1. Pluralism, tradition and perspectives on the state in the Caucasus : introduction / Stephane Voell and Iwona Kaliszewska 2. Triple laws and quasi-states in the Caucasus / Sergey Arutiunov 3. The dialectics of nation-state construction in the north Caucasus in the 1920-30s / Yuri Karpov 4. Traditional law and blood feud : svan legal practice in Soviet times and in contemporary southern Georgia / Natia Jalabadze and Lavrenti Janiashvili 5. Blood feud in Ingushetia : differences in adat and sharia / Makka Albogachieva 6. Municipal elections in Dagestan : political events in a village community / Ekaterina Kapustina 7. The Tbilisi 'street' as a legal and political phenomenon in Georgia / Evgenia Zakharova 8. Dimensions of honour in Kvemo Kartli, Georgia : the importance of virginity in the name of honour / Elke Kamm 9. Moral breakdown among the Georgian svans : a car accident mediated between traditional and state law / Stephane Voell 10. Dagestani experiences of the state / Iwona Kaliszewska 11. Informality in a neopatrimonial state : Azerbaijan / Rail Safiyev 12. Elections in Armenia : western models and local traditions / Levon Abrahamian and Gayane Shagoyan 13. Capitalizing on aid : post-war development and state-building in Georgia / Elizabeth Cullen Dunn and Austin Cowley 14. A guest or a client? Community-based tourism in Armenia between industry and hospitality / Gayane Shagoyan 15. Corruption as institution and habitus : Georgia under Eduard Shevardnadze as seen from the perspective of Pierre Bourdieu's theory of practice / Barbara Christophe 16. Marketing reforms : the dimension of narratives in Georgia's fight against corruption / Lili Di Puppo.