Concluding conference: Emergence of far-right politics in Georgia: drawing parallels with the West

On May 21st, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organized an online conference. This was a concluding event under the framework of the project “Exposing the Roots of Illiberalism in Georgia” financially supported by the Open Society Georgian Foundation (OSGF). The project aimed at revealin...
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Euroscepticism and Religion in Georgian Far-right Groups’ Political Agenda

Working Paper, May 2021 / #13 Similar to other European countries, Georgia has seen a rise in far-right movements with a specific political agenda. Three far-right political parties, characterized by public demonstrations and radicalism, are particularly similar in rhetoric and messaging. Their main...
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The Georgian Far-right through the Lens of Freedom of Expression

Nino Kvirikashvili[1] [The blog is published with the financial support of the Open Society Georgia Foundation. The views, opinions and statements expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs only and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Foundation. Therefore, the Open ...
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The Perspective of the Far-right Political Parties in Georgia after 2020 Elections

Expert Comment #14 | January, 2021 Up to ten right-wing conservative parties participated in the 2020 Parliamentary elections of Georgia, but according to the official reports of the Central Election Commission (CEC), only one of them – Alliance of Patriots of Georgia managed to cross the minimal ...
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Online movie-discussion: The line between unbiased media coverage and the encouragement of radical right-wing narratives

On January 25, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organized the second online movie-discussion based on the 3 following documentary videos: “Right-wing populists and the EU” by Deutsche Welle (DW)  “Georgia’s Rave Revolution” by BBC  and the media report by Radio Liberty titled...
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The Veiled Influence of Illiberal Groups on Georgian Politics

Nino Gozalishvili[1] [This publication was produced with the financial support of the Open Society Georgia Foundation. The views, opinions and statements expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs only and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Foundation. Therefore, th...
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How the far-right in Georgia might impact the political agenda this October?

Adriana Stephan Far-right groups have the potential to influence political agendas through narratives that hold both resonance and normative impact. Even absent formal political power or access to mainstream media, far-right groups can shape public discourse. Growing distrust towards political insti...
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Online discussion: Far-Right Groups in Media

On 30th of September GIP organized a fourth online public discussion “Far-Right Groups in Media”, under the framework of the public discussion series “Analysing Illiberal Tendencies in Georgia”. The discussion series, which is financially supported by the Open Society Georgian Foundation (OS...
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