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 – Semiotics of Drink and Drinking

Paul Manning – Semiotics of Drink and Drinking

Drink, as an embodied semiotic and material form, mediates social life. This book examines the fundamental nature of drink through a series of modular but connected ethnographic discussions. It looks… Read more »

Kristof Van Assche, Joseph Salukvadze and Nick Shavishvili (eds.) – City Culture and City Planning in Tbilisi: Where Europe and Asia Meet

Kristof Van Assche, Joseph Salukvadze and Nick Shavishvili (eds.) – City Culture and City Planning in Tbilisi: Where Europe and Asia Meet

This collection of essays spans numerous disciplines, including urban planning, architecture, and history. The study focuses on the interrelated transitions of city culture and city planning in modern Georgia, establishing… Read more »

Lincoln Mitchell – The Color Revolutions

Lincoln Mitchell – The Color Revolutions

From late 2003 through mid-2005, a series of peaceful street protests toppled corrupt and undemocratic regimes in Georgia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan and ushered in the election of new presidents in… Read more »

Lincoln A. Mitchell – Uncertain Democracy: U.S. Foreign Policy and Georgia’s Rose Revolution

Lincoln A. Mitchell – Uncertain Democracy: U.S. Foreign Policy and Georgia’s Rose Revolution

In November of 2003, a stolen election in the former Soviet republic of Georgia led to protests and the eventual resignation of President Eduard Shevardnadze. Shevardnadze was replaced by a… Read more »

Karl Kautsky – Georgia: A Social-Democratic Peasant Republic, Impressions and Observations

Karl Kautsky – Georgia: A Social-Democratic Peasant Republic, Impressions and Observations

“The present book is the result of a visit which I made to Georgia in August 1920. Invited by the Social-Democratic Party of Georgia, I journeyed thence at the same… Read more »

Austin Jersild – Orientalism and Empire: North Caucasus Mountain Peoples and the Georgian Frontier, 1845-1917

Austin Jersild – Orientalism and Empire: North Caucasus Mountain Peoples and the Georgian Frontier, 1845-1917

“Orientalism and Empire” sheds new light on the little-studied Russian empire in the Caucasus by exploring the tension between national and imperial identities on the Russian frontier. Austin Jersild contributes… Read more »

Vladimer Papava – Necroeconomics: The Political Economy of Post-Communist Capitalism

Vladimer Papava – Necroeconomics: The Political Economy of Post-Communist Capitalism

“The author discusses the experience of Georgia following the collapse of the Soviet Union in a broad analytical and empirical framework. He displays a deep knowledge of post-Communist transition and… Read more »

Wendell Steavenson – Stories I Stole

Wendell Steavenson – Stories I Stole

After working for Time magazine in London, Wendell Steavenson spent two years in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Stories I Stole captures the exuberance of a fledgling nation of… Read more »

Nikolas K. Gvosdev – Imperial Policies and Perspectives Towards Georgia, 1760-1819

Nikolas K. Gvosdev – Imperial Policies and Perspectives Towards Georgia, 1760-1819

This book examines how the Russian Empire expanded across the barrier of the Caucasus mountains to take control of the Georgian lands at the close of the 18th century. With… Read more »

Jonathan Wheatley – Georgia from National Awakening to Rose Revolution: Delayed Transition in the Former Soviet Union

Jonathan Wheatley – Georgia from National Awakening to Rose Revolution: Delayed Transition in the Former Soviet Union

Jonathan Wheatley examines the tortuous process of regime change in Georgia from the first pro-independence protests of 1988 to the aftermath of the so-called Rose Revolution in 2004. It is… Read more »

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