CMDS Fellow Vivian Walker on Narratives in the Georgian "Rave Revolution"

May 30, 2018

CMDS fellow Vivian Walker's article, Six Narratives in Search of a Truth: The Georgian “Rave Revolution” written for the USC Center on Public Diplomacy's Blog examines those six narratives that became the story of the “rave revolution”, and which arose from the fundamental polarization at the core of Georgian society. Walker writes that "as illustrated by the recent “rave revolution” in Tbilisi, the capital of the Georgian Republic, a discrete event, action or policy can produce multiple narratives that provide competing explanations for what happened—and why. These narratives, in turn, have the power to exploit, or be exploited by, basic disagreements about national identity, values and state legitimacy. Possibilities for a sustaining narrative convergence disappear." Read the article here.

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