Edward G. Thomas – When Sugar Cane Grows in the Snow: Ethno-Nationalist Politics and the Collapse of the Georgian State

This paper examines Georgia’s transition from Soviet rule to independent statehood in 1991, focusing primarily on the relationship between the political ideology within the independence movement and the failure of the development and construction of the Georgia Republic writ large. It is shown that, while there is no single overarching explanation for the collapse of the Georgian state, one critical line of causation is drawn from the effects of a radical ethno-nationalist discourse within the dominant Georgian political culture.

Thomas, E. G. (2006). When Sugar Cane Grows in the Snow: Ethno-Nationalist Politics and the Collapse of the Georgian State. Undercurrent, 3(1), 53-64.

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