Richard Bennet – Delivering on the Hope of the Rose Revolution: Public Sector Reform in Georgia, 2004-2009 David Rinnert – The Politics of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms in Development—Explaining Within‐Country Variation of Reform Outcomes in Georgia after the Rose Revolution Kevin Tuite – Achilles and the Caucasus Zaza Shatirishvili and Paul Manning – Why are the Dolls Laughing? Tbilisi Culture between “High Art” and Socialist Labor. Paul Manning – Love, Khevsur Style: The Romance of the Mountains and Mountaineer Romance in Georgian Ethnography
<!--:en-->Constantine B. Lerner – The “River of Paradise” and the Legend about the City of Tbilisi: A Literary Source of the Legend<!--:--><!--:ka-->Constantine B. Lerner – The “River of Paradise” and the Legend about the City of Tbilisi: A Literary Source of the Legend<!--:-->

Constantine B. Lerner – The “River of Paradise” and the Legend about the City of Tbilisi: A Literary Source of the LegendConstantine B. Lerner – The “River of Paradise” and the Legend about the City of Tbilisi: A Literary Source of the Legend

The origin of the folk legend about founding Tbilisi remains entirely enigmatic, yet the parallelism observable in Jewish folklore seems to be indicative. Indeed, the main element of this plot – the… Read more »

<!--:en-->George Ivaniashvili-Orbeliani –  Globalization and National Competitiveness of Georgia<!--:--><!--:ka-->George Ivaniashvili-Orbeliani –  Globalization and National Competitiveness of Georgia<!--:-->

George Ivaniashvili-Orbeliani – Globalization and National Competitiveness of GeorgiaGeorge Ivaniashvili-Orbeliani – Globalization and National Competitiveness of Georgia

The paper makes a critical analysis of existing theoretical aspects of national competitiveness. It also clarifies the framework of National Innovation System, which has been successfully used in OECD countries… Read more »

<!--:en-->Philipp H. Fluri and Eden Cole (eds.) – From Revolution to Reform: Georgia’s Struggle with Democratic Institution Building and Security Sector Reform<!--:--><!--:ka-->Philipp H. Fluri and Eden Cole (eds.) – From Revolution to Reform: Georgia’s Struggle with Democratic Institution Building and Security Sector Reform<!--:-->

Philipp H. Fluri and Eden Cole (eds.) – From Revolution to Reform: Georgia’s Struggle with Democratic Institution Building and Security Sector ReformPhilipp H. Fluri and Eden Cole (eds.) – From Revolution to Reform: Georgia’s Struggle with Democratic Institution Building and Security Sector Reform

This paper examines the situation in Georgia following the “Rose Revolution” of 2003. The authors analyze the country in terms of its security sector governance and evaluate the successes and… Read more »

<!--:en-->Paul Manning – Describing Dialect and Defining Civilization in an Early Georgian Nationalist Manifesto: Ilia Ch‘avch’avadze’s “Letters of a Traveler”.<!--:--><!--:ka-->Paul Manning – Describing Dialect and Defining Civilization in an Early Georgian Nationalist Manifesto: Ilia Ch‘avch’avadze’s “Letters of a Traveler”.<!--:-->

Paul Manning – Describing Dialect and Defining Civilization in an Early Georgian Nationalist Manifesto: Ilia Ch‘avch’avadze’s “Letters of a Traveler”.Paul Manning – Describing Dialect and Defining Civilization in an Early Georgian Nationalist Manifesto: Ilia Ch‘avch’avadze’s “Letters of a Traveler”.

