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Shock Waves and Corruption in Georgian Higher Education: Access through Times and Tests

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The aim of the paper is to present the comparative-historical analysis of the access story to higher education in Georgia through different time periods. The paper describes the workings of corrupt channels during the soviet and early post-soviet periods, and the role of standardized tests in fighting corruption in admission processes in higher education after the introduction of the Unified National Entrance Examinations in 2005. The paper traces the development of higher education access policies regarding the quality of their administration, the degree of their transparency, the level of corruption and the social equitability of entrance examinations throughout the decades.
The paper also analyses the transitory shock effects of a new policy (i.e. standardized exams) in fighting corruption in Georgia. It discusses the implications of these effects by showing that corrupt systems tend to show flexibility in adapting to new policies; yet in the long run shock effects breed positive consequences by raising public awareness regarding the drawbacks and costs associated with corruption. The latter in turn contribute to the dismantling of various corrupt structures and networks, making them more complex and risky.

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Orkodashvili, Mariam. "Shock Waves and Corruption in Georgian Higher Education: Access through Times and Tests" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Colorado Convention Center and Hyatt Regency, Denver, CO, Aug 16, 2012 <Not Available>. 2014-12-12 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p561911_index.html>

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Orkodashvili, M. , 2012-08-16 "Shock Waves and Corruption in Georgian Higher Education: Access through Times and Tests" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Colorado Convention Center and Hyatt Regency, Denver, CO Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2014-12-12 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p561911_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
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Abstract: The aim of the paper is to present the comparative-historical analysis of the access story to higher education in Georgia through different time periods. The paper describes the workings of corrupt channels during the soviet and early post-soviet periods, and the role of standardized tests in fighting corruption in admission processes in higher education after the introduction of the Unified National Entrance Examinations in 2005. The paper traces the development of higher education access policies regarding the quality of their administration, the degree of their transparency, the level of corruption and the social equitability of entrance examinations throughout the decades.
The paper also analyses the transitory shock effects of a new policy (i.e. standardized exams) in fighting corruption in Georgia. It discusses the implications of these effects by showing that corrupt systems tend to show flexibility in adapting to new policies; yet in the long run shock effects breed positive consequences by raising public awareness regarding the drawbacks and costs associated with corruption. The latter in turn contribute to the dismantling of various corrupt structures and networks, making them more complex and risky.


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