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TCPA Presents Study at 11th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) in Muenster, Germany

image001MUENSTER, Germany – On July 22-25, 2014, Dr. Yevgenya Paturyan, assistant director of the American University of Armenia’s (AUA) Turpanjian Center for Policy Analysis (TCPA) and senior lecturer in the Political Science and International Affairs program, presented a study entitled, “The Armenian Third Sector Twenty Years after the Post-Soviet Transition: Continuity or Change?” at the 11th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), entitled “Civil Society and the Citizen” in Muenster, Germany.

The paper investigates organizational change in the third sector by looking at recently established and older organizations, using primary data from a survey of Armenian NGOs. The research examines the difference between the newly established and older NGOs in terms of organizational structure, capacities to develop links with community, and to inspire citizen participation. The study also considers possible differences in functioning between the “old and the new third sector style” organizations, such as fundraising activities, usage of modern communication tools, and interaction with local and national government.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.

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