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The COVID-19 pandemic affected the global world in a lot of ways. Extensive research has been done on its effect on the economic growth of states, the effectiveness of government responses, the efficacy of different vaccines, and vaccine diplomacy. However, changes in state repression have been a neglected topic in research focused on understanding and analyzing the processes that took place during the pandemic. This paper will take on the topic of state repression dynamics during COVID-19 and further develop this relationship using remittances as an additional variable that affects state repression, taking state repression as a dependent variable. Finally, by exploring the Case Study of Georgia - a remittance-dependent country - the paper will build a theoretical framework on how state repression dynamics change during COVID-19 through different shifts in remittance flows in remittance-dependent countries.
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Tsurtsumia, Ketevan, "Behind Closed Doors: How Remittance Flows Changed Repression Dynamics in Beneficiary States during COVID-19" (2023). Senior Projects Spring 2023. 298.
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