Dr Lela Rekhviashvili



At IfL since January 2016

2010–2015: PHD candidate at Doctoral school of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations, Political Economy track, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary  

2013–2014: PhD Fellow at Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig, Germany

2012–2013: Research Fellow at Center for Social Sciences, Tbilisi, Georgia

2009–2010: MA studies in Political Science, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

2007–2009: MA studies in Transition in South Caucasus at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Tbilisi State University, Center for Social Sciences 

Research interests

Political economy of development, post-socialist transition, institutional change and continuity, informal economic practices and informal institutions, urban development, politics of public space, social movements, migration and internal displacement

Completed projects

Fluid mobilities for cities in transformation


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Rekhviashvili, Lela
Why read informality in a substantivist manner? On the embeddedness of the Soviet second economy. -
In: The Informal economy in global perspective : varieties of governance / Abel Polese ... (editors). - Cham : Palgrave, 2017. - (International political economy series), 2017, Seite 15-36
Rekhviashvili, Lela / Polese, Abel
Liberalism and shadow interventionism in post-revolutionary Georgia (2003-2012). -
In: Caucasus survey, 2017, 24 Seiten
Polese, Abel / Rekhviashvili, Lela
Introduction: Informality and power in the South Caucasus. -
In: Caucasus Survey, 5 (2017-00-00), 1, Seite 1-10
Polese, Abel / Rekhviashvili, Lela / Morris, Jeremy
Informal governance in urban spaces : power, negotiating and resistance among Georgian street vendors. -
In: Geography research forum, 36 (2016), Seite 15-32
Rekhviashvili, Lela
Counterbalancing marketization informally : Georgia's new-institutionalist reform and its discontents. -
In: Journal of contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 2016
Rekhviashvili, Lela
Review: Postsocialism and informal economic : Jeremy Morris and Abel Polese (eds), The informal post-socialist economy: embedded practices and livelihoods, Routledge: New York, 2013. -
In: International sociology reviews, 31 (2016), 5, Seite 575-578
Rekhviashvili, Lela
The politics of helping : mobility support for internally displaces persons after the 2008 Russia-Georgia war. -
In: Journal of internal displacement, 5 (2015-00-00), 2, S. 2-18
Rekhviashvili, Lela
Marketization and the public-private divide : contestations between the state and the petty traders over the access to public space in Tbilisi. -
In: International journal of sociology and social policy. Special issue: Public space in post-Soviet cities, 35 (2015-00-00), 7/8, S. 478-496
Neugebauer, Carola S. / Rekhviashvili, Lela
Loss and (re-)construction of public space in post-Soviet cities : editorial. -
In: International journal of sociology and social policy. Special issue: Public space in post-Soviet cities, 35 (2015-00-00), 7/8
Rekhviashvili, Lela
Development and the role of the state : visions of post-revolutionary Georgian government. -
In: Caucasus social science review, 1 (2013-00-00), 1, 20 S.
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Dr Lela Rekhviashvili
Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde
Schongauerstr. 9
04328 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 341 600 55-136

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