Monday, September 07, 2009

"Is Georgia a Democracy?" | Recent Publication

Is Georgia a democracy? In previous blog posts we tracked various indicators, including the Freedom House Index. But what do Georgians themselves think?

Koba Turmanidze, Director of CRRC Georgia, and Hans Gutbrod from the CRRC Regional Office have written a short chapter discussing poll findings on this question. It is part of a broader publication by the Foreign Policy Centre, a UK Think Tank.

The publication also includes essays by Peter Semneby (EU Special Representative), Giorgi Gogia (Human Rights Watch) and Giorgi Chkheidze (Georgian Young Lawyers/Ombudsman's office). It also has fascinating electoral maps that we meshed up for NDI.

To read, click here.