After more than a decade of turmoil and decline, Georgia has emerged as one of the world’s most dynamic laboratories of democracy 다운로드. The major event in this new chapter of its history is the “Rose Revolution.” A three week period of political intrigue and public demonstrations in November 2003 led to Eduard Shevardnadze’s resignation, and the result was that a demoralized and lethargic society suddenly seemed to turn into an energetic experiment in democracy 다운로드. Events subsequent to the Rose Revolution suggest that this may be just the beginning of a larger transition, but regardless of where the future leads, this bloodless rebellion will remain a fascinating chapter in its own right 다운로드. It has left a powerful impression not only on Georgians, but on people throughout the world. Admired by some and deplored by others, it has been observed closely everywhere in the former Soviet states and beyond 다운로드. This new book presents a first historical snapshot of the Rose Revolution and events leading up to it. The editors have included interviews with major players who were at the center of this historical episode as well as chapters by analysts who have tried to make sense of it from various perspectives 다운로드. The result is a multifaceted picture of an exciting, as well as perilous time.
Karumidze, Z., & Wertsch, J. V 다운로드. (Eds.). (2005). ” Enough!”: The Rose Revolution in the Republic of Georgia 2003. Nova Science Publishers.
After working for Time magazine in London, Wendell Steavenson spent two years in the former Soviet republic of Georgia 다운로드. Stories I Stole captures the exuberance of a fledgling nation of local despots, mountain tribes, blood feuds, and an unlimited flow of red wine. From President Shevardnadze’s rigged elections to horse races high in the mountains; from the eerie roadside artifacts of the Soviet era to the farcical power outages in the dead of winter, here is Georgia: weird, invigorating, and still coming to grips with the legacy of its most famous son, Joseph Stalin 다운로드. Far more than a travel book, this is a scintillating menagerie of true stories peopled by vivid — and sometimes insane — characters. In the beach resort of Sukhumi, once the destination of every fashionable Russian but now wrecked by civil war, Wendell plays hangman with a secret policeman 다운로드. In the capital, Tbilisi — ensconced in Levan’s Magic Room or lounging in the steam baths — she hears about the latest duel or kidnapping 맥북 포토샵 크랙. In Khevsureti, the meadows are dotted with blue-painted beehives and yellow flowers, while just over the border there is war in Chechnya. Stories I Stole is a candid, engaging, and quietly lyrical book about a land and its people 다운로드.
Steavenson, W. (2002). Stories I Stole from Georgia. Grove Press
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 다운로드. It is set within a comparative framework that includes other transition countries, particularly those in the former Soviet Union. The book provides two important theoretical innovations: the notion of a regime, which is an under-theorized concept in the field of transition literature, and O’Donnell, Schmitter and Karl’s notion of a dynamic actor-driven transition 다운로드. The volume turns to the structural constraints that framed the transition in Georgia and in other republics of the former Soviet Union by looking at the state and society in the USSR at the close of the Soviet period 다운로드.
Wheatley, J. (2005). Georgia from National Awakening to Rose Revolution: Delayed Transition in the Former Soviet Union 다운로드. Ashgate.
The author of the acclaimed “Azerbaijan Diary and Chechnya Diary” now recounts his experiences in the strife-ridden Republic of Georgia 다운로드. Soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Republic of Georgia fell prey to a series of power struggles, rampant crime and corruption, secessionist wars, and the spillover of the war in neighboring Chechenya 다운로드. Journalist Goltz traces these developments with the same kind of vivid, personal narrative that made his previous books so compelling. This fast-paced, first-person account is filled with fascinating details about the ongoing struggles of this little-known region of the former Soviet Union 소녀전선 다운로드. Featuring memorable portraits of individuals in high places and low, it traces the story from 1992 through the “Rose Revolution,” the resignation of Eduard Shevardnadze, and the new presidency of U.S.-educated Mikhail Saakashvili 파일질라 클라이언트 다운로드.
Goltz, T. (2014). Georgia Diary: A Chronicle of War and Political Chaos in the Post-Soviet Caucasus. Routledge, Expanded Edition.
This is an analysis of a public debate on the ethnicity entry on Georgian citizens’ ID cards that enfolded in the period preceeding the parliamentary elections in autumn 1999 and its relationship to Soviet nationality policy 다운로드.
Reisner, O. (2010). Between State and Nation Building: The Debate about ‘Ethnicity’ in Georgian Citizens’ ID Cards” In: Françoise Companjen, László Marácz, Lia Versteegh (eds.): Exploring the Caucasus in the 21st Century hy 헤드 라인 m. Essays on Culture, History and Politics in a Dynamic Context. Amsterdam: Pallas Publication, 2010, pp. 157-179.