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Dieses von der Gebert Rüf Stiftung geförderte Projekt wird von folgenden weiteren Projektpartnern mitgetragen: Interfakultäres Institut für Ost- und Ostmitteleuropa IIOOE der Universität Freiburg
Project no: GRS-032/12
Amount of funding: CHF 40'000
Duration: 07.2012 - 02.2014
Area of activity:
ASCN, 2009 - 2018
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Hayoz, Direktor
Université de Fribourg
Dept. für Sozialwissenschaften, Osteuropainstitut
Pérolles II, Boulevard de Pérolles 90
1700 Fribourg (Schweiz)
- nicolas.hayoz@unifr. ch
This research project (full title «Political Networks and Informal Institutions in Georgia and Armenia») focuses on the analysis of networks, elites and informal structures in Georgia and Armenia. Political networks and informal practices can be obstacles as well as catalysts of the on-going democratisation process. One of the aims will be to find out through a selected number of case studies what is the importance, the functions and the place of political networks of power and informal practices in the respective political systems. In a later comparative phase the project will compare Georgia and Armenia with regard to specific configurations of networks of power and informal institutions.
The foreseen time span of the overall project is two years and six months (July 2012 – December 2014). It starts with phase 1 (preparatory phase) lasting from July 2012 to December 2012. The preparatory phase should result in the definitive project document outlining the empirical research activities foreseen for 2013 and 2014.
What is special about the project?
This is a political science oriented project focussing on crucial aspects of the two countries which are covered by the ASCN programme. By analysing specific political network structures and informal practices in Armenia and Georgia the project aims at contributing to the overall goal of ASCN, namely a better understanding of the transformation process in these two countries.
Moreover this project will involve mainly young researchers, preferably PhD students; therefore these young researchers will not only have the opportunity to gain research experience, but also to further develop their scientific career.
Persons involved in the project
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Hayoz, Universität Freiburg/Fribourg, Projektleiter, nicolas.
Denis Dafflon, Projektkoordinator, Universität Freiburg/Fribourg
Last update to this project presentation 12.05.2020