A conflict that did not happen: revisiting the Javakhk affair in Georgia

  title={A conflict that did not happen: revisiting the Javakhk affair in Georgia},
  author={Vahram Ter‐Matevosyan and Brent Currie},
  journal={Nations and Nationalism},
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Ethnic Boundaries and Territorial Borders: On the Place of Lezgin Irredentism in the Construction of National Identity in Azerbaijan

Abstract The Lezgin irredentist movement is one of the less-studied national movements in the post-Soviet space, despite affecting the strategically important Russian-Azerbaijani borderlands and the

Defending the Faith? Assessing the Impact of State Religious Exclusivity on Territorial MID Initiation

Abstract Interstate conflicts involving religion are commonly argued to be more severe and more protracted than other forms of conflict. Although various arguments have sought to explain religion's

The politics of ConIFA: organising and managing international football events for unrecognised countries

ABSTRACT Rationale: This paper examines the development, politics and impact of the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (ConIFA), which organises alternative “international”



The USSR as a Communal Apartment, or How a Socialist State Promoted Ethnic Particularism

Soviet nationality policy was devised and carried out by nationalists. Lenin's acceptance of the reality of nations and "national rights" was one of the most uncompromising positions he ever took,

The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939

The Soviet Union was the first of Europe's multiethnic states to confront the rising tide of nationalism by systematically promoting the national consciousness of its ethnic minorities and

The Closure of the Russian Military Base at Akhalkalaki: Challenges for the Local Energy Elite, the Informal Economy and Stability

In 2007, the base of the Russian army’s 62nd Division at Akhalkalaki, Georgia was shut down. After outlining the historical role of the base in Russian–Armenian–Turkish relations, this article

Autonomy as a Source of Conflict: Caucasian Conflicts in Theoretical Perspective

The granting of autonomous status to minority populations has gained support among academics and practitioners alike as a way to solve, manage, and even preempt ethnic conflict. In spite of the

The dangers of reform: state building and national minorities in Georgia

Was the South Ossetian war of August 2008 inevitable? Although conditions between the Georgian, South Ossetian and Russian political leadership had hardened into seemingly intractable positions from

Patterns of Ethnic Separatism

  • D. Horowitz
  • Sociology
    Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 1981
In the analysis of ethnic separatism and secession, two approaches can be distinguished. One is to ask what forces are responsbile for the general upsurge in secessionist movements, from Burma