1st Edition

Civil Society and Government Institutions in Armenia Leaving Behind the `Post-Soviet’ Title

By Valentina Gevorgyan Copyright 2024

    The book provides an understanding of the three decades of Armenia’s young history – from the perspective of relations between civil society and government institutions. It explores the intricate dynamics between the two entities: by explaining the patterns of relations since 1991 to present. The book offers a comprehensive exploration for understanding the state-society relations, and also delves into the historical backdrop of the region. Drawing on the latest data, the author examines real-world practices exemplifying relational variations and the opportunity structures for Armenia to progress by means of its civil society.

     Preface, Acknowledgements, Abbreviations, Chapter 1 About the Book and Methodology, Chapter 2 Post-Communist Civil Society and Politics in Armenia, Chapter 3 Legislation and Institutional Relations, Chapter 4 The Dynamics of Interplay and a Role for Civil Society, Chapter 5 Armenia Leaving Behind the 'Post-Soviet' Title


    Valentina Gevorgyan is Assistant Professor at Yerevan State University. Her interest centres on state-society relations, cultural policy and democratisation processes in hybrid regimes. She holds PhD in Political Science from University of Fribourg (Switzerland), and MA in Political Science from American University of Armenia. Previously, she led the Public Policy Research Fellowship with Open Society Foundations (Armenia). Currently, she reads courses on Civil Society and Political Culture at Yerevan State University and University of Fribourg.