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Self-determined citizens? New forms of civic activism and citizenship in Armenia

Ishkanian, Armine (2015) Self-determined citizens? New forms of civic activism and citizenship in Armenia. Europe-Asia Studies, 67 (8). 1203 - 1227. ISSN 0966-8136

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Identification Number: 10.1080/09668136.2015.1074981

Abstract

This article examines the recent emergence and growth of grassroots social movements in Armenia which are locally known as ‘civic initiatives’. It considers what their emergence tells us about the development of civil society and the changing understandings and practices of citizenship in Armenia in the post-Soviet period. It analyses why civic initiatives explicitly reject and distance themselves from formal, professionalised NGOs and what new models of civic activism and citizenship they have introduced. It argues that civic initiatives embrace a more political understanding of civil society than that which was introduced by Western donors in the 1990s.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ceas20
Additional Information: © 2014 University of Glasgow
Divisions: Social Policy
Conflict and Civil Society
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2014 09:57
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59595

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