Քաղաքացիական մշակույթը որպես ՀՀ-ում ժողովրդավարական մասնակցության գործոն
Keywords:civil culture, civic participation, democratic participation, civic engagement, inclusive democracy, counter democracy
In the article, on the bases of analysis of modern theoretical concepts of civic activism, it is demonstrated, that the recent changes in the socio-political life of the
societies created a new model of the citizen. From the point of view of civic culture, we are witnessing the transformation from the allegiance to the assertive type of citizen. The emergence of assertive citizen implies new models of political participation such as nonformal and civic activism as a tool for democratic participation. Having into consideration these new trends, in the article it is shown, that in Armenia during the recent years the civic culture based on civic activism has become as an effective tool from the point of view of democratic participation.