This paper is about the ups and downs of setting up a social protection system in Georgia. Whereas in the aftermath of the dismantling of the USSR, a shock therapy was not feasible from a political and economic point of view, the Rose Revolution and the perspective of Georgia “going West” have given an impetus to ultra-liberal social reforms. However, against the background ofrecurrent social tensions, one cannot exclude a shift towards a more democratic provision of social services.
Baumann, E. (2012). Post-Soviet Georgia: It’s a Long, Long Way to” Modern” Social Protection… Economies et Socihes, Serie « Developpement, croissance et progres », F, n° 46, 2/2012, p. 259-285