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Georgia: A selected bibliography of Post-Soviet English publications

 

Pre-Soviet Georgia | Soviet Georgia | Post-Soviet Georgia | Dissertations | Reference sources

 

    
          Pre-Soviet Georgia

Adler, Daniel S., Guy Bar-Oz, Anna Belfer-Cohen, and Ofer Bar-Yosef. "Ahead of the game. Middle and Upper Palaeolithic hunting behaviors in the Southern Caucasus." Current Anthropology 47, no. 1 (2006): 89-118.

 

Allison, Lincoln. "The other Georgia on my mind." World & I 8, no. 7 (1993): 478-89.

 

Baddeley, John F. The Russian conquest of the Caucasus. Richmond, Eng.: Curzon Press, 1999.

 

Barrett, Thomas M. At the edge of empire : The Terek Cossacks and the North Caucasus frontier, 1700-1860. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1999.

 

Batalden, Stephen K., ed. Seeking God: The recovery of religious identity in Orthodox Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 1993.

 

Braund, David. Georgia in antiquity: A history of Colchis and Transcaucasian Iberia, 550 Bc-Ad 562. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press; Oxford University Press, 1994.

 

Brower, Daniel R., and Edward J. Lazzerini, eds. Russia's Orient : Imperial borderlands and peoples, 1700-1917. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997.

 

Burney, Charles Allen, and David Marshall Lang. The peoples of the hills : Ancient Ararat and Caucasus. London: Phoenix, 2001.

 

Eastmond, Antony. Royal imagery in medieval Georgia. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998.

 

Frankel, Edith Rogovin, ed. Revolution in Russia: Reassessments of 1917. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

 

Gvosdev, Nikolas K. Imperial policies and perspectives towards Georgia, 1760-1819. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press in association with St. Antony's College, Oxford, 2000.

 

Jeffery, Peter. "The earliest Christian chant repertory recovered: The Georgian witnesses to Jerusalem chant." Journal of the American Musicological Society 47 (1994): 1-38.

 

Jersild, Austin, and Neli Melkadze. "The dilemmas of enlightenment in the Eastern borderlands: The theater and library in Tbilisi." Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 3, no. 1 (2002): 27-49.

 

Jones, Stephen F. Socialism in Georgian colors : The European road to social democracy, 1883-1917.

Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2005.

 

Khodarkovsky, Michael. "Of Christianity, enlightenment, and colonialism: Russia in the North Caucasus, 1550-1800." Journal of Modern History 71, no. 2 (1999): 394-430.

 

Layton, Susan. "Eros and empire in Russian literature about Georgia." Slavic Review 51, no. 2 (1992): 195-213.

Mgaloblishvili, Tamila. Ancient Christianity in the Caucasus. Surrey, England: Curzon, 1998.

 

Motika, Raoul , and Michael Ursinus, eds. Caucasia between the Ottoman Empire and Iran, 1555-1914. Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2000.

 

Rapp, Stephen H. 'Kartlis Cxovreba': The Georgian Royal annals and their medieval Armenian adaptation. Delmar, NY: Caravan Books, 1998.

 

Rywkin, Michael, ed. Russian colonial expansion to 1917. New York, NY: Mansell, 1988.

 

Stone, Michael E. Adam's contract with satan: The legend of the Cheirograph of Adam. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2002.

 

Suny, Ronald Grigor. The making of the Georgian nation. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press in association with the Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 1988.

 

Thomson, Robert W. Rewriting Caucasian history : The medieval Armenian adaptation of the Georgian chronicles : The Original Georgian Texts and the Armenian Adaptation. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996.

 

Toumanoff, Cyrille. Studies in Christian Caucasian history. [Washington] Georgetown University Press, 1963.

Tuite, Kevin. "'Antimarriage' in Ancient Georgian Society." Anthropological Linguistics 42, no. 1 (2000): 37-60.

 

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          Soviet Georgia

 

Allison, Lincoln. "The other Georgia on my mind." World & I 8, no. 7 (1993): 478-89.

 

Barron, Ruth A., Jennifer Leaning, and Barry H. Rumack. "The catastrophe reaction syndrome: Trauma in Tbilisi." International Journal of Law & Psychiatry 16, no. 3 (1993): 403-26.

 

Blauvelt, Timothy. "Abkhazia: Patronage and power in the Stalin era." Nationalities Papers 35, no. 2 (2007): 203-32.

 

Chesnov, Ian Veniaminovich. "Male and female origins in the birth of a child as perceived by the Abkhaz-Adyge peoples." Anthropology and Archaeology of Eurasia 32, no. 2 (1993): 19-46.

