Study day 'Modalities of Neoliberal Authoritarianism in Georgia’

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Alumni , Press , Employees , Private individuals , Students
16-11-2022 from 12:00 to 13:00
Campus UFO, Technicum 1 - Vergaderzaal 3.1, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 4, 9000 Gent
International Relations Office Ghent University - Eureast Platform

Research seminar by Konstantine Eristavi (Georgian Institute of Public Affairs)

Konstantine Eristavi’s research explores the link between neoliberal reforms and authoritarianism in post-Soviet Georgia. Mainstream accounts wrongly assume that authoritarian practices are somehow accidental to the neoliberal project implemented in the region. Instead, Eristavi argues that any account purporting to explain persistent authoritarian practices and human rights violations in Georgia and the region, has to take into account the process of neoliberal restructuring, and the mobilization of repressive apparatus that this process requires. Adopting the concept of neoliberal authoritarianism, he will explore the processes and institutions that lead to differing levels of intensity and scale of authoritarian practices in the context of persistent neoliberalism over the last 30 years in Georgia.

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