Editorial Board

Irina Alebastrova

Doctor of Sciences in Law, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Constitutional and International Law of the All-Russian State University of Justice (RPA of the Ministry of Justice of Russia). She is author and co-author of more than 60 scientific and educational works, including several textbooks on the constitutional law of foreign countries and a number of monographs. Research interests: constitutional law of Russia and foreign countries.

Armen Dzhagaryan

Doctor of Sciences in Law, Adviser to the Bar Association “Muranov, Chernyakov and Partners”. Previously, he was an adviser to a judge of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation. He is author of more than 170 scientific publications, including textbooks and comments on legislation. His research interests are primarily related to the doctrine and practice of constitutionalism and constitutional justice, including the protection of the constitutional rights, issues of constitutional economics and local democracy.

Sergey Zaikin

PhD in Law, Associate Professor of the Department of Constitutional and Municipal Law of the O. E. Kutafin Moscow State Law University. From 2010 to 2013, he worked as a project assistant coordinator, coordinator at the Institute of Law and Public Policy, and publishing editor of the journal Comparative Constitutional Review. He is author of a number of articles in various scientific journals and collections of scientific papers. Research interests: political parties, electoral law, restrictions on the rights and freedoms of citizens.

Olga Kryazhkova

PhD in Law, Associate Professor of the Department of Constitutional Law named after N. V. Vitruk of the Russian State University of Justice. She teaches constitutional justice and human rights. She is author and co-author of more than 50 scientific papers, educational and practical manuals, as well as developer of the concept and training program of the Institute of Law and Public Policy for lawyers and human rights defenders on appeals to the Constitutional Court of Russia. Research interests: constitutional justice, human rights.

Ben Noble

Doctor of Political Science (DPhil), Associate Professor at University College London (UCL), School of Slavic and Eastern European Studies (SSEES), where he teaches Russian politics; senior Researcher at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. He is winner of the 2017 Walter Bagehot Award by the Association for Policy Studies for the best dissertation in public administration. He was awarded the British Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Award for a project to analyze the unconstitutional closure of legislatures around the world. His research interests cover the following topics: russian domestic politics, legislation and politics, authoritarianism.

William Partlett

Doctor of Law (JD), Doctor of Philosophy. Currently, he is an associate professor at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include comparative law studies, institutional aspects of constitutional rule-making, and the legacy of the socialist legal system in the post-Soviet space and Asian countries.

Andrey RumyantsevDeputy Editor-in-Chief

Doctoral degree in Law (Dr. jur.). He is author of a number of publications. His research interests include the following areas: constitutional, media and copyright law, legal philosophy and sociology of law, law and economics, comparative legal studies, as well as interdisciplinary legal studies in general.

Daniel Smilov

Doctor of Political Science, Doctor of Law (SJD), Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science, Sofia University, Bulgaria; Visiting Professor of the Department of Legal Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; Program Director of the Center for Liberal Strategies, Sofia, Bulgaria. Current research interests: research on the relationship between constitutionalism, populism and modern democracy.

Alexandra TroitskayaDeputy Editor-in-Chief

Doctor of Sciences in Law, Associate Professor at the Department of constitutional and municipal law at the Faculty of Law, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. The title of her doctoral dissertation is “Comparative method in the science of constitutional law and decisions of the constitutional control bodies”. Her research interests center on comparative methodology, comparative constitutionalism, human rights and freedoms, constitutional justice, constitutional amendments, decentralization of power.

Svetlana Tyulkina

Doctor of Law (JD), Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is author of a number of publications in Australian and international journals. Her research interests include comparative constitutional law, human rights, especially political rights and freedoms, and constitutional aspects of anti-terrorist legislation.

Tatiana Khramova

PhD in Law, Associate Professor of the Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, National Research University Higher School of Economics. In 2009–2015, she worked in the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Russia. She is author and co-author of more than 20 publications, including several collective monographs, in the area of comparative constitutional law and constitutional law of Russia. She is member of the jury of the competition Crystal Themis. Her research interests include comparative constitutional law, comparative research methodology, human rights, constitutional justice, economic analysis of law, and teaching legal disciplines in higher education.

Paul Chaisty

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Currently, he teaches Russian political science at St Antony’s College of University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Research interests: legislative power, partisanship and public associations in post-communist Russia, political views in Russia, nationalism in Russia and Ukraine, comparative analysis of presidential power institutions.

Dmitry Shustrov

PhD in Law, Associate Professor of the Department of Constitutional and Municipal Law, Faculty of Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University. Research interests: theory and methodology of constitutional law, history of the science of constitutional law and constitutional legal doctrines, comparative and supranational constitutional law, theory of the constitution, constitutional theory of the state, human rights, constitutional justice, proportionality and weighting in constitutional judicial argumentation.