Euro-Atlantic Discourse in Georgia: The Making of Georgian by Frederik Coene

By Frederik Coene

How have discourses of Euro-Atlanticism been utilized in household and overseas affairs by way of the political elite in Georgia? After the 2003 Rose Revolution, as family members with Russia soured, a Euro-Atlantic orientation portrayed as a unmarried and coherent procedure grew to become the cornerstone of Georgian international coverage in addition to a version for household reforms. This promise of a filthy rich destiny provided new desire to the Georgian inhabitants. Scepticism or severe pondering in the direction of President Saakashvili and his govt have been equated to pro-Russian treason and pro-western orientation and bold reforms, promoted as being modelled alongside ’European standards’, emerged at the same time with an outspoken rhetoric and lively symbolism. References to Europe and the Euro-Atlantic buildings grew to become ubiquitous as eu flags have been brandished through the kingdom. Addressing a niche within the latest literature the writer examines a wide quantity of information extracted from information goods from 20 assorted Georgian and foreign media channels over a ten-year interval. via this he identifies styles within the discourse to give an explanation for the intentions of the Georgian elite and examines the effectiveness of the rhetoric.

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