Mineral Resource Base of the Southern Caucasus and Systems for its Management in the XXI Century

  • Alexander G. Tvalchrelidze
  • Georges Morizot
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. A. G. Tvalchrelidze
    Pages 19-70
  3. T. Engin
    Pages 81-104
  4. V. M. Baba-Zadeh, G. V. Mustafayev, V. G. Ramazanov
    Pages 105-124
  5. G. Demi, G. Myftiu, G. Themeli, J. Testard
    Pages 125-140
  6. M. Grossou-Valta, F. Chalkiopoulou
    Pages 141-159
  7. M. L. P. De Amorim Dinis, A. Botelho De Sousa
    Pages 161-166
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 191-192

About these proceedings


The NATO Advanced Research Workshop “Mineral Resource Base of the Southern Caucasus and Systems for its Management in the XXI Century” was held in Tbilisi on April 3-6, 2001. The workshop was financed by the NATO Science Programme and financially supported by the Open Society – Georgia Foundation. By the end of the XX century the new states of the Southern Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia) found themselves in the lowest phase of a severe structural crisis. Belonging to the same geopolitical space and having the common economic history during the XIX and XX centuries, these countries will be able to overcome this crisis and to integrate into the world community only step-by-step, exploiting their resource bases and developing competitive branches of industries. Moreover, in our opinion, such conception is the only alternative to the spontaneous economical chaos. Solution of this problem seems to be impossible without close international collaboration. From this point of view, the idea of regional alliances where regional actors would be linked by a general, non-contradictory macroeconomic model seems to be the only possibility for sustainable development. Creation of The Southern Caucasus Alliance (SCA) where Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey would find their place could be possible only in case if the economic reality and economic interests would weigh down nationalistic doctrines of political isolationism.


development distribution energy environment formation information system mineral mineral deposits mineral resources mining research sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander G. Tvalchrelidze
    • 1
  • Georges Morizot
    • 2
  1. 1.Union ‘Georgian Resources and Sustainable Development’TbilisiGeorgia
  2. 2.Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM)OrléansFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1124-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0084-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1238
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