Governing in Post-Soviet States. Traditions, Reform Discourses and Institutional Politics

This project reconstructs the trajectories and outcomes of government reforms in Armenia, Georgia and Moldova as interactions between traditions of governing, reform discourses, foreign ideas, and the institutional policies of domestic political actors.


Institutions and Institutional Change in Postsocialism (2010-2015)

A multi-disciplinary research network studying post-Soviet states.


Democracies Adrift? How the European crises affect East-Central Europe

A comparative research initiative with colleagues from Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Prague and Zagreb.


Eastern Partnership Index

The EaP Index evaluates the linkages and institutional similarity between the European Union system and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.


State and Business Actors in Post-Soviet Electoral Autocracies (2010-2014)

The project examines why and how ruling political elites co-opt private business actors through patronage and consultation.


A Eurasian European Union? Post-Soviet Economic Integration (2013-2014)

How do political elites in Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia refer to the experience of EU integration in their efforts to build a Eurasian Economic Union?


Transformation Index (2003-)

The Transformation Index is a bi-annual expert survey that examines and assesses how 129 developing and postsocialist countries manage reforms aimed at democracy and a market economy.


Sustainable Governance Indicators (2005-)

The Sustainable Governance Indicators are a dataset designed to assess the policy performance, democratic quality and executive governance in 41 OECD and EU countries.