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Junior Fellowship 2018 Announced!

Are you a research-minded university graduate who wants to gain an important skill set that is absent in Georgia?  Do you want to work hard and open the door to international opportunities? If so, then this is for you!...

De Facto States and Their Patrons: Towards Theory-Building

On Wednesday, November 22, 18:30 at CRRC-Georgia office Dr. Vincenc Kopeček from the University of Ostrava (Czechia) will present his work "De Facto States and Their Patrons: Towards Theory-Building". Terms such as occupation, puppet state, protectorate etc. are quite often employed in order to des...

Religious Conversions in the 19th Century Caucasus

The borderlands of the Caucasus mountains have been the site of fierce territorial contestation and enduring religious rivalries. The communities that historically inhabited this region were frequently subjected to the tumultuous aftermath of the shifting power balance of the empires that sought to ...

The Icon and the Metro: Art and Architecture in 1960s Tbilisi

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 2nd talk of the Fall 2017 Works-in-Progress series!Paul Manning, Trent University: “The Icon and the Metro: Art and Architecture in 1960s Tbilisi”Professor Paul Manning received his PhD in linguistics from the University of ...

Vacancy: Interviewer

CRRC-Georgia is looking for interviewers all over Georgia to conduct population surveys in Georgia - along with Georgian language speakers, Armenian and Azerbaijani language speakers are welcome to apply. We offer: Flexible schedule, Interesting experience, One of the best honoraria for interv...

NDI/CRRC-Georgia publish the results of the June 2017 poll

The results of the NDI/CRRC-Georgia poll, which were published on July 26th and 27th, reflect the attitudes of the population of Georgia towards various topics including the state of democracy, economy, elections, local governance, infrastructure, gender and more....

Works-in-Progress on Prison Reforms and Prison Riots

On June 28, 2017, CRRC, ARISC and American Councils present the 15th talk of the Spring 2017 Works-in-Progress series on “Prison Reforms and Prison Riots: Exploring Resistance to Change in Post-Soviet Prisons" by Gavin Slade, University of Glasgow....

 

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Was the population informed about the constitutional reform in Georgia?

After 10 months of discussions, the parliament of Georgia adopted amendments to the constitution of the country on September 29th and overrode the president’s veto on October 13th, 2017. The most widely discussed amendments are about rules for electing the president, self-governance principles, the definition of marriage, the sale of agricultural land to foreigners, the minimum age of judges and the country’s foreign policy  orientation. Because of the importance of the amendments, one would expect a high level of awareness among the population. However, despite the public meetings held and media coverage of the issue, according to the CRRC/NDI survey from June 2017, a majority of the population of Georgia was not aware of the constitutional reform process.

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