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
Natalie Sabanadze – Globalization and Nationalism: The Cases of Georgia and the Basque Country

Natalie Sabanadze – Globalization and Nationalism: The Cases of Georgia and the Basque Country

Argues for an original, unorthodox conception about the relationship between globalization and contemporary nationalism. While the prevailing view holds that nationalism and globalization are forces of clashing opposition, Sabanadze establishes… Read more »

Francesco Bagnardi – The Changing Pattern of Social Dialogue in Europe and the Influence of ILO and EU in Georgian Tripartism

Francesco Bagnardi – The Changing Pattern of Social Dialogue in Europe and the Influence of ILO and EU in Georgian Tripartism

This paper aims to analyse the establishment of tripartite social dialogue practices at national level in the Republic of Georgia. The introduction of such practice is the result of European… Read more »

Lili Di Puppo – The Externalization of JHA Policies in Georgia: Partner or Hotbed of Threats?

Lili Di Puppo – The Externalization of JHA Policies in Georgia: Partner or Hotbed of Threats?

This paper argues that the European Union’s attempts to externalize JHA policies and turn neighbouring countries into partners contributing to its internal security are hampered by numerous factors, including its… Read more »

Florian Mühlfried – Being a State and States of Being in Highland Georgia

Florian Mühlfried – Being a State and States of Being in Highland Georgia

The highlands region of the republic of Georgia, one of the former Soviet Socialist Republics, has long been legendary for its beauty. It is often assumed that the state has… Read more »

Christoph H. Stefes – Understanding Post-Soviet Transitions: Corruption, Collusion and Clientelism

Christoph H. Stefes – Understanding Post-Soviet Transitions: Corruption, Collusion and Clientelism

Corruption, collusion and clientelism are pervasive legacies of Soviet rule in most successor states of the Soviet Union. This legacy has been a major obstacle to the development of viable… Read more »

Timothy Blauvelt and Jeremy Smith (Eds.) – Georgia after Stalin: Nationalism and Soviet Power

Timothy Blauvelt and Jeremy Smith (Eds.) – Georgia after Stalin: Nationalism and Soviet Power

This book explores events in Georgia in the years following Stalin’s death in March 1953, especially the demonstrations of March 1956 and their brutal suppression, in order to illuminate the… Read more »

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