Division of Authority in Georgia
When evaluating the performance of any country or government on its promises of liberal and democratic reform, it is important to first assess how power and authority are divided in the given country and how we can qualify it in terms of regime. Only after this can we talk of accountability and commitment.
This report looks at the division of power in Georgia both horizontally—among the branches of the government on the national level—and vertically—between the central and local governments. We believe that this will serve the reader as a backdrop for better understanding more specific issues of
governance and the Georgian government’s reform performance to be discussed in future publications.