WiP: Koba Turmanidze on Electoral Integrity in Georgia

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 3rd of the Fall 2022 Tbilisi Works-in-Progress series!
This WiP presentation will be offered in hybrid in-person and virtual format! The Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/…/tZckduyrpz8vGtVaXgR3Wvs4tSuqr…

“Electoral integrity in Georgia”

Koba Turmanidze, CRRC Georgia

Date: October 5, 2022, at 18:30 Tbilisi time

This research on electoral integrity aims at understanding potential nudges that push voters towards voting for a party in exchange of material or symbolic benefits. To this end, three survey experiments were designed and carried out in Georgia in 2020. Overall, the experiments examine what share of voters are willing to receive some material or symbolic benefit in exchange for their votes, and whether they expect other voters to do so more often than they do. Moreover, the experiments explore whether voters with party affiliations are more likely to vote due to such benefits than partisan voters.

Koba Turmanidze has worked at CRRC-Georgia since 2007, currently in the position of President. He authored several peer reviewed publications on political behavior, social media analysis, and political stability in the South Caucasus. Koba earned a PhD and MA in Political Science from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), an MPA from American University (Washington, DC), and a diploma in History from Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia).

Although this presentation currently take place in hybrid in-person and virtual format, in observation of the spirit of the Chatham House Rule to which the series generally adheres, the talk will not be recorded and we courteously request that the other participants refrain from recording and/or distributing it as well. The opinions expressed in WiP talks are those of the speakers alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of CRRC, ARISC or of American Councils.

WiP is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that normally takes place at the new office of CRRC at Liziko Kavtaradze St. 1. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.