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
S. Neil MacFarlane – Two Years of the Dream: Georgian Foreign Policy During the Transition

S. Neil MacFarlane – Two Years of the Dream: Georgian Foreign Policy During the Transition

Since coming to power in late 2012, the Georgian Dream coalition has encountered an extremely challenging foreign and domestic policy environment – marked, in particular, by the difficulty of balancing… Read more »

Bruno Coppieters – In Defence of the Homeland: Intellectuals and the Georgian-Abkhazian Conflict

Bruno Coppieters – In Defence of the Homeland: Intellectuals and the Georgian-Abkhazian Conflict

The present chapter is devoted to the use of history – in particular, the methods of ethnogenesis – and other scientific disciplines as mobilizing tools in the conflict between the Georgian and… Read more »

Rebecca Gould – Aleksandre Qazbegi’s Mountaineer Prosaics: The Anticolonial Vernacular on Georgian–Chechen Borderlands

Rebecca Gould – Aleksandre Qazbegi’s Mountaineer Prosaics: The Anticolonial Vernacular on Georgian–Chechen Borderlands

The Georgian writer Aleksandre Qazbegi (1848-1893) is notable for the anticolonial themes that were inspired by the seven years he passed among as a mountaineer. Drawing on ethnography to advance… Read more »

Heidi Tagliavini – Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia

Heidi Tagliavini – Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia

By its decision of 2 December 2008 the Council of the European Union established an Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia (IIFFMCG). This is the first time… Read more »

New Publications: October-November 2015

New Publications: October-November 2015

Academic Articles Ó Beacháin, D. (2015). Elections without recognition: presidential and parliamentary contests in Abkhazia and Nagorny Karabakh. Caucasus Survey, 1-19. While various debates have arisen on the relationship between non-recognition… Read more »

Paul Manning – Once Upon a Time, There Was Sex in Georgia

Paul Manning – Once Upon a Time, There Was Sex in Georgia

Georgians have long found in the remote mountainous regions of Georgia, Pshavi and Khevsureti, a fragmentary ethnographic image of a romantic and exotic “once upon a time” version of Georgia…. Read more »

Rebecca Gould – Georgian Literary Modernism: Poems by Titsian Tabidze, Paolo Iashvili and Galaktion Tabidze

Rebecca Gould – Georgian Literary Modernism: Poems by Titsian Tabidze, Paolo Iashvili and Galaktion Tabidze

This feature section, originally published in the literary journal Metamorphoses, introduces the poets Titsian Tabidze, Galaktion Tabidze, and Paolo Iashvili to an English readership. These three major exponents of the… Read more »

Robert P. Blake, Georgian Secular Literature: Epic, Romance, and Lyric (1100-1800)

Robert P. Blake, Georgian Secular Literature: Epic, Romance, and Lyric (1100-1800)

Georgian secular literature is almost as untrodden a field as Georgian theological production during the Middle Ages. While rather more secular texts have been published, only one of these has come out in… Read more »

Zurab Avalishvili – T’eimuraz and his poem: The Martyrdom of Queen K’et’evan

Zurab Avalishvili – T’eimuraz and his poem: The Martyrdom of Queen K’et’evan

The importance of the poem in Georgian literature is indisputable. I t is probably the first example of a poetical treatment of a lively historical Georgian theme-no small achievement of… Read more »

Revaz Gachechiladze – The New Georgia: Space, Society, Politics

Revaz Gachechiladze – The New Georgia: Space, Society, Politics

After the collapse of the socialist political system that had glued the Soviet Union together, two dozen nations re-emerged on the world stage. The New Georgia presents both a broad… Read more »

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