Autonomy: Applications and Implications. Experimental Study of Georgia's Autonomous, Non-autonomous and De Facto Autonomous Regions [article]

Gia Mosashvili
2020 Figshare  
Autonomy is a broad concept and there are loads of definitions about it. Political autonomies are one step back from the statehood because they meet three of four criterias of statehood: a permanent population, a defined territory and government. But they cannot conduct foreign affairs with other states. Autonomous regions have played important role in Georgia's political life. Georgia faced many implications in its autonomous regions and applications from non-autonomous regions but problems
more » ... ons but problems were not emerged only on the basis of granting autonomy to any region. There were several contributing factors with autonomy, which resulted in secessionist and separatist movements: engagement of external powers, linguistic differences, different religion, Caucasus's complex geography and ethnography, economic hardship and the Soviet legacy.Scientific research 'Autonomy: Applications and Implications. Experimental Study of Georgia's Autonomous, Non-autonomous and De-facto Autonomous Regions' includes five parts: introduction, observations, findings, conclusion and bibliography. Introduction generally describes the concept of autonomy and suggests definitions about its different levels. Observation focuses on Georgia's autonomous and non-autonomous regions and analyzes several historical facts, which had an impact on the creation of de facto states. In findings, two variables are researched with qualitative methodology: autonomy as an independent variable and application-implications in Georgia as dependent variables.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.12049482 fatcat:l3qioiq32jgwxconw7sg2cgkzm