Societies and Political Orders in Transition

Armenian Civil Society

Old Problems, New Energy After Two Decades of Independence

Authors: Paturyan, Yevgenya, Gevorgyan, Valentina

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  • Analyzes Armenian civil society in the context of post-communist democratization 
  • Highlights challenges to civic engagement in Armenia 
  • Tests the claim of the persistent weaknesses of post-communist civil societies 
  • Offers valuable new insights into the roots of the mass public uprising in spring 2018
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This book analyzes Armenian civil society in the context of post-communist democratization. It explores persistent challenges to civic engagement under Armenia’s semi-authoritarian regime, and also highlights success stories of public mobilization and social impact. Drawing on a broad range of methods and empirical sources, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the re-emerging diversity of Armenian civil society: from formal organizations to spontaneous activism. It combines a country-level analysis of broad patterns in the country’s political culture with the life stories of individual agents of change, contrasting public apathy with young activists’ enthusiasm. By exploring mobilization strategies and narratives in Armenian civil society, the book provides valuable new insights into the roots of the mass public uprising in spring 2018.

About the authors

Yevgenya Jenny Paturyan is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the American University of Armenia and Assistant Director of the Turpanjian Center for Policy Analysis at the same university since 2011. Previously she worked at Caucasus Research Resources Centers, Armenia. She received her PhD in Political Science from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany in 2009. Her main academic interests are in civil society, volunteering, the democratization of post-communist countries, and corruption.
Valentina Gevorgyan is a PhD student of Political Science at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and Civil Society Program Coordinator at Open Society Foundations, Armenia. Prior to that, she was a Senior Researcher at the Turpanjian Center for Policy Analysis, part of the American University of Armenia. Her academic interest focuses on the role of civil society in the development of public policy agenda and the promotion of human rights in hybrid regimes. Her doctoral research aims to provide a deeper understanding of the contemporary relationship between civil society and governmental institutions in Armenia.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 74,89 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Armenian Civil Society
Book Subtitle
Old Problems, New Energy After Two Decades of Independence
Authors
Series Title
Societies and Political Orders in Transition
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-63226-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-63226-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-63225-0
Series ISSN
2511-2201
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 187
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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