This website uses cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

Dr Lela Rekhviashvili
Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde
Schongauerstr. 9
04328 Leipzig
Germany

l_rekhviashvili(at)leibniz-ifl.de
Tel.: +49 341 600 55-136

Dr Lela Rekhviashvili

Researcher

Research Area: Multiple Geographies of regional and local Development
Department: Regional Geographies of Europe

Short CV

OpenOpen

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

OpenOpen

Political economy, urban geography,  informal economic practices, urban transport and mobility, marketization and social embeddedness, contentious action and politics of public space, post-socialist and post-/decolonial dialogues.
Regional expertise in post-socialist Eastern Europe and Eurasia, particularly South Caucasus and Central Asia.

Publications

OpenOpen

Journal articles

Sgibnev, Wladimir / Rekhviashvili, Lela (2020)

Marschrutkas : digitalisation, sustainability and mobility justice in a low-tech mobility sector

In: Transportation research. Part A, policy and practice, 138 (2020), Seite 342-352

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2020.05.025

Rekhviashvili, Lela / Sgibnev, Wladimir (2019)

Theorising informality and social embeddedness for the study of informal transport : lessons from the marshrutka mobility phenomenon

In: Journal of transport geography, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2019.01.006

Rekhviashvili, Lela / Sgibnev, Wladimir (2018)

Uber, Marshrutkas and socially (dis-)embedded mobilities

In: The journal of transport history, 39 (2018), 1, Seite 72-91

Volltext

Rekhviashvili, Lela / Sgibnev, Wladimir (2018)

Placing transport workers on the agenda : the conflicting logics of governing mobility on Bishkek's marshrutkas

In: Antipode / 50 (2018) 5, Seite 1376-1395

Video abstract
Volltext

Rekhviashvili, Lela / Polese, Abel (2017)

Liberalism and shadow interventionism in post-revolutionary Georgia (2003-2012)

In: Caucasus survey, 2017, 24 Seiten

Polese, Abel / Rekhviashvili, Lela (2017)

Introduction: Informality and power in the South Caucasus

In: Caucasus Survey, 5 (2017), 1, Seite 1-10

Polese, Abel / Rekhviashvili, Lela / Morris, Jeremy (2016)

Informal governance in urban spaces : power, negotiating and resistance among Georgian street vendors

In: Geography research forum, 36 (2016), Seite 15-32

Rekhviashvili, Lela (2016)

Counterbalancing marketization informally : Georgia's new-institutionalist reform and its discontents

In: Journal of contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 2016

Rekhviashvili, Lela (2015)

The politics of helping : mobility support for internally displaces persons after the 2008 Russia-Georgia war

In: Journal of internal displacement, 5 (2015), 2, S. 2-18

Rekhviashvili, Lela (2015)

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), 7/8, S. 478-496

Neugebauer, Carola S. / Rekhviashvili, Lela (2015)

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), 7/8

Volltext

Rekhviashvili, Lela (2013)

Development and the role of the state : visions of post-revolutionary Georgian government

In: Caucasus social science review, 1 (2013), 1, 20 S.

Volltext

Book chapters

Sgibnev, Wladimir / Tuvikene, Tauri / Rekhviashvili, Lela (2019)

Post-socialist mobility justice

In: Three decades of post-socialist transition : conference proceedings / edited by Nebojša Čamprag and Anshika Suri ; Urban Morphosis Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt. - Darmstadt, 2019, 2019, Seite 407-418

http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-92220

Rekhviashvili, Lela / Polese, Abel (2018)

Liberalism and shadow interventionism in post-revolutionary Georgia (2003-2012)

In: Post-socialist informalities: power, agency and the construction of extra-legalities from Bosnia to China. - London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, Seite 185-208

Polese, Abel / Rekhviashvili, Lela (2018)

Introduction: informality and power in the South Caucasus

In: Post-socialist informalities: power, agency and the construction of extra-legalities from Bosnia to China. - London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, Seite 159-168

Rekhviashvili, Lela (2018)

Counterbalancing marketization informally: Georgia's new-institutionalist reform and discontents

In: Post-socialist informalities: power, agency and the construction of extra-legalities from Bosnia to China. - London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, Seite 75-92

Rekhviashvili, Lela / Svanidze, Mikheil (2018)

Marschrutka : Wandlungen eines öffentlich-privaten Verkehrsmittels

In: Georgien, neu buchstabiert: Politik und Kultur eines Landes auf dem Weg nach Europa. - Bielefeld: transcript, Seite 127-139

Rekhviashvili, Lela / Neugebauer, Carola S. (2017)

Public spaces

In: Urban Eurasia: cities in transformation. - Berlin: DOM publishers, Seite 238-251

Rekhviashvili, Lela (2017)

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

Monographs and edited volumes

Polese, Abel (Herausgeber/-in) / Rekhviashvili, Lela (Herausgeber/-in) / Kovács, Borbála (Herausgeber/-in) / Morris, Jeremy (Herausgeber/-in) (2018)

Post-socialist informalities : power, agency and the construction of extra-legalities from Bosnia to China

London ; New York, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. xii, 268 Seiten

2017B0668.jpg

Other publications

Rekhviashvili, Lela (2016)

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