De-radicalization and Integration Legal & Policy Framework in Georgia

Shota Kakabadze and Bidzina Lebanidze Originally published by D.Rad The country report produced for the D.Rad, analyzes legal and policy frameworks for deradicalization and integration in Georgia. It unpacks the existing laws and policies, addresses radicalization issues, identifies major gaps and ...
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Spoiler or Ambivalent Partner: the GOC and the Fate of Georgia’s European Future

Bidzina Lebanidze[1] Shota Kakabadze[2] The Georgian Orthodox Church (GOC) has long served as both a social glue in Georgia and a significant marker of the contemporary Georgian national identity. However, over the last few years, the GOC has been drifting away from its historical position of moral ...
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Compendium of Policy Documents

Levan Kakhishvili, Salome Minesashvili, Bidzina Lebanidze, Shota Kakabadze The Georgian Institute of Politics is delighted to present Compendium 2021, the latest of our annual collection of policy documents dedicated to Georgia’s political processes, challenges, and prospects....
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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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What Does the Data Say: Partisan Divide and Skepticism towards Vaccines in Georgia?

Shota Kakabadze[1] Just a couple of days ago, the Minister of Health of Georgia remarked that the anti-vaxxer campaign had been defeated and that there was a considerable increase in the demand for vaccines. The latter might be indeed the case, if one takes into consideration how fast most of the av...
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