1st Edition

Security, Society and the State in the Caucasus

Edited By Kevork Oskanian, Derek Averre Copyright 2019
    202 Pages
    by Routledge

    202 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Caucasus, including the South Caucasus states and Russia’s North Caucasus, continues to be an area of instability and conflict. This book, based on extensive original research, explores in detail at both the local and regional level the interaction between state and society and the impact of external actors' engagement in the region within a conceptual framework linking security and democracy. Unlike other books on the subject, which tend to examine the issues from a Western political science perspective, this book incorporates insights from sociology, geography and anthropology as well as politics and contains contributions from scholars who have carried out extensive research in the region within a European Commission-funded Seventh Framework Programme project.

    Introduction: Security and democracy in the Caucasus: the societal dimension --Kevork Oskanian, Derek Averre and Laure Delcour

    Chapter 1: The tip of the democratisation spear? Role and importance of the Georgian Armed Forces in the context of democratisation and European integration - Marion Kipiani

    Chapter 2: Russian governance of the North Caucasus: Dilemmas of force and inclusion - Julie Wilhelmsen

    Chapter 3: Overcoming the status quo in the unrecognised states of the South Caucasus: internal and external limitations - Roxana Andrei

    Chapter 4: Transformation policies and local modernisation initiatives in the North Caucasus - V.А. Kolosov, O.I. Vendina, A.A. Gritsenko, M.V.Zotova, O.B. Glezer, A.A.Panin, A.B. Sebentsov, and V.N. Streletskii

    Chapter 5: The making of groups, boundaries and cleavages in the South Caucasus: from macro to micro dynamics - Giulia Prelz Oltramonti

    Chapter 6: Arctic labour migration, vulnerability and social change in the South Caucasus: The case of Azerbaijanis in the polar cities of Murmansk and Norilsk - Sophie Hohmann

    Chapter 7: War veterans of Caucasian conflicts: diverging trajectories of war-related resources in ‘post-conflict’ situations - Aude Merlin and Taline Papazian

    Chapter 8: ‘Exorcism of Cultural Otherness’: The Refugee Women in Post-Soviet Armenia - Evia Hovhannisyan


    Kevork Oskanian is a Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham

    Derek Averre is a Reader at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham