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Civil society against corruption in Ukraine

Civil society against corruption in Ukraine: political rules, advocacy strategies and impact

Lead by Dr Max Bader, Leiden University

About the research group

The research project ‘Civil society against corruption in Ukraine: political rules, advocacy strategies and impact’ explores the success and failure of anti-corruption activism in Ukraine. Civic activism has continued since the Maidan Revolution and is perceived as crucial for fighting corruption in Ukraine. The study will look at the entire spectrum of anti-corruption activism, including both professional and informal types of activism, nationwide and local activism, and activism by both small and large organizations. This will be done through eight case studies from geographically-diverse regions in Ukraine with a significant degree of anti-corruption activism.

Consortium
  • Leiden University
  • Anti-Corruption Research and Education Centre of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
Main questions
  • What explains the success and failure of anti-corruption activism in Ukraine?
  • Which political roles and advocacy strategies of anti-corruption civil society organizations (CSOs) in Ukraine are most likely to generate effects?
  • What type(s) of anti-corruption CSOs should be supported for the purpose of changing power relations?
  • What kind of support (i.e. capacity building, funding, diplomacy) do these organizations need to fulfil their specific political roles?
Country focus
  • Ukraine