The Political Landscape of Georgia

The Political Landscape of Georgia

The Political Landscape of Georgia
Political Parties: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects

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Ghia Nodia Alvaro Pinto Scholtbach

Coordinators – Editors

Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Eburon Delft 2006

ISBN10: 90 5972 113 6 ISBN13: 978 90 5972 113 5 Eburon Academic Publishers P.O. Box 2867 2601 CW Delft The Netherlands tel.: +31 15 2131484 / fax: +31 15 2146888 [email protected] / © 2006 IMD, ODIHR, CIPDD. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission in writing from the proprietor. This publication was published with the support of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). The opinions and information it contains do not necessarily reflect the policy and position of the ODIHR.

Foreword by Vladimir Shkolnikov and Jos van Kemenade Map of the South Caucasus Introduction by Ghia Nodia and Alvaro Pinto Scholtbach 1. 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2. 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 3. 3.1 Democratic Transitions and Political Institutions Georgia’s New State and Democratic Transitions Putting Georgia on the Map: The International Dimension and Impact Parties and the State Society and Citizenship The Institutional Development of Political Parties Introduction: Origin and Functions of Political Parties The Georgian Political Party System Party Identities and Policy Development Human and Financial Resources Internal Democracy and Membership Women and Politics Parties, Elections and Campaigning International Support for Political Parties A Framework for Democratic Party Building Conclusions, Recommendations and Action Plan Annex: Political Party Files Index i iv 1 5 7.