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Explaining Variation in the Effectiveness of Anti-Corruption Activism in Ukraine’s Regions

Why is anti-corruption activism more successful in some regions of Ukraine than others? This national survey has some answers.

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Promoting the Legal Protection of Anti-Corruption Whistleblowers in Ukraine

To defeat corruption, Ukraine must protect whistleblowers, writes Olena Shostko. The next step: a comprehensive whistleblower protection law.

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The Far Right in Pre- and Post-Euromaidan Ukraine: From Ultra-Nationalist Party Politics to Ethno-Centric Uncivil Society

Since 2014, the Ukrainian far right has been increasingly active and publicly accepted. That calls for careful monitoring, writes Andreas Umland.

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Exploring Civil Society in the North-West Caucasus: The State, Local Government, and Communities on a Convoluted Path toward Social Stability

In the North Caucasus, civil society is—contrary to popular belief—alive and well. But given the diversity of republics, it might not look exactly how you'd expect.

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Regulating Society after the Color Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of NGO Laws in Belarus, Russia, and Armenia

In the wake of the Color Revolutions, why did some states clamp down on NGOs harder than others? The answer goes beyond authoritarian learning, writes Leah Gilbert.

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About Demokratizatsiya

Interested in understanding post-Soviet transformation? Look no further! Since 1992, Demokratizatsiya contributors have been providing scholarly insights into the forces that shape the region, from perestroika to Putin.

In each quarterly issue, distinguished and emerging scholars from around the world address politics, economics, social issues, legal systems, nationalities, international relations, and human rights. Recent articles have covered blogging in Runet, the Donbass War, and the portrayal of female heroes in Kyrgyz nation-building.

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Russian State Coverage of the 2016 US Presidential Election: An Interview with Tina Burrett

Tina Burrett discusses her research on Russian TV news during the election and shares surprising findings. Plus, find out Tina's advice for young scholars.

Authoritarians and Elections: A Conversation with Donnacha Ó Beacháin

Central Asia expert and Demokratizatsiya contributor Donnacha Ó Beacháin discusses regional elections, authoritarianism, and what young scholars should know.

Elections in Post-Soviet Space: A Conversation with Sofie Bedford and Ryhor Nizhnikau

Sofie Bedford and Ryhor Nizhnikau take us behind the scenes of the October 2017 special issue about post-Soviet elections.

Anonymous Women and "Honorary Males": A Conversation with Nuraida Abdykapar kyzy

Read on for a look at the research behind 'Female Heroes in a Man's World: The Construction of Female Heroes in Kyrgyzstan's Symbolic Nation-Building" (April 2017) and to find out what's next for Nuraida.

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The journal covers politics, economics, social issues, crime, legal systems, nationalities, international relations, human rights, and other topics, with a focus on developments since the end of the Soviet Union.

We welcome submissions of articles by recognized and emerging academics, journalists, practitioners and other specialists. We are especially interested in scholarly articles that have policy relevance. Historically, Demokratizatsiya has published English language articles ranging between 6,000 and 10,000 words in length.

Additionally, as part of our commitment to develop and publish new voices, we have recently added a new section, “Perspectives: Concise Analyses of Current Events.” The section will include short pieces (about 2,000 – 3,000 words) from undergraduates, graduate students, and early-career scholars who have something to say on a range of contemporary topics in post-Soviet space. We’re looking for the same policy relevance and focus on democratization as we seek in our longer articles, but in a more concise, timely package. Once authors submit an article, our editorial team will work with each one individually to develop their work, providing extensive editorial feedback.

There are no costs associated with submitting a manuscript to Demokratizatsiya or having it published. Each manuscript submitted will be evaluated by double blind peer review by at least two reviewers with published scholarship on related topics. We hope to respond to each submission within four months. We will only accept a manuscript for peer review if the manuscript is not being considered for publication by any other journal. You are welcome to publish the pre-prints online after the text has been accepted for publication.

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