The European Union’s New Role in Georgia: Successful Mediation and a Way Ahead

Levan Kakhishvili Consolidation of democracy is a lengthy and turbulent process, in which political crises can be a recurrent phenomenon. For Georgia, aiming to apply for the membership in the European Union (EU) by 2024, it is politically costly to let crises become unmanageable. However, the curre...
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Quest for Credible Elections in Georgia: Is “E” the answer?

Shota Kakabadze This policy paper discusses the idea of employing internet voting in elections in Georgia and all the advantages and disadvantages this offers. It engages with detailed analysis of the Estonian case as the only country that has been using E-voting nationwide for fifteen years, and th...
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Call for young researchers from Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan on the geopolitical shifts in the South Caucasus region

Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) together with the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus Region is launching the call for the research proposals that address the geopolitical shifts in the region and their consequences for the South Caucasus (SC) states and the EU....
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GIP launched a new project

From March 2021, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) together with the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus Region launched the project “Analyzing Geopolitical Shifts in the South Caucasus.” The project aims at assessing the changing geopolitical and security envi...
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Towards a two-dimensional analytical framework for understanding Georgian foreign policy: how party competition informs foreign policy analysis

A new research article “Towards a two-dimensional analytical framework for understanding Georgian foreign policy: how party competition informs foreign policy analysis” is part of GIP and NUPI joint project: “Competency through Cooperation: Advancing knowledge on Georgia’s strategic ...
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GUIDEBOOK: Direction: an Efficient State

This Polish Decentralisation Guidebook aims at presenting in a synthetic way the experience of Poland regarding the re-introduction of local government and the decentralisation process since 1989. Its main goal is to provide representatives of central and regional authorities, experts, and represent...
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Virtual Conference: Direction – an Efficient State

On November 27, 2020, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) in partnership with the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE, Poland) hosted the second panel of the virtual conference: “Direction – an Efficient State, Polish experiences of decentralization and modernization, lessons lear...
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Burden-sharing in Conflict Mediation? Intergovernmental Spillover and EU Mediation in Georgia and Ukraine

Lozka Katsiaryna Working Paper, November 2020 / #11 Over the last two decades the European Union (EU) has been criticised for its rather limited role as a security actor in the conflicts in its Eastern neighbourhood, prioritizing the areas of “low politics” (Popescu 2010). It has partly been exp...
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