TCPA Produces New Study on Civic Activism in Armenia

TCPA team has completed its study on Civic Activism in Armenia. The manuscript is a product of a two-year research (2014-2016) conducted in Armenia, supported by the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net. The study discusses the developing civic activism in Armenia. Focusing on the relationship patterns of non-formal (civic activists) and formal (NGOs) civil society actors, … Continue reading

Understanding Civil Society

What is the first thought that comes to mind when we hear these two words? Quite a few individuals would provide examples like World Vision, Transparency International, Red Cross, and other non-governmental organizations. For some, civil society is not just comprised of NGOs, but also of labor unions and even churches. Discussing various definitions of … Continue reading

Civic Activism in Armenia: Year 1 Research Findings Report

TCPA ongoing research project, funded by Academic Swiss Caucasus Net, is focused on the interaction and mutual perceptions of Non-Governmental Organisations and civic activists, placing these two actors into a broader perspective of Armenian political culture of participation and (mis)trust. We believe the relationship between Armenian NGOs and civic initiative groups to be quite complex: there is … Continue reading

Armenian Civil Society after Twenty Years of Transition: Still Post-Communist? Study

TCPA has completed its study “Armenian Civil Society after Twenty Years of Transition: Still Post-Communist?” funded by the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN). The study discusses the communist legacy, trust toward the civil society sector, engagement and membership in the civil society organizations, volunteering, changes in the social and political environment of Armenia and more. This is a … Continue reading

Is “Googling” a Technique?

WHAT THE INTERNET CAN TELL US ABOUT THE NON-GOVERNMENTAL SECTOR IN ARMENIA                     Abstract The paper presents and discusses a technique for assessing online visibility of Armenian NGOs. The technique was applied to map the Armenian NGO sector within the framework of a larger study about … Continue reading

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