 

Christensen, Julie. "Tengiz Abuladze's Repentance and the Georgian nationalist cause." Slavic Review 50, no. 1 (1991): 163-75.

 

David, Itzhac. Revelationarity, history, and ethno-nationalism. Tel Aviv: [s.n.], 1987.

 

Dragadze, Tamara. Rural families in Soviet Georgia: A case study in Ratcha province. New York, NY: Routledge, 1988.

 

Frankel, Edith Rogovin, ed. Revolution in Russia: Reassessments of 1917. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

 

Graffy, Julian. "History, memory, water: The reclamation of Georgian identity in Irakli Kvirikadze's 'the Swimmer'." Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema 1, no. 3 (2007): 299-328.

 

Helton, Arthur C. , and Michael E. Samojeden. Meskhetian Turks : Solutions and human security. [s.l.]: Open Society Institute, 1998.

 

Henze, Paul B. "Was Georgia ready for independence?" Harriman Review 12, no. 1 (1999): 26-30.

 

Horowitz, Tamar Ruth, ed. The Soviet man in an open society. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1989.

 

Horton, Andrew, ed. Inside Soviet film satire: Laughter with a lash. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

 

Jones, Stephen F. "Georgian-Armenian relations in 1918-20 and 1991-94: A comparison." Armenian Review 46, no. 1 (1993): 57-77.

 

———. "Glasnost, perestroika, and the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic." Armenian Review 43, no. 2 (1990): 127-52.

 

Knight, Amy. Beria: Stalin's first lieutenant. NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993.

 

Lawton, Anna, ed. The red screen: Politics, society, art in Soviet cinema. New York, NY: Routledge, 1992.

 

Pluchinsky, Dennis A. "Terrorism in the former Soviet Union: A primer, a puzzle, a prognosis." Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 21, no. 2 (1998): 119-48.

 

Saparov, Arsene. "From conflict to autonomy: The making of the South Ossetian Autonomous Region 1918-1922." Europe-Asia Studies 62, no. 1 (2010): 99-123.

 

Slider, Darrell. "The politics of Georgia's independence." Problems of Communism 40, no. 6 (1991): 63-79.

 

Suny, Ronald Grigor. The making of the Georgian nation. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press in association with the Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 1988.

 

Van Ree, Erik. "The Stalinist self: The case of Ioseb Jughashvili (1898-1907)." Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 11, no. 2 (2010): 257-82.

 

Watson, Rubie S., ed. Memory, history and opposition under state socialism. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press; [Seattle, WA]; distributed by the University of Washington Press, 1994.

 

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          Post-Soviet Georgia

 

Culture | Democratization | Economy | Elections | Foreign relations | Nationalism, ethnicity, national minorities | Politics | ReligionSociety | State building | Transition

 

 

Culture

 

Dobreva-Martinova, Tzvetanka, and Lloyd H. Strickland. "'Ustanovka': A Georgian/Russian general theory of mind and activity." Journal of Russian and East European Psychology 36, no. 1 (1999): 3-67.

 

Gibradze, Leila. "Academic publishing in Georgia." Slavic and East European Information Resources 5, no. 1 (2004): 47-58.

 

Goldstein, Darra. The Georgian feast: The vibrant culture and Savory food of the Republic of Georgia. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1999.

 

Goodwin, Robin, George Nizharadze, Lan Anh Nguyen Luu, Eva Kosa, and Tatiana Emelyanova. "Glasnost and the art of conversation: A multilevel analysis of intimate disclosure across three former Communist cultures." Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 30, no. 1 (1999): 72-90.

 

Helbig, Adriana. "Managing musical diversity within frameworks of Western development aid: Views from Ukraine, Georgia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina." Yearbook for Traditional Music 40 (2008): 46-59.

 

Ram, Harsha. "The Sonnet and the Mukhambazi: Genre wars on the edges of the Russian empire." Publications of the Modern Language Association of America [PMLA] 122, no. 5 (2007): 1548-70.

 

———. "Towards a cross-cultural poetics of the contact zone: Romantic, modernist, and Soviet intertextualities in Boris Pasternak's translations of T'itsian T'abidze." Comparative Literature 59, no. 1 (2007): 63-89.

 

Ram, Harsha, and Zaza Shatirishvili. "Romantic topography and the dilemma of empire: The Caucasus in the dialogue of Georgian and Russian poetry." Russian Review 63, no. 1 (2004): 1-25.

