Georgia and Armenia have strived to establish good neighborhood policy throughout centuries. There has been neighborly competition over certain issues but during the last two decades, governments of these countries have taken steps to develop joint initiatives in cultural, economic and political spheres.
Five years have passed after the regime change in Georgia, which, many thought, would have diverted the country from its Western course and made it vulnerable to Russia’s influence. These five years saw a surge of Russia’s “soft power” around the world, including in the South Caucasus; however, on the ground, the soft power still remains of limited nature and has failed to achieve major breakthroughs. հայերեն
The concept of "gender backlash" encompasses too activities pursued by a multitude of different local initiatives all over Central and Eastern Europe, which strongly promote tradition over equality. In many cases these groups appear to be backed and inspired both by influential US-American “pro life” organisations as well as the Kremlin’s "Gay-rope" propaganda, which aims to discredit the European Union as a place of moral decline.
What role have women played in Georgia’s transition to democracy? What is the formal and legal framework for gender equality in Georgia; how and by whom has it been put into practice? What role does civil society play in democracy building and the advancement of gender democracy?
Статьи, включенные в этот выпуск, представляют собой доклады, прочитанные на конференции «Роль православия в государстве и обществе» 23-25 января 2004 г. в Тбилиси, в которой участвовали представители научных кругов, духовенства, НПО, масс-медиа, а также либеральные эксперты Грузии и России.