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Evolving Nature of Armed Conflict in South Ossetia: From “Frozen” to “Hot” and Back



Rok publikování 2014
Druh Článek v odborném periodiku
Časopis / Zdroj Obrana a Strategie
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Fakulta sociálních studií

Obor Politologie a politické vědy
Klíčová slova Conflict processes and dynamics Georgia Russia South Ossetia
Popis This article explores the conflict processes in one of the most volatile regions in post-Soviet space– South Ossetia. The objective of the analysis is to bring more nuanced and explicit distinction to the understanding of the heterogenic nature of the armed conflict. By styding evolution of issues at stake and conflict processes we can trace the pattern of conflict behavior. The study focuses on an assessment of the extent to which ethnicity is a merely a convenient common dominator to mobilize ethnic groups in the struggle over resources, land, or power. This study rejects the common notion that the contemporary conflicts in the South Ossetia can be understood as “unfinished business” from the past ethnic conflicts that had been “freezed” under the communist regime.
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