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"Sravnitel'noe konstitutsionnoe obozrenie" (Comparative Constitutional Review) Journal

Editorial Collegium


Irina Alebastrova

PhD in Law, Associate Professor at the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law of the Faculty of Law, Higher School of Economics. She presented her PhD thesis “The Elections in USSR as a Democratic Institution” in 1991. Irina Alebastrova has a number of books and articles published in the fields of human rights and public authority, elections, political parties and parliament, paying particular attention to them as the institutions of English, American and French constitutional law.


Paul Chaisty

Ph.D. in Philosophy (University of Leeds, 1996). The University Lecturer in Russian Government (St. Antony’s College, Oxford University). His research interests cover legislative, party and interest group politics 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.  


Armen Dzhagaryan

Doctor of Sciences in Law, advisor of Judge of Russian Constitutional Court. Research interests are related to the doctrine of constitutionalism, the theory and history of local government, the problems of social state and other issues of constitutional and municipal matters. Published in person and co-authored more than 120 publications, including a textbook on municipal law, commentary to the Federal constitutional law "On the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation" (2012), monographs. Among the major works: "The constitutional value of electoral rights of citizens of the Russian Federation" (2005, co-author), "Russian local government and its role in the social state" (2012), "The constitutional value of municipal democracy in Russia" (2012, co-authored).


Tatiana Khramova

Candidare of sciences (PhD) in Law, Managing editor, Institute for Law and Public Policy, . Her research interests cover comparative constitutional law, human rights, constitutional justice and economic analysis of law. In 2015, she received a PhD at Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow), the topic of her dissertation was “Restrictions of constitutional freedom of assembly: comparative analysis” (specialization 12.00.02). In 2009, she acquired an LLM degree (Cum Laude) at Erasmus Mundus program – European Master in Law and Economics (Rotterdam, Hamburg, Vienna). She is a co-author of a textbook “Constitutional Economics” (Ed. by G.A.Gadgiev, Moscow, 2010) and a collective monograph “Constitutional Foundations of Russia: Twenty Years of Development” (Ed. by A.Medushevsky. Moscow, 2013), has more than ten published articles. From 2009 till 2015, Tatiana worked for the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Russia. In 2011-2012, she taught a special course “Economic Analysis of Civil Law” at Research University – Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg. Since 2011, she has participated in developing the storyline and evaluating the documents of the teams for all-Russian competition on constitutional justice among students. She acts as an expert in the project “Strategic Litigation in Constitutional Matters”, conducted by the Institute of Law and Public Policy.


Olga Kryazhkova

Doctor of Sciences in Law, Associate Professor, Russian State University of Justice, Moscow. Research interests: constitutional justice, legal status of persons and other questions of the constitutional law. Olga Kryazhkova is the author and co-author of more than 40 scientific and guiding principles for academic works in the sphere of constitutional justice and constitutional law, including “Legal Reasoning of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation”.


William Partlett 

Associate Professor of Melbourne Law School. Dr. Partlett joined Melbourne Law School in 2015 as a Senior Lecturer. 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. Dr. Partlett holds a JD from Stanford Law School as well as a DPhil in Soviet History and MPhil in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Oxford (where he was a Clarendon Scholar). He also holds an honors bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Public Policy from Princeton University.

Dr. Partlett's research broadly focuses on the role of institutions in comparative public law. His work is currently focused on two projects. First, his research explores the institutional dimensions of constitution-making. Second, his research draws on his background in Soviet history to explore the distinctive institutional legacies of the socialist system of law in the former Soviet Union and Asia.


Andrey Rumyantsev (Deputy Editor-in Chief)

PhD in Law (Dr. jur.) Comparative Constitutional Review Journal, Moscow. His research interests include the following areas: constitutional, media and droit d'auteur/copyright law, legal philosophy and sociology of law, law and economics, comparative legal studies, as well as interdisciplinary legal research 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).


Dmitry Shustrov

Candidate of Sciences (Ph.D.) in Law, Associate Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow. In 2009 he graduated with honors from the Law faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 2012 he successfully finish the graduate school of Law faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University and earns a degree in Constitutional law and municipal law defended his doctoral thesis "The State as the object of the constitutional-legal regulation" on competition of a scientific degree of candidate of Legal Studies (scientific supervisor - Doctor of Legal Studies, Professor Avakian S.A.). Area of scientific interests: 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.


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. D. Smilov is also Programme Director of the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia. His research is focused on the link between constitutionalism, populism and the contemporary democracy. Smilov's most recent publications include: “Constitutionalism of shallow foundations: the case of Bulgaria”, in Denis Galligan and Mila Versteeg (eds.), Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions, Cambridge University Press, 2013; “Eastern, Central, South-eastern Europe and Central Asia: ” in Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns: A Handbook on Political Finance, International IDEA, Stockholm, 2014; Daniel Smilov and Ruzha Smilova, “Informal Politics and Formal Media Structures” in Jan Zielonka (ed.), Media and Politics in New Democracies, Oxford University Press, 2015.


Alexandra Troitskaya (Deputy Editor-in Chief)

Candidate of Sciences (Ph.D.) in Law, Associate Professor at the Department of constitutional and municipal law at the Faculty of Law, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (working at the Department since 2009). PhD thesis on "Constitutional and legal limitations and restrictions of freedom of the individual and the public authorities" (MSU, 2008, under supervision of Prof. N. Bogdanova). Lectures in Constitutional Law (General), Constitutional Law of Foreign Countries, Comparative Constitutional Law. Research interests: comparative methodology, comparative constitutionalism, human rights and freedoms, constitutional justice, constitutional amendments, decentralization of power.


Svetlana Tyulkina

LL.B. (Hons); LL.M.CEU; M.Litt.Monash; Ph.D.CEU. Svetlana  is a Lecturer at UNSW Law School and a member of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law (since 2011). Svetlana is teaching various public law courses such as Australian Constitutional Law, Foundations of Public Law and Law in the Global Context. 
Prior to joining the UNSW Faculty of Law Svetlana Tyulkina was a PhD student at the Central European University, where she has completed the doctoral thesis entitled ‘Militant Democracy’. Svetlana’s recent work focuses on comparative counter-terrorism and constitutional law issues, political rights and freedoms, militant democracy. She has presented at a number of Australian and international conferences on topics of her research interests. Svetlana’s book Militant Democracy - Undemocratic Political Parties and Beyond was published by Routledge in January 2015. Svetlana has various publications on topics of her research expertise in Australian and international journals. 


Sergey Zaikin

Candidate of Sciences in Law, Senior lecturer at Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSLA), Chair of Constitutional and Municipal Law. Born in 1988. In 2010 graduated with honor from the State University – Higher school of Economics. In December 2013 at the same university defended the dissertation thesis “Agreements of political parties in the Constitutional Law of Russia”. From 2010 to 2013 worked as Project Coordinator and Managing Editor of Comparative Constitutional Review Journal in the Institute of Law and Public Policy. Published 17 articles in scientific journals and collections of articles. Winner of IV International scientific-practice Conference “State. Personality. Law” (2012) in the nomination “Best suggestions for changing the current legislature”. In 2013 took the III place in the All-Russian Competition of Scientific Works among the Young Researchers “Actual Problems of Constitutional Development of the Russian Federation on the Modern Stage”. Area of scientific interests: political parties, electoral law, limitations of citizens’ rights and freedoms.

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