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Gerald Mars and Yochanan Altman – The Cultural Bases of Soviet Georgia’s Second Economy

Gerald Mars and Yochanan Altman – The Cultural Bases of Soviet Georgia’s Second Economy

The primary purpose of this paper is to demonstrate, with the aid of illustrative cases, the link between the core values of Georgian culture and the working principles of its second economy…. Read more »

Austin Jersild and Neli Melkadze – The Dilemmas of Enlightenment in the Eastern Borderlands: The Theater and Library in Tbilisi

Austin Jersild and Neli Melkadze – The Dilemmas of Enlightenment in the Eastern Borderlands: The Theater and Library in Tbilisi

This article will illustrate that imperialism in the East included an impulse to promote and foster rather than curtail cultural expression. This made perfect sense for a Russia that was… Read more »

Zaza Shatirishvili – “Old” Intelligentsia and “New” Intellectuals: The Georgian Experience

Zaza Shatirishvili – “Old” Intelligentsia and “New” Intellectuals: The Georgian Experience

Zaza Shatirishvili takes stock of the differences and similarities between two generations of Georgian intellectuals: Old nomenclatura versus the new scholars who dominate the growing non-governmental sector. Shatirishvili, Z. (2003,… Read more »

Paul Manning – The Epoch of Magna: Capitalist Brands and Postsocialist Revolutions in Georgia

Paul Manning – The Epoch of Magna: Capitalist Brands and Postsocialist Revolutions in Georgia

In this article the author compares two periods of transition – from socialism to Shevardnadze and from Shevardnadze epoch to Rose Revolution. In both these periods of dramatic change, certain… Read more »

Paul Manning – Rose-Colored Glasses? Color Revolutions and Cartoon Chaos in Postsocialist Georgia

Paul Manning – Rose-Colored Glasses? Color Revolutions and Cartoon Chaos in Postsocialist Georgia

The Georgian “Rose Revolution” of 2003 was preceded by events in November 2001, in which students protested against a government raid on a popular TV station, Rustavi 2, and forced… Read more »

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