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Completed Projects Georgia

Europeanization on a Rocky Ground: Russia and the EU in the South Caucasus


Project leader:
David Aprasidze
Contact: david_aprasidze@iliauni.nonexisting@fake.comedu.nonexisting@fake.comge
Institution: Ilia State University
Duration: October 2014 - September 2016
Factsheet
Final Report

Georgian National Identity: Conflict and Integration


Project leader:
Diana Bogishvili
Contact: d.nonexisting@fake.combogishvili@css.nonexisting@fake.comge
Institution: Center for Social Sciences
Duration: October 2014 - September 2016
Factsheet

Related Publications:
Diana Bogishvili, Irine Osepashvili, Elene Gavashelishvili, Nino Gugushvili (2016) Georgian National Identity: Conflict and Integration, Tbilisi: Center for Social Sciences (in English).

Diana Bogishvili, Irine Osepashvili, Elene Gavashelishvili, Nino Gugushvili (2016) Georgian National Identity: Conflict and Integration, Tbilisi: Center for Social Sciences (in Georgian).

Passing or Failing the Stalin Test? Analyzing Contemporary Perceptions of Stalin in Georgia


Project leader: Ana Kirvalidze
Contact: ana.nonexisting@fake.comkirvalidze@iliauni.nonexisting@fake.comedu.nonexisting@fake.comge
Institution: Ilia State University, The Caucasus Research Resource Centers
Duration: October 2014 - September 2016
Factsheet

Related Publications:
Peter Kabachnik, Ana Kirvalidze & Alexi Gugushvili (2016) Stalin Today: Contending with the Soviet Past in Georgia, Ilia State University Press: Tbilisi.

Peter Kabachnik & Alexi Gugushvili (2015) Unconditional love? Exploring hometown effect in Stalin's birthplace, Caucasus Survey, 3:2, 101-123, DOI:
10.1080/23761199.2015.1044305

Performing Europeanisation: Political vis-à-vis Popular Discourses on Europeanisation in Georgia

 

Project leader: Lia Tsuladze
Contact: l.nonexisting@fake.comtsuladze@css.nonexisting@fake.comge
Institution: Center for Social Sciences
Duration: October 2014 - September 2016
Factsheet

Related Publications:
Tsuladze, Lia (2016) Performing Europeanization: Political vis-à-vis Popular Discourses on Europeanization in Georgia, Tbilisi: Center for Social Sciences (in English).

Tsuladze, Lia (2016) Performing Europeanization: Political vis-à-vis Popular Discourses on Europeanization in Georgia, Tbilisi: Center for Social Sciences (in Georgian).

Analyzing the Georgian Political System: Policy Agenda Control as a Source of Power


Project leader:
Marina Muskhelishvili
Centre of Social Studies
Duration: December 2012 - November 2014 (Extended until September 2015)

 

Related Publications:
Muskhelishvili, Marina; Mezvrishvili, Lia; Kechakhmadze, Ivane; Iakobidze, Mariam (2015) -
The Choice (in English), Tbilisi: Publishing House UNIVERSAL.

Muskhelishvili, Marina, Mezvrishvili, Lia; Kechakhmadze, Ivane; Iakobidze, Mariam (2015) -
The Choice (in Georgian), Tbilisi: Publishing House UNIVERSAL.

Contact: marinmus@yahoo.nonexisting@fake.comcom

The Role and Limitations of Non-State Actors in Influencing Public Policy in Georgia


Project leader: 
Nana Macharashvili
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Duration: October 2012 - September 2014 (Extended until June 2015)

Related Publications:
Macharashvili, Nana, Ekaterine Basilaia and Nodar Tangiashvili (2015) Policy Advocacy Success in Georgia: The Role and Limitations of NGOs in Influencing Public Policy, Tbilisi: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (in English).

Macharashvili, Nana, Ekaterine Basilaia and Nodar Tangiashvili (2015) Policy Advocacy Success in Georgia: The Role and Limitations of NGOs in Influencing Public Policy, Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (in Georgian).

Contact: nanimacharashvili@gmail.nonexisting@fake.comcom

Intercultural Sensitivity among Georgian, Armenian, and Azerbaijani Students in Georgia


Project leader: Mzia Tsereteli
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Duration: October 2012 - September 2014 (Extended until December 2014)

Project Summary
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Related Publications:
Tsereteli, Mzia (2015) Intercultural Sensitivity among Georgian, Armenian, and Azerbaijani Students in Georgia, Tbilisi (in English).

Tsereteli, Mzia (2015) Intercultural Sensitivity among Georgian, Armenian, and Azerbaijani Students in Georgia, Tbilisi (in Georgian).

Contact: mziatsereteli@yahoo.nonexisting@fake.comcom

The Study of Georgian Youth's Awareness, Perceptions and Attitudes of Gender Equality

 
Project leader: Elene Japaridze
Center for Social Sciences
Duration: November 2012 - October 2014 (Extended until December 2014)

Project Summary

Related Publication:
Japaridze, Elene, Maia Barkaia, Nino Zhghenti and Mariam Amashukeli (2014) The Study of Georgian Youth's Awareness, Perceptions and Attitudes of Gender Equality, Tbilisi: Center for Social Sciences.

