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Florian Mühlfried – Banquets, Grant-Eaters and the Red Intelligentsia in Post-Soviet Georgia

Florian Mühlfried – Banquets, Grant-Eaters and the Red Intelligentsia in Post-Soviet Georgia

In many societies banquets are powerful tools for expressing, attributing and manipulating national identity. Additionally, they often function as social markers of individual passages like birth, baptism and marriage. Banquets are ruled… Read more »

IDEA – Building Democracy in Georgia

IDEA – Building Democracy in Georgia

As a contribution to promoting sustainable democracy in Georgia and in the wider context in the South Caucasus region, International IDEA, in partnership with Georgian and regional actors, initiated a… Read more »

Nicklaus Laverty – The Problem of Lasting Change: Civil Society and the Colored Revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine

Nicklaus Laverty – The Problem of Lasting Change: Civil Society and the Colored Revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine

Civil society played a vital role in the colored revolutions of Georgia and Ukraine, exemplified by the activism of the youth groups Kmara and Pora. As democratic reform has stalled, however, these… Read more »

Ghia Nodia – Civil Society Development in Georgia: Achievements and Challenges

Ghia Nodia – Civil Society Development in Georgia: Achievements and Challenges

The goal of the policy paper is to assess the present state of civil society development, summarize ongoing discussions on relevant issues and offer recommendations for the next steps to… Read more »

Orysia Lutsevych – How to Finish a Revolution: Civil Society and Democracy in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

Orysia Lutsevych – How to Finish a Revolution: Civil Society and Democracy in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

This paper examines the quality of civil society in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, and suggests how donors’ approaches to strengthening it can be re-targeted to encourage democratization more effectively. Lutsevych, O. (2013). How to… Read more »

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