Dr Armine Ishkanian from London School of Economics kindly informed me, about the upcoming book launch of the exciting new book (2008), “DEMOCRACY AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN POST-SOVIET ARMENIA by Dr Armine Ishkanian, London School of Economics”, which will take place in London, Sunday, 8 June 2008 at 7:00 pm
Armenian House, 25 Cheniston Gardens, W8 (Nearest tube: High Street Kensington).
The book (2008 ) considers the challenges of democracy building in post-Soviet Armenia, and the role of civil society in that process. It is the first book of its kind to examine the processes of post-Soviet democracy building in Armenia. It is based on extensive original research, including ethnographic fieldwork and interviews with
participants including civil society activists, donors, government
officials, oligarchs, and other stake holders. The book provides a
detailed account of democracy building and civil society strengthening programmes in Armenia since 1991 up to the present.
In her presentation of the book, Dr Ishkanian will also examine the
current developments in Armenia following the 2008 presidential
elections and consider the question of whether we are witnessing the reawakening of civil society in Armenia today.
Dr Ishkanian is a Lecturer in Social Policy at the Centre for Civil Society and a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, at the London School of Economics (LSE). Since 1996 she has been conducting research on civil society and democracy building on Armenia and has published widely on these issues. Wine and Cheese reception to follow. Books will be available at discounted price.
Table of Contents
1. Democracy, Civil Society and Power
2. Civil Society Participation in Elections
3. Civil Society and the Anti-Domestic Violence Campaign
4. Culture and Democracy Building
5. The Soviet Legacy and Democracy Building
6. The Voices of the Donors