Below you will find ongoing research projects that concern Georgia.
Nation Building in Times of Conflict: The Discursive Construction of Russian National Identity through the 2008 War in Georgia
Duration: September 2011 - June 2016
Project leader: Marina Henrikson | Project page
This thesis examines the discursive construction and re-construction of Russian state and national identity and the subsequent articulation of foreign policy through the 2008 war in Georgia, and how the role of lexicon and terminology within international relations assists in creating, maintaining and reformulating the identity of states and nations and their respective practices.
Corruption and Anti-Corruption Policies in Eurasia
Duration: March 2012 - March 2014
Project leader: Johan Engvall | Project page
Project assessing anti-corruption policies under conditions of systemic corruption in Eurasia with special reference to the cases of Georgia after the Rose Revolution and the efforts to fight corruption in Kyrgyzstan after constitutional reforms in 2012. One part of the project is conducted in cooperation with the Institute of Developing Economies in Tokyo, Japan. Another part is supported by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute – Silk Road Studies, Washington, DC and Stockholm.