Dynamics of de facto statehood: the South Caucasian de facto states between secession and sovereignty

  title={Dynamics of de facto statehood: the South Caucasian de facto states between secession and sovereignty},
  author={Helge Blakkisrud and P. Kolst{\o}},
  journal={Southeast European and Black Sea Studies},
  pages={281 - 298}
Scattered across the globe there exist a handful of unrecognized statelets. Although some such entities have proven short-lived, others have demonstrated remarkable tenacity. The South Caucasian de facto states – Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno-Karabakh – have existed for almost 20 years now. This article offers a comparative analysis of how these statelets have attempted to consolidate statehood though processes of state- and nation-building. Despite many outward similarities, both… Expand
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