Conference Papers 2007


Democratic Transition

Shapovalenko M.V. The democratic transition of Ukraine after the "color" revolution: unexpected consequences.

Pasicznyk Uliana. The Political Crisis of November-December 2004: The Constitutional Compromise and Its Implications for Ukraine’s Democratic Development.

Kolodii A.F. The trajectory of the democratic transition in Ukraine (an attempt at neo-institutional analysis).

Bortnikov V.I. Factors and preconditions of democratic transformation in Ukraine.

State and nation-building

Zhuk M.V. Social transformations, elections and the problem of promoting the successful development of Ukrainian society.

Andriyenko O.V. Social myths and democratization: implications for Ukrainian national development.

Kraliuk P.M. Problems of state building and nation building in modern Ukraine in the light of V. Lipinski's political heritage.

Vasylchuk G.M. The Zaporizhzhya Sich as an example of state building.

Kozak I.Y. Nationalism in the context of democratic processes in Ukraine.

Bessonova M.M. Ukraine between East and the West: implications for foreign policy

Constitutional issues

Savchyn M.V.: Problems in the constitutional development of Ukraine
Yarmish O.N., Chervyacova A.O.
A critical analysis of constitutional and legal reform in Ukraine

Kalinovskii Yu.Yu. Constitutional norms as an  indicator of the development of the sense of justice in Ukrainian society

Yaroshenko V.M.  Civic competence as a factor in strengthening the Constitution in independent Ukraine.

Oliynik O.M. Constitutional-legal reform and its influence on further development of the Constitution of Ukraine.

Reform of the central institutions of democratic governance

Batrakova I.V. The institution of the presidency and democratic development in modern Ukraine.

Kozachanska A.M., Shapovalenko M.V. Presidentialism vs. parliamentarianism in Ukraine.

Gal B.O. The nation state and a rational bureaucracy: a test of theoretical constructions in Ukraine

Administrative Reform

Malinovskii V.Ya. The reform of public administration in Ukraine

Zhelyuk T.L. Creation of an efficient model of regional development management in the context of the democratization of Ukrainian society.

Nikolina I.I. Criteria for evaluation of the effectiveness of the public administration of social policy at the regional level.

Local governance

Yuriychuk Ye.P.  Does the system of proportional representation accurately provide for the representation of civil society in bodies of local governance in Ukraine?

Degterenko А.М. Unconstitutionality of the proportional system of elections to local councils: the ethno-political dimension.

Leshchenko T.I. The socio-demographic composition of regional legislatures in the condition of democratization: 1987-2006 (the example of Zakarpattya Oblast).

Pronyuk N. Territorial community in the conditions of democratization of Ukrainian society.

Yatsunska O.O. European experience in the formation of local governance: lessons for Ukraine.

Koziura I.V., Ivanchenko Yu.G. The theoretical, methodological and program aspects of conducting local governance reforms.

Elections and party development

 Gorodetska O.G. Paradoxes of motivation in electoral choice: the 2006 elections campaign in Ukraine.

Yakovenko A.V.  Inter-regional comparison of liberalism in Ukrainian  electoral preferences

Gorlyansky S.P. Ukrainian Party Manifestos in the 2002 and the 2007 Parliamentary Elections.

Vasiutynsky V.O. Evolution of attitudes toward a two-party system in Ukraine.

Burov I.V. The ideological rationalization of political preferences in Ukraine

Gonyukova L.V. Problems of modern party building.

Kuzmin M.M. Parties and regions in Ukraine: problems for the development of democracy.

Kobuta S.Y., Kobuta L.P. The formation of modern party and political structures in the West Ukrainian region.


Zotkin A.O.  Elite-citizen relations in the democratization of Ukraine

Temnenko V.A. The use of borrowed language as a mechanism for legitimating elites in Russia and Ukraine

Kokorska O.I. Value aspects of the legitimization of political power in Ukraine.

Political communication

Klymanska L.D. Communication strategies in politics.

Marchuk N. Analysis of the development of Ukrainian mass media in the process of democratic transformation in post-soviet society.

Kuznetsova O.V. Political communications in the process of political socialization on a regional level.

Somov M.V. The Internet as a means of political communication: on the example of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Political culture

Fisanov V.P. To what extent is democracy an accepted value in the attitudes of Ukrainian political and administrative personnel?

Stepanenko V.P. Problems in the institutionalization of social ideals of Ukraine.

Slyushchynskii B.V. Political culture and political communications in Pryazovya.

Doroshenko S.I.  Relevance for Ukraine of the concept of the "passive citizen" in French political theory

Political attitudes of Ukrainian Youth

Zhadan I.V. Technologies of social education in the political socialization of youth.

Kluyenko E.O. “Pro-" and "anti-NATO" students in Central Ukraine: common and different features in geopolitical views.

Tikhomirova Ye.B.  The problem of  freedom of movement from the perspective of young people in Rivne oblast.

Verbets V.V. The social potential of youth: problems and perspectives of formation.


