Review of BRUNO COPPIETERS, DAVID DARCHIASHVILI, NATELLA AKABA (eds.) 'Federal Practice, exploring alternatives for Georgia and Abkhazia'

BRUNO COPPIETERS, DAVID DARCHIASHVILI, NATELLA AKABA (eds.): Federal Practice, exploring alternatives for Georgia and Abkhazia 281 pp. Brussels: VUB University Press 2000. ISBN 90-5487-238-1

Belgian historian Bruno Coppieters has for some time taken a keen interest in the disputes that have scarred the Caucasus since the end of the 1980s and is currently preparing a booklet on them for the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He edited 'Contested Borders in the Caucasus' (1996), which concentrated on the role of the major powers in the region. In June 1997 the European Commission funded a Brussels conference that enabled him to bring together scholars from the two sides. The papers were subsequently edited by Coppieters, the Kartvelian Gia Nodia, and the Abkhazian Yuri Anchabadze for publication in both Russian and English editions ('Georgians and Abkhazians: the search for a peace settlement'). The present volume, published in a Russian version in 1999, contains the papers from the follow-up gathering in November 1997.

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