 

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Democratization

 

"Georgia, Moldova, and Bulgaria: Dismantling Communist structures is hardly extremism: Interview with Irina Sarishvili-Chanturia, Iurie Rosca, and Philip Dimitrov." Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 12, no. 2 (2004): 311-20.

 

Devdariani, Jaba. "Georgia: Rise and fall of the facade democracy." Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 12, no. 1 (2004): 79-115.

 

Doroszewska, Urszula. "Who Is fighting whom?" Uncaptive Minds 6, no. 1 (1993): 101-12.

 

Fairbanks, Charles H., Jr. "Armed forces and democracy: The postcommunist wars." Journal of Democracy 6, no. 4 (1995): 18-34.

 

Fairbanks, Charles H. "Georgia's Rose Revolution." Journal of Democracy 15, no. 2 (2004): 110-24.

 

Fairbanks, Charles H., Jr. "Revolution reconsidered." Journal of Democracy 18, no. 1 (2007): 42-57.

 

Fenger, Menno. "The diffusion of revolutions: Comparing recent regime turnovers in five post-Communist countries." Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 15, no. 1 (2007): 5-28.

 

Grodsky, Brian. "Lessons (Not) learned: A new look at bureaucratic politics and U.S. foreign policy-making in the post-Soviet space." Problems of Post-Communism 56, no. 2 (2009): 43-57.

 

Haindrava, Ivlian. "Letter from Georgia." Problems of Post-Communism 50, no. 1 (2003): 22-28.

 

Hale, Henry E. "Democracy or autocracy on the march? The Colored Revolutions as normal dynamics of patronal presidentialism." Communist and Post-Communist Studies 39, no. 3 (2006): 305-29.

 

Herd, Graeme P. "Colorful Revolutions and the CIS: 'Manufactured' versus 'Managed' democracy?" Problems of Post-Communism 52, no. 2 (2005): 3-18.

 

Kapstein, Ethan B., and Nathan Converse. "Why democracies fail." Journal of Democracy 19, no. 4 (2008): 57-68.

 

Kuzio, Taras. "Democratic breakthroughs and revolutions in five postcommunist countries: Comparative perspectives on the fourth wave." Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 16, no. 1 (2008): 97-109.

 

Lanskoy, Miriam, and Giorgi Areshidze. "Georgia's year of turmoil." Journal of Democracy 19, no. 4 (2008): 154-68.

 

Laverty, Nicklaus. "The problem of lasting change: Civil society and the Colored Revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine." Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 16, no. 2 (2008): 143-62.

 

McFaul, Michael. "Transitions from postcommunism." Journal of Democracy 16, no. 3 (2005): 5-19.

 

Schipani-Aduriz, Andres. "Through an Orange-Colored lens: Western media, constructed imagery, and Color Revolutions." Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 15, no. 1 (2007): 87-115.

 

Sunley, Johnathan. "Dominoes in the Caucasus." Uncaptive Minds 9, no. 1 (1996): 99-104.

 

Sussman, Gerald. "The myths of 'Democracy Assistance'." Monthly Review 58, no. 7 (2006): 15-29.

 

Tudoroiu, Theodor. "Rose, orange, and tulip: The failed post-Soviet revolutions." Communist and Post-Communist Studies 40, no. 3 (2007): 315-42.

 

Way, Lucan. "The real causes of Color Revolutions." Journal of Cold War Studies 10, no. 3 (2008): 55-69.

 

Wertsch, James V. "Georgia as a laboratory for democracy." Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 13, no. 4 (2005): 519-35.

 

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Economy


"Children in difficult circumstances: risks and promises in Georgia." Problems of Economic Transition 40, no. 7 (1997): 105-82.

 

"Post-Communist development of the Georgian economy." Problems of Economic Transition 40, no. 7 (1997): 5-23.

 

Bank, World. Georgia: A blueprint for reforms. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 1993.

 

Beridze, Ramaz, and James E. Walker. "Measuring Georgia's nonobserved economy." Problems of Economic Transition 48, no. 4 (2005): 43-54.

 

Chocheli, Vepkhia, and Vladimer Papava. "Global exchange rate instability and its iImplications for Georgia." Problems of Economic Transition 48, no. 4 (2005): 55-83.

 

Closson, Stacy. "State weakness in perspective: Strong politico-economic networks in Georgia's energy sector." Europe-Asia Studies 61, no. 5 (2009): 759-78.

 

Cukrowski, Jacek. "Government gains from central bank seigniorage in transition economies." Problems of Economic Transition 49, no. 3 (2006): 54-88.

