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The Role of Civil Society in the Transformation of Separatist Conflicts in the South Caucasus


The purpose of this study is to analyse the role of civil society in the de facto
states of the South Caucasus in the process of conflict transformation. It is
based on a field research of the civil society organizations in Abkhazia
and Nagorno Karabakh. The data were collected by the methods of
expert interviews, semi-structured interviews and participant observation.
The role of Abkhazian and Karabakh civil society organizations in the
conflict transformation is identified as not only positive, but also as having
some negative aspects. The study also makes some general remarks
concerning the theory of conflict transformation.


conflict transformation, de facto states, non-governmental organizations, civil society, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh

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