Pylynskii Ya.M. Problems of migration in Ukraine.

Maksymenko S.V. Some aspects of the realization of the right to freedom under the conditions of the continued existence of the institution of registration in Ukraine.

Lyasota A.Ye. Cultural and legal principles in the protection of the rights of ethnic minorities in modern Ukraine.

Bova A.V. People’s trust in the militia and satisfaction with its work.

Lavryk G.V. International concepts  of parents’ rights in education and their legal interpretation in Ukraine.

Gender equality

Buryak L.I. Women’s history as an intellectual factor in nation-building in Ukraine.

Skoblyk N. The gender factor in the formation of socio-political elites in Zakarpattya (examples from Mukacheve and Uzhgorod).

Grytsenko T.V. University programs of gender studies


Piren M.I. The formation of inter-ethnic tolerance in activities of modern Ukrainian political and administrative elites.

Zhuk M.V., Kramarenko L.D. Civic education as a factor in the formation of a tolerant political culture among modern youth in the conditions of competing information flaws.

Yurieva K.A. Intercultural tolerance as a component in the preparation of teachers to teach civic education.

Emirova A.A. The Medzhlis of the Crimean Tatars as a source of  the formation of the Crimean Tatar political elite.

Civil Society

Nikolko M.V. Development of relations between civil society organizations and political organizations and government at the local level

Skoblyk V. В. Trends in the development of civil and political organizations in Zakarpattya.

Chernova L.Ye. Ethno-national territorial communities as an element of civil society.

Shevchuk O.I. Genesis of the concept “civic identity” in the context of the construction of civil society in Ukraine.

Savka V.Ye. International cooperation of NGOs in social work as a dimension in the formation of civil society in Ukraine.

Nesterovych V.F. Lobbying in the legislative process of Ukraine

Equality and social justice

Shevchenko Z.V. Social justice as a main factor in social differentiation

Balinchenko S.P. The process of democratization in Ukraine in the context of an ethical model of justice.

Kabachenko N.V. Homelessness as an extreme form of social exclusion.

Tsumayeva A.S. The democratization of income policy in Ukraine: realities and perspectives.

Koval A.U. Social choice and its influence on reform of the agrarian sector of the Ukrainian economy.

State-market relations

Bila S.O. Balancing the liberalization of the Ukrainian economy with state regulation from the point of view of the democratic development of the society.

Borysenko Z.M. Possible consequences for the Ukrainian economy of flaws in state competition policy.

Demkiv O.B., Kondratyk L.M. The economic morality of Ukrainian society in comparative perspective: an analysis of data from the European sociological survey (the 2004 – 2005 wave).


Avioutskii V.V. Could Ukraine’s democratization process be analyzed as a geopolitical phenomenon?

Genyk M.A. The influence of democratization on Ukraine-Poland reconciliation and the geopolitical transformation of CEE.

Meleshchenko T.V. The importance of leadership in democratic transitions: Ukrainian perspectives on the role of Vaclav Gavel in the democratization of Czech society.

Democratization of education

Klepko S.F. Education and democracy in post-soviet Ukraine: lessons for the system of education in Ukraine.

Khrykov Ye.M. Democratization of education in the eyes of students.

Adamenko O.V. Democratization of management in education: ideas of scholars and opinions of practitioners.

Shutov M.I. Conflicting requirements of Ukrainian laws on education as a problem in the democratization of higher education in Ukraine.

Rarog Yu.V. A Ukrainian model of the innovative university.

Gyliun O.V. University autonomy and self-governance as important directions in the development of higher education in Ukraine.

European integration of education

Mytsyk L.M. Formation of European values and preferences as a factor in the European integration of the system of higher education of Ukraine.

Seydametova Z.S. The competitiveness of the Ukrainian system of higher education in a globalized world.

Panfilov O.Yu. Integration in European educational space as a condition of the democratization of military education in Ukraine.

Fedorenko L.M., Fedorenko A.P. Democratization of post-diploma pedagogical education in the conditions of integration of Ukraine in European educational space

Education about democracy and civic education

Tsymbal P.V. The Building Democracy Project in the educational establishments of Ukraine: goals, efficiency, perspectives.

Tyahlo O.V. The problem of diversification of levels of democratic education.

Lazurenko V.M., Podenshchikova N.A. The experience of Cherkassy State University of Technology in the development of education about democracy.

Mazur L.I. Methods of teaching the fundamentals of democracy in secondary schools.

Ladychenko T.V. Methodological questions in the teaching of the Fundamentals of Democracy course in secondary schools.

Bakka T.V. On the experience of training teachers of humanities by means of the course on civic education

David Royle, Yaroslav Kalous. Experience of the EU project “Civic education – Ukraine”.

Dubrovskii V.F.  A comparative analysis of civic education in Great Britain and Ukraine

Terno S.O. Critical thinking in the teaching of history in secondary schools in Ukraine.

Stepanenko I.V. Democratic education in the form of a dialogue: experience using the method of debates on "Relations between the elite and citizens in the processes of democratization