 

Djankov, Simeon. "Ownership structure and enterprise restructuring in six newly independent states." Comparative Economic Studies 41, no. 1 (1999): 75-95.

 

Khaduri, Nodar, and James E. Walker. "Mistakes made in conducting economic reforms in postcommunist Georgia." Problems of Economic Transition 48, no. 4 (2005): 18-29.

 

Kloc, Kazimierz, and James E. Walker. "Banking systems and banking crises in Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan." Problems of Economic Transition 45, no. 8 (2002): 6-71.

 

Lerman, Zvi. "The impact of land reform on rural household incomes in Transcaucasia." Eurasian Geography and Economics 47, no. 1 (2006): 112-23.

 

Papava, Vladimer. "Georgia's macroeconomic situation before and after the Rose Revolution." Problems of Economic Transition 48, no. 4 (2005): 8-17.

 

———. "The political economy of Georgia's Rose Revolution." Orbis 50, no. 4 (2006): 657-67.

 

Papava, Vladimer, and James E. Walker. "Georgia's economic role in the South Caucasus." Problems of Economic Transition 48, no. 4 (2005): 84-92.

 

Sabonis-Helf, Theresa. "The unified energy systems of Russia (Rao-Ues) in Central Asia and the Caucasus: Nets of interdependence." Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 15, no. 4 (2007): 429-44.

 

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Elections

 

Calingaert, Daniel. "Election rigging and how to fight it." Journal of Democracy 17, no. 3 (2006): 138-51.

 

Davis, Sue. "Elections, legitimacy, media and democracy: The case of Georgia." Nationalities Papers 36, no. 3 (2008): 471-87.

 

Lansell, Scott, and Linda Edgeworth. Georgia: Assessment and voter information campaign. Washington, D.C.: International Foundation for Election Systems, 1996.

 

Slider, Darrell. "Recent elections in Georgia: At long last, stability?" Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 8, no. 4 (2000): 517-32.

 

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Foreign relations

 

Asmus, Ronald D. A little war that shook the world : Georgia, Russia, and the future of the West. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

 

Bezhanishvili, Zurab. "Between conflict and partnership: Contemporary developments in Russian--Georgian relations." Russian Politics and Law 47, no. 3 (2009): 19-35.

 

Bounds, Travis L., and Ryan C. Hendrickson. "Georgian membership in NATO: Policy implications of the Bucharest summit." Journal of Slavic Military Studies 22, no. 1 (2009): 20-30.

 

Cherniavskii, Stanislav. "Russian diplomacy in Transcaucasia." Russian Politics and Law 39, no. 3 (2001): 5-19.

 

Cornell, Svante E. , and Starr S. Frederick, eds. The guns of August 2008 : Russia's war in Georgia, studies of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2009.

 

Croissant, Michael P. , and Bülent Aras, eds. Oil and geopolitics in the Caspian Sea region. London: Praeger, 1999.

 

Dzhantaev, Kh M., and Stephen D. Shenfield. "Transregional cooperation between Russia and Georgia." Problems of Economic Transition 47, no. 12 (2005): 87-93.

 

Kuzio, Taras. "Strident, ambiguous and duplicitous: Ukraine and the 2008 Russia-Georgia War." Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 17, no. 4 (2009): 350-72.

 

Lapidus, Gail W. "Between assertiveness and insecurity: Russian elite attitudes and the Russia-Georgia crisis." Post-Soviet Affairs 23, no. 2 (2007): 138-55.

 

Lavrov, Sergeii. "Face to face with America: Between nonconfrontation and convergence." Russian Politics and Law 47, no. 3 (2009): 45-60.

 

Lefebvre, Stephane, and Roger N. McDermott. "Intelligence aspects of the 2008 conflict between Russia and Georgia." Journal of Slavic Military Studies 22, no. 1 (2009): 4-19.

 

Leitzinger, Antero, ed. Caucasus and an unholy alliance. Helsinki (Finland): Kirja-Leitzinger, 1997.

 

Makarychev, Andrey. "Russia, NATO, and the 'Color Revolutions': Discursive traps." Russian Politics and Law 47, no. 5 (2009): 40-51.

 

Mark, David E. "Eurasia letter: Russia and the new Transcaucasus." Foreign Policy 105 (1996): 141-59.

 

Metreveli, Ekaterine, and Ester Hakobyan. "The political underpinnings of U.S. bilateral aid to the countries of the Transcaucasus." Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 9, no. 3 (2001): 367-81.

