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What Are the Political Perspectives for Non-liberal Groups in Georgia?

Expert Comment #12 | June, 2020

Possible political success of non-liberal groups with nationalist sentiments poses new challenges to important issues such as rule of law, minority rights, and Euro-Atlantic foreign policy orientation of the country. Given the context of fragile democratization of Georgia, such tendency is more noteworthy. (more…)

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The Rise of National-Populism: Implications for Georgian Democracy

Expert Comment #11 | June, 2020

Over the past decade, populist right-wing extremist groups have become increasingly vocal and visible in Georgia. Some of these groups exist as informal actors on social media, while others are formally registered as political parties, NGOs or media organizations. Although these groups differ in a number of ways, their common denominator is their ethno-religious focus, and anti-globalization, anti-liberal, anti-immigration and Eurosceptic sentiments. (more…)

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GIP hosted 2nd panel of the 5th Edition of the annual Democracy Conference #GEODEM

On July 1, 2020, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted 2nd panel of the 5th Edition of the annual Democracy Conference #GEODEM. The main theme of the panel was International actors and election. The 2020 edition of the GIP’s annual conference revolves around the issue of Elections in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A New Challenge for Georgia’s Uncertain Democracy?  The conference, held this year via the online platform ZOOM is traditionally organized with the financial support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). (more…)

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The Youth Manifesto in progress: GIP team launched the Youth Summits for the GEOYOUTH2020 participants

Creation of the Youth Manifesto took an active turn at GIP at the end of June. Creating the Youth Manifesto is the ultimate goal of the project “GEOYOUTH 2020: Manifesto Engaging Youth in Politics in Georgia”, which GIP implements in partnership with a German think-tank Polis180 and the financial support of the German Foreign Office. (more…)

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