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FROM SHRINKING SPACE TO POST-REVOLUTIONARY SPACE: REIMAGINING THE ROLE AND RELATIONS OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN ARMENIA

The research demonstrates how progressive civil society groups became the avant-garde of the Armenian revolution by acting as an inspiration and role model for larger social groups by popularizing various mechanisms and techniques of resistance. While some individuals from these groups became part of the interim government or local self-government bodies shortly after the revolution […]

Leftist and human rights activists and artivists enter the rally square carrying the poster "Long live the revolution of love and solidarity". Photo credit: Narek Aleksanyan

From Shrinking Space to Shifting Space: Civil Society after the Revolution in Armenia

In 2010, two years after the 2008 global financial crisis, we witnessed the explosion of protest movements throughout the globe[1]. Alongside the global anti-austerity (e.g. Occupy Wall Street, the Indignados in Spain, etc.) and pro-democracy movements of the Arab Spring, there was also a rise of civic activism across some former Soviet countries including Armenia, […]

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