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Title Religion, nation and democracy in the South Caucasus / edited by Alexander Agadjanian, Ansgar Jödicke and Evert van der Zweerde
Published New York : Routledge, 2015
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Series Routledge contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe series ; 59
Routledge contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe series ; 59
Contents Conceptual frames. General trends in the interaction of religion and politics as applied to the South Caucasus / Ansgar Jödicke ; Ethnicity, nation and religion: current debates and South Caucasian reality / Alexander Aagadjanian ; Democratic repertoires: the South Caucasus case(s) / Evert van der Zweerde -- Religion and politics. Introduction / Ketevan Khutsishvili ; Secularization and desecularization in Georgia: state and church under the Saakashvili government (2003-2012) / Barbare Janelidze ; Political power and church construction in Armenia / Yulia Antonyan ; Islam in Azerbaijan: revival and political involvement / Elnur Ismayilov -- Religion, nationalism and education. Introduction / Farda Asadov ; Building Georgian national identity: a comparison of two turning points in history / Tatia Kekelia ; Challenges for women's education in independent Azerbaijan / Nigar Gozalova ; Constructing identities through general education: religion within the framework of national identity in Armenia / Satenik Mkrtchyan -- Cultural values, ideology and democracy. Introduction / Tigran Matosyan ; An analysis of counter-hegemony: challenges of political opposition in Azerbaijan / Rashad Shirinov ; Myths and politics: "Old" Beliefs and "New" aspirations in independent Armenia / Sona Hovhannisyan ; Collectivism/individualism in the South Caucasus. Implications for democracy / Tigran Matosyan -- International context and external impacts. Introduction / Hovhannes Hovhannisyan ; Sh'a politics, "Strategic Culture" and Iran's relations with the South Caucasus / Tatevik Mkrtchyan ; Andrey Makarychev: Russia's soft power in the South Caucasus: discourses, communication, hegemony / Alexander Kornilov ; Between ambition and realism: Turkey's engagement in the South Caucasus / Bayram Balci
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Nationalism -- Caucasus, South -- Religious aspects
Religion and politics -- Caucasus, South
Religion and state -- Caucasus, South
Caucasus, South -- Foreign relations.
Form Electronic book
Author Agadjanian, Alexander, 1958- editor.
Jödicke, Ansgar, editor.
Zweerde, Evert van der, editor.
ISBN 1138577073