2012/2013 Fellowship Program fellows
Arusyak Aleksanyan is researching the factors that influence democracy in Armenia. In particular, she seeks to understand what political, social, economic, and educational developments, if an, precondition democracy or if democracy preconditions these factors. Her hypothesis is that each country’s democracy is formed from the specific national, cultural, and traditional conditions that are unique to that country. The methodology will include quantitative (correlation and regression analyses) and qualitative (comparative analysis and logical method) tactics. She anticipates that the results will give insightful recommendations to improve democracy in Armenia and that this project can be used to analyze the democracies in other European countries.