David Aphrasidze & David Siroky – Frozen Transitions and Unfrozen Conflicts, Or What Went Wrong in Georgia?

This article analyzes the dynamics of development, democracy, and conflict in Georgia, focusing on variation in state capacity, political institutions and varieties of nationalism. It illustrates the relevance of Huntington’s discussion of political order in changing societies and points to the increased likelihood of instability in the absence of entrenched institutional mechanisms.

Aphrasidze, D., & Siroky, D. (2010). Frozen Transitions and Unfrozen Conflicts, or What went Wrong in Georgia. Yale Journal of International Affairs5, 121

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