Cover Osteuropa 7-10/2015

In Osteuropa 7-10/2015

Society and State
The Local Level in Armenia and Azerbaijan

Katharina Hoffmann

Deutsche Fassung


In Armenia and Azerbaijan, relations between society and state are characterised by distance. Institutions of (self-) governance at the local level do not bring about convergence. They serve the ruling elites in the implementation of their interests and grant the population no possibility of influencing governmental decisions on local matters. The population is essentially left to pursue their concerns through self-organisation or personal networks.

(Osteuropa 7-10/2015, pp. 321–334)