New Governance Options for Armenia Drawing on the UK’s Big Society
- Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization
- Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, The George Washington University
- Volume 23, Number 1, Winter 2015
- pp. 95-112
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This article examines the recent Big Society decentralization reforms in the United Kingdom and assesses their applicability to Armenia. Surveys found that residents of the London district of Sutton were satisfied with the implementation of the reforms. Local government provided better services and many people were more likely to engage with the local government. Surveys in the Arabkir district of Yerevan found that officials and residents were generally supportive of decentralization reforms, but that they did not think that such reforms could be implemented in Armenia.