Public administration

Public administration

Eka Tkeshelashvili

Minister of Justice of Georgia (2007) Attorney General (2008) Georgia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs (2008) Deputy Prime Minister (2010)


The main topic of the course – governance processes. It gives an overview of the different schools of thought in the field of democracy and explores its relationship to governance processes. The key question of the course – methods of public reports democracy. During the course, students are encouraged to explore the complex components of governance processes, what are the internal and external motors, the presence or absence of which determine its overall success or failure, what is the relationship between the institutional development of the country and its successful democratic transformation.


To enable students to understand the mechanisms of transformation processes, an important link between the state management, good governance and consolidation of democracy. The course aims to develop the leadership skills of students, both at the strategic and operational levels. It helps to understand the role of personal leadership in the transformation process, through real examples of how the right choice at the right time can greatly change the game for the entire development of a single country.

The actual stage cases are considered throughout the course. Home simulation conducted at the end of the course and helps students to work in a team and allows you to face the complex nature of governance issues. Developing a concept for solving this problem, students must take into account issues relating to the limited financial and human resources, coordination between different state institutions involved in the process of internal and external stakeholders to understand the political intricacies and graphics officials, as well as integrated into the presentation of their approach to strategic communication.


The course consists of three lectures. Each lecture lasts for 3 hours with 15-minute break. The course focuses on interactive discussions, case studies and simulation stages of cases.

Expected Result:

Understanding the complexity of the process of governance, the role of leadership and strategic vision in the process of democratic transformation. Knowledge of the main schools of thought in the field of democracy, the key elements of government processes, concepts of what constitutes good governance in a democratic society. The ability to critically analyze the key elements relating to a specific problem solutions at strategic and operational levels, the ability to define and lead the processes reports a certain result. Basic skills of formulating the strategic concept and plan of action aimed at addressing the problem. Self-belief during a communications and lobbying aimed at the implementation of its vision solutions specific problem.

Lecture 1. Democracy and governance of the state
Lecture 2. Transitions, good governance – changes in engines
Lecture 3. Simulation – “Chaos and solutions: Development of the concept of Penas Blancas”

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