Armenia and Europe: Foreign Aid and Environmental Politics in the Post-Soviet Caucasus

Foreign Aid and Environmental Politics in the Post-Soviet Caucasus
I.B. Tauris (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 14. November 2019
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 280 Seiten
978-1-78831-174-8 (ISBN)
Armenia receives one of the highest levels of international aid per capita in the Western world, and among the highest of the post-Soviet states. This ethnographic study, based on new primary research, looks at aid in the South Caucasus, and its role in Armenia's relationship with Europe. In particular, Skedsmo argues that the Aarhus Convention, which entitles citizens of Europe to access information and participation in decision-making in environmental matters has allowed Armenian citizens to adapt and control the direction of their country's political future in various ways - whether through protest activism or legal challenges. A new examination of aid and development, and the structures these create, Europe and Armenia will be an essential case study for scholars of development, for regional specialists in the post-soviet area (especially South Caucasus), social anthropologists, students of post socialism and development (postcolonialism). In addition, the book will be of interest for practitioners and European policy-makers, transnational organizations and others involved in development policies and projects in the region.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
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  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 216 mm
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  • Breite: 138 mm
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  • Dicke: 25 mm
  • 454 gr
978-1-78831-174-8 (9781788311748)
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Pal Wilter Skedsmo is Senior Research Fellow and Research Director at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Norway.
Acronyms and abbreviations
1 Development and 'transition' in Armenia: Contexts and concepts
2 Transparent Environment: 'Helping' countries into a 'pan-European' legal space
3 Save Teghut!
4 LOG-framing: Donor legitimation and unattainable project goals
5 'Never mind, it's not a good idea'
Appendix 1: Excerpt from the Aarhus Convention text
Appendix 2: Statement from Teghut Conference
Armenia and Europe is unique in the anthropological literature of the post-Soviet region for its focus on multi-lateral environmental governance and for its close-up view of the workings of a bilateral technical assistance project focused on this issue. Skedsmo's effective combination of concepts from postsocialist studies, postcolonial studies and anthropological theorizations of global governance illuminates the significance of transnational networks and networking for understanding environmental struggles in Armenia and the importance of European norms in them. The book is important reading for scholars and development practitioners concerned with how and why activists and officials engage with globally circulating environmental norms. * Tanya Richardson, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Global Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada *

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