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Democratic Deficit in Party Political Systems – Expert Interview with Professor Zsolt Enyedi

Interview by Salome Kandelaki, GIP Junior Policy Analyst

“The likelihood that you suddenly have a new leader coming from nowhere and taking over an entire state is still larger in the East. That is one of the indications of the weakness of the party systems.”

Zsolt Enyedi is currently a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the Department of Politics & International Relations (DPIR) of the University of Oxford. He is a Professor at the Political Science Department of Central European University (CEU) (more…)

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Biden’s Vision for Global Democracy After Afghanistan: What Does Georgia Need to Consider?

Nino Samkharadze

Joe Biden’s vision for Global Democracy is so important in the US foreign policy strategy that it is even referred to as the “Biden Doctrine”(Brands 2021). However, even in the new administration’s first few days, many had already begun voicing their doubts (Adler and Wertheim 2020). Needless to say, the US-led withdrawal from Afghanistan further complicated Washington’s grand plan (Biden 2020) to lead an “Alliance of Democracies”. (more…)

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Georgia’s Political Landscape: Diversity, Convergence and Empty Spots

📌 On October 21, 2021 the Director of Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) Prof. Kornely Kakachia participated in the Presentation of the study “Georgia’s Political Landscape: Diversity, Convergence and Empty Spots” based on data of “Election Compass Georgia 2020”.
🟣 From the side of GIP, the analyst Levan Kakhishvili co-authored the study. The authors of the study are also Davit Keshelava (ISET-Policy Institute), Giorgi Papava (ISET-Policy Institute), Davit Sichinava (CRRC Georgia).

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MEP Andrius Kubilius on the integration of Eastern Partnership Countries into the EU

📍 On 19 October, MEP Andrius Kubilius presented the document – “Eastern Partnership ‘Beyond Westlessness’: a New Momentum For The European Integration”, to the Georgian media at an online briefing organized by the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP).

🟣 The policy memo drafted by MEP Andrius Kubilius with Ramūnas Stanionis, Policy Advisor to MEP at the European Parliament, emphasizes that before full EU membership it’s important to get an intermediate EU membership status. According to the MEP, this status is a realistic goal and a strong motivation for the Association Trio countries (Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova). (more…)

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