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Georgia

Scholarly Publications

The Russo-Georgian war and beyond: towards a European great power concert

March 2012

Abstract The brief war between Georgia and Russia in August 2008 provoked vigorous international reactions among the European states as consequence of the sudden shift in the strategic balance....

Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Postcommunist World

December 2009

This volume brings together a distinguished group of scholars working on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to examine in depth three waves of democratic change that took place in eleven...

Contagion Deterred: Preemptive Authoritarianism in the Former Soviet Union (the Case of Belarus)

June 2006

The wave of democratic electoral revolutions in the Eastern Europe and post-Communist Eurasia revived one of the most appealing and at the same time disputable arguments in the theory of...

Other Publications

Police Reform in Georgia

February 2016

The new, reformist government of Mikheil Saakashvili that came to power following the 2004 Rose Revolution needed to dramatically upgrade public services, beginning with the police.

Building a New Health Insurance System for Georgia

January 2016

“Georgia’s Healthcare System” focuses on healthcare reform in Georgia following the 2003 Rose Revolution.

Reviving the Georgian Wine Industry

September 2015

Reviving Georgia’s Wine Industry focuses on efforts to respond to an unexpected Russian embargo on Georgian wine in 2006.

News

Leaders working on the front lines of democracy to participate in prestigious Stanford fellowship program

July 2012

From Argentina to Zimbabwe, the 2012 Draper Hills Summer Fellows are working to improve their respective societies and defend the principles of justice and freedom.

Political order in Egypt

August 2011

In the May-June edition of The American Interest, Francis Fukuyama traces the contemporary history of U.S.

Diamond provides recommendations for a post-Mubarak world

February 2011

Two decades after the fall of Soviet-bloc dictatorships, popular movements for democracy are erupting in the last regional bastion of authoritarianism: the Arab world.

Events

LAD Workshop: Economic Policy Research Center 2017

December 1, 2016

The LAD Program in Georgia was first held in January 2016.

LAD Course: Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) 2016

January 18, 2016

The LAD Program in Georgia will take place on January 18-22, 2016 and will be implemented jointly by CDDRL and the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) - a local think tank based in Tbilisi,...

Designing and Deploying Mobile Technologies for Social Impact: Lessons Learned from Designing for Urban Sex Workers in India and Young Internet Users in Ghana

November 15, 2013

*** Change of Speaker*** Abstract The global spread of mobile phones has led to several technology explorations for social impact.