Uncertain Democracy: U.S. Foreign Policy and Georgia's Rose Revolution

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009 - History - 180 pages
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Lincoln Mitchell tracks the course of events leading up to the recent revolution in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, analyzes the contributing factors, and explores the role of the United States both in contributing to the revolution and in Georgia's failure to live up to its democratic promise.

  

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Contents

Georgia and the Democracy Promotion Project
1
Illusions of Democracy
21
The Accidental Revolution
43
How Democratic Was the Rose Revolution?
69
Governance by Adrenaline
79
The US Role in the Rose Revolution
112
Georgia and the United States After the Revolution
127
Georgia and the Fading of the Color Revolutions
138
Postscript War with Russia and Georgias Future
149
Notes
155
Bibliography
165
Index
173
Acknowledgments
179
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About the author (2009)

Lincoln A. Mitchell teaches in the Practice of International Politics at Columbia University. He served as chief of party for the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Georgia in 2002-4.

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