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Перезавантаження України

Jan 10, 2014
Останнім часом все частіше звучать заклики до перезавантаження України. Це і Луценко із його закликами до запровадження другої чи третьої республіки, і реінкарнація Романа Безсмертного, автора нездійсненної адмінреформи, і «Допа»з«Гепою» зісвоєю пропозицією перенести столицю у Харків, і Андрій Клюєв із розмовами про те, а що ж буде робити бідна Польща із Галичиною.

Ukraine Rebooting

Jan 10, 2014
Lately we have been hearing more and more cries for “rebooting” Ukraine. Yurii Lutsenko, the former Minister of Internal Affairs, calls for introducing a second and third republic, while Roman Bezsmertny, the author of unaccomplished administrative reform, has undergone a complete reincarnation; "Depa" and "Gepa" insist on moving the capital of the country to Kharkiv, while Andriy Klyuev, a prominent businessman and politician, sympathizes with unfortunate Poland about what it will do with Galicia when it breaks off from Ukraine.

Ефективність управління суспільним життям в умовах багатоакторності

Jan 10, 2014
Ефективність державного управління чи, іншими словами, організації суспільного життя значною мірою залежить від того, яким чином відбувається вироблення, ухвалення і виконання управлінських рішень. До чинників, що визначають характеристики системи ухвалення управлінських рішень, входять кількість і статус акторів, що беруть участь у цьому, їхня професійна підготовленість, зв’язок акторів з суспільними групами, які вони представляють, та інші.

The Efficiency of Managing Social Life under Multi-Actor Decision-Making

Jan 10, 2014
The efficiency of public administration, or in other words managing social life, greatly depends on the way of elaborating, adopting, and implementing administrative decisions. Among the factors that determine the characteristics of the system of administrative decision-making there are the number and the status of actors that take part in this process, their professional competence, their connections with social groups they represent, and other aspects.

What was it?

Jan 10, 2014
What was it – a global scale game, as to who can pay more and under what terms, or the real wish, although defined mainly by the pragmatic understanding of one’s own interests? This can be a simplified summary of the polemics which started in Ukraine and all over the world after the Association Agreement including establishing the preferential zone of free trade between Ukraine and the European Union was not signed in Vilnius. As time goes by, the former version of the game with the due adjustments predetermined by political situation in Bankova street becomes more and more popular. One can even hear a statement that current Ukrainian power could not sign the Agreement with the EU because of their incompatible mentality.

Russian Geopolitical Assault: Possibilities and Realities

Jan 10, 2014
History proves that if, following the radical changes in the international relations, reliable mechanisms and instruments to support the new configuration are not set up, earlier or later some members of the system will try to disrupt the balance of forces. Geopolitical assault can be considered one of such instruments. Its essence is the restoration of the control over the lost territories and spheres of influence, and in the end, it leads not only to restoration, but also to the enhancement of its status in the international system.

Про націєтворчу роль та історичні корені Майдану

Jan 10, 2014
Майдан – унікальне явище в історії протестних рухів і мирних революцій. Його позитивна аура і самодостатність, неочікувана твердість і доброта його учасників спонукають до роздумів над феноменом Майдану і його майбутнім. Як написав Віталій Портніков, з Майданом в Україні почалося ХХІ століття. Яким воно буде для українців?

Putin's Amnesty Is an Opening for the West

Jan 03, 2014
There are plenty of reasons to be cynical about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s motivation in announcing an amnesty last month for more than 20,000 prisoners, writes Matthew Rojansky. But one vital fact should not be overlooked: real progress has now been made on one of the most persistently contentious items on the Russia-West agenda.
photo by office of Antonis Samaras

Putin’s (Un)Happy New Year

Jan 02, 2014
In his final 2013 appearances, Putin subtly warned — and the Volgograd bombings graphically confirmed — that major changes must come in the new year. William Pomeranz analyzes Putin's December speeches and what they say about Russia in 2014.

Russia and Countering Violent Extremism in the Internet and Social Media: Exploring Prospects for U.S.-Russia Cooperation Beyond the "Reset"

Dec 16, 2013
This study, based on primary research conducted in Moscow in 2012, defines Russia’s assessment of domestic and international sources violent extremist threats; explains Moscow’s perspective on balancing democratic principles with the challenge of countering violent extremism in the Internet/social media; assesses existing capacities and impediments to further international collaboration with Russia in countering violent extremism in the Internet/social media spheres; defines specific initiatives that Russia, the United States, and other nations of the world community could advance to enhance international cooperation in countering violent extremism throughout the world cyber community.

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