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Exploring the Security-Democracy Nexus in the Caucasus

Objective

CASCADE will:
- scrutinise Caucasian states and societies for the root causes of conflict and insecurity, conduct synergetic research on democracy and security in the Caucasus and investigate their interaction,
- analyse the links between the region and its wider neighbourhood,
- provide forward-looking analysis on regional security and democratisation processes,
- and develop a set of proposals on how the EU could enhance its role in the region.
The project will de-compartmentalise research on the Caucasus by exploring linkages between societal challenges, political developments and conflicts and investigating the interactions between the North and South Caucasus, as well as between the Caucasus and its wider neighbourhood. On the basis of a strong comparative and interdisciplinary approach, we will seek to provide a more accurate understanding of how democracy and security are perceived, understood, experienced and exploited as political and social resources by Caucasus actors and other actors involved in the region. Cooperation between researchers with backgrounds in different humanities will uncover the various facets of the relationship between democracy and security. Drawing upon extensive fieldwork in the North and South Caucasus, including in the conflict areas and de facto States, CASCADE will generate a wealth of empirical data as well as new and important insights into security and democracy in the Caucasus. The project’s outcomes will also be largely policy-driven and CASCADE’s impact will be considerable in terms of shaping EU policy toward the Caucasus. The project will act as a knowledge hub to spur debate and bring together academic and policy communities from Europe and the Caucasus.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2013-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

FONDATION MAISON DES SCIENCES DE L'HOMME
Address
Boulevard Raspail 54
75270 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 802 006
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Gangloff (Dr.)

Participants (9)

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 403 392
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Rodde (Mr.)
FUNDACION PARA LAS RELACIONES INTER NACIONALES Y EL DIALOGO EXTERIOR FRIDE

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 193 383,70
Address
Felipe Iv 9
28001 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jos Boonstra (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN STOCKHOLMS INTERNATIONELLA FREDSFORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 334 868,30
Address
Signalistgatan 9
169 70 Solna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Neil Melvin (Dr.)
FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 318 600
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Florian Muehlfried (Dr.)
RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHY OF RUSSIAN ACADEMYOF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 162 360
Address
Staromonetny Per 29
119017 Moskva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Kolosov (Prof.)
MILLI VE BEYNELXALQ ARASDIRMALAR MERKEZI ASSOCIATION

Participation ended

Azerbaijan
EU contribution
€ 46 332
Address
Seid Rustamov Street 10 Ap 9
10001 Baku
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leila Alieva (Dr.)
GEORGIAN FOUNDATION FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES - GFSIS
Georgia
EU contribution
€ 103 080
Address
Sh Chitadze Street 3A
0108 Tbilisi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kakha Gogolashvili (Mr.)
INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC ORGANIZATION
Armenia
EU contribution
€ 86 520
Address
Sayat Nova Av 19 Ani Plaza Hotel
375001 Yerevan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tevan Poghosyan (Mr.)
REGIONAL CENTRE FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES
Georgia
EU contribution
€ 37 908
Address
Vake Saburtalo District Pekini Lane N4 Flat N54
0171 Tbilisi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leyla Aliyeva (Dr.)