 

Miles, Carolyn. "The Caspian pipeline debate continues: Why not Iran?" Journal of International Affairs 53, no. 1 (1999): 325-46.

 

Pain, Emil. "The Russian-Georgian armed conflict: An acute case of poisoning with imperial illusions." Russian Politics and Law 47, no. 5 (2009): 10-25.

 

Riabov, Oleg, and Andrzej de Lazari. "Misha and the bear: The bear metaphor for Russia in representations of the 'Five-Day War'." Russian Politics and Law 47, no. 5 (2009): 26-39.

 

Thomas, Timothy L. "The bear went through the mountain: Russia appraises its Five--Day War in South Ossetia." Journal of Slavic Military Studies 22, no. 1 (2009): 31-67.

 

Wright, Geoffrey. "Defense reform and the Caucasus: Challenges to institutional reform during unresolved conflict." Mediterranean Quarterly 20, no. 3 (2009): 19-39.

 

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Nationalism, ethnicity, national minorities

 

Alexseev, Mikhail A. "Early warning, ethnopolitical conflicts, and the United Nations: Assessing the violence in Georgia/Abkhazia." Nationalities Papers 26, no. 2 (1998): 191-213.

 

Bacon, Kenneth H., and Maureen Lynch. "Lost in purgatory: The plight of displaced persons in the Caucasus." World Policy Journal 19, no. 4 (2003): 66-72.

 

Bird, Chris. To catch a Tartar : Notes from the Caucasus. London: John Murray, 2003.

 

Bremmer, Ian, ed. Nation and politics in the Soviet successor states. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

 

Broers, Laurence. "Filling the void: ethnic politics and nationalities policy in post-conflict Georgia." Nationalities Papers 36, no. 2 (2008): 275-304.

 

Clogg, Rachel. "The politics of identity in post-Soviet Abkhazia: Managing diversity and unresolved conflict." Nationalities Papers 36, no. 2 (2008): 305-29.

 

Collier, Paul, ed. Understanding civil war: Vol. 2: Europe, Central Asia and other regions. Washington, D. C.: World Bank, 2005.

 

Coppieters, Bruno. Europeanization and conflict resolution : Case studies from the European periphery. Gent: Academia Press, 2004.

 

Cornell, Svante E. Autonomy and conflict : Ethnoterritoriality and separatism in the South Caucasus : Cases in Georgia. Uppsala: [s.n.] : Distributed by the Dept. of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, 2002.

 

———. "Autonomy as a source of conflict: Caucasian conflicts in theoretical perspective." World Politics 54, no. 2 (2002): 245-76.

 

Cotter, John M. "Cultural security dilemmas and ethnic conflict in Georgia." Journal of Conflict Studies 19, no. 1 (1999): 106-31.

 

Dailey, Erika. The Commonwealth of Independent States: Refugees and internally displaced persons in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Russian Federation, and Tajikistan. New York, NY: Human Rights Watch/Helsinki, 1996.

 

Gachechiladze, Revaz, and Michael J. Bradshaw. "Changes in the ethnic structure of Tbilisi's population." Post-Soviet Geography 35, no. 1 (1994): 56-59.

 

Grigorian, Stepan. Positive examples of coexistence from the history of peoples and states of the South Caucasus. Yerevan: Analytical Centre on Globalisation and Regional Cooperation : Antares, 2009.

 

Hislope, Robert. "Ethinic conflict and the 'Generousity Moment'." Journal of Democracy 9, no. 1 (1998): 140-53.

 

Horowitz, Shale. "Explaining post-Soviet ethnic conflicts: Using regime type to discern the impact and relative importance of objective antecedents." Nationalities Papers 29, no. 4 (2001): 633-60.

 

Hunter, Shireen T. The Transcaucasia in transition: Nation-building and conflict. Washington, D.C.
United States: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1994.

 

King, Charles. "The benefits of ethnic war: Understanding Eurasia's unrecognized states." World Politics 53, no. 4 (2001): 524-52.

 

Kolsto, Pal, and Helge Blakkisrud. "Living with non-recognition: State- and Nation-building in South Caucasian quasi-states." Europe-Asia Studies 60, no. 3 (2008): 483-509.

 

Kvarchelia, Liana. "Georgia-Abkhazia conflict: View from Abkhazia." Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 6, no. 1 (1998): 18-27.

 

Lynch, Dov. Russian peacekeeping strategies in the CIS: The cases of Moldova, Georgia and Tajikistan. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 2000.

