This talk will address the formation, growth, and in some cases collapse of the ruling political parties of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. By examining cohesion among party elites and by examining the various other tools which parties use, he will present the different trajectories of the parties over the past 20 years. His dissertation addresses the issues of democratization and the consolidation of political institutions, and examines these topics in the South Caucasus where these processes are still underway. This talk draws from interviews with political actors, election returns, internal party documents, and archival research.
Eli Feiman is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Political Science at Brown University. He is currently an ARISC Graduate Fellow in Georgia and is conducting field research for a dissertation on political party development in the South Caucasus. He received an MA in Political Science from Brown University (2008) and holds a BA in Slavic Languages and Literature from Yale University (2002). He research interests include the formation and consolidation of political institutions, patronage and clientelism, informal politics, and durable authoritarianism.
Eli Feiman, PhD candidate at Brown University
Thursday, 30 June, 2011 at 18.00
3, Giorgi Tsereteli str.
This talk is co-sponsored by the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) and Ilia University.
For more information, please visit www.arisc.org or RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225526637472503
American Research Institute of the South Caucasus
c/o Ian Lindsay
Dept. of Anthropology
700 W. State St., Suite 219
West Lafayette, IN 47907 Visit the website at http://www.arisc.org
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