Under Siege: Inter-Ethnic Relations in Abkhazia

Under Siege Inter Ethnic Relations in Abkhazia Located in the northeastern corner of the Black Sea Abkhazia was once part of Georgia but broke away from the country after the fall of the Soviet Republic For fifteen years the region functioned as

  • Title: Under Siege: Inter-Ethnic Relations in Abkhazia
  • Author: Tom Trier Hedvig Lohm David Szakonyi
  • ISBN: 9780231701303
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Located in the northeastern corner of the Black Sea, Abkhazia was once part of Georgia but broke away from the country after the fall of the Soviet Republic For fifteen years the region functioned as a de facto independent, though internationally unrecognized, state, until August of 2008, when the short war over South Ossetia another breakaway territory ended in Russia Located in the northeastern corner of the Black Sea, Abkhazia was once part of Georgia but broke away from the country after the fall of the Soviet Republic For fifteen years the region functioned as a de facto independent, though internationally unrecognized, state, until August of 2008, when the short war over South Ossetia another breakaway territory ended in Russia s recognition of Abkhazian and South Ossetian sovereignty.Consequently, Abkhazia has become a crucial component of Russia s struggle to redefine its global influence and a major player in its geopolitical battle with the West Under Siege clarifies Abkhazia s ethno political dynamics, which have played a major role in the country s state building efforts and have come to shape the conditions under which the country s many ethnic communities live Abkhazians, Armenians, Georgians, and Russians all call Abkhazia home, and this volume explores the effect of the government s de facto status on these groups ideas of nationhood and continuing tensions between Georgia, Abkhazia, and Russia This book also launches a rare investigation into the conflict brewing among human rights, minority protections, and Abkhazia s state building project.
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    • Kaiser_matias says:

      The book, written in late 2008 and published in 2010, looks at the ethnic dimension of Abkhazia, and how the state is working to keep the ethnic Abkhaz identity alive amongst a sizeable minority population. Though short (only about 130 pages) it has a lot of information on the topic, and looks at things like education, government, and the human rights situation in Abkhazia. Overall the authors conclude that due to the history of the Abkhaz people, they are a lot more reluctant to promote non-Abk [...]

    • Anyusha Rose says:

      This is a brilliant book for understanding the Abkhazian domestic situation and internal ethno-political dynamics. More specifically, it offers a detailed comparison of census and demographic statistics compiled by Georgian, Russian and the de facto government authorities to show the different ways the current sovereignty crisis is being dealt with. Though it doesn't touch upon external relations or make policy recommendations beyond expressing support for the Abkhazian current multi-vector fore [...]

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