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Collective Action and Political Mobilisation of Georgian IDPs in Response to Changing Housing Policies

Laura Luciani    Ghent University    

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This article studies collective action and political mobilisation of Georgian internally displaced persons (IDPs). It focuses on IDPs’ responses to a controversial housing policy implemented as of 2010 by the Georgian government, which mandated resettlement of IDPs from collective centres to private accommodations. Building on relative deprivation theories, the article pinpoints and analyses four types of responses shown by IDPs in the aftermath of resettlement. Finally, it provides an assessment of the obstacles faced by IDPs’ in their collective and political action, and recommendations for policy developments. This exploratory study is based on qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews conducted in Tbilisi among IDPs from Abkhazia.

Published
Nov. 15, 2018
Accepted
July 12, 2018
Submitted
May 21, 2018
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-280-2
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-279-6

Keywords: GeorgiaInternally displaced personsHousingPolitical mobilisationCollective actionHuman rights

Copyright: © 2018 Laura Luciani. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.