Transformation Trends in Government Forms of Post-Soviet Countries


  • Edgar Kalantaryan Yerevan State University


parliamentary system of governance, effectiveness of governance, legislative body, separation of powers, public reforms, post-soviet countries, models of parliament


In modern societies, the effectiveness of state governance becomes crucial in public conscious. Contemporary states have entered a new stage development where the effectiveness of governance is one of the most important factors necessary for "good governance". It has a positive impact on people's interaction. In this case, the definition and specification of mechanisms and ways of formation of government bodies, particularly the legislative one, are extremely important. The studies on international experience have shown that in the parliamentary system of government, the legislative body carries the burden of democracy, becoming the pillar of the government system, the body with the primary mandate. The purpose of transformations in government forms of Post-Soviet countries aimed to ensure the functioning of parliaments, including passing and changing the constitutions, laws, overseeing their implementations, appointing referendums, etc. In addition, we could mention also the organization of elections both in national and regional representative bodies, forming a central electoral commission, changing the state border and so on.

Author Biography

Edgar Kalantaryan, Yerevan State University

PhD, Associate Professor of the Chair of Public Administration, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of International Relations, YSU. Address: 0025, Yerevan, 1 Alex Manoogian, Email:



How to Cite

Kalantaryan, Edgar. 2019. “Transformation Trends in Government Forms of Post-Soviet Countries”. Bulletin of Yerevan University D: International Relations and Political Sciences 10 (1 (28):69-75.



Political science