Ishkanian, Armine


Dr Armine Ishkanian  

Department

Position held

Department of Social Policy

Assistant Professor

Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit

Associate

Experience keywords:

gender; post-Soviet transitions; South Caucasus; Armenia; civil society; NGOs; democracy-building; violence against women; international development

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Dr Ishkanian has expertise in civil society, democratisation, gender, and development in the post-socialist countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

EnvironmentPolicy and Regulatory BodiesPublic Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:

South Caucasus; Armenia

Languages:

Armenian [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Russian [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream pressRadio

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7354

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

Ishkanian, Armine (2014) Engineered civil society: the impact of 20 years of democracy promotion on civil society development in the former Soviet countries In: Beichelt, Timm and Hahn, Irene and Schimmelfennig, Frank, (eds.) Civil society and democracy promotion. Challenges to democracy in the 21st century . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 150-170. ISBN 9781137291080

Ishkanian, Armine (2014) Book review: rediscovering voluntary action: the beat of a different drum by Colin Rochester LSE Review of Books (30 Apr 2014) Blog entry

Ishkanian, Armine (2014) Neoliberalism and violence: the Big Society and the changing politics of domestic violence in England Critical Social Policy, online. 1-22. ISSN 0261-0183

2013

Ishkanian, Armine and Gyulkhandanyan, Evelina and Manusyan, Sona and Manusyan, Arpy (2013) Civil society, development and environmental activism in Armenia City Print House, Yerevan, Armenia.

Ishkanian, Armine and Glasius, Marlies and Ali, Irum S. (2013) Reclaiming democracy in the square? Interpreting the movements of 2011-12 Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Ishkanian, Armine (2013) Reclaiming democracy in the square: two years on from Occupy London British Politics and Policy at LSE (7 Oct 2013) Blog entry

2012

Ishkanian, Armine (2012) To dream the impossible dream LSE Connect (1 Jan 2012) 18-19

Ishkanian, Armine (2012) From 'shock therapy' to the 'Big Society': lessons from the post-socialist transitions In: Ishkanian, Armine and Szreter, Simon, (eds.) The Big Society Debate: a New Agenda for Social Welfare?. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 168-178. ISBN 9781781002070

Szreter, Simon and Ishkanian, Armine (2012) What is Big Society?: contemporary social policy in an historical and comparative perspective In: Ishkanian, Armine and Szreter, Simon, (eds.) The Big Society Debate: a New Agenda for Social Welfare?. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 1-24. ISBN 9781781002070

Ishkanian, Armine (2012) From shock therapy to big society: lessons from the post-socialist transitions In: Ishkanian, Armine and Szreter, Simon, (eds.) The Big Society Debate: a New Agenda for Social Welfare?. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 168-178. ISBN 9781781002070

Szreter, Simon and Ishkanian, Armine (2012) Introduction: what is big society? Contemporary social policy in a historical and comparative perspective In: Szreter, Simon and Ishkanian, Armine, (eds.) The Big Society Debate: a New Agenda for Social Welfare?. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 1-24. ISBN 9781781002070

Ishkanian, Armine (2012) Book review: Citizens’ initiatives in Europe: procedures and consequences of agenda-setting by citizens LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (20 May 2012) Blog entry

Ishkanian, Armine (2012) Book review: how much impact are protests across Europe really having on re-setting the political agenda? LSE Review of Books (16 May 2012) Blog entry

Ishkanian, Armine and Szreter, Simon, eds (2012) The big society debate: a new agenda for social welfare? Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781781002070

Ishkanian, Armine (2012) Democracy building and civil society in post-soviet Armenia Routledge contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe series. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415541176

Flinders, Matthew and Ishkanian, Armine and Lawson, George and Mollett, Amy and Brumley, Cheryl (2012) Democracy and its discontents The London School of Economics and Political Science

2011

Ishkanian, Armine (2011) Liberation technology: dreams, politics, history Open Democracy (5 Apr 2011) opinion

2009

Ishkanian, Armine (2009) Nonprofit organizations, comparative perspectives In: Anheier, Helmut K. and Toepler, Stefan, (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Civil Society. Springer, New York, USA, 1091-1095. ISBN 9780387939940

Ishkanian, Armine (2009) Nonprofit sector and poverty reduction In: Anheier, Helmut K. and Toepler, Stefan, (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Civil Society. Springer, New York, USA, 1099-1103. ISBN 9780387939940

Ishkanian, Armine (2009) (Re)claiming the emancipatory potential of civil society: a critical examination of civil society and democracy building programs in Armenia since 1991 Armenian Review, 51 (1-4). 9-34. ISSN 0004-2366

Ishkanian, Armine (2009) Local solutions for global problems: the challenges encountered by the anti-domestic violence campaign in Armenia In: Shirwadkar, Swati, (ed.) Family Violence in India : Human Rights, Issues, Actions, and International Comparisons. Rawat Publications, Jaipur, India, 441-468. ISBN 9788131602249

2008

Ishkanian, Armine (2008) Democracy building and civil society in post-soviet Armenia Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415436014

Ishkanian, Armine (2008) Democracy contested: Armenia’s fifth presidential elections Open Democracy (4 Mar 2008) opinion

