State building processes in the Caucasus are influenced by the culture of the Caucasus, and previous experiences with state building after World War I. The conflicts which erupted at the time have influenced territorial claims. The role of foreign powers as Russia, the United States, Turkey, Germany is considerable in the region. Divide and rule policy of Joseph Stalin is another factor which describes existing animosities between peoples in the Caucasus. Since 1989 a transition process, or state building process, has started in the North and the South Caucasus. This book gives an in-depth analysis of the backgrounds of the conflicts, including activities by IGO's and NGOs, and the developments in international law with regard to state building practice.
State Building and Conflict Resolution in the Caucasus
by George Hewitt (Professor of Caucasian Languages, London University)
Drawing heavily on Georgian sources, the author offers readers a unique opportunity to appreciate why the Abkhazians and South Ossetians have seen no alternative to resisting the threats emanating from Tbilisi by refusing to join an independent Georgia.
Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, this book offers the first academic study of the Caucasian slavery, slave trade and its abolition by the Russian authorities in the 19th century. This is a valuable and timely contribution to the field of slavery studies, as well as to the Russian history, ...
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