• 19,November 2014
  • Alexander A. Markarovб Yerevan State University, Armenia
  • The processes of democratization in Black Sea countries keep unfolding at different speeds characterized by country specific ups and downs. Clearly, there is still a long and arduous way to go for consolidated democracies. The exploration of underlying dynamics of democratization in the region from the perspective of 5 arenas of democracy consolidation (Linz/Stepan model) provides valuable insights into common regularities and country specific characteristics of the process.