Research and Studies

The turning point. Chronicles of the Ukrainian revolution

The European Dialogue Expert Group supported publishing of the most comprehensive account of events that took place in Ukraine in 2013-2015and are now known as the Revolution of Dignity. In commemoration of the 5th anniversary of the Euromaidan revolution we publish an excerpt from the final chapter of this book. A number of authors have contributed to the publication under the editorship of Georgy Chizhov

A state based on a rule of law. How is this idea seen by the public and how does it translate into real political actions

On February 27, 2018, the third anniversary of assassination of Boris Nemtsov, prominent Russian politician, social activist and true citizen, Sakharov centre in Moscow hosted a scientific conference on matters of building a state governed by the rule of law in Russia. Leading Russian legal experts, historians, sociologists, liberal politicians and social activists reviewed a number of key aspects related to the future of the rule of law in Russia. Lev Gudkov, doctor of philosophy and head of Levada centre looked into how the idea of a law-based state is interpreted by public opinion and translates into real politics

The Donbass: between the war and development prospects

Political situation that developed in the east of Ukraine in 2014-2015 spurred a lot of changes both in that area and all over the country. Igor Semivolos, political analyst and executive director, Center for Middle East Studies is looking into the significance and speed of this change in an attempt to assess its overall impact upon the country

Party life. Hot summer and versions of a future parliament

We have already written about the balance of power in Ukraine on the verge of elections. Last week our analysts looked into what could happen right after the elections and during the fight for the Parliament. We have come up with four scenarios

Crisis of liberal democracy. What is the meaning of liberalism in XXI century?

The European Dialogue Expert Group is working on a book on liberalism and idea of freedom in XXI century. Over the course of this year leading economists, political and social scientists have been discussing processes which are unfolding in liberal states as well as challenges faced by them. Please find below one chapter from this book describing the crisis of liberal democracy.

Ukrainian elites and the presidential campaign

Our Ukraine Today issue focuses on the upcoming presidential elections. We tried to find answers to four questions: 1. What chances does Petro Poroshenko stand to win the elections, 2) Can Donetsk elites make there way back to political stage and take a revenge, 3) What kind of games local oligarchs are likely to play, 4) Who of the candidates has been introduced to the international audience and has a better international image?

A state governed by the rule of law: is this mission totally impossible?

On February 27, 2018, the third anniversary of assassination of Boris Nemtsov, prominent Russian politician, social activist and true citizen, Sakharov centre in Moscow hosted a scientific conference on matters of building a state governed by the rule of law in Russia. Leading Russian legal experts, historians, sociologists, liberal politicians and social activists reviewed a number of key aspects related to the future of the rule of law in Russia

It’s not just about the institutions. Why you should not expect any economic breakthroughs from the countries of Eastern Partnership

In October Higher School of Economics, Yegor Gaidar Foundation, and Polish Center of Eastern Research held a round table discussion “Internal and external aspects of regional politics. A view both from Poland and Russia”. The European Dialogue Expert Group supported the round table and asked Ivan Lubimov, RANEPA, researcher, who participated in this discussion from Russia to share his views on what influences catching-up economies in the long run

A rising economy: known and emerging risks

The European Dialogue Expert Group monitors and prepares quarterly updates on the economic situation in Ukraine, a country which openly declared its adherence to the vector of European development. Today’s analysis looks into economic trends and events that are unfolding in the country

Ukraine Today: Key Trends. Bulletin №5

Traditionally summer in Ukraine is a politically quiet period. However, this year it is different. Finally, political heavyweight, the incumbent president has joined the presidential race and almost right away regained his second from the top position in the polls. Julia Timoshenko keeps the lead and openly declares her confidence in the future victory, but the overall situation is far from being that clear. Vladimir Putin’s compadre, Victor Medvedchuk is now among those who claim the remaining votes of the Party of Regions, a move that threatens to split the pro-Moscow opposition to the current authorities

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