Self-Determined Citizens? New Forms of Civic Activism and Citizenship in Armenia

  title={Self-Determined Citizens? New Forms of Civic Activism and Citizenship in Armenia},
  author={Armine Ishkanian},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={1203 - 1227}
  • Armine Ishkanian
  • Published 14 September 2015
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Europe-Asia Studies
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… 

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