Civic activism in Armenia is becoming more and more visible, but does it signal a change in political culture from passive and distrustful to more participatory? More and more people “get online,” but is internet a good tool for mobilizing potential activists? The talk will explore these questions through public opinion survey data, drawing on four data sets from 1997 to 2013. It will examine social and political participation (both actual and potential) among the Armenian population, and use of social media by various groups. The analysis presented is part of a larger ongoing research project on civic activism in Armenia.
- Organizer: Political Science & International Affairs