Tbilisi, Georgia
2002 - 2003 IPF Fellow

Affiliation: former Senior Advisor to the Georgian Parliament on regional policy and self-government issues; Researcher at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs
e-mail: turmanidze@policy.hu
website: http://www.policy.hu/turmanidze/

Fellow project
2002 - 2003:
Models of governance in divided societies: The case of Georgian decentralization
The objectives of the project are to identify weaknesses of decentralized institution building in Georgia; examine the structure of power and ethnic and social cleavages; analyze informally organized interests enforced by political subcultures; devise recommendations for coherent and participatory local governance; and write a research and policy paper for the Parliament, State Chancellery, local Councils and international donor organizations.

Working groups: Policy Networks and Administrative Reform, The Caucasus: Conflict Prevention, Regional Development Policy, Building Institutions

Relevant countries: Georgia