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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) and has published extensively on party systems, political attitudes, populism, church and state relations, religion and politics, de-democratization, democratization, party organization, and authoritarianism. (more…)


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…)



Multi-stakeholder discussion about how do CSOs see their role in informing SMEs regarding trade relations between EaP states and the EU

On October 11, 2021, at 13:00h (Tbilisi time, GMT+4) the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) together with the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE) and Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) organized a cross-country multi-stakeholder discussion about how do CSOs see their role in informing SMEs regarding trade relations between EaP states and the EU. The aim of the cross-country multi-stakeholder discussion was to enhance the regional cooperation of the CSOs, SMEs and other stakeholders by learning from each other’s experience on the CSOs role in raising SMEs’ awareness about export opportunities in the EU. The CSOs representatives from all EaP were invited to exchange their domestic practices, challenges and perspectives. (more…)


Launching of the 2nd thematic working Group (WG) 2021-2022

On October 10 Georgian Institute of Politics organized a meeting with the second thematic working group, on the issue of women’s political involvement.
🟣 Meetings of youth thematic working groups were held within the framework of the project “Promoting Change-Oriented Youth in Georgia”. The following format is the second component of the “Emerging Leaders School” (ELS) project and involves ELS graduates from Tbilisi and three other regions of Georgia.



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