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Lincoln A. Mitchell – Georgia’s Rose Revolution

Lincoln A. Mitchell – Georgia’s Rose Revolution

“The Rose Revolution represented a victory not only for the Georgian people but for democracy globally. [It] . . . demonstrated that, by aggressively contesting elections, exercising basic freedoms of speech and… Read more »

Stephen F. Jones – The Rose Revolution: A Revolution without Revolutionaries?

Stephen F. Jones – The Rose Revolution: A Revolution without Revolutionaries?

In this investigation of the sources of the Rose Revolution in Georgia in November 2003 and presentation of the challenges the new leadership faces, the author argues that there are four contexts… Read more »

Cory Welt – Still Staging Democracy: Contestation and Conciliation in Postwar Georgia

Cory Welt – Still Staging Democracy: Contestation and Conciliation in Postwar Georgia

Georgia’s August War with Russia prompted a new wave of political mobilization against the government of President Mikheil Saakashvili after a previous effort faltered in 2007–2008. Despite its renewed vigor, the postwar… Read more »

Joel Lazarus – Neo-Liberal State Building and Western ‘Democracy Promotion’: the Case of Georgia

Joel Lazarus – Neo-Liberal State Building and Western ‘Democracy Promotion’: the Case of Georgia

In this paper, author argues that, rather than promoting democracy, Western foreign policy and diplomatic strategies and aid interventions have actually served to reinforce what Levitsky and Way (2002, 2010) call ‘competitive authoritarianism’ and… Read more »

Vladimer Papava – Anatomical Pathology of Georgia’s Rose Revolution

Vladimer Papava – Anatomical Pathology of Georgia’s Rose Revolution

Why did the November-2007 events come as a complete surprise to the West? To answer the question it would be useful to analyze once again all those key tendencies and developments that took… Read more »

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