Contact: e.nonexisting@fake.comjaparidze@gmail.nonexisting@fake.comcom

Labor Culture and Religious Discourse in Different Communities of Georgia


Project Leader:
Iago Kachkachishvili
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Duration: September 2011 - February 2013 (Extended until December 2013)

Project Summary

Iago Kachkachishvili (2013) Labor Culture and Religious Discourse in Different Communities of Georgia, Tbilisi: Intelekti Publishing.

Contact: iagok@yahoo.nonexisting@fake.comcom


The Role of Social Networking in Georgian Party Politics


Project leader:
Kornely Kakachia
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Duration: September 2011 - November 2013
 
Project Summary

Related Publication:
Kakachia, Kornely, Tamara Pataraia and Michael Cecir (2014) Networked Apathy: Georgian Party Politics and the Role of Social Media, Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, 22:2, 255-275.

Kakachia, Kornely and Tamara Pataraia (2013) The Role of Social Networking in Georgian Party Politics, Tbilisi: Meridiani (in Georgian and English language).

Contact: kakachia@gmail.nonexisting@fake.comcom

Adolescent Identity Formation: Globalization versus Localization


Project Leader: Nino Javakhishvili
Ilia State University
Duration: October 2011 - November 2013
 

Identities, Cultural Capital and Educational Choice of Georgian Youth – An Ethnographic Study

 
Project Leader: Lela Chakhaia
Ilia State University
Duration: September 2011 - August 2013 (Extended until September 2013)

Project Summary
Project Report

Related Publication:
Chakhaia, Lela; Andguladze, Natia, Janelidze, Ana & Nino Pruidze (2014) Identities, Cultural Capital, Educational Choices and Post-Communist Transition: an Ethnographic Study of Georgian Youth, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 14:2, 301-318.


Coping with Marginality and Exclusion: Can IDP (Internally Displaced Person) Communities Successfully Integrate into Mainstream Urban Societies in Georgia?


Project leader:
Joseph Salukvadze
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Duration: September 2011 – September 2013

Project Summary
Project Report
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5th International Urban Geographies of Post-Communist States Conference

Related Publication:
Salukvadze, Joseph; Sichinava, David & David Gogishvili (2014): “Socio-economic and Spatial Factors of Alienation and Segregation of Internally Displaced Persons in the Cities of Georgia”. In: Tadeusz Marszał, Iwona Pielesiak (Eds), Spatial Inequality and Cohesion, Studia Regionalia, vol. 38, pp. 45-60.

Contact: joseph.nonexisting@fake.comsalukvadze@tsu.nonexisting@fake.comge

Dispositional and Attitudinal Predictors of National Identity

 
Project Leader: Maia Mestvirishvili
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Duration: September 2011 - August 2013

Project Summary
Project Report

Contact: mmestvirishvili@gmail.nonexisting@fake.comcom


Civic Participation in a Transforming Society: Motivational Forces, Social Capital and Trust


Project leader:
Nana Sumbadze
Institute for Policy Studies
Duration: September 2010- August 2012 (extended until February 2013)

Project Summary

Related Publications:

Nana Sumbadze (2013) Determinants and Consequences of Civic Participation, Tbilisi: Institute for Policy Studies (in Georgian and English).

Contact: nana@ips.nonexisting@fake.comge

The Role of the Orthodox Church in the Formation of Georgian National Identity


Main applicant:
Sergo Ratiani
Project leader: Tatia Kekelia
Ilia State University
Duration: September 2010–August 2012 (extended until February 2013)

Project Summary

Related Publications:

Tatia Kekelia, Elene Gavashelishvili, Kote Ladaria, Irene Sulkhanishvili (2013) The Role of the Orthodox Church in the Formation of Georgian National Identity, Tbilisi: Ilia State University Press (in Georgian).

Contact: tatia_kekelia@iliauni.nonexisting@fake.comedu.nonexisting@fake.comge

Opinion Formation and Dynamics in Georgia: A Look through the Blogosphere and Social Networks

Main applicant: Zakaria Babutsidze
Project leader: Koba Turmanidze
Centre for Social Sciences
Duration: September 2010 - December 2012
 
Project Report

Related Publication:

Zakaria Babutsidze, Tengiz Lomitashvili and Koba Turmanidze (2013) The structure of the Georgian blogosphere and its implications for information diffusion, International Journal of Social Network Mining, 1:3/4, 280-297.

Zakaria Babutsidze, Tengiz Lomitashvili and Koba Turmanidze (2013) Influential individuals on social networks: An example of Facebook in Georgia, European Scientific Journal, 9:4, 320-330.

Zakaria Babutsidze, Tengiz Lomitashvili & Koba Turmanidze (2012) Influencers and followers on Facebook in Georgia.

Contact: koba@crrccenters.nonexisting@fake.comorg

The Role of Social Capital in Rural Community Development in Georgia


Project leader: Marina Muskhelishvili
Centre for Social Studies
Duration: September 2010- August 2012 (extended until November 2012)
 
Project Summary
Project Report

Related Publications:

Marina Mushkelishvili, Lia Mezvrishvili, Beka Natsvlishvili, Mariam Elizbarashvili (2012) The Role of Social Capital in Rural Community Development in Georgia, Tbilisi: Universali (in English).

Marina Mushkelishvili, Lia Mezvrishvili, Beka Natsvlishvili, Mariam Elizbarashvili (2012) The Role of Social Capital in Rural Community Development in Georgia, Tbilisi: Universali (in Georgian).

Marina Muskhelishvili (2011): Institutional change and social stability in Georgia, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 11:3, 317-332.
 
Contact: marinmus@yahoo.nonexisting@fake.comcom

Conflict over Abkhazia – Interaction of Georgian-Abkhazian Nationalisms
The Role of Institutions and Institutional Actors in Post-Soviet Developments: 1989–2010


Project leader: David Matsaberidze
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Duration: September 2010–June 2011

Project Summary (pdf)

Related Publications:

David Matsaberidze (2015) Russia vs. EU/US through Georgia and Ukraine, in The Quarterly Journal, vol. 14, issue 2, PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes, pp. 77-86 (in English).

David Matsaberidze (2014) The Role of Civic Nationalism in Transformation of Internal Ethnic Politics of the Post-Soviet Georgia, ECMI Working Paper, #83, European Center for Minority Issues (ECMI), December (in English).

David Matsaberidze (2014) The Russian-Georgian August War of 2008 in the Context of Georgia’s External Security, in Proceedings of the Partnership for Peace [PfP] Consortium 9th Workshop of the Study Group “Regional Stability in the South Caucasus” - From Self-Defence to Regional Disarmament: Reducing Tensions and Stabilising the South Caucasus; edited by Frederic Labarre and Ernst M. Felberbauer; published by National Defense Academy and Bureau for Security Policy at the Austrian Ministry of Defense, in co-operation with PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes, Vienna, #18, pp. 105-122. (in English).

David Matsaberidze (2014) Sovereignty Issues in the Post-Soviet Conflicts of the Caucasus: The Case of Abkhazia, in the Proceedings of the Partnership for Peace [PfP] Consortium 8th Workshop of the Study Group “Regional Stability in the South Caucasus” – What Kind of Sovereignty? Examining Alternative Governance Methods in the South Caucasus; edited by Frederic Labarre and Ernst M. Felberbauer; published by National Defense Academy and Bureau for Security Policy at the Austrian Ministry of Defense, in co-operation with PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes, Vienna, #3, pp. 241-260 (in English).

David Matsaberidze
(2013) Conflict in Abkhazia and South Ossetia – to be Continued? In: Journal of Regional Security, Vol 8, Issue 1, 2013, Belgrade Center for Security Policy.

David Matsaberidze
(2013) The Emergence of the Post-Soviet Conflicts in Georgia: Causes and Stages of the Conflict and Acute Phase of the Conflict – Civil War and Its Consequences, in Overcoming Outcomes of the Conflicts in the Post-communist World: Lessons for Ukraine, SSS Group, 2013, 7-20, Kiev, Ukraine.

David Matsaberidze (2012) The Confederation of Mountain Peoples, the Idea of the Caucasian House and the Conflict over Abkhazia, in: The Caucasus & Globalization, Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, Volume 6 (2) 2012,CA&CC-Press AB, Sweden.

David Matsaberidze (2012) The Political Re-Making of History: the Case of the Conflict over Abkhazia (The Post-Soviet Period), in AFP Working Papers, Vol. 2, 2011-2012; Publisher: International Higher Education Support Program, Academic Fellowship Program, OSF-Budapest.


David Matsaberidze (2011) The Conflict over Abkhazia (1989-2010): The Interaction of Georgian-Abkhazian Nationalisms and the Role of Institutions in the Post-Soviet Developments, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

Contact: David Matsaberidze


Interagency United Efforts to Combat Domestic Violence in Georgia: Local or Western Agenda?


Project leader: Nino Javakhishvili
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Duration: September 2010- August 2011

Project Summary (pdf)
Project Report (pdf)

Related Publications:

Nino Javakhishvili & Lia Tsuladze (2011) Implementing Domestic Violence Policy in Georgia: Impediments and their Causes, draft paper for 6th ECPR General Conference, University of Iceland, 25-27 August 2011.

Nino Javakhishvili, Maka Lortkipanidze & Ann Petriashvili (2012) The Role of Social Capital in Combating Domestic Violence, Paper presented at the 10th Global Conference Violence Probing the Boundaries Sunday 13th May – Tuesday 15th May 2012, Prague, Czech Republic.

 Contact:


Socio-cultural Environment of International Business in Georgia

 
Project leader: Lela Jamagidze
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Duration: September 2010–August 2011

Project Summary (pdf)
Project Report (pdf)

Contact: ljamagidze@yahoo.nonexisting@fake.comcom

The Western Identity of Georgia's Political Elite: The Case of the Country's Foreign Policy


The Process of Formation of Meritocracy in Transforming Public Services