Church and Politics or Church in Politics: How does the Georgian Orthodox Church Impact Georgia’s European Integration Policy?

Vladimer Narsia This policy brief analyzes the role of the Georgian Orthodox Church (GOC) in Georgian society, particularly in the context of promoting the European integration process. The paper consists of three sections: sermons and preaching that influence European integration policy; the Church...
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Religion and Soft Power in the South Caucasus

Editors: Ansgar Jödicke                    Kornely Kakachia Georgian Institute of Politics is delighted to present a new publication, a compendium of policy memos written by emerging and experienced researchers from the Caucasus and abroad, who have performed research on religion and sof...
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Compendium of Policy Briefs – May 2016

This publication was issued under the project “N:2015-807 “Analyzing Democratization in Georgia“ supported by the National Endowment for Democracy and implemented by the Georgian Institute of Politics(GIP). It contains four policy briefs and recommendations covering some of the most pressing ...
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Round Table on Religion & Democracy

Georgian Institute of Politics’ discussion on religion and democracy with academics, religious representatives, and minority rights activists exploring the democracy- relevant attitudes, values and behaviour of the Georgian Orthodox Church....
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