Lost in Democratization and Modernization: What Next in Georgia?

Aprasidze, David (2009) Lost in Democratization and Modernization: What Next in Georgia? caucasus analytical digest (2).

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Abstract

Georgia’s elite is more interested in modernizing the country than democratizing it. They sought to achieve a society transformation, restore the country’s territorial unity, and modernize it all at once. However, the August 2008 war with Russia has exhausted the leadership and undermined its key accomplishments – establishing effective state institutions and securing public confidence in them. The regime is now ready to go back on its previous reforms in order remain in power. To this end, it has even sought to improve relations with the Georgian Orthodox church.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JW Democratization
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions: Faculties/Schools > Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: David Aprasidze
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2015 07:40
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2015 07:40
URI: http://eprints.iliauni.edu.ge/id/eprint/3117

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