Oil in the family: managing presidential succession in Azerbaijan

  title={Oil in the family: managing presidential succession in Azerbaijan},
  author={Scott Radnitz},
  pages={60 - 77}
  • Scott Radnitz
  • Published 1 February 2012
  • Political Science, History
  • Democratization
This article argues that Azerbaijan did not display a backlash against the ‘colour revolutions’ in the post-Soviet space because the primary threat to the regime came from within, and not from below. Thanks to the overlap of power and property in Azerbaijan, the ruling elite's revenues from oil resources, and the failure of international actors to support the opposition, civil society did not pose a major challenge to the regime's dominance during the ‘revolutionary’ period in the mid-2000s… 

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