WiP: Sport and Ideology in Authoritarian Regimes. The Case of Asiada-2017 in Ashgabat | October 11, 18:30, CRRC-Georgia Office
On Wednesday, October 11, 18:30 at CRRC-Georgia Office Slavomir Horak from the Charles University in Prague will speak about sports as an important aspect of the presentation of authoritarian regimes. Particularly, through organizing spectacular sporting events, authoritarian regimes seek self legitimisation and confirmation of their status, both internally and externally. Turkmenistan is an excellent example of this phenomenon. This relatively rigid and strong authoritarian regime has recently organised the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat. Although the event had rather secondary significance even within the Asian Olympic movement, official Ashgabat promoted it as crucial 2017 Asian sporting event.More
CRRC Georgia, American Councils and ARISC invite local and visiting scholars to present their ongoing research projects as part of the Tbilisi Works-in-Progress Series (WiP).More
The Caucasus have been contested by large powers for centuries. Today is no exception, and common opinion has it that Georgians are predominantly pro-Western, while Armenians favor Russia.More
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