Politics and National Identity of South Caucasian countries and relations with European Union

General Information
27-30 April 2020
ECTS: 
2
Number of Hours: 
15
Course Description: 

Monday – 27.04.2020

15.30 – 17.00 (room 12) 17.00 – 18.30 (room 12)

Tuesday – 28.04.2020

16.15 – 17.45 (room 234) 17.45 – 18.30 (room 234)

Wednesday – 29.04.2020

9.45 – 11.15 (room 13) 11.30 – 13.00 (room 13)

Thursday – 30.04.2020

15.30 – 17.00 (room 235) 17.00 – 18.30 (room 235)

 

 

Lecture 1 Introduction, South Caucasus regional context and historical overview.  

Readings: 

Houman A. Sadri Global Security Watch. The Caucasus states. 1-22

Salome Asatiani, Is South Caucasus “Region” an Artificial Construct?,      

    http://www.rferl.org/content/Article/1076814.html

 

 Lecture 2 Political Transformation in South Caucasian states.  General Trends 

Readings: 

Richard Giragosian, The political Dimension: Armenian Perspective. The South Caucasus 2018. Facts, Trends, Future Scenarios  3-22

Houman A. Sadri Global Security Watch. The Caucasus states  71-85

Kornely Kakachia, Georgin Poltics in Transition. The South Caucasus 2018. Facts, Trends, Future Scenarios  43-59

Houman A. Sadri Global Security Watch. The Caucasus states  103-117

Rovshan Ibrahimov, The Influence level of External Factors on the Political transformations of Azerbaijan. The South Caucasus 2018. Facts, Trends, Future Scenarios 23-41

Houman A. Sadri Global Security Watch. The Caucasus states. 36-49

Lecture 3  - Elites and Identities in Post  Soviet States major trajectories and perspectives 

National Identity of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia “Memory Wars” and their impact over Foreign policy  of South Caucasus States(I) after  the dissolution of USSR

Readings: 

Edited by Mohammed Ayoob and Murad Ismayilov, Identity and Politics in Central

Asia and the Caucasus

 

 Rick Fawn, IDEOLOGY AND NATIONAL IDENTITY IN POST-COMMUNIST FOREIGN POLICIES

Lecture 4  

National Identity of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia “Memory Wars” and their impact over Foreign policy  of South Caucasus States(II) after  the dissolution of USSR 

 

Readings: 

Kornely Kakachia  and  Alexander Markarov (eds.) VALUES AND IDENTITY AS SOUERCES OF FOREIGH POLICY IN ARMENIA AND GEORGIA. 

Ceylan Tokluoglu, Definitions of national identity, nationalism and ethnicity in post-Soviet Azerbaijan in the 1990s

Lecture 5 

The EU’s Increased Engagement with South Caucasus after the collapse of USSR and European Neighborhood Policy

 

Readings: 

De-conflicting Protracted Conflicts in the South Caucasus: The Role of the EU and NATO pp 29-43

South Caucasus – 20 Years of Independence, pp 316-335

April 15 (2 hour lectures) 

The EU’s Eastern partnership policy after Russian Georgian war of 2008-Association agreements and DCFFA with South Caucus states

Readings: 

South Caucasus – 20 Years of Independence, pp 300-354

 

Lecture 6  

EU’s energy security and South Caucasus

Readings: 

NORA GEVORGYAN, The EU’s Strategic Interests in the South Caucasus: from a Bystander to Perceived Interests

Edited by Kornely Kakachia, Stefan Meister, Benjamin Fricke, GEOPOLITICS AND SECURITY A NEW STRATEGY FOR THE SOUTH CAUCASUS pp  45-74

 

Lecture 7  

EU’s role in conflict resolution of South Caucasian states

Readings: 

Edited by Annie Jafalian,  Reassessing Security in the South Caucasus .Regional Conflicts and Transformation

Aims of the course: 

The aim of the course is to introduce the students with  the key issues  of  Politics, identity and   relations with EU  of South Caucasus states. How Identity influence foreign policy in Post Soviet countries   after the   dissolution  of USSR. How national politics were shaped in these former soviet republics  and what impact had national policy dimension over Foreign policy priorities