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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 construction in post-Soviet Armenia, and the position of civil society in that technique.

It argues that, opposite to the expectancies of Western reduction donors, who promoted civil society at the assumption that democratization may persist with from the institution of civil society, democratic regimes have didn't materialize, and, furthermore, a backlash has emerged in numerous post-Soviet states. Armine Ishkanian explores how some distance the expansion of civil society depends upon a country's old, political and socio-cultural context; and the way a long way international reduction, frequently supplied with stipulations which inspired the promoting of civil society, had an impression on democratization. in accordance with large unique study, together with fieldwork interviews with contributors, Democracy development and Civil Society in Post-Soviet Armenia considers numerous democratization projects lately, and assesses how a long way the Armenian adventure is the same to, or diverse from, the reviews of alternative post-Soviet states.

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