eurasian Studies (2008)
This thesis analyzes Turkey’s energy security and its energy cooperation with the European Union and Russia. The thesis argues that Turkey’s energy cooperation with Russia and the European Union’s energy dialogue between Russia contradict with Turkey’s claim to be an exclusive energy corridor between the Caspian Sea region and the European Union. The first part of the thesis deals with the energy security issue in terms of the diversification of energy routes and pipeline politics. In the second part, Turke...
The External dimension of the European Union's immigration policy and its implications for transit countries : a comparison of Turkey and Morocco
YIldız, Ayselin Gözde; Eralp, Yakup Atila; Department of International Relations (2012)
The purpose of this thesis is to analyse the external dimension of the European Union’s (EU) immigration policy and its implications for transit countries through a comparative study of Turkey and Morocco. The thesis examines the development and institutionalization of the EU’s externalization of its immigration policy within a chronological and theoretical context. Applying the theoretical debate concerning “Europeanization beyond EU borders”, it investigates to what extent the EU has successfully external...
Citation Formats
Ö. Taytaş Öztürk, “ External and internal aspects of Azerbaijan’s energy policy : Europeanization process and its limitations,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.