Kornely Kakachia & Tamara Pataraia – Role of Social Networks in Georgian Party Politics

For years, Georgia’s political life was overwhelmingly dominated by a single party while citizens, opposition parties and civil society were left sidelined with little opportunity to engage. This paper sets out to test the hypothesis that online communication technologies enabled political parties to create a competitive platform and position themselves more effectively for the 2012 parliamentary elections.

This study explores the impact of modern communication technologies and social media networks on Georgian party politics and ways in which political parties can promote greater public involvement in political processes through the use of social networks.

Kakachia, K., & Pataraia T. (2013). Role of Social Networks in Georgian Party Politics. Tbilisi, Meridiani.

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