ISSN 1829-4618

THE PRINCIPLE OF DECENTRALIZATION OF GOVERNANCE IN SIMON ZAVARYAN’S POLITICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPT

By: Lilit Sarvazyan, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Armenian State Pedagogical University Senior Researcher at the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of NAS RA

Simon Zavaryan’s political optimism, certainly, clashed with further harsh historical and political realities. The model of federal state proposed by him corresponded to neither the tendencies of Turkish policy nor the Turkish understanding of Ottomanism as citizenship. The Turkish element, which had occupied the homeland of the indigenous peoples, chose to and still continues to implement the policy of national and religious intolerance, endangering the foundations of the statehood they themselves had envisaged.

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