Publications and research

Doing research

Comai, Giorgio (2017), “Quantitative Analysis of Web Content in Support of Qualitative Research. Examples from the Study of Post-Soviet De Facto States“, Studies of Transition States and Societies 9(1):14-34

Comai, Giorgio (2017), “The External Relations of De Facto States in the South Caucasus”, in Caucasus Analytical Digest, issue 94 (“Politics within de Facto States”)

Ó Beacháin, Donnacha, Giorgio Comai and Ann Tsurtsumia-Zurabashvili (2016), “The secret lives of unrecognised states: Internal dynamics, external relations, and counter-recognition strategies.” Small Wars & Insurgencies 27(3):440-466

Comai, Giorgio, and Bernardo Venturi (2015), “Language and Education Laws in Multi-Ethnic de Facto States: The Cases of Abkhazia and Transnistria.” Nationalities Papers 43 (6): 886–905. doi:10.1080/00905992.2015.1082996.

Comai, Giorgio (2015), “Post-Soviet de Facto States Online.” In Digital Eastern Europe, edited by William Schreiber and Marcin Kosienkowski. Wrocław: KEW.

Comai Giorgio (2014), “L’Abkhazia dipende da Mosca, suo malgrado”, in Limes – Rivista italiana di geopolitica, n. 2, pp. 197–202.

Comai Giorgio (2013), “Sovereignty Conflicts and Minority Protection: the Case of Abkhazia” in Self-determination and sovereignty in Europe, Angelo Longo, Ravenna. [ISBN 9788880637608]

Comai Giorgio (2012), “Youth Camps in Post-Soviet Russia and the Northern Caucasus: The Cases of Seliger and Mashuk 2010”,  Anthropology of East Europe Review 30, N. 1, pp. 184–212. [ISSN 1054-4720]

Comai Giorgio (2011), “Russia”, in Guida ai paesi dell’Europa centrale orientale e balcanica – Annuario politico-economico 2010, Il Mulino, Bologna [ISBN 9788815150264]

Comai Giorgio (2011), Politiche giovanili e campi patriottici in Caucaso del nord. Il caso di Mašuk, OBC Occasional Papers, dicembre 2011.

Comai Giorgio (2011). “Prefazione” in Lorusso, M., Georgia, vent’anni dopo l’URSS, Aracne Editrice, Roma. [ISBN 9788854844667]

Comai Giorgio (2010), “Il conflitto russo-georgiano in Ossezia del Sud”, in Guida ai paesi dell’Europa centrale orientale e balcanica – Annuario politico-economico 2009, Il Mulino, Bologna. [ISBN 9788815138002]

Comai Giorgio and Bernardo Venturi (2010), “Introduzione”, in Fassino Gughi, Transnistria, Silvy Edizioni, Trento. [ISBN 9788890497506]

“Bielorussia” and “Il biennio Kaczyński”, in Guida ai paesi dell’Europa centrale orientale e balcanica. Annuario politico-economico. 2008, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2010 [ISBN 9788815130938]

Book review of «Everyday Life in Central Asia», edited by Jeff Sahadeo and Russel Zanca, eds, Nationalities Papers, Vol. 37, No. 1, January 2009, p. 130-131  [ISSN: 0090-5992]

“Bielorussia” and “Polonia”, in “Guida ai paesi dell’Europa centrale orientale e balcanica. Annuario politico-economico. 2007“, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2008.

Book review of «From Sovietology to Postcoloniality», edited by Janusz Korek, Nationalities Papers, Vol. 36, No. 4, September 2008, p. 778- 780 [ISSN: 0090-5992]

Book review of «Russia Transformed: Developing Popular Support for a New Regime» edited by Richard Rose, William Mishler, and Neil Munro, Nationalities Papers, Vol. 36, No. 3, July 2008, p. 582-584.  [ISSN: 0090-5992]

 

More than 80 features and analyses published on Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso (in Italian), some of them available also in English.

 

Conferences and talks

4-6 June 2017, Second Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies
University of Tartu, Estonia

Roundtable: Research Data Quality Assessment for the Area-Studies on the post-Soviet region: NewApproaches needed?

4-6 May 2017, ASN yearly convention
Columbia University, New York

Where does the Money Come From?  Financing the Budget and the pension System in post-Soviet De Facto States

23 February 2017, XI Giornata di Studi Armeni e Caucasici
Università di Venezia “Ca Foscari”

Le molteplici forme di aiuto dall’esterno agli stati de facto post-sovietici

22 February 2017, MIREES open lecture
Università di Bologna

Where does the money come from? Resourcing post-Soviet de facto states

17-18 November 2016, ASIAC yearly conference
Università “La Sapienza” – Roma

Where does the money come from? Financing the budget and the welfare state in post-Soviet de facto states

15 September – 16 September 2016, Annual Conference of the International Association for Peace and Conflict Studies
Dublin City University

Where does the money come from? Financing the budget and the welfare state in post- Soviet de facto states

30 June – 2 July 2016, ASN European Convention
Vytautas Magnus University – Kaunas

Conceptualising Post-Soviet de facto States as Small Dependent Jurisdictions

27-29 May 2016, International Conference of Political Science, International Relations and Security Studies
“Lucian Blaga” University – Sibiu

Conceptualising Post-Soviet de facto States as Small Dependent Jurisdictions

6 April 2016 – CRRC WiP series
CRRC-Georgia – Tbilisi

Surfing the post-Soviet web with style. Text mining post-Soviet de facto states

15 December 2015 – Mirees Open Lecture
University of Bologna – Forlì Campus

Post-Soviet de facto states:  lessons learned and everyday realities

21 November 2015 – Transeuropa conference
Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso – Rovereto (TN)

EU and conflicts in Eastern partnership countries

19-20 November 2015, ASIAC yearly conference
Università degli Studi “Roma Tre” – Rome

L’analisi quantitativa di contenuti web come base per ricerche qualitative. Una nota metodologica sullo studio degli stati de facto post-sovietici

18 November 2015 – Open lecture
Jean Monnet Centre, University of Trento

EU and conflicts in Eastern partnership countries

23-25 April 2015, ASN World Convention
Columbia University, New York

Playing the Diplomacy Game: A Content Analysis of the Websites of the MFAs of post-Soviet de facto States

24-26 April 2014, ASN World Convention
Columbia University, New York

Language and education laws in multi-ethnic de facto states: the cases of Abkhazia and Transnistria

5-6 April 2014, BASEES Annual Conference
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Language and education laws in multi-ethnic de facto states: the cases of Abkhazia and Transnistria

18 November 2011, Caucasus and Central Asia twenty years after the fall of the USSR
Università di Venezia

Multi-ethnicity and language policies in Abkhazia

31 March 2011, Fifth yearly conference of Armenian and Caucasian Studies
Università di Venezia

Youth policies and patriotic camps in the North Caucasus. The case of Mashuk

15-17 April 2010, ASN World Convention
Columbia University, New York

Public youth policies, youth organisations and patriotic education in the Northern Caucasus

4-6 September 2008, Yearly conference of the Italian Association of Political Science (SISP)
Università di Pavia

Ethno-territorial and energy related issues; the role of Russia in the Balkans and the Caucasus