Asked 18th Mar, 2022

Is the researching of public administration in Ukraine during martial law status would be interested?

This question relates to assessing of scientific interest in researching changes in Ukrainian public administration framework during the ongoing martial status.
In particular, I'm looking for co-authors who are interested in the topic. Potentially, the research may be devoted to analyse of the following issues:
- public administration legal framework during martial status in Ukraine;
- changes in the legal status of public authorities at national and local level;
- changes in status of local communities during martial status in Ukraine;
- the role and functions of civil society organizations and volunteers during the establishment of martial status.
If you are interested in the above topic or may propose your ideas please provide your opinion.

Most recent answer

30th Jul, 2022
Mohsin Arshad Bakhtiari
Bahauddin Zakariya University
I would like to know the state interests & prevailing conditions

All Answers (13)

19th Mar, 2022
Ladislav Rozenský
Charles University in Prague
Yes. Interesting topic without doubts..
Good luck @Igor Tkachenko
Best regards
Sure, stay safe
22nd Mar, 2022
Oksana Hnativ
Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
Is it about writing articles?
25th Mar, 2022
Abebe Bahiru Bezabh
University of Gondar
You will take risk. Stay safe!
27th Mar, 2022
Archana Kanungo
Yes Thanks and regards 🙏
31st Mar, 2022
Khansaa J. Mohammed
The American University of Iraq – Baghdad (AUIB)
I advise you to choose the titles which reflect the substantial changes that happened in the administrative action and authorities during the Ukrainian war. in other words, the administrative institutions that really affected by the war. You may discover new administrative concepts to be applied in the crisis.
14th Apr, 2022
Decebal MANOLE Bogdan
1 Decembrie 1918 University Alba Iulia
It is an international topic. In-depth research can be a CODE OF GOOD PRACTICE for states in a similar situation. in exceptional cases the public administration must behave exceptionally. It can be discussed: the situation of critical infrastructure management; food, water and supply chains; energy backup solutions; and so on
18th Apr, 2022
Ivaylo Staykov
New Bulgarian University
Это исследование будет очень интересным, хотя и будет сделано по очень неприятному поводу.... В первой половине 20 века Болгария участвовала в нескольких войнах... есть некоторые юридические исследования, хотя и устаревшие, и единственный учебник академика Петко Стайнова "Государственное управление до и во время войны: Военно-административное право", София: Университетская типография, 1941, 180 с. + VIII л.
19th Apr, 2022
Igor Tkachenko
National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv
Thank you, Ivaylo! You provided an incredible example of well structured research that may be used as a baseline. Is there any opportunity to observe digital copy of the book?
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21st Apr, 2022
Rafael Dean Brown
Qatar University College of Law
Sounds interesting. I wonder if one could leverage technology like a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) for public administration during martial law.
21st Apr, 2022
Ivaylo Staykov
New Bulgarian University
К сожалению, я не знаю, было ли это исследование оцифровано. По всей вероятности, нет... У меня есть второе крупное переработанное издание 1946 года (после социалистической революции (переворота) 9 сентября 1944 года) на бумаге, купленное в антикварном магазине...
10th Jun, 2022
Agnieszka Kisztelińska-Węgrzyńska
University of Lodz
Igor Tkachenko Yes, that would be interesting. I would like to recognize also external responses to these changes (EU policies, regulations or neighbouring states' reactions).
30th Jul, 2022
Mohsin Arshad Bakhtiari
Bahauddin Zakariya University
I would like to know the state interests & prevailing conditions

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[6] Ibid; Michael Freeman, and Dennis Lloyd of Hampstead. 2001. Lloyd's introduction to jurisprudence (chapter 9). (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2001).
[7] Oliver Jütersonke, ‘Realist Approaches to International Law’ in Anne Orford and Florian Hoffmann The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016) DOI: 10.1093/law/9780198701958.003.0017
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