WiP: Georgian Police Reforms in Comparative Perspective, June 20, Tbilisi, Georgia - Matthew Light
June 18, 2012
The Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), American Councils and American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) are pleased to announce the 20th Works-in-Progress talk of the Spring 2012 season!
Matthew Light, University of Toronto
"Georgian Police Reforms in Comparative Perspective"
International School of Economics of Tbilisi (ISET)/CRRC Georgia
Zandukeli St. 16, downstairs Conference Hall
Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 6:15 PM
Professor Light's doctoral and post-doctoral research has focused on issues of migration control, individual rights, and policing in post-Soviet Russia. His dissertation (2006) was a study of migration controls in four regions of post-Soviet Russia. The motivation for his research was the persistence of extra-constitutional residence restrictions in at least some regions of the Russian Federation, notably Moscow, despite the legal right to internal mobility guaranteed by the constitution of the Russian Federation.
He has also studied and written on the legal and political regulation of Muslim religious institutions in Russia and has also written on the political situation in several regions of Russia, including Belgorod Oblast and the highly unstable North Caucasus (Krasnodar and Stavropol provinces, and the autonomous republic of Adygeia).
His most recent project is a study of the causes and effects of police reform measures in Georgia, which have dramatically reduced the problem of police corruption.
W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place every Wednesday at the International School of Economics (ISET) building (16 Zandukeli Street). It is co
-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.
The purpose of the W-i-P series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region.
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