Debating the Transition Paradigm: The Democratic Path

Issue Date July 2002
Volume 13
Issue 3
Page Numbers 13-19
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The notion of countries being on the “path to democracy” remains valid unless and until they come up with a systemic alternative to democracy.

About the Author

Ghia Nodia is director of the International School for Political Science and professor of political science at Ilia State University in Tbilisi. He is also chairman of the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development. For five months in 2016–17, he was a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, D.C.

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