Howell, Jude and Ishkanian, Armine and Obadare, Ebenezer and Seckinelgin, Hakan and Glasius, Marlies (2008) The backlash against civil society in the wake of the Long War on Terror Development in Practice, 18 (1). 82-93. ISSN 0961-4524

2007

Ishkanian, Armine (2007) Gender mainstreaming in the context of Europe, Central Asia and the CIS: regional challenges In: Dolata, Nadja, (ed.) Gender Mainstreaming in Practice: a Toolkit. UNDP, Bratislava, Slovakia, 13-20. ISBN 9789295042674

Ishkanian, Armine (2007) En-gendering civil society and democracy building: the anti-domestic violence campaign in Armenia Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, 14 (4). 488-525. ISSN 1072-4745

Ishkanian, Armine and Lewis, Jane (2007) Gender, civil society and participation: introduction to the special issue of Social Politics Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, 14 (4). 407-414. ISSN 1072-4745

Ishkanian, Armine (2007) Democracy promotion and civil society In: Albrow, Martin and Glasius, Marlies and Anheier, Helmut K. and Kaldor, Mary, (eds.) Global Civil Society 2007/8 : Communicative Power and Democracy . Global Civil Society - Year Books . SAGE publications Ltd, London, UK, 58-85. ISBN 9781412948005

2006

Ishkanian, Armine (2006) Social policy in Central Asia: special issue Central Asian Survey, 25 (4). ISSN 0263-4937

Ishkanian, Armine (2006) Social policy and development in Central Asia and the Caucasus Central Asian Survey, 25 (4). 373-385. ISSN 0263-4937

Ishkanian, Armine (2006) From inclusion to exclusion: Armenian NGOs participation in the PRSP Journal of International Development, 18 (5). 729-740. ISSN 0954-1748

Howell, Jude and Ishkanian, Armine and Obadare, Ebenezer and Seckinelgin, Hakan and Glasius, Marlies (2006) The backlash against civil society in the wake of the long war on terror Civil Society Working Paper series, 26. Centre for Civil Society, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 9780853280644

2005

Ishkanian, Armine (2005) Book review: Chechnya: life in a war-torn society Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 11 (2). 378-379. ISSN 1359-0987

Ishkanian, Armine (2005) Diaspora and global civil society: the impact of transnational diasporic activism on Armenia's post-Soviet transition In: Atabaki, Touraj and Mehendale, Sanjyot, (eds.) Central Asia and the Caucasus: Transnationalism and Diaspora. Routledge research in transnationalism. Routledge, London, 113-139. ISBN 0415332605

Hasanov, Avaz and Ishkanian, Armine (2005) Bridging divides: civil society peacebuilding initiatives Accord: an International Review of Peace Initiatives, 17. 44-47. ISSN 1365-0742

2004

Ishkanian, Armine (2004) Home-comings and goings Diaspora: a Journal of Transnational Studies, 13 (1). ISSN 1911-1568

Ishkanian, Armine (2004) Armenians In: Ember, Carol R and Ember, Melvin, (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Sex and Gender: Men and Women in the World's Cultures. Kluwer/Plenum Publishers along with the Human Relations Area Files at Yale University, New York, 265-273. ISBN 9780306477706

Ishkanian, Armine (2004) Working at the local-global intersection: the challenges facing women in Armenia's NGO sector In: Kuehnast, Kathleen and Nechemias, Carol, (eds.) Post-Soviet Women Encountering Transition: Nation-Building, Economic Survival, and Civic Activism. Woodrow Wilson Center Press, Vol. 1. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 262-287. ISBN 0801879183

Ishkanian, Armine (2004) Gendered transitions: the impact of the post-Soviet transition on women in central Asia and the Caucasus In: Amineh, Mehdi P. and Houweling, Henk, (eds.) Central Eurasia in Global Politics: Conflict, Security and Development. International studies in sociology and social anthropology. Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, NL, 161-184. ISBN 9789004128095

2003

Ishkanian, Armine (2003) Women in Armenia In: Walter, Lynn, (ed.) The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide: Europe. Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport, Connecticut, 33-44. ISBN 9780313318559

Ishkanian, Armine (2003) Promoting local approaches to global problems: a reply to my interlocutors Armenian Forum: a Journal of Contemporary Affairs, 3 (1). 69-75. ISSN 1091-4714

Ishkanian, Armine (2003) Training of trainers: the impact of Western experts on local NGO activism in Armenia

Ishkanian, Armine (2003) Gendered transitions: the impact of the post-Soviet transition on women in central Asia and the Caucasus Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 2 (3-4). 475- 496. ISSN 1569-1500

Ishkanian, Armine (2003) Importing civil society? The emergence of Armenia's NGO sector and the impact of Western aid on its development Armenian Forum: a Journal of Contemporary Affairs, 3 (1). 7-36. ISSN 1091-4714

Ishkanian, Armine (2003) Is the personal political? The development of Armenia's NGO sector during the post-soviet period Berkeley program in Soviet and post-Soviet studies working paper series, 2003 03-ishk. Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of California at Berkeley, California, USA.

2002

Ishkanian, Armine (2002) Mobile motherhood: Armenian women's labor migration in the post-Soviet period Diaspora: a Journal of Transnational Studies, 11 (3). 383-415. ISSN 1044-2057


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