Armenia: Nation-Building, Imperial Practices and Ethnic Nationalism as Means of Survival

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The article is devoted to the phenomenon of hybrid political space of post-Soviet Armenia, combining institutions of the nation state and the imperial practices. In the article, the author analyzes the experience of building a modern state in Armenia on the basis of security concerns and as an actor in international politics. In this context the hybrid political space, allow to face foreign and domestic challenges. However, such a hybrid system leads to the erosion of state and the expansion of traditional (pre-modern) practices.

M V Kosmachev

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: kosmachev.mikhail@mail.ru
The Department of Comparative Politics

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