The Irony of Nagorno-Karabakh: Formal Institutions versus Informal Politics

  title={The Irony of Nagorno-Karabakh: Formal Institutions versus Informal Politics},
  author={Razmik Panossian},
  journal={Regional \& Federal Studies},
  pages={143 - 164}
  • R. Panossian
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Economics
  • Regional & Federal Studies
For almost a decade now, the self-declared ‘independent republic’ of Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) has been engaged in a process of nation-state building in the context of post-Soviet transition. Karabakh is usually cited as a major instance of ethnic conflict within the crumbling Soviet Union, and the cause of war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. However, examined from the perspective of this volume, one can make the argument that Karabakh also serves as an example of a region which has been relatively… Expand
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