The ‘Mingrelian Question’: Institutional Resources and the Limits of Soviet Nationality Policy

Blauvelt, Timothy (2014) The ‘Mingrelian Question’: Institutional Resources and the Limits of Soviet Nationality Policy. Europe-Asia Studies, 66 (6). pp. 993-1013. ISSN 0966-8136

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Abstract

Based on primary source materials from the Georgian Party archive and periodical press, this article examines the conflict between central and local elites in the Soviet Republic of Georgia over whether or not to grant linguistic and territorial rights to residents of one of its regions. The case demonstrates how the promises and aspirations of Soviet nationality policy were actually negotiated and interpreted on the local level in the early years of Soviet power, and how actors attempted to make use of nationality policy in order to mobilise the institutional resources available to them.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JJ Caucasian Studies
D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
D History General and Old World > DI Georgian History
J Political Science > JT Political Science (Soviet Studies)
Divisions: Institutes > Institute for Modernity Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Timothy Blauvelt
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 08:12
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 08:12
URI: http://eprints.iliauni.edu.ge/id/eprint/4573

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