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 Time of Troubles

Charles King

in The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucasus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195177756
eISBN:
9780199870127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177756.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The 1970s and 1980s were characterized by the long tenure in office of important Communist Party secretaries in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, including Heydar Aliyev and Eduard Shevardnadze. All ... More


Serbia, Georgia, and Ukraine: Postcommunist Transitions and Beyond

Neophytos Loizides

in The Politics of Majority Nationalism: Framing Peace, Stalemates, and Crises

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794084
eISBN:
9780804796330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794084.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 6 provides a broader comparative analysis of contentious politics and majority mobilization. The chapter summarizes the previous findings on Greece and Turkey and then goes on to apply the ... More


The Foreign Policy of Counter Secession: Preventing the Recognition of Contested States

James Ker-Lindsay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698394
eISBN:
9780191745874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698394.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book examines the ways in which states attempt to prevent the recognition of territories that have unilaterally declared independence? Analysing the efforts of the governments of Serbia, Georgia ... More


Current Cases of Contested Secession

James Ker-Lindsay

in The Foreign Policy of Counter Secession: Preventing the Recognition of Contested States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698394
eISBN:
9780191745874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698394.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The second chapter presents the four main case studies examined in the work: Cyprus and the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’; Serbia and Kosovo; and Georgia's attempts to prevent the recognition ... More


From Uncertainty to Mobilization in Four Days

Anastasia Shesterinina

in Mobilizing in Uncertainty: Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753763
eISBN:
9781501756337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753763.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the Abkhaz initial reaction to the sudden appearance of Georgian troops and the subsequent actions that they took once they understood what was going on. The Abkhaz did not ... More


Forecast: Chilly Overcast Light Drizzle No People Left

David Ehrenfeld

in Swimming Lessons: Keeping Afloat in the Age of Technology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148527
eISBN:
9780197561867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148527.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

I used to enjoy listening to the National Weather Service forecasts on my short-wave weather radio. An endlessly repeated taped message updated every few hours might be less than thrilling, but ... More


Russian Intervention in Georgia 2008

Allison Roy

in Russia, the West, and Military Intervention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199590636
eISBN:
9780191756214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590636.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides a case study of legal and normative claims around post-Soviet Russia’s first military offensive against a foreign state, its intervention in Georgia in August 2008. Russia’s ... More


Collective Historical Memory

Anastasia Shesterinina

in Mobilizing in Uncertainty: Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753763
eISBN:
9781501756337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753763.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the collective historical memory of the Abkhaz. It starts with pre-Soviet Abkhazia when the Russian Empire colonized and depopulated the area through mass deportations in order ... More


Postwar Abkhazia

Anastasia Shesterinina

in Mobilizing in Uncertainty: Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753763
eISBN:
9781501756337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753763.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses post-war Abkhazia. The end of the war brought a period of severe upheaval to Abkhazia. A wave of marauding swept Sukhum/i and other areas that the Abkhaz captured as they ... More


Territorial Integrity

Gerard Toal

in Near Abroad: Putin, the West and the Contest over Ukraine and the Caucasus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190253301
eISBN:
9780197559567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190253301.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

On the Evening of August 7, 2008, Inal Pliyev was working late at his office in the center of Tskhinval(i). A former journalist, Pliyev was head of communications for the self-declared South ... More


Introduction: Near Abroads

Gerard Toal

in Near Abroad: Putin, the West and the Contest over Ukraine and the Caucasus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190253301
eISBN:
9780197559567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190253301.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

On my third evening in Russia, the world changed. I was in Stavropol, a city founded by Prince Gregory Potemkin at the time of the American Revolution as one of ten fortresses to defend the borders ... More


Why Does Russia Invade Its Neighbors?

Gerard Toal

in Near Abroad: Putin, the West and the Contest over Ukraine and the Caucasus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190253301
eISBN:
9780197559567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190253301.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

It was supposed to be China’s coming-out party, a moment in the global spotlight affirming its arrival as an economic superpower. But hours before the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing ... More


Abkhazia

Farhad Mirzayev

in Self-Determination and Secession in International Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702375
eISBN:
9780191772139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702375.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

The paper covers research on the correlation of the principles of uti possidetis juris and self-determination in the case of Abkhazia. It argues that under the principle of uti possidetis, the former ... More


The Political Geography of Conflict: Civil Wars in the Hegemonic Shadow

John O’loughlin

in The Geography of War and Peace: From Death Camps to Diplomats

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162080
eISBN:
9780197562079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162080.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The attack by the United States on Iraq in March 2003 was atypical of contemporary conflicts. While the attempt to kill Saddam Hussein on March 19 marked the opening of hostilities and was ... More


Privatized housing and never-ending displacement: the temporality of dwelling for displaced Georgians

Cathrine Brun and Ragne Øwre Thorshaug

in Displacement: Global conversations on refuge

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526123466
eISBN:
9781526155443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526123473.00015
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter explores displacement through a critical analysis of materiality and homemaking practices among internally displaced persons from Abkhazia to Georgia. Collective shelters were used by ... More


Prewar Conflict Identities

Anastasia Shesterinina

in Mobilizing in Uncertainty: Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753763
eISBN:
9781501756337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753763.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter talks about the pre-war conflict identities of Abkhazia. It talks about the pre-war friendship between Abkhaz, Georgians, and Russians. Intergroup integration in education and employment ... More


From Mobilization to Fighting

Anastasia Shesterinina

in Mobilizing in Uncertainty: Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753763
eISBN:
9781501756337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753763.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses events that took place during the Georgian–Abkhaz War. In the course of the Georgian advance on August 14–15, 1992, three groups of Abkhaz fighters mobilized: a small number of ... More


Russia, the Right to Self-Determination and Secession

Johannes Socher

in Russia and the Right to Self-Determination in the Post-Soviet Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192897176
eISBN:
9780191919817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192897176.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 3 is the second of three chapters analysing Russia’s post-Soviet state practice with regard to the right to self-determination. It argues that prior to Kosovo’s declaration of independence in ... More


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