Natia Lortkipanidze

Title: 'Anti-Corruption Reforms in Georgia'

Supervisor: Dr. Veiko Lember

Opponent: Leno Saarniit, MA, Lector

Defense: 6 June 2014


Abstract: Present thesis aimed at conducting research on definitions, causes and inevitability of the anti-corruption reforms. The theoretical framework is based on a number of different sources and it describes the perspectives with fighting against corruption in the world. The system of the ‘good governance’ plays its special role against the most “dangerous phenomenon” (Tanzi 1998, 4), which is an important weapon to preserve stability and democracy in the country. The empirical part is based on the case of Georgia, which gives as brighter picture, how anti corruption reforms were developed after the collapse of the Soviet Union and what role had ‘Rose Revolution’ government during these radical reforms. These radical reforms had numerous negative consequences and exactly with my research paper, I tried to prove these negative consequences, which are reflected in ‘Elite Corruption’ system during 2003-2013. These research paper and my opinion is based on various sources, The World Bank, Ttanparency International, different Georgian newspapers and Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) research papers, where are introduced the previous and present government officials considerations and concepts about the influence of the government during the reforms.

Keywords: Corruption Phenomenon, Anti-Corruption Reforms, ‘Zero Tolerance’, ‘Financing Law’, ‘Business’, ‘Elite Corruption’.