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
This series is published on behalf of BASEES (the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies). The series comprises original, high-quality, research-level work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of Russian, Soviet, post-Soviet and East European Studies in humanities and social science subjects.