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Democracy Building and Civil Society in Post-Soviet Armenia by Armine Ishkanian

By Armine Ishkanian

This quantity considers the demanding situations of democracy development in post-Soviet Armenia, and the position of civil society in that strategy.


It argues that, opposite to the expectancies of Western reduction donors, who promoted civil society at the assumption that democratization may keep on with from the institution of civil society, democratic regimes have didn't materialize, and, furthermore, a backlash has emerged in a variety of post-Soviet states. Armine Ishkanian explores how a long way the expansion of civil society is dependent upon a country's ancient, political and socio-cultural context; and the way a ways overseas reduction, frequently supplied with stipulations which inspired the advertising of civil society, had an impression on democratization. according to large unique study, together with fieldwork interviews with contributors, Democracy construction and Civil Society in Post-Soviet Armenia considers quite a few democratization tasks lately, and assesses how a long way the Armenian adventure is identical to, or various from, the stories of different post-Soviet states.

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