WiP: Democratic Hypocrisy in Georgia

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 4th talk 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/meeting/register/tZIsceirpjssHtGjUg8cY-vwAwS4wc9JYI1t 

“Democratic Hypocrisy in Georgia” 

Dustin Gilbreath and Givi Silagadze, CRRC Georgia 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 18:30 Tbilisi time 

Venue: CRRC Georgia, Liziko Kavtaradze St. 1, Tbilisi  

A newly emerging set of scholarship looks at democratic hypocrisy – the idea that people only support democratic norms if their party retains power. What literature exists suggests that this problem subsists across liberal and conservative parties. However, the literature has primarily focused on attitudes in developed democracies. This policy brief is the first publication to present data on democratic hypocrisy in a hybrid regime. The results suggest that democratic hypocrisy is present in Georgia, being more strongly associated with supporters of the ruling party. 

Dustin Gilbreath is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at CRRC Georgia, and a lecturer at Ilia State University and the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University. He previously served as the Deputy Research Director of CRRC Georgia.  

Givi Silagadze is a researcher at CRRC-Georgia and a lecturer at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs. He previously worked as a junior policy analyst at the Georgian Institute of Politics. 

In observation of the spirit of the Chatham House Rule, 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.