Articles by Zarina Burkadze

September 12, 2022

Democratisers vs autocratisers: Great Power competition and the path to democracy

Zarina Burkadze
Promoting democracy without challenging external autocratisers and checking local democratic elites may be counterproductive, argues Zarina Burkadze. Great power competition has always had an impact on the domestic politics of small nations, and this is apparent in the conflicts and international politics of today
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Zarina Burkadze
Associate Professor of Political Science, Ilia State University, Tbilisi

Zarina was a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar at Elliott School of International Affairs, IERES, George Washington University (2019–2020).

She holds PhD in political science from the University of Zurich.

She also serves as a Secretary General and founding member of the Georgian Association for Public Opinion Research.

Her research interests include comparative politics, democratisation, political violence, democracy promotion and autocracy promotion.

Dr. Burkadze is the author of Great Power Competition and the Path to Democracy – The Case of Georgia, 1991-2020, Rochester University Press, 2022.

She tweets @Zarina54160592

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