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Ukrainian Media Landscape - 2012

Ukrainian Media Landscape 2012 includes a review of media industries and markets, media legislation framework, education for journalists and media NGOs’ activities in Ukraine. The analytical report does not claim to provide a comprehensive coverage of all events and phenomena; its objective is to record and articulate key trends of the year. The English version of the Media Landscape is an extract of the full Ukrainian edition. more…

Country Reports | June 26, 2013

Ukraine after the Parliamentary Elections

In spite of the massive manipulation and targeted use of administrative resources well in advance of the election day, the parliamentary elections produced a strong opposition. The former governing party, the Party of Regions (PR) led by President Viktor Yanukovych, did emerge as the strongest force, but was weakened. The objective of a two-thirds majority was clearly missed. The surprise winner was without doubt the right-wing national party Svoboda, which was able to enter the Verkhovna Rada for the first time, with 10.44 per cent. more…

Gabriele Baumann, Christine Rosenberger | International Reports | February 15, 2013

EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: Guideline for Reforms

Publication by the Ukrainian experts is the first attempt of a deep, holistic analysis of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU as an innovative legal document and phenomena of international law that will affect all significant regulatory spheres in Ukraine. Authors highlight the key aspects of the AA and analyze consequences of the AA's implementation for the general population. more…

Oleksandr Sushko, Olga Zelinska, Robert Khorolskyy, Veronika Movchan, Iryna Solonenko, Viktoria Gumeniuk, Vadym Triukhan | September 10, 2012

Good Governance begins with the individual

Decentralisation, federalism and local self-governance are integral parts of political reform processes in many countries of the world. Today there is hardly any country that has a purely centralised political organisation. Decentralisation alone does not lead to more democracy, but it can promote the democratisation process. more…

July 27, 2012

Political Parties

Functions and Organisation in Democratic Societies

Political parties play a central role in democratic societies because they represent the interests of society and they allow the citizens to exert influence on the political decision-making process. The present publication of Konrad Adenauer Foundation is thought to offer an introduction to organisational structures and functions of political parties as well as to depict their place within a democratic society. more…

July 23, 2012