Prof David Aprasidze

Prof David Aprasidze is currently Head of Administration at Ilia State University. He has obtained his PhD at the University of Hamburg, Institute for Peace Study and Security Policy. Besides being a Head of Administration at ISU he is a professor teaching at the School of Arts and Sciences at Ilia State University. His previous experience includes being a Rector of Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, chairman of the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development, coordinator for EU co-funded projects at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. His work experience is closely related to academia, think-tank foundations, and media, on issues related to peace and security, democracy and development, system transformation, international relations and foreign policy, minority integration, and constitutional order. He has been published internationally in different languages.

1.       ‘Democratization’s Vicious Circle or How Georgia Failed to Change’. Connections: The Quarterly Journal, Volume 13, Issue 4, p.67-74 (2014).

2.       ‘End to an Era. Transfer of Power in Georgia’ (with C. Atilgan), KAS International Reports 2012: 69-88.

3.       ‘Country Report Georgia’, Freedom House: Nations in Transit 2012: 219-237.

4.       ‘Guns and Roses: Huntington’s Secret Admirer in the Caucasus’, (with D. Siroky),Democratization 2011; 18(6): 1227-1245

5.       ‘Country Report Georgia’, Freedom House: Nations in Transit 2011.

6.       ‘Frozen Transitions and Unfrozen Conflicts, Or What Went Wrong in Georgia?’Yale Journal of International Affairs, 5: 2, p. 121-136 (with David Siroky). ‏

7.       ‘Country Report Georgia’, Freedom House: Nations in Transit 2010: 211-231.

8.       ‚Im Schatten des russischen Bären’, Welt-Sichten, 08, 2009.

9.       ‘Lost in Democratization and Modernization: What Next in Georgia?’Caucasus Analytical Digest, 2, January 15, 2009.

10.   ‘State-Building and Democratization in Georgia: Have the Limits Been Reached?’ IFSH, OSCE-Yearbook 2008, Hamburg 2009, p. 63-71.

11.   ‘Conflict in Abkhazia: in search to change the status quo’, Eastern European Studies Center (ed.), Are Frozen Conflicts Warming? Vilnius 2007 (with Irakli Matkava)

12.   ‘Georgia’s New Nationalism: A Better Opportunity for State Building?’IFSH, OSCE-Yearbook 2004, Hamburg 2005, p. 179-190.

13.   ‘Poltzei in Georgien: Wandel eines Akteurs’, Welt Trends, 12: 45, Winter 2004: p. 38-48.

14.   ‘The “Bureaucratic-Patrimonial” State in Georgia: Has the Rose Revolution given it a news lease of life?’Central Asia and South Caucasus, 25, 1, 2004: 42-47.

15.   Die Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik Georgiens: Zur Rolle kleiner und schwacher Staaten in der neuen europäischen Friedensordnung, Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden 2003.

16.  ‘Kooperation und Stabiliteaet im Kaukasus’, in Hans-Georg Ehrhart (ed.), Militär und  Gesellschaft im Kontext europäischer Sicherheit, Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden 2001.

17.  ‘Die OSZE in der Kriesen-Region Kaukasus’, Sicherheit und Frieden, 18, 3, 2000: 282-286.