Recommended literature

We have collected all the necessary books, articles, reviews to prepare for an interview for admission to the CAPS. You will be able to explore and delve into the study of each author’s educational program.

Hybrid Warfare / Grigol Mgaloblishvili

Grigol Mgaloblishvili

Prime Minister of Georgia (2008-2009 biennium), the Permanent Representative of Georgia to NATO, teacher Washington State Defense University (USA).

Literature list

On Strategy:

  •   Strategy and the National Security Professional: Strategic Thinking and Strategy Formulation in the 21st Century, Harry R. Yarger (Westport, Conn: Praeger Security International, 2008)
  •   Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why it Matters, Richard Rumelt (London: Profile Books, 2012)

On War:

  •   On War, Clausewitz
  •   The Art of War, Sun Tzu
  •   The Transformation of War, Martin Van Creveld
  •   New & Old Wars, Mary Kaldor
  •   The Utility of Force, Rupert Smith
Public administration / Eka Tkeshelashvili

Eka Tkeshelashvili

Minister of Justice (2007), the Attorney General (2008) The Minister of Foreign Affairs (2008), Deputy Prime Minister (2010)

Literature list

  •   Batley, R. and Mcloughlin, C. (2010). “Engagement with Non-State Service Providers in Fragile States: Reconciling State Building and Service Delivery.” In Development Policy Review (2010), 28 (2), 131-154.
  •   Fukuyama, F. (2004). State Building. Governance and World Order in the 20th Century.
  •   Green, D. (2008). From Poverty to Power – How Active Citizens and Effective States Can Change the World. Oxford: Oxfam International.
Geopolitics and International Relations / Helen Hoshtaria

Helen Hoshtaria

The founder of the NGR “Association of Georgian reforms,” Deputy Minister for Integration into European and Euro-Atlantic structures in 2007

Literature list

  •   Francis Fukuyama – End of History and the Last Man-Free Press
  •   Samuel P. Huntington – The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of the world order (1996)
  •   Jackson – International Relations
National Security Strategies / Batu Kutelia

Batu Kutelia

Deputy Minister of Defense of Georgia (2006-2008), The Ambassador of Georgia in the United States (2009-2011). Now Professor Emeritus at the Institute of McCain..

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EU Architecture / Sergi Kapanadze

Sergi Kapanadze

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (2005-2012 biennium), the founder of the «GRASS» LLC in Georgia.

Literature list

Text Books on International Relations (Though I don’t like textbooks, those Books are easy read and useful):

  •   Understanding International Conflicts: An Introduction to Theory and History, Joseph Nye
  •   The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations
  •   World Order, Henry Kissinger (not a textbook)
Change Management / Andro Dgebuadze

Andro Dgebuadze

Advisor to the Bank of Georgia (2009-2011), In 2011, the World Bank consultant (World Bank), expert in innovation management.

Literature list

  •   John von Neumann  Theory of Games and Economic Behavior
  •   Len Fisher Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life
  •   Nassim Nicholas Taleb The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
  •   Thomas S. Coleman A Practical Guide to Risk Management
  •   Kim Heldman Project Manager’s Spotlight on Risk Management
World postdemocracy / Denis Semenov

Denis Semenov

The historian, futurist, political consultant, coordinator of the expert network “Ukraine 3.0.”

Literature list

  •   Aslund A. Ukraine. How Ukraine became market economy and democracy (Ukrainian translation)
  •   Blair T. Is Democracy Dead? – The New York Times, Dec.,4, 2014
  •   Datsyuk S. For that fight Russia?
  •   K. Crouch postdemocracy
  •   Offe K. Two and a half theory. Post-democracy in the era of financial markets
  •   Rosanvallon P. assignment Democracy
  •   Pereslegin C. New future cards.
  •   Pereslegin S. razor Occam
  •   Mr. Vodicka Homeland dormant angels
  •   B. Obama Audacity of Hope.
  •   Lucas E. Nova cold vіyna
  •   V. Nikitin, Yu Other Chudnovsky.
  •   F. Fukuyama Trust.
  •   Fukuyama F. The End of History and the Last Man
  •   E. Malkin, Suchkov E. Political Technologies
Public Policy Processes / Andro Gigauri

Andro Gigauri

Lawyer, in 2015 – Advisor for Coordination of Reforms Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Head of the Administration of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia (2010-2012).
Process course in public policy

Literature list

  •   A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis. The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving. – Fourth Edition. – Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy, Eugene Bardach. – University of California, Berkeley.
  •   You don’t always get what you pay for. The economics of privatization. Elliot D. Sclar. – A century foundation book. – Chapter 3. Public vs. Private Production.
  •   You don’t always get what you pay for. The economics of privatization. Elliot D. Sclar. – A century foundation book. – Chapter 7. The Privatization of Public Service.
Competitiveness of the Nations / Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

International expert on executive compensation; Deputy chief editor of Financial Economics and the Journal of Corporate Finance; Deputy for Academic Affairs at the Marshall School dean, University of Southern California (2004-2007); Professor at the Faculty of the University of Rochester and Harvard Business School; The expert of the US Treasury, Upravleniyae special master on executive compensation (2009)

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Books recommended by all lectors to understand the processes in world politics

Literature list

  •   Lee Kuan Yew, From Third World – in the first. The Singapore Story. 1965-2000
  •   L. Erhard. The well-being for all
  •   Niall Ferguson. Empire: the modern world owes Britain
  •   B. Kagarlitskiy. Peripheral Empire: the cycles of Russian history
  •   B. Kagarlitskiy. From empires – to imperialism. The state and the emergence of bourgeois civilization.
  •   E. Reinert. How the rich countries became rich, and why poor countries remain poor.
  •   Gramsci. Prison Notebooks.
  •   Valerii Pekar “Multicolored Management”
  •   Jaroslav Hrycak “26th percent or win story”
  •   Gustav Vodicka “Homeland dormant angels”

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