IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/rnp/wpaper/061715.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Religion and Society in the Caucasus: Forms of Interaction and Modern Dynamics
[Религия И Общество На Кавказе: Формы Взаимодействия И Современная Динамика]

Author

Listed:
  • Agadzhanyan, Alexander (Агаджанян, Александр)

    (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA))

Abstract

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the growth of religiosity was evident in all three republics of the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia); This growth was part of not only the general post-Soviet phenomenon, but also part of a broader trend of desecularization. People in all three republics perceive this growth as a "return" of their original ethnic and cultural identities. However, the growth of religious sentiments and the public role of religions can be interpreted as not only "return", but as a new "invention", at least "reformatting" religion by various actors, from ordinary "religious entrepreneurs" (religious entrepreneurs) to political Elites and governments. In any case, religious meanings and references, closely linked to ethnic ones, have become an inevitable component of public debate, electoral politics, mass mobilization, and individual identities

Suggested Citation

  • Agadzhanyan, Alexander (Агаджанян, Александр), 2017. "Religion and Society in the Caucasus: Forms of Interaction and Modern Dynamics [Религия И Общество На Кавказе: Формы Взаимодействия И Современная Динамика]," Working Papers 061715, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
  • Handle: RePEc:rnp:wpaper:061715
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: ftp://w82.ranepa.ru/rnp/wpaper/061715.pdf
    Download Restriction: no
    ---><---

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Riccardo Mario Cucciolla, 2016. "Development in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Migration, Democratisation and Inequality in the Post-Soviet Era," Europe-Asia Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 68(2), pages 358-359, February.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Most related items

    These are the items that most often cite the same works as this one and are cited by the same works as this one.

      More about this item

      NEP fields

      This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

      Statistics

      Access and download statistics

      Corrections

      All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rnp:wpaper:061715. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

      For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: . General contact details of provider: https://edirc.repec.org/data/aneeeru.html .

      If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

      If CitEc recognized a bibliographic reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

      If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

      For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: RANEPA maintainer (email available below). General contact details of provider: https://edirc.repec.org/data/aneeeru.html .

      Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

      IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.