In this paper, author is primarily interested in exploring the rhetorical opposition between form and content in Lelt Ghunia’s speech, whose correct realistic representation Chavchavadze presents, in his coda, as… Read more »

<!--:en-->Kevin Tuite – The Rise and Fall and Revival of the Ibero-Caucasian Hypothesis<!--:--><!--:ka-->Kevin Tuite – The Rise and Fall and Revival of the Ibero-Caucasian Hypothesis<!--:-->

Kevin Tuite – The Rise and Fall and Revival of the Ibero-Caucasian HypothesisKevin Tuite – The Rise and Fall and Revival of the Ibero-Caucasian Hypothesis

The hypothesis that the three indigenous Caucasian language stocks (Abkhaz-Adyghean, Nakh-Daghestanian, and Kartvelian) are genetically related has little support at the present day among linguists specializing in these languages. Nonetheless,… Read more »

<!--:en-->Theodore P. Gerber and Karine Torosyan – Remittances in Georgia:  Correlates, Economic Impact, and Social Capital Formation<!--:--><!--:ka-->Theodore P. Gerber and Karine Torosyan – Remittances in Georgia:  Correlates, Economic Impact, and Social Capital Formation<!--:-->

Theodore P. Gerber and Karine Torosyan – Remittances in Georgia:  Correlates, Economic Impact, and Social Capital FormationTheodore P. Gerber and Karine Torosyan – Remittances in Georgia:  Correlates, Economic Impact, and Social Capital Formation

Authors examine migrant-level, household-level, and contextual variables associated with the probability that a Georgian household receives remittances. The impact of remittances is especially pronounced in urban settings, less so in rural areas…. Read more »

<!--:en-->Mark R. Beissinger – Structure and Example in Modular Political Phenomena: The Diffusion of Bulldozer/Rose/Orange/Tulip Revolutions<!--:--><!--:ka-->Mark R. Beissinger – Structure and Example in Modular Political Phenomena: The Diffusion of Bulldozer/Rose/Orange/Tulip Revolutions<!--:-->

Mark R. Beissinger – Structure and Example in Modular Political Phenomena: The Diffusion of Bulldozer/Rose/Orange/Tulip RevolutionsMark R. Beissinger – Structure and Example in Modular Political Phenomena: The Diffusion of Bulldozer/Rose/Orange/Tulip Revolutions

The article develops an approach to the study of modular political phenomena (action based in significant part on emulation of the prior successful example of others), focusing on the trade-offs between… Read more »

<!--:en-->George Papuashvili – The 1921 Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Georgia: Looking Back after Ninety Years<!--:--><!--:ka-->George Papuashvili – The 1921 Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Georgia: Looking Back after Ninety Years<!--:-->

George Papuashvili – The 1921 Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Georgia: Looking Back after Ninety YearsGeorge Papuashvili – The 1921 Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Georgia: Looking Back after Ninety Years

The 1921 Constitution can unquestionably be considered as one of the most advanced and perfect supreme legislative acts oriented towards human rights in the world for its time that is,… Read more »

<!--:en-->Oliver Reisner – Between State and Nation Building: The Debate about ‘Ethnicity’ in Georgian Citizens’ ID Cards<!--:--><!--:ka-->Oliver Reisner – Between State and Nation Building: The Debate about ‘Ethnicity’ in Georgian Citizens’ ID Cards<!--:-->

Oliver Reisner – Between State and Nation Building: The Debate about ‘Ethnicity’ in Georgian Citizens’ ID CardsOliver Reisner – Between State and Nation Building: The Debate about ‘Ethnicity’ in Georgian Citizens’ ID Cards

This is an analysis of a public debate on the ethnicity entry on Georgian citizens’ ID cards that enfolded in the period preceeding the parliamentary elections in autumn 1999 and… Read more »

<!--:en-->John A. Gould and Carl Sickner – Making Market Democracies? The Contingent Loyalties of Post-Privatization Elites in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Serbia<!--:--><!--:ka-->John A. Gould and Carl Sickner – Making Market Democracies? The Contingent Loyalties of Post-Privatization Elites in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Serbia<!--:-->

John A. Gould and Carl Sickner – Making Market Democracies? The Contingent Loyalties of Post-Privatization Elites in Azerbaijan, Georgia and SerbiaJohn A. Gould and Carl Sickner – Making Market Democracies? The Contingent Loyalties of Post-Privatization Elites in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Serbia

Neoliberal market reformers stress the ‘market building instincts’ of private owners to justify rapid forms of property transformation under illiberal political conditions. Authors employ a ‘path contingency’ approach to show that under illiberal, competitive… Read more »

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