De-Facto States and Effects of Partial Recognition: The Abkhazia and South Ossetia Case

De-Facto States and Effects of Partial Recognition: The Abkhazia and South Ossetia Case

Авторы: Кудряшова Ирина Владимировна, Мелешкина Елена Юрьевна
Kudryashova I. De-Facto States and Effects of Partial Recognition: The Abkhazia and South Ossetia Case / I.Kudryashova, E.Meleshkina // World Focus Magazine. — January 2017. — Issue 445. — P. 78-91.

The article  presents an analysis of state-building in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the two political units which have emerged as de-facto states in the wake of armed ethnical conflicts and were recognized as sovereign states by Russia and several other countries. Both polities belonged to a periphery of the Russian Empire and then of the USSR, and gained the Soviet experience of state- and nation-building. From a political science perspective, this article reveals the impact of partial recognition on the level of their stateness and determines the logic behind secessions on the post-empire territories and way in which territorial polities without consolidated boundaries develop.

Ключевые слова: De-facto State, partial recognition, post-empire space, center and boundary consolidation, state-building
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