Armenian political library is stocked with one more unique work. Professor Mariam Margaryan, Doctor of Political Science, PhD in Philosophy, Associate professor, Head of the Chair of Political Governance and Public Policy at Public Administration Academy of RA, has published a book named “Challenges of political modernization in the Republic of Armenia”.
The monogram studies the civilizational measuring of political modernization as a basis for securing strategic governance. It reasons the approach that after the victory of “velvet revolution” the understanding of normal process of modernization of the political system of RA requires scientific-analytical governance relying on the principle of consolidation. The notion of “Spiritual Armenia” shaped in the Armenian political mind and resistant to the modern challenges is revaluated. It is based on competitive education and science, and it precedes the art of self-determination.
Those who were waiting for the book, were present at the presentation of “Challenges of political modernization in the Republic of Armenia” at Noyan Tapan book-store on July 3. They took their chance to congratulate the author, as well as were able to buy the fresh copies of the book signed by the author.
Arsen Lokyan, Rector of the Public Administration Academy of RA, was the first to congratulate Mariam Margaryan. He stated that Mariam Margaryan’s eighth work will have its unique role in the treasury of Armenian political mind.
“Even a slight acquaintance with the work shows that it is an important achievement not only for the Public Administration Academy of RA, but also for the Armenian public interested in political science” said Arsen Lokyan. “I believe that it will become a table book for both the students and the lecturers, and even for those who appreciate the contemporary political developments”.
He thanked M. Margaryan for this present to the public and wished her great energy.
Mariam Margaryan’s students were also present at the event. Particularly the former students looking back to their background were happy to be the students of M. Margaryan. They also confessed that Margaryan’s had greatly influenced in their ideological development.
“Not everyone is lucky enough to have a lecturer like Mr. Margaryan, who gives huge amount of compact, important and urgent information during one lesson” said Anna Aleksanyan. “Your books read your advice to accept globalization and modernization without losing national identity. You advise to adopt the norms of coexistence and never forget the individuality, never lose personal image. Congratulating you I congratulate us for being your contemporaries”.
Armen Manvelyan, senior researcher of the department of International Relations at the Institute of Oriental Studies, NASRA, analyzed that M. Margaryan has tried to solve a very hard problem, especially in post-revolution period of Armenia. At the same time he mentioned that it is the most relevant time to publish such research.
“Professor Margaryan has discussed the problem on the model of the Republic of Armenia. It is more difficult than just a general overview. But I make believe that Professor Margaryan has succeeded, and I think this book will become a table book of every politician and acting authorities, because there is much to learn from it”.
Mariam Margaryan jealously protects the results of her long work. The design of the cover of the book obviously demonstrates it. As for the author the cover must make the reader think over the subject. In other words, the cover must fit the content.
“After long deliberation we understood that we can look for it in our culture” said Mr. Margaryan. “And we chose Yervand Kochar’s graphics ‘Man and City’. A man who has to be civilized, who has to bear challenges, who doesn’t have to lose identity, who has to have personality, who has to come into contact with the authorities and, finally, who has to realize the authority. These were principles which made us chose Kochar’s painting”.
The Professor introduced the structure of the monogram. It consists of five books. Each of them has its own logic, so it can be presented as a separate book.
Then Professor Margaryan spoke about political modernization as a complicated and multidimensional theory in political science. She mentioned that her aim was to interpret “the evolution of political modernization, particularly the civilizational layer which refers to us, and will allow us to overcome the crises of political developments in which all newly independent countries face starting the multidimensional process of political modernization”.
Political modernization assumes normal changes of political system which will let the society “tear” the political period and begin safe and happy future. This is the message of Mariam Margaryan.
“Through Grigor Narekatsi was not a specialist in political modernization, but he has observed the multidimensional problem of human through the history of civilization” stated the Professor. “Narekatsi is not an ideologist of only Armenian renaissance, but of Renaissance in general. And he has underlined that political modernization requires the notion of human, the notion of a competitive, productive, self-determined human.”
The monogram “Challenges of political modernization in the Republic of Armenia” was presented to publishing by the Public Administration Academy of RA. It is for the politicians, analysts, students of the Public Administration Academy of RA and other universities as well, researchers, lecturers, and for the young people who have strong civil perception.