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A Response to Elmir Mirzoev's Argumentum ad Ignorantiam

In his recent article “Argumentum ad ignorantiam”, Elmir Mirzoev describes what he sees as the ongoing influence of the Cyrillic alphabet on Azeri orthography, despite the switch to Latin 17...

Argumentum ad Ignorantiam: Use of Latin Script in Azerbaijani

More than 17 years have passed since the order of July 18, 2001 on the transition of the Azerbaijani language into Latin script.   As an Objection to Latin Script...

Philosophy Versus Majority Opinion: Epistemic Opposition

The idea that philosophy can only be understood by a chosen few, instead of everyone, is not a novelty. Accordingly, the images of philosophers, depending on their time and place,...

Average Salaries in the South Caucasian Countries

Average Salaries in the South Caucasian countries Infogram  

Remittances from Russia

Remittances from Russia Infogram  

Household spending in Azerbaijan in 2017

Household spending Infogram  

Science and Religion: Contradiction or Unity?

The claim that religion and science are contradictory was put forward by John Draper[i] and Andrew Dickinson White[ii] in the nineteenth century. This contradiction is more emphasized by scientists such...

On Illegal Authority of Departments of Housing and Communal Services

While the Soviet model has been renounced in many areas of property relations in Azerbaijan, it is still a dominant model in housing management. Although the vast majority of the...

Importance of Utopias

In Azerbaijan, many new and especially liberal ideas are ridiculed by the general public as well as the local, overwhelmingly nationalist intellectuals on the grounds that they are “perfectionist” and...

Foreign Direct Investment in Azerbaijan’s Economy: Current Status, Development Trends and Challenges

It is of particular importance for Azerbaijan, seeking to reduce reliance on oil and gas revenues by diversifying its economy and exports, to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) to non-oil...

Azerbaijan’s Participation Opportunities in the Global Services Market

Analysis of the current situation   The service sector is usually ignored during the public debate on how to reduce Azerbaijan’s excessive reliance on resource revenues. When it comes to...

The Effect of Remittances on Business Cycle Fluctuations: Evidence from Turkey

In 41 years, starting from 1964, the remittances from Germany to Turkey amounted to approximately 53 billion U.S. dollars, more than 10 times direct investment from Germany, which was around...

Contradiction of Form and Content in Religious Ritual following in Azerbaijan

In August 2014 the government of Azerbaijan took, at first sight, a seemingly strange initiative − it outlawed serving any food or other treat in funeral ceremonies, except for tea...

A Brief History of Salafism in Azerbaijan

  By Altay Goyushov and Kanan Rovshanoglu Introduction According to the “Oxford Islamic Studies Online”, Salafism was a reformist, modernist, and intellectual movement established by Sheikh Jamal al-Din al-Afghani and...

Islam and Youth in Azerbaijan

After the collapse of communist ideologies and regimes, a serious transformation of the values ​​of society have taken place in most countries of the world that gained independence. The obvious...

ECONOMY
Azerbaijan’s Participation Opportunities in the...

Analysis of the current situation   The service sector is usually ignored during the public...

SOCIETY
Democracy or Epistocracy? A Choice...

In the previous article named Importance of Voter Competence in Democracy, I discussed the dangers...

ECONOMY
The Effect of Declining Oil...

Changes in household savings, and in nominal and real income In assessing real changes in...

SOCIETY
Importance of Utopias

In Azerbaijan, many new and especially liberal ideas are ridiculed by the general public as...

OTHER
(Azerbaijani) Rəsmi və qeyri-rəsmi millətçilik....

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SOCIETY
(Azerbaijani) Məna və bildirim haqqında

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ECONOMY
Analysis of main problems facing...

While the history of Azerbaijan's gaining extensive resource revenues is relatively short (less than 10...

OTHER
(Azerbaijani) Redaksiyaya məktublar

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ECONOMY
Foreign Direct Investment in Azerbaijan’s...

It is of particular importance for Azerbaijan, seeking to reduce reliance on oil and gas...

SOCIETY
Addressing High Infant Mortality Rate...

Introduction It is undeniable that the Azerbaijan Government has made significant progress in addressing infant...

OTHER
The Liberation of Baku: A...

In 28 May 1918, the Azerbaijani National Council declared the formation of the independent Azerbaijani...

OTHER
Some methodological elements of the...

  The subject of the research Turkey’s foreign policy has recently become increasingly ambitious in...

ECONOMY
Entrepreneurs Left Without Money

The devaluation that took place in 2015 has created a number of problems not only...

OTHER
On the Mir Jafar Bagirov’s...

The main opponents of Stalin within the Bolshevik party, and the potential opposition in general...

SOCIETY
Intellectuals, Nationalism, and Politics

Nowadays, in one way or another, intellectuals are involved in politics. They are either directly...