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By Tina Flegel

The writer lines numerous strength coverage judgements taken among 2006 and 2013 in Azerbaijan to determine how overseas actors attempted to steer policy-making. The ebook allows figuring out of the political mechanisms, threats and possibilities that signify actions in Azerbaijan’s power zone illustrating strategic pitfalls and possibilities. according to a close kingdom research and the intensive comparability of 4 coverage circumstances, the e-book deduces the political elite’s cause, and its sensible effects for transnational relatives. it's appropriate for students learning the political economic climate of rentier states and regimes within the authoritarian realm, in addition to for younger strategists in enterprises that behavior enterprise in nations ruled through tight casual networks.

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The basic question for risk management is how to deal with things that could happen. Risks have to be identified, evaluated and prioritized in order to be managed. The quantification of risks can create a false sense of certainty. Assessments that cannot be based on facts are a matter of the evaluator’s inclination and beliefs. Policies are an expression of different assumptions and of perceptions. Intuition based on beliefs and experiences replaces uncertainty, but it is not the best strategy to deal with complex situations.

Geddes underlines the dilemma that politicians face in deciding between doing what they support politically and what supports them politically (Geddes 1994, p. 18). With a focus on political survival she explains why politicians would chose not create optimal conditions for policy implementation23 (Geddes 1994, p. 19). The practical necessities of actually governing might mitigate politicking in decision-making to some extent (Putnam 1976, p. 60), while stakeholders who cannot participate in the making of decisions that are supposed to bound them tend to concentrate on the policy implementation process to advance their interests (Di Franceisco, Gitelman 1984; Geddes 1994, pp.

120f). This makes the analysis of Azerbaijan’s political environment salient, as this allows some conclusions on the prevalent basic rationale decision-makers adhere to. Intuition is based on beliefs and experiences and replaces uncertainty. A belief is by definition “an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof” (OED Online 2012). Beliefs have, obviously, real consequences even if they are wrong. Changes in the authority of different beliefs or paradigms can be caused by internal and external shocks (Sabatier 1993, pp.

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