 

Matsuzato, Kimitaka. "The Five-Day War and transnational politics: A semiospace spanning the borders between Georgia, Russia, and Ossetia." Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 17, no. 3 (2009): 228-50.

 

Matveeva, Anna , and Duncan Hiscock. The Caucasus: Armed and divided : Small arms and light weapons proliferation and humanitarian consequences in the Caucasus. London: Saferworld, 2003.

 

Menteshashvili, Avtandil. Trouble in the Caucasus. New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc, 1994.

 

Pelkmans, Mathijs. "The wounded body: Reflections on the demise of the 'Iron Curtain' between Georgia and Turkey." Anthropology of East Europe Review 17, no. 1 (1999): 49-58.

 

Rezun, Miron. Nationalism and the breakup of an empire: Russia and its periphery. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1992.

 

Smith, Graham, ed. The nationalities question in the post-Soviet states. London, England: Longman, 1996.

 

Suny, Ronald Grigor. "Provisional stabilities: The politics of identities in post-Soviet Eurasia." International Security 24, no. 3 (2000): 139-78.

 

Szporluk, Roman, ed. National identity and ethnicity in Russia and the new states of Eurasia, international politics of Eurasia V. 2. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1994.

 

Thomas, Ronald. "The distinct case of Kosovo and South Ossetia: Deciding the question of independence on the merits and international law." Fordham International Law Journal 32, no. 6 (2009): 1990-2045.

 

Watch, Helsinki. Bloodshed in the Caucasus: Violations of humanitarian law and human rights in the Georgian-South Ossetia conflict. New York, NY: Helsinki Watch, 1992.

 

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Politics

 

Cohen, Ariel. "Shevardnadze's journey." Policy Review, no. 124 (2004): 75-85.

 

Cornell, Svante E., and Niklas Nilsson. "Georgian politics since the August 2008 War." Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 17, no. 3 (2009): 251-68.

 

Doroszewska, Urszula. "The journey to Georgia." Uncaptive Minds 5, no. 1 (1992): 41-57.

 

Feher, Michel, ed. Nongovernmental politics. New York: Zone Books, 2007.

 

George, Julie A. "Minority political inclusion in Mikheil Saakashvili's Georgia." Europe-Asia Studies 60, no. 7 (2008): 1151-75.

 

Haindrava, Ivlian. "Georgian freeze." Uncaptive Minds 8, no. 2 (1995): 36-38.

 

Hartzell, Caroline. "Institutionalizing peace: Power sharing and post-Civil War conflict management." American Journal of Political Science 47, no. 2 (2003): 318-32.

 

Nodia, Ghia. "Democracy's future: Georgia's identity crisis." Journal of Democracy 6, no. 1 (1995): 104-16.

 

Rybarczyk, Sebastian. "The roots of the Civil War: Two wiews: Interviews with Nodar Gabashvili and Vakhtangi Talakhadze." Uncaptive Minds 4, no. 4 (1991): 81-92.

 

Shlapentokh, Vladimir. "Are today's authoritarian leaders doomed to be indicted when they leave office? The Russian and other post-Soviet cases." Communist and Post-Communist Studies 39, no. 4 (2006): 447-73.

 

Szajkowski, Bogdan, ed. Political parties of Eastern Europe, Russia, and the successor states. New York, NY: Stockton Press; Essex: Longman Information & Reference, 1994.

 

Welt, Cory. "Still staging democracy: Contestation and conciliation in postwar Georgia." Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 17, no. 3 (2009): 196-227.

 

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Religion

 

Boswell, W. Benjamin. "Liturgy and revolution. Part I: Georgian Baptists and the non-violent struggle for democracy." Religion in Eastern Europe 27, no. 2 (2007): 48-71.

 

———. "Liturgy and revolution. Part II: Radical Christianity, radical democracy, and revolution in Georgia." Religion in Eastern Europe 27, no. 3 (2007): 15-31.

 

Crego, Paul. "Living on the edge." Religion in Eastern Europe 27, no. 4 (2007): 2-21.

 

———. "Religion and nationalism in Georgia." Religion in Eastern Europe 14, no. 3 (1994): 1-9.

 

Kiselev, G. S., and Stephen D. Shenfield. "The contemporary world and the 'New' religious consciousness." Russian Studies in Philosophy 45, no. 3 (2006): 73-97.

 

Mitrokhin, L. N., and Stephen D. Shenfield. "Philosophy of religion: New perspectives." Russian Studies in Philosophy 45, no. 3 (2006): 6-34.

 

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Society

 

"Public policy and social conditions." Problems of Economic Transition 40, no. 7 (1997): 24-104.

