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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Jones, Stephen F.
Making of Modern Georgia, 1918-2012 : The First Georgian Republic and its Successors.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Stephen F Jones
|Notes:||9. March of the goblins: permanent revolution in Georgia.|
|Description:||1 online resource (764 pages).|
|Contents:||Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Maps; Preface; Acknowledgements; Notes on transliteration and terminology; Introduction; Good neighbors, bad neighbors; Creating democracy; Home for whom?; The power of the past; Conclusion; Notes; Part I: Good neighbors, bad neighbors; 1. Geopolitics and foreign powers in the modern history of Georgia: Comparing 1918-21 and 1991-2010; Introduction; 1918-21: the Democratic Republic of Georgia; The second republic, and after; The Georgian bridge; The return of geopolitics. ConclusionNotes; 2. The Russian-Georgian war and its implications for Georgia's state building; The problem of a neo-imperialist neighbor; Russia's sphere of interests; "Kin-statism" as an instrument of foreign policy; Balance of interests?; Conclusion; Notes; 3. Georgia's European aspirations and the Eastern partnership; Introduction; Retrospective; The August war and the return of history; Georgia's multitude of concerns; Georgia and the European Union; New horizons; Notes; 4. Georgia as a geographical pivot: past, present, and future; Introduction; Historical trade routes. The South Caucasus and the Democratic Republic of GeorgiaThe new Georgia: a bridge to Europe; The Eurasian energy corridor; The August war and the Georgian pivot; Prospects for the future; Conclusion; Notes; 5. Georgia's military and civil security challenges; The theoretical approach to security threats; Security challenges in the Georgian Democratic Republic; Military security challenges in post-communist Georgia: border security; Military challenges and the national security concepts of Georgia; The Russian threat; Civil security challenges in the national security concepts of Georgia. Nuclear and radiological securityTransnational organized crime and corruption; Modernization or democratization?; Conclusion; Notes; Part II: Creating democracy, building states; 6. Georgia's ethnic diversity: a challenge to state-building; Introduction; The Soviet legacy and the myth of Georgian multiculturalism; The first republic and its successors; Post-Soviet Georgia and the evolution of Georgian nationality policies; State-minority relations: justice and security; Conclusion; Notes; 7. The Democratic Republic of Georgia (1918-21) and the search for the Georgian model of democracy. Plans for Georgian democracyThe constitutional vision; The sovereignty of the people; A legal state; Democracy as the constitutional backbone; The most democratic state; Unitarism or federalism?; Local self-governance: the cornerstone of Georgian democracy; The Constitution of 1921 and modern Georgia; Conclusion; Notes; 8. The Democratic Republic of Georgia: forgotten lessons for our democracy; Introduction; Consolidated democracies: an historical perspective; The role of political parties; The relevance of the first republic to Georgia today; Conclusion; Notes.|
|Series Title:||Routledge contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe series.|
'Stephen Jones has brought together a collection of informative and perspicacious essays which restore to history a forgotten episode, one of the most extraordinary, if doomed political experiments
- Georgia (Republic) -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921.
- Georgia (Republic) -- Politics and government -- 1917-1991.
- Georgia (Republic) -- History -- 1991-
- Georgia (Republic) -- Politics and government -- 1991-
- HISTORY -- Europe -- Eastern.
- HISTORY -- Europe -- Former Soviet Republics.
- HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
- Politics and government
- Georgia (Republic)