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 programme
of ‘democratic assessment through dialogue’ in Georgia, in autumn 2001.
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (2003). Building Democracy in Georgia: Democratization in Georgia.
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of Georgia’s party development and put it into the context of the country’s political life. As the discussion of these issues in academic literature has been scarce, this paper is largely descriptive and does not intend to build the picture of party development into any frozen frame of the political theory.
Devdariani, J. (2004). Georgia: Rise and fall of the façade democracy. Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, 12(1), 79-115.
The first part of this CEPS policy brief provides background information on the Pankisi Gorge, analyses the weakness of the Georgian armed forces, the motives and details of US-Georgian security assistance and the Russian response to the enhanced American involvement. The final section of this paper analyses European Union policies in Georgia in the framework of its antiterrorism agenda and its cooperation with the OSCE in Georgia. The paper concludes in identifying the role of the Pankisi issue in the context of European Union policies, and includes some policy recommendations concerning future EU policies towards Georgia.
Devdariani, J., & Hancilova, B. (2002). Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge: Russian, US, and European Connections. Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS) Policy Brief No, 23, 1-14.