David Aprasidze


David Aprasidze graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of International Law and International Relations in 1998. He received his PhD degree in political science from the University of Hamburg, Germany in 2003.

At different times, he was Dean of School of Arts and Sciences and Dean of School of Graduate and Doctoral Programmes, head of administration and vice-rector at Ilia State University. Prof. Aprasidze worked for Georgian Public Broadcaster, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. He has experience working for local and international think-tanks, including the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (CIPDD) in Georgia and the Institute for Peace Studies and Security Policy in Germany. He is frequently consulting international organizations, including the USAID, International IDEA, and Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. 2009-10 he was awarded Fulbright scholarship to research at Duke University, North Carolina, US.

His scientific interests cover the following areas:


  • Der heiße Sommer der georgischen Politik (forthcoming in Religion und Geselschaft in Ost und West, Dezember, 2019).
  • In the Caucasus but toward the Black Sea: Georgia’s Regional Identity in Flux (forthcoming in an edited collection 2019).
  • „Georgia’s Civil Society in the Face of Domestic and External Challenges“, KAS, Counterbalancing the State: How Can Civil Society Promote Transformation?, Brussels 2017: 4-8.
  • „25 Years of Georgia's Democratization: Still Work in Progress“, 25 Years of Independent Georgia, Ilia State University 2016: 91-130.
  • „Consolidation in Georgia: Democracy or Power?“, IFSH, OSCE-Yearbook 2016, Hamburg 2016: 107-116.
  • „Democratization’s Vicious Circle or How Georgia Failed to Change“, Connections: The Quarterly Journal 13, no. 4, 2014: 67-74.
  • „End to an Era. Transfer of Power in Georgia“ (with C. Atilgan), KAS International Reports 2012: 69-88.
  • Country Report Georgia, Freedom House: Nations in Transit 2012: 219-237.
  • „Guns and Roses: Huntington’s Secret Admirer in the Caucasus“, (with D. Siroky), Democratization, 18(6), 2011: 1227-1245.
  • Country Report Georgia, Freedom House: Nations in Transit 2011.
  • „Frozen Transitions and Unfrozen Conflicts, Or What Went Wrong in Georgia?“ (with David Siroky), Yale Journal of International Affairs, 5/2, 2010: 121-136.
  • Country Report Georgia, Freedom House: Nations in Transit 2010: 211-231.
  • „State-Building and Democratization in Georgia: Have the Limits Been Reached?“ IFSH, OSCE-Yearbook 2008, Hamburg 2009: 63-71.
  • „Georgia’s New Nationalism: A Better Opportunity for State Building?“, IFSH, OSCE-Yearbook 2004, Hamburg 2005: 179-190.
  • „Polizei in Georgien: WandeleinesAkteurs“, Welt Trends, 12: 45, Winter 2004: 38-48.
  • „The “Bureaucratic-Patrimonial” State in Georgia: Has the Rose Revolution given it a new lease of life?“, Central Asia and South Caucasus, 25, 1, 2004: 42-47.
  • Die Außen- und SicherheitspolitikGeorgiens: Zur Rolle kleiner und schwacherStaaten in der neueneuropäischenFriedensordnung, NomosVerlag, Baden-Baden 2003.
  • „Kooperation und StabiliteaetimKaukasus“, Hans-Georg Ehrhart (ed.), Militär und GesellschaftimKontexteuropäischerSicherheit, Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden 2001.
  • „Die OSZE in der Kriesen-Region Kaukasus“, Sicherheit und Frieden, 18, 3, 2000: 282-286.
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Project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union