Editorial Collegium

Irina Alebastrova

Doctor of Law, Associate Professor at the Department of Public Law Disciplines at the Faculty of Law of National Research University Higher School of Economics. Her research interests cover the Russian and foreign constitutional law. Author and co-author of more than 60 scientific and educational works, including several textbooks on constitutional law of foreign countries and monographs “Constitutionalism as the legal basis of social solidarity” (2016); “Fundamentals of American Constitutionalism” (2001); “Territory in Public Law” (2013).

Armen Dzhagaryan

Doctor of Law, Advisor to the Bar Association “Muranov, Chernyakov and Partners”. Former advisor to the Judge of the Russian Constitutional Court. Primary scientific interests are the doctrine and practice of constitutionalism and constitutional justice, judicial and other (alternative) ways of protecting the rights of citizens and organizations, issues of constitutional economy, local democracy. Author of more than 170 scientific publications, including textbooks, study guides, and comments on legislation. Among the main works: “Justice: Orientation to the Constitution” (M., Norma, 2018) (et al.).

Sergey Zaikin

Ph.D in Law, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Constitutional and Municipal Law of the Moscow State Law University named after O.E. Kutafin. From 2010 to 2013 worked as Project Coordinator and Managing Editor of Comparative Constitutional Review Journal at the Institute of Law and Public Policy. Research interests cover political parties, suffrage, restrictions on the rights and freedoms of citizens. He has 17 published articles in scientific journals “Comparative Constitutional Review”, “Constitutional and Municipal Law” and “Pravo. Zhurnal Vysshey shkoly ekonomiki”, “Bulletin of the Financial University” and in various collections of scientific papers.

Olga Kryazhkova

Ph.D in Law, Associate Professor at the Russian State University of Justice in Moscow. Lectures in Constitutional Justice and Constitutional Law. Research interests: constitutional justice, human rights and other issues of the constitutional law. She is the author and co-author of more than 40 publications in the sphere of constitutional justice and constitutional law, including: Blokhin P.D., Kryazhkova O.N. (2015) “How to defend one’s rights before the Constitutional Court”; Kryazhkova O.N., Podoplelova O.G. (2018) “Protection Strategy in the Constitutional Court of Russia”. She is the author of the concept and programs of trainings for lawyers and human rights defenders on appealing to the Russian Constitutional Court at the Institute for Law and Public Policy.

Ben Nobble

DPhil in Politics (Oxford), Associate Professor at the University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, lectures in Russian Politics. Since 2017 – senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Fundamental Studies of the Laboratory for Regional Political Studies of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. His Doctoral thesis “Rethinking ‘Rubber Stamps’: Legislative Subservience, Executive Factionalism, and Policy-Making in the Russian State Duma” was awarded with Sir Walter Bagehot Prize of the Political Studies Association in 2017. He was one of the winners of the British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award for the research project on the why authoritarian leaders close down legislatures. His research interests cover Russian domestic policy, legislative policies and authoritarianism.

William Partlett 

DPhil in Soviet History, JD from Stanford Law School, MPhil in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Oxford (where he was a Clarendon Scholar). Honors bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Public Policy from Princeton University. Since 2015 – Associate Professor at the Melbourne Law School. Before coming to Melbourne, Dr. Partlett was an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of Chinese University Hong Kong, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer at Columbia University Law School, and a Fellow at The Brookings Institution. His research interests include comparative law (specifically the role of institutions in comparative public law), the institutional dimensions of constitutional law making and the distinctive institutional legacies of the socialist system of law in the former Soviet Union and Asia.

Andrey Rumyantsev (Deputy Editor-in-Chief)

Ph.D in Law (Dr. jur.). His research interests include the following areas: constitutional and media law and copyright, legal philosophy and sociology of law, law and economics, comparative legal studies, as well as interdisciplinary legal studies in general. Author of a number of publications, including the monograph «The public good guarantee of errorless reporting as a cross-media legal principle: A contribution to a functional-institutional theory of mass-media law» (in German).

Daniel Smilov

Ph.D. in Political Sciences (the University of Oxford), Ph.D. in Law (Central European University, Budapest). Associate Professor at the Political Science Department of the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and a Recurrent Visiting Professor at the Legal Studies Department of the Central European University, Budapest. He is also the Programme Director of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia. His research is focused on the link between constitutionalism, populism and the contemporary democracy.

Alexandra Troitskaya (Deputy Editor-in-Chief)

Ph.D. in Political Sciences (the University of Oxford), Ph.D. in Law (Central European University, Budapest). Associate Professor at the Political Science Department of the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and a Recurrent Visiting Professor at the Legal Studies Department of the Central European University, Budapest. He is also the Programme Director of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia. His research is focused on the link between constitutionalism, populism and the contemporary democracy.

Svetlana Tyulkina

JD at Central European University, Budapest CEU, M.Litt.Monash. Since 2011 – Lecturer at the University of New South Wales Law School and a member of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law (since 2011). Her research interests cover the comparative constitutional law, human rights, political rights and freedoms, and constitutional aspects of anti-terrorist legislation. Svetlana has various publications on topics of her research expertise in Australian and international journals including the 2015 book “Militant Democracy – Undemocratic Political Parties and Beyond”.

Tatiana Khramova

Ph. D in Law, LLM at Erasmus Mundus program – European Master in Law and Economics (Rotterdam, Hamburg, Vienna). Associate Professor at the Department of Public Law Disciplines at the Faculty of Law of National Research University Higher School of Economics. Her research interests cover comparative constitutional law, human rights, constitutional justice and economic analysis of law. In 2009–2015 she worked for the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Russia. Since 2011, she participates in the drafting of hypotheticals for the student Moot Court Competition for Constitutional Justice “Khrustalnaya Femida” (organized by the Institute), while also evaluating the submissions of the teams.

Paul Chaisty

Ph.D. in Philosophy (University of Leeds). Lectures in Russian Political Science at St. Antony’s College in the University of Oxford. His research interests cover legislature, political parties and public associations in post-communist Russia; political attitudes in Russia; nationalism in Russia and Ukraine and comparative presidentialism. His publications include: Legislative Politics and Economic Power in Russia (Palgrave, 2006) and (co-author) Coalitional Presidentialism in Comparative Perspective: Minority Executives in Multiparty Systems (Oxford University Press, 2018), plus numerous articles in journals such as Europe-Asia Studies, European Journal of Political Research, Government and Opposition, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Party Politics, Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Post-Soviet Affairs. 

Dmitry Shustrov

Ph.D. in Law, Associate Professor at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 2012 he defended Ph.D thesis on “The State as the object of the constitutional-legal regulation”. Area of scientific interests covers theory and methodology of constitutional law, history of science, constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, theory of the Constitution, constitutionalism, and the theory of the state, the constitutional status of the individual, constitutional justice. Author of more than 60 scientific articles and of more than 6 monographs on various issues of constitutional law.