 

Barron, Ruth A., Jennifer Leaning, and Barry H. Rumack. "The catastrophe reaction syndrome: Trauma in Tbilisi." International Journal of Law & Psychiatry 16, no. 3 (1993): 403-26.

 

Georgas, James, ed. Families across cultures: A 30-nation psychological study. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

 

Gessen, Masha. "Plato nation." Lingua Franca 4, no. 6 (1994): 35-45.

 

Jones, Stephen F. "Democracy from below? Interest groups in Georgian society." Slavic Review 59, no. 1 (2000): 42-73.

 

Kuzio, Taras. "Civil society, youth and societal mobilization in democratic revolutions." Communist and Post-Communist Studies 39, no. 3 (2006): 365-86.

 

Nikolayenko, Olena. "The revolt of post-Soviet generation: Youth movement in Serbia, Georgia, and Ukraine." Comparative Politics 39, no. 2 (2007): 169-88.

 

Rowland, Richard H. "National and regional population trends in Georgia, 1989-2002: Results from the 2002 census." Eurasian Geography and Economics 47, no. 2 (2006): 221-42.

 

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State-building

 

Billingsley, Dodge. "The Georgian security dilemma and military failure in Abkhazia." Harriman Review 10, no. 4 (1997): 1-14.

 

———. "Interviews with Tengiz Sigua and Jaba Ioseliani." Harriman Review 13, no. 3 (2001): 23-31.

 

Boex, Jameson, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Michael Schaeffer. "An assessment of fiscal decentralization in Georgia." Problems of Economic Transition 49, no. 1 (2006): 51-94.

 

Bulut, Kiraz. "Assessing the BTC project: The problem and promise of superseding agreements." Journal of East European Law 11, no. 2 (2004): 245-68.

 

Collier, Stephen J., and Lucan Way. "Beyond the deficit model: Social welfare in post-Soviet Georgia." Post-Soviet Affairs 20, no. 3 (2004): 258-84.

 

Dunn, Elizabeth Cullen. "Postsocialist spores: Disease, bodies and the state in the republic of Georgia." American Ethnologist 35, no. 2 (2008): 243-58.

 

Freese, Theresa. "A report from the field: Georgia's war against contraband and the struggle for territorial integrity." SAIS Review 25, no. 1 (2005): 107-21.

 

Godson, Roy, Dennis Jay Kenney, Margaret Litvin, and Gigi Tevzadze. "Building societal support for the rule of law in Georgia." Trends in Organized Crime 8, no. 2 (2004): 5-27.

 

Herczynski, Jan. "The financing of Georgian education." Problems of Economic Transition 45, no. 10 (2003): 5-57.

 

Jones, Stephen F. "The Georgian language state program and its implications." Nationalities Papers 23, no. 3 (1995): 535-48.

 

Kakulia, Merab, and James E. Walker. "The primary objectives and priorities of monetary policy in Georgia." Problems of Economic Transition 48, no. 4 (2005): 30-42.

 

Korkelia, Konstantin. "International law in the Georgian legal order." Journal of East European Law 6, no. 4 (1999): 381-404.

 

Larsson, Robert L. "The enemy within: Russia's military withdrawl from Georgia." Journal of Slavic Military Studies 17, no. 3 (2004): 405-24.

 

Reichelt, Jason. "A Hobson's experiment: Plea bargaining in the Republic of Georgia." Journal of East European Law 11, no. 2 (2004): 159-204.

 

Welt, Cory. "The thawing of a frozen conflict: The internal security dilemma and the 2004 prelude to the Russo-Georgian war." Europe-Asia Studies 62, no. 1 (2010): 63-97.

 

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Transition

 

Atal, Yogesh. Poverty in transition and transition in poverty: Recent developments in Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia, Russia, Mongolia. New York, NY: Berghahn Books, 1999.

 

Cemovich, Robert. "Privatization and registration of agricultural land in Georgia." Post-Soviet Affairs 17, no. 1 (2001): 81-100.

 

Chatwin, Mary Ellen. Socio-cultural transformation and foodways in the Republic of Georgia. Commack, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 1997.

 

Gachechiladze, Revaz Givievich. The new Georgia: Space, society, politics. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1995.

 

Glonti, Georgi. "Georgia at the crossroads." Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 8, no. 4 (2000): 533-40.

 

———. "Trafficking in human beings in Georgia and the CIS." Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 9, no. 3 (2001): 382-98.

 

Henze, Paul B. The Transcaucasus in transition. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1991.

 

Huttenbach, Henry. "Raspad--the political crises in post-Soviet Transcaucasia." Nationalities Papers 20, no. 2 (1992): 89-96.

 

Manning, Paul. "The epoch of Magna: Capitalist brands and postsocialist revolutions in Georgia." Slavic Review 68, no. 4 (2009): 924-45.

 

———. "Rose-Colored glasses? Color Revolutions and cartoon chaos in postsocialist Georgia." Cultural Anthropology 22, no. 2 (2007): 171-213.

 

Miller, Eric A. "Smelling the roses: Eduard Shevardnadze's end and Georgia's future." Problems of Post-Communism 51, no. 2 (2004): 12-21.

 

Nasmyth, Peter. Georgia: In the mountains of poetry. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1998.

 

Papava, Vladimer, and Michael Tokmazishvili. "Becoming European: Georgia's strategy for joining the EU." Problems of Post-Communism 53, no. 1 (2006): 26-32.

 

Radvanyi, Jean. "Observations on independence and statehood in Transcaucasia." Post-Soviet Geography 35, no. 3 (1994): 178-83.

 

Zherebkin, Maksym. "In search of a theoretical approach to the analysis of the 'Colour Revolutions': Transition studies and discourse theory." Communist and Post-Communist Studies 42, no. 2 (2009): 199-216.

 

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          Dissertations

 

Adler, Daniel Shawn. "Late Middle Palaeolithic patterns of lithic reduction, mobility, and land use in the Southern Caucasus (Republic of Georgia)." Harvard University, 2002.

 

Angley, R. "NGOs in competitive authoritarian states: The role of civic groups in Georgia's Rose Revolution." Boston University, 2010.

 

Barrett, Thomas M. "The Terek Cossacks and the North Caucasus frontier, 1700-1860."

Georgetown University, 1997.

 

Church, Kenneth W. "From dynastic principality to imperial district: The incorporation of Guria into the Russian empire to 1856." University of Michigan, 2001.

 

Dale, Catherine Marie. "The displaced body and the body politic: The formation of a bounded, "permanently temporary" population of internally displaced persons following internal donflict in post-Soviet Georgia." University of California, Berkeley, 2001.

 

Deyermond, Ruth. "The interrelationship between sovereignty and security in the former Soviet Union." University of Essex (United Kingdom), 2003.

 

Essig, Andrew M. "Managing instability: America's pursuit of an "Expansion" policy in the Caspian Sea region." The Pennsylvania State University, 2001.

 

Galushko, V. "The rise of 'People Power': Role of civil society in the "Color Revolutions"." Old Dominion University, 2009.

 

Jordan, Elaine M. "Containment with a New Face: United States Foreign Policy in the Caspian, 1989--2000." Arizona State University, 2003.

 

Kotchikian, Asbed. "The dialectics of small states : Foreign policy making in Armenia and Georgia." 2006.

 

Lambert, Peter A. "The political response of Soviet Republican leaders to the challenge of nationalism." University of Miami, 2004.

 

Nan, Susan Allen. "Complementarity and coordination of conflict resolution efforts in the conflicts over Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Transdniestria." George Mason University, 2000.

 

Rhinelander, Laurens Hamilton. "The incorporation of the Caucasus into the Russian empire the case of Georgia, 1801-1854." University Microfilms International, 1975.

 

Stefes, Christoph Herbert. "The incompatibilities of institutionalized corruption and democracy in the former Soviet Union: The case of Georgia." University of Denver, 2002.

 

Tchantouridze, Lacha. "Caucasia as an international region." Queen's University at Kingston (Canada), 1996.

Waters, Christopher Peter Michael. "Counsel in the Caucasus: The Fall and Rise of Georgia's Legal Profession." McGill University, 2002.

 

Welt, Cory D. "Explaining ethnic conflict in the South Caucasus: Mountainous Karabagh, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia." Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004.

 

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          Reference sources

 

World Bank. Statistical handbook 1993: States of the former USSR. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 1993.

 

———. Statistical handbook 1994: States of the former USSR = Statisticheskii Sbornik, 1994 God: Gosudarstva Byvshego Sovetskogo Soiuza. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 1994.

 

———. Statistical handbook 1995: States of the former USSR = Statisticheskii Sbornik, 1995 God: Gosudarstva Byvshego Sovetskogo Soiuza. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 1995.

 

Black, J. L. Central Eurasian states. Gulf Breeze, FL: Academic International Press, 1994.

 

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Compiled in June 2010

last updated: 6/28/2010