The papers look at key aspects of intra-party democracy and local governance and address issues important to Georgia’s democratic development. The lack of democracy and transparency in and of political parties as an important inhibition to party’s efficiency and effectiveness and being in opposition to the general principles of democracy. Parties that are not democratic themselves cannot build democracy for the state. Therefore, NIMD emphasises the importance of an intra-party democracy in Georgian political parties.
Publication discusses the participation of young people and women in Georgian political parties. The paper by Tamar Bagratia and Medea Badashvili, assesses party statutes and organizations, external partnerships and decision-making patterns from gender perspective and looks at the positions of women in political parties as well. David Jijelava analyses the role young people play in political parties.View document