Dr. Alexander A. Markarov                                                                                                                                                                                      

 Yerevan State University



  • 2010 Doctor of Sciences Degree (Dr. Habil.) in Political Science Areas of Concentration: Post-Soviet Politics, Semipresidentialism, Regimes and democratization in NIS. Dissertation Title: Semipresidentialism in the Post-Soviet Region 
  • 1996 Candidate of Philosophical Sciences Degree Areas of Concentration: Theories of Democracy, Forms of Democratic Government, Democratic Transitions, Executive-Legislative Relations, Electoral Systems in Armenia and other NIS countries. Dissertation Title: “The Legislative Authority of the Republic of Armenia During the Process of Founding Independent Statehood” 
  • 1993 – 1996 Post-graduate student (Aspirant), Yerevan State University, Department of Political Science
  • 1994 Institute Certificate received for participation in three-week intensive graduate program of studies in the Social Science held under auspices of the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research (New York) and in collaboration with International Cultural Center. Krakow, Poland.
  • 1988 – 1993 Yerevan State University, Faculty of History. Diploma of Higher Education. Graduation with Distinction.
  • 1990 – 1991 One year study abroad. Makerere University, Art Faculty, Kampala, Uganda.

Professional Experience:

  • 2008 – present   Deputy Vice Rector for Scientific Policy and International Cooperation and
  • Head, International Cooperation Office, Yerevan State University. Management and overall responsibility for YSU international academic, educational and scientific collaboration. Supervision of the activities of International Relations, Grants, Diaspora and Foreign Students Departments.  
  • Member of YSU Academic Council, YSU Rectorate and Rector’s Council.
  • Member of YSU strategic planning committee (SPC)  
    • In 2006 – 2008 Head, International Cooperation Office, Yerevan State University.
    • 2004 – present Associate Professor of Political Science, Yerevan State University, Armenia. Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; developing new course curricula; supervision of Ph.D. and master’s theses, bachelor’s final papers and course works.
    • Since 2005 member of the pre-PhD defense Political Science Examination board.


Fluent in Armenian, Russian and English. Fair knowledge of Georgian and French


MA Human rights and Democratization courses:

  • "Theