Sabine Carey presented initial insights from survey on perceptions of security in Georgia

Sabine Carey presented initial insights from a joint project with Jürgen Brandsch at the School of Global & Public Affairs at IE Madrid on 4 December 2020. The project evaluates how borderization affects individuals’ perceptions of their personal security.

Using data from a face-to-face survey based on a random sample of over 2,000 respondents across Georgia, we ask whether respondents see the insecurity of Georgia’s borders as a severe risk to their personal security. We evaluate whether differences in perceptions are related to whether respondents live close to an administrative borderline, whether the type of borderline makes a difference (comparing the borderlines to Abkhazia versus South Ossetia), and whether the perceptions are related to the type of media they use as their main news source.