International IDEA and the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (CIPDD) organized a conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2005 on constitutional and political reform in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. It was dedicated to the exchange of information about the reform process in the three South Caucasus countries and the prospects for their European integration.

Papers prepared by a group of experts/practitioners were presented at the conference. This event report summarizes views expressed by the Georgian policy community as well as present European reactions to it. It also includes analyses of the constitutional processes in Armenia and Azerbaijan.

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Publication date
15 August 2005
Number of pages
198
Co-Publisher(s)
Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (CIPDD)

Contents

Foreword

GEORGIA

1. Government of Georgia on the central level: the balance between its branches

Commentary on the paper on Georgia

2. Distribution of state power between the central and local levels

Commentaries on the paper on distribution of power between the central and local levels.

3. Constitutional change in Georgia

4. Political perceptions of Georgia’s population

ARMENIA

1. Political and constitutional reform in Armenia

2. EU–Armenia cooperation and the new European Neighbourhood Policy

AZERBAIJAN

1. The political institutions of Azerbaijan: A dichotomy between text and reality

2. Political reforms in Azerbaijan (1989-2004)

International conference report March 2005

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Constitutional/Political Reform Process in Georgia, in Armenia and Azerbaijan: Political Elite and Voice of the People

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