This essay seeks to identify what the case of Georgia – more specifically, the Rose Revolution and its aftermath teaches us about the nature of revolutions and the prospects for democracy in countries that are, well, like Georgia. The phrase ‘countries like Georgia’ refers to countries and political regimes that are not democratic, but which cannot be considered classical dictatorships either. Therefore, this essay is structured according to the conceptual problems that exist around the democratisation project in our world – and about which the experience of the Rose Revolution in Georgia has something to say.
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