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 Paul Manning and Zaza Shatirishvili – The Exotocism and Eroticism of the City: The “Kinto” and his City
Helga Kotthoff – Communicating Affect in Intercultural Lamentations in Caucasian Georgia

Helga Kotthoff – Communicating Affect in Intercultural Lamentations in Caucasian Georgia

Oral lamentation rituals have been frequently studies by anthropologists, ethnolinguists and cultural sociologists, and they play important roles in many cultures. In Georgia, these mourning ceremonies are called xmit natirlebi… Read more »

Kevin Tuite – “Antimarriage” in Ancient Georgian Society

Kevin Tuite – “Antimarriage” in Ancient Georgian Society

In this paper author will demonstrate that the Svans, who speak a Kartvelian language distantly related to Georgian, preserve a structurally-comparable ritual the designation of which — ch’æch’-il-ær — is formed from a… Read more »

Florian Mühlfried – Celebrating Identities in Post-Soviet Georgia

Florian Mühlfried – Celebrating Identities in Post-Soviet Georgia

In the following pages, author intend to investigate further the reasons for and consequences of the »supra-turn« in Georgian culture and politics. Accordingly, some contextual knowledge must be elaborated. Author will start… Read more »

Paul Manning – Folklore and Terror in Georgia’s ‘Notorious’ Pankisi Gorge: The Ethnography of State Violence at the Margins of the Nation

Paul Manning – Folklore and Terror in Georgia’s ‘Notorious’ Pankisi Gorge: The Ethnography of State Violence at the Margins of the Nation

One of the more curious side effects of the “branding” of localities in the War on Terror was the production of certain kinds of fantastic places, such that certain otherwise unremarkable places… Read more »

George Khelashvili & S. Neil Macfarlane – The Evolution of US Policy towards the Southern Caucasus

George Khelashvili & S. Neil Macfarlane – The Evolution of US Policy towards the Southern Caucasus

This article examines the evolution of American policy in the Southern Caucasus since 1991. The article argues that US policy in the region has been ad hoc and inconsistent, reflecting… Read more »

New Publications: December 2015

New Publications: December 2015

Book Review Wheatley, J.. (2015). Review of The Making of Modern Georgia, 1918–2012: The First Georgian Republic and Its Successors. Slavic Review, 74(4), 930–932. The Democratic Republic of Georgia (1918–21)… Read more »

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