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Murad Gassanly

Research student, School of Law and Politics


Applied Theory of International Relations: Synergy Model. Case Study of Energy Politics

The key aim of my research is to develop a research methodology for a multi-theoretical analysis of international politics. Using politics of energy extraction, production and transportation in the Caspian/Black Sea region as a case study, I seek to develop a reflective, critical approach to theoretical modelling in IR, with the aim of building a theory-synergistic model of the phenomena under study.

Research interests: My research interests lie in the field of International Relations, in particular theories of IR, energy politics, Caspian and Black Sea regions, politics of South Caucasus and Central Asia.