Thursday, December 05, 2013

EDITION: Georgia: A Political History Since Independence. By Stephen F. Jones

On 10 December, 2013 Center for Social Sciences organizes a presentation of Georgian Edition of Professor Stephen F. Jones' new book:

"Georgia: A Political History Since Independence"

Professor Stephen F. Jones is a prominent scholar and an expert on post-communist societies in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. He is a Professor of Russian Studies at Mount Holyoke College. Professor Jones also is an Honorary Doctorate of Tbilisi State University, and a member of CSS International Advisory Board.

Date: 10 December, 2013

Time: 17:00-18:30

Venue: 1 Chavchavadze Ave., TSU I building, Room #115

Book Overview:

Georgia emerged from the fall of the Soviet empire in 1991 with the promise of swift economic and democratic reform. But that promise remains unfulfilled. Economic collapse, secessionist challenges, civil war and the failure to escape the legacy of Soviet rule - culminating in the 2008 war with Russia - characterize a two-decade struggle to establish democratic institutions and consolidate statehood. Here, Stephen Jones critically analyses Georgia's recent political and economic development, illustrating what its 'transition' has meant, not just for the state, but for its citizens as well. An authoritative and commanding exploration of Georgia since independence, this is essential for those interested in the post-Soviet world.

Release date of original Eglish Edition: December 24, 2012, Publisher: I. B. Tauris (ISBN-10: 1845113381; ISBN-13: 978-1845113384)

©2012 - Stephen Jones

Release date of Georgian Edition: December 2013, Publisher: Center for Social Sciences (ISBN 978-9941-0-5972-8; ISSN - 1512-4576)

©2013 - Center for Social Sciences

The Georgian translation of the book has been prepared by the CENTER FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES (CSS). Published with the financial support of the Open Society Georgia Foundation. The views, opinions and statements expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs only and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Foundation. Therefore, the Open Society Georgia Foundation is not responsible for the content of the information material. The book was published in cooperation with NEKERI Press.

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