Political Science Perceptions of Post-Soviet Civic Participation: Reconciliation Steps or an Attempt at Imitation?





post-Soviet political participation, political socialization, participatory culture, transformation, network participation, electoral process, institutionalization, democratization, civic engagement


In the study of the perceptions of post-Soviet political participation, the article substantiated the study of the issue of political participation, the theoretical bases of the analysis of political participation in the stage of democratic consolidation. We concluded that due to the transformation of the society, non-traditional participatory actions are becoming more widespread, which largely testifies to the high level of civic consciousness of the society. Political participation is an institutional mechanism for establishing a democratic state and implementing policy, studying the activities of policy actors in different manifestations of behavior. It is very important that everyone involved in social and political life has some knowledge of the culture of participation, social and psychological training. In the conditions of globalization, it is impossible to imagine the establishment of a democratic political system without the realization of citizens’ rights.

Author Biography

Arnak Sargsyan, Yerevan State University

PhD in Political Science, Associate Professor of the Chair of Political Science of the Faculty of International Relations


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How to Cite

Sargsyan, A. (2022). Political Science Perceptions of Post-Soviet Civic Participation: Reconciliation Steps or an Attempt at Imitation?. Journal of Political Science: Bulletin of Yerevan University, 1(1), 69–77. https://doi.org/10.46991/JOPS/2022.1.1.069



Comparative politics