Publications

Robbery Without a Mask: The Cost of Politics in Georgia

Authors: Levan Tsutskiridze

The Georgian political finance system is manipulated to the advantage of the incumbent political parties and it had eventually evolved into a system that distorts political representation and undermines democratic social contract in the country. Elections have become a profit-making endeavour for the politicians and electoral organizations that have otherwise consistently failed to leave any substantial mark in political life. Georgian voters spend disproportionately more on campaign finance than many citizens of developed economies. The next wave of the reforms of political finance system should consider addressing these loopholes that have often been deliberately left open to be exploited by politicians for their partisan and economic inter beyond the public scrutiny.

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Participation of Women in Ukrainian Politics

Authors: Olena Zakharova, Anatolii Oktysyuk, Svitlana Radchenko

This publication has been prepared by Eastern European Centre for Multiparty Democracy and aims to analyze actions taken by Ukrainian political parties in order to increase and encourage women’s political participation. The paper also identifies main challenges on the way of women’s political empowerment in Ukraine and offers recommendations for further improvement of the processes. Publication is available in English and Ukrainian languages.

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The Role of Parties’ Youth Wings Regarding Engagement of Youth in the Political Life of Ukraine

Authors: Anna Denis

The purpose of this research paper is to analyze the participation of young people in the political life of independent Ukraine and the role of the youth wings of political parties in activating young voters. This analytical study also examines the organizational structure of youth wings, interaction between political parties and young voters, as well as the decline in interest towards political processes in youth. Recommendations for the further improvement of the current state of affairs are also part of this paper. Publication is available in Ukrainian and English languages.

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Analysis of the Current State of Political Education in Ukraine

Authors: Olena Zakharova, Anatolii Oktysyuk, Svitlana Radchenko

This policy paper has been prepared by the Eastern European Centre for Multiparty Democracy. The paper represents an expert analysis of the current state of political education in Ukraine. It also identifies the major shortcomings of the existing political education programs from different actors, including political parties and civil society organizations, as well as the ways of overcoming them.

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Values, Programmes and Actions: Examining the Ideologies and Legislative Positions of Ukrainian Political Parties

Authors: Denys Rybachok

This publication examines the ideological platforms of the major political parties in Ukraine by analyzing their political programs of 2019 parliamentary and presidential elections. The party programs have been studied from three perspectives: domestic, international and public. The paper also proposes mechanisms for further improvement of the quality of party programs. Publication has been prepared by the Eastern European Centre for Multiparty Democracy and is available in Ukrainian and English languages.

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Expert Analysis of the Electoral Programs of Tbilisi Mayor Candidates

This publication has been prepared by the Eastern European Centre for Multiparty Democracy (EECMD) with the financial support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Georgia. The publication represents the expert analysis of different components of the Electoral Programs of Tbilisi Mayor Candidates and is available only in Georgian language

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Inclusion of Ethnic Minorities in the Political Process in the Context of 2018 Presidential Elections of Georgia

Authors: Bakur Kvashilava

This publication has been prepared by the Eastern European Centre for the Multiparty Democracy (EECMD) with the financial support of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM) in the framework of the project “Multiparty Dialogue – Strengthening the Participation of National Minorities in Political Life”.

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Gender Equality Assessment Among the Political Parties of Georgia

Authors: Bakur Kvashilava, Khatia Gogilashvili, Zviad Barkaia

The Gender Equality Ranking of Political Parties of Georgia produces its assessment in three dimensions – Electoral, Institutional and Programmatic. Each of these dimensions consists of a set of indicators to which pre-determined weights are assigned and the resulting aggregate can be used to create a common index of gender equality in the political parties. The first ranking of gender equality among the political parties of Georgia was produced in 2014. This is the third ranking and it covers the year of 2017.

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