Georgia as ‘Developmental State’?


As a contrasting case to the investigated region of Central Asia the economic policy and economic development of Georgia after 2003 will be analysed applying the developmental-state concept.


Georgia after the Rose Revolution 2003 experienced a high rate of GDP growth and exhibits some prerequisites that have been perceived as significant to the economic success of the developmental states in the East Asian region (Stark 2012). The speed and the extent of the conducted administrative and economic reforms point to an active economic development agenda of the Georgian state.


The aim of the analysis is to test the explanatory and analytical potential of the developmental-state concept on Georgia and, by looking at the specific state- economy nexus, to contribute to a further differentiation of the concept.