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Religion, Nation and Democracy in the South Caucasus

NY: Routledge, 2015.
Editor-in-chief: A. Agadzhanyan, A. Jödicke, E. v. Zweerde.

This book explores developments in the three major societies of the South Caucasus – Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia – focusing especially on religion, historical traditions, national consciousness, and political culture, and on how these factors interact. It outlines how, despite close geographical interlacement, common historical memories and inherited structures, the three countries have deep differences; and it discusses how development in all three nations has differed significantly from the countries’ declared commitments to democratic orientation and European norms and values. The book also considers how external factors and international relations continue to impact on the three countries.

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Religion, Nation and Democracy in the South Caucasus