Department of Social and Political History

Head of Department – Prof. Maria Karmazina.

The Department of Socio-Political History began its activities on December 11, 1991 (simultaneously with the founding of the Institute) as a department of ethnohistorical research. In January 2008, it was renamed the Department of Socio-Political History. From 1991 to August 2010, the department was headed by Corresponding Member of NASU V. Soldatenko and from November 2010, it has been headed by Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor M. Karmazinа.

The purpose of the department: the study of regional policy.

Research areas:

  • Socio-political transformations in Ukraine;
  • History of Ukrainian parliamentarism;
  • Political history of Ukraine;
  • Political identities;
  • Regional political regimes;
  • Regional political elite.

As of 2021, the Department of Socio-Political History has: 5 Doctors of Sciences (including 2 Doctors of Political Sciences, 2 Doctors of Historical Sciences and 1 Doctor of philosophical sciences), 3 Candidates of Sciences (2 Candidates of Political Sciences and 1 Candidate of Historical Sciences).

Main research topics of the department’s scholars: 

  • 2013–2015. – Political identities in modern Ukraine;
  • 2016–2018. – Regional political regimes in Ukraine: grounds for formation, specifics of functioning, features of transformation;
  • 2019–2021. – Regional political elites in Ukraine: values, identities, political behavior.

Past and current projects of the department:

2013 – Innovative perspective in the strategy of national consolidation in Ukraine; The state and civil society in Ukraine: the search for the concept of cooperation; State and society in Ukraine: history and modernity; Power, society, citizen: problems of interaction in modern Ukraine;
2014 – Political mechanisms of formation of civic identity in modern Ukrainian society;
2015 – Contradictions of identities in Ukraine and ways to regulate them in the context of the policy of civic consolidation of the Ukrainian nation; Donbass in the system of information security of the state: regional features, external challenges, tools of fight against anti-Ukrainian propaganda;
2016 – Political process in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea: features, contradictions, miscalculations (1991–2014); Public interests in Ukraine: group dimension, content, ways of coordination; Civilizational choice of Ukraine: paradigm of comprehension and strategy of action;
2017 – Challenges and integration prospects of Ukraine in the context of Russian aggression in Crimea and Donbas: analysis of assessments of foreign analysts and experts;
2018 – Ukraine’s integration prospects in the context of Russian aggression in Crimea and Donbas: an analysis of the approaches of parliamentary political forces.

Researchers of the department:

  1. Maria Karmazina – Head of Department of Social and Political History, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Honoured Science and Technology Worker
  2. Tetyana Bevz – Chief Research Scientist, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Honoured Science and Technology Worker
  3. Zoreslav Samchuk – Chief Research Scientist, Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Senior Research Scientist
  4. Valeriy Soldatenko – Chief Research Scientist, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Correspondent Member of NAS of Ukraine, Professor, Honoured Science and Technology Worker
  5. Vyacheslav Yaremchuk – Leading Research Scientist, Doctor of Political Sciences, Assistant Professor
  6. Mykola Gorbatiuk – Senior Research Scientist, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Senior Research Scientist
  7. Oksana Zorych – Senior Research Scientist, Candidate of Political Sciences
  8. Alina Yasinska – Research Scientist, Candidate of Political Sciences

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