OLEKSANDR FISUN

Head of Department of Political Science,
Dr.Sc. (Political Science), Professor

EDUCATION:
2009 - Dr.Sc. (Doktor nauk in Political Science), Ivan Kuras Institute for Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv, Ukraine;
1990 - .Sc. (Kandydat nauk in Philosophical Sciences), Department of Political Science, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University;
1987 - Diplom with Highest Honors in Economics, Department of Political Economy, School of Economics, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:
2010 - present - Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science;
2006-2010 - Professor, Department of Political Science;
1995-2006 - Associate Professor, Department of Political Science;
since 1991 - Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Theory of Culture and Philosophy of Science, Department of Philosophy, Department of Theoretical and Practical Philosophy.

AREAS OF TEACHING:
Comparative Politics;
Democratic Theory;
Contemporary Political Theory;
Political Anthropology.

RESEARCH INTEREST:
Comparative democratization and regime change in post-Soviet Eurasia;
Post-communist constitutional design, presidentialism, party systems, and electoral reforms;
Informal politics, corruption, neopatrimonialism, and patron-client networks;
Ukrainian politics.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Slobozhanshina Political Science Association (President, 2012 - present);
Issues of Political Science: V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Journal (Editor-in-chief, 2012 - present);
OIKUMENA: Comparative Studies of Political Institutions, Socioeconomic Systems, and Civilizations (Founding Editor, 2003 - present).

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Books:
Demokratija, neopatrimonialism i globalnye transformatsii (Democracy, Neopatrimonialism, and Global Transformations). Kharkiv: Konstanta, 2006.

Textbooks:
Sravnitelnaya politika (Comparative Politics). Ed. by Mykola Sazonov and Vil Bakirov. Kharkiv: Kharkiv National University Press, 2005 [principal contributor].
Politologiya (Political Science). Ed. by Mykola Sazonov. Kharkiv: Folio, 1998 [principal contributor].

Articles and chapters:

The Future of Ukraines Neopatrimonial Democracy // PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo, No. 394 (October 2015): 1-7.

Electoral Laws and Patronage Politics in Ukraine // PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo, No. 229 (September 2012).

Rethinking Post-Soviet Politics from a Neopatrimonial Perspective // Democratizatsiya. The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Spring 2012): 87-96.

Ukrainskaya neopatrymonialnaya democratiya: formirovanie, spetsifika i tendentsii rozvitiya (Ukrainian Neopatrimonial Democracy: Origin, Peculiarities and Trends of Development) // Oikumena. Vol. 8. Kharkiv, 2011: 119-127.

The Dual Spiral of Ukrainian Politics after 2010 // PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo, No.165 (September 2011).

Ukrainian Teeter-Totter. Vices and Virtues of a Neopatrimonial Democracy // PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo, No.120 (October 2010).

Respublika radi obshego budushego: dillemy ukrainskogo konstitutsionnogo tranzita (Republic for the Common Future: Dilemmas of the Ukrainian Constitutional Transition) // Oikumena. Vol. 7. Kharkiv, 2010: 137-148.

K pereosnysleniju postsovetskoj politiki: neopatrimonial'naya interpretatsija (Rethinking Post-Soviet Politics: Neopatrimonial Interpretation) // Politicheskaya Kontseptologyia, No. 4 (October-December 2010): 158-187.

Neopatrymonializm proty democratii v Ukraine (Neopatrimonialism versus Democracy in Ukraine) // Viche, No. 17 (2008): 4-7.

Postsovetskije neopatrimonijalnye rezhymy: genezis, osobennosti, tipologija (Post-Soviet Neopatrimonial Regimes: Genesis, Specificity, Typology) // Otechestvennye Zapiski, Vol. 39, No. 6 (2007): 8-28.

La transizione Ucraina: dove porta la via del neo-patrimonialismo? (The Ukrainian Transition: Where Will the Path of Neo-patrimonialism Lead?) // FUTURIBILI, No. 3 (2007): 139-154 (with V.Bakirov).

Politicheskaja ekonomija "tsvetnuh revolutsij": neopatrimonial'naja interpretatsija (Political Economy of "Colored Revolutions": Neopatrimonial Reinterpretation) // Prognosis, No. 3 (7) (Fall 2006): 211-244.

SCIENTOMETRIC DATABASES:

Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=pQV7KfYAAAAJ
ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2716-0149
ResearchGate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Oleksandr_Fisun
ACADEMIA https://kharkov-ua.academia.edu/OleksandrFisun



MAILING ADDRESS:
Dr.-Prof. Oleksandr Fisun
Department of Political Science,
School of Philosophy
V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University,
Maidan Svobody, 4,
Kharkiv, 61022, Ukraine
Tel: +38 057 707 51 63
E-mail: fisun@karazin.ua