Dr Svitlana Chernykh

Dr Svitlana Chernykh is a Junior Research Fellow at St Antony’s College, and a Post-Doctoral Research Officer at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies.

Prior to her arrival at Oxford she was a senior researcher and project manager of the Comparative Constitutions Project at the Cline Centre for Democracy. She received her doctorate in Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 
Among her research interests are comparative political institutions, executive-legislative relations, elections and democracy, comparative constitutional design, and politics of post-communist countries.
Her publications include: “Assumed Transmission in Political Science: A Call for Bringing Description Back In,” forthcoming in Journal of Politics (co-authored with Scott Althaus, Nathaniel Swigger, David Hendry, Sergio Wals, and Christopher Tiwald); “Are Semi-Presidential Constitutions Bad for Democratic Performance?” Constitutional Political Economy 20 (3-4): 202-229, 2009 (co-authored with José Antonio Cheibub); “Constitutions and Democratic Performance in Semi-Presidential Democracy,” Japanese Journal of Political Science 9 (3): 269-303, 2008 (co-authored with José Antonio Cheibub); “Commitment and Diffusion: How and Why Constitutions Incorporate International Law,” Illinois Law Review (1), 2008 (co-authored with Tom Ginsburg and Zachary Elkins).
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