Secession and Viability in Abkhazia and South Ossetia: Different Goals, Strategies, Outcomes

Giulia Prelz Oltramonti interviendra dans le cadre du workshop "Thirty Years Later: Ethnic Conflict in the Former Soviet Union” organisé par la University of Birmingham le 7 juin 2018 à Birmingham.


09:30-11:00 - Session 1: External Actors and the Geopolitical Context
Nagorno-Karabakh as a tool for Russian post-colonial domination - Murad Muradov and Rusif Huseynov
Perceptions of the European Union’s Role as a Security Actor in the South Caucasus – Laure Delcour and Kataryna Wolczuk
Understanding the Globalizing Karabakh Conflict in Alliance Politics Prism – Eduard Abrahamyan
Dealing with the Past in the Official Mediation Processes of Intractable Conflicts. The Case of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict – Lavinia Badulescu

11:15-12:45 – Session 2: Ethnic Conflicts, Reconciliation, and Insecurity
Refining the Line of Distinction between Ethnic Conflict and Security Dilemma: towards a Theory of Identity Conflict – Kavus Abushov
Sketching the Power of Emotions in the Prolonged Conflict in Nagorny Karabakh – Ulrike Ziemer
Challenges for International Peacebuilding Initiatives in post-Soviet De Facto States: Lessons Learned from Abkhazia and Transnistria – Sebastian Relitz
Making Sense of Defeat? Engagement and Disengagement Trajectories of
Georgian former Participants to the Armed Conflict in Abkhazia (1992-1993)
 – Silvia Serrano & Anne Le Huérou

13:45-15:30 – Session 3: Ethnic Conflict, Secession and Stateness
Secession and Viability in Abkhazia and South Ossetia: Different Goals, Strategies, Outcomes - Giulia Prelz Oltramonti
Engagement without Recognition? Regional Organizations and Post-Soviet Secessionist Entities - Vera Axyonova and Andrea Gawrich
The Language of Political Discontent – Elene Melikishvili
“Reversing the Second Image”: Looking at Armenia’s and Georgia’s
Democratisation through the “Stateness” Issues
 – Sos Avetisyan
The Transformative Potential of Women Empowerment in Armenia and the de facto Nagorno-Karabakh Republic- Nona Shahnazarian

16:00-17:45 - Session 4: Mobilisation and Identity
The Ethnic Factor in Mainstream Russian Nationalism and National Identity - Matthew Blackburn
Politics of Contention and Identity: the Case of Mariupol – Hana Josticova
Why Democracy Matters: the Case of Nagorno Karabakh, in the eyes of Azerbaijanis - Leila Alieva and Bakhtiyar Aslanov
I am Georgian, therefore, I am Orthodox”: Muslim Georgians in Adjara
 – Veysel Erdemli
Interpreting the Ideological Evolution of the North Caucasus Insurgency – Mark Youngman

17:45-18:00 – Closing Remarks & Dispersal