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Richard Bennet – Delivering on the Hope of the Rose Revolution: Public Sector Reform in Georgia, 2004-2009

Following the peaceful Rose Revolution in November 2003, Georgia President Mikheil Saakashvili and State Minister for Reform Coordination Kakha Bendukidze sought to overhaul the country’s Soviet-style bureaucracy, which had become the target of public anger 다운로드. Borrowing ideas from libertarian, free-market think tanks and the New Public Management model, Bendukidze recruited a staff, eliminated redundant functions in the executive arm of government, consolidated ministries and slashed the size of the civil service 캡처 도구 다운로드. Bendukidze’s vision of limited government complemented Saakashvili’s goal of eliminating corruption by reducing opportunities for bribe taking. Although Bendukidze was instrumental in developing many of the reform policies, his office left the implementation of reforms to individual ministries 한컴 오피스 2010 체험판 다운로드. This case chronicles the steps that the Georgian government took to reorganize and consolidate its operations, capitalizing on public support in order to make rapid and bold changes 다운로드.

Bennet, R. (2011). “Delivering on the Hope of the Rose Revolution: Public Sector Reform in Georgia, 2004-2009” 다운로드. Princeton: Princeton University, Innovations for Successful Societies. 


Revaz Gachechiladze – The New Georgia: Space, Society, Politics

After the collapse of the socialist political system that had glued the Soviet Union together, two dozen nations re-emerged on the world stage 다운로드. The New Georgia presents both a broad and an intimate view of society in one of those nations, a country previously best known to the West as the home of the infamous Stalin 다운로드.

Composed by candlelight and typed during short intervals when electricity was available, the book begins with general geographical and historical background of this country, sitting precariously at the political crossroads of eastern Europe and western Asia 다운로드. Part I also includes sections on many aspects of social geography, including population and family dynamics, education, employment, class stratifications, housing, ethnicity, and religion 강남화타.

Part II analyzes the specific issues of a rapidly changing society, including the sudden transition to a market economy, regional variations in welfare, crime and drug abuse, urban-specific problems, and ethnic tensions 다운로드. Despite the maze of problems in post-Soviet Georgia, Gachechiladze concludes hopefully that “Georgia will come closer to the way of development that all progressive countries of the West have 다운로드. . . .

Gachechiladze, R. (1995). The New Georgia: Space, Society, Politics. London: UCL press.

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Christoph H. Stefes – Understanding Post-Soviet Transitions: Corruption, Collusion and Clientelism


Corruption, collusion and clientelism are pervasive legacies of Soviet rule in most successor states of the Soviet Union asynctask 다운로드. This legacy has been a major obstacle to the development of viable democratic and market institutions. Analyzing the political and economic developments of Armenia and Georgia, this book demonstrates how systemic corruption undermines the rule of law which is crucial for democracy and a market economy 몬스터헌터 3rd. It argues that the tumultuous political transition of Georgia has created an anarchic system of corruption that is disastrous for economic development and people’s welfare 210 청춘시대. In contrast, the Armenian government has maintained some control over the corrupt system, ameliorating the consequences of systemic corruption.

Stefes, C 이비스 다운로드. H. (2006). Understanding Post-Soviet Transitions: Corruption, Collusion and Clientelism. Palgrave Macmillan.

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Jonathan Wheatley – Georgia from National Awakening to Rose Revolution: Delayed Transition in the Former Soviet Union

Jonathan Wheatley examines the tortuous process of regime change in Georgia from the first pro-independence protests of 1988 to the aftermath of the so-called Rose Revolution in 2004 다운로드. It is set within a comparative framework that includes other transition countries, particularly those in the former Soviet Union. The book provides two important theoretical innovations: the notion of a regime, which is an under-theorized concept in the field of transition literature, and O’Donnell, Schmitter and Karl’s notion of a dynamic actor-driven transition 다운로드. The volume turns to the structural constraints that framed the transition in Georgia and in other republics of the former Soviet Union by looking at the state and society in the USSR at the close of the Soviet period 다운로드.

Wheatley, J. (2005). Georgia from National Awakening to Rose Revolution: Delayed Transition in the Former Soviet Union 다운로드. Ashgate.

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Nino Dolidze – Public Administration Reforms in Georgia: Establishing Administrative Model for State Organizations

The article aims at analyzing those reforms of public administration that have been conducted in Georgian civil sector starting from 2004 다운로드. The article compares the results of two waves of PA reforms in Georgian public sector in the period of 2004-2012 and overviews advantages and disadvantages of competitive and professional models of civil service in developing countries on the example of Georgia 다운로드.

Dolidze, N. (2015). Public Administration Reforms in Georgia: Establishing Administrative Model for State Organizations. Caucasus Social Science Review (CSSR), 2(1) ftp 파일 다운로드.