Erik R. Scott
The Georgian Diaspora and the Evolution of Soviet Empire
- Argues that the Soviet Union was not a Russian-dominated empire, but was instead an empire of diasporas.
- Based on research conducted in multiple languages, interviews, and previously untapped archival sources in Russia and Georgia.
- First study to describe titular nationalities living beyond their respective Soviet republics as internal diasporas.
- Will publish on the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the USSR and the establishment of an independent Georgia.