This report examines the growing human rights and governance challenges facing Georgia. It highlights increasing concerns both, internal and international, about Georgian rule of law, media freedom, policing and electoral processes 다운로드. The pamphlet recommends how Georgia must reform and what the international community should do to support it.
Hug, A. (ed.) (2009). Spotlight on Georgia다운로드. London: The Foreign Policy Centre.
This paper examines the role of territorial integrity narratives in the Republic of Georgia, which currently features two separatist territories – Abkhazia and South Ossetia – which are de facto independent and have begun to receive limited international recognition 다운로드. Political rhetoric is further buttressed by various government policies and practices that help transmit the message of territorial integrity to the Georgian public 다운로드. Cartographic anxieties, or the preoccupation and fear of a country’s loss of territory, is a central feature of Georgian nationalist discourse. Referring to the loss of territory as amputation exemplifies the cartographic anxieties displayed in Georgia 다운로드. Specifically, I will focus on the role of political discourse, maps, patriotic youth camps and billboards and other elements of the landscape, documenting how they help to reproduce the discourse of territorial integrity 다운로드. It is precisely these discourses and practices that reproduce territorial integrity narratives and construct the entire Georgian territory (including Abkhazia and South Ossetia) as integral to Georgian national identity, enabling the separatist regions to be understood as wounds that won’t heal 스프링 blob 다운로드.
Kabachnik, Peter. “Wounds that won’t heal: cartographic anxieties and the quest for territorial integrity in Georgia.” Central Asian Survey 31.1 (2012): 45-60 다운로드.
The conventional explanations of the Abkhazian independence war against the Republic of Georgia invariably dwell on the combination of local ancient hatreds and Moscow’s secret meddling 다운로드. This explanation is both incorrect and politically harmful. After all, what can be done if the hatreds are so ancient, and Russia, as any state faced with similar problems, might predictably have no option but to continue ‘meddling’ in its complicated Caucasus underbelly 다운로드? To reframe these inherently pessimistic assumptions, let us revisit the typical arguments or ‘facts’ one hears from the participants in the Abkhazia conflict 다운로드.
Derluguian, G. (2007). Abkhazia: A Broken Paradise. Frontier Scouts and Border Crossers, 65-88.
This paper analyzes the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict from the perspective of four major players (the Georgians, the Abkhaz, the Russians, and the West). It also explains the formation of the Georgian and Abkhaz national projects 다운로드. It concludes with options for a possible settlement.
Nodia, G. (1997). Causes and Visions of Conflict in Abkhazia다운로드. Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, UC Berkeley.
This article focuses on political transformation in the South Caucasus and its implications for regional security. It argues that the democratization of the region’s politics in the late Soviet and post-Soviet eras contributed considerably to the deterioration in the region’s security, largely because it provided space for the articulation of national chauvinist ideas, and to some extent fostered an incentive structure in the region conducive to elite manipulation of national myths 마이크로소프트 파워포인트. Rather than playing a proactive role, democratization served primarily as a permissive condition opening the way for conflict potential to evolve into war 스카이캐슬 무료 다운로드.
MacFarlane, S. N. (1997). Democratization, Nationalism and Regional Security in the Southern Caucasus. Government and Opposition, 32(03), 399-420 Cura 3.6 download.