Ethnicity and Sate-Building in Georgia and the Caucasus

Tarkhan-Mouravi, George
June 2005
Global Dialogue;Summer/Autumn2005, Vol. 7 Issue 3/4, p38
The article discusses the complexity of integrating ethnicity with political stability, economic development and national democracy in Georgia Republic and other Caucasian countries. Political elites seems to have fully exploited the appeal of nationalists and irredentist in order to establish political careers and gain power. The government also fails to sustain and alleviate peaceful co-operation. Thus, ethnic relations and conflicts play a critical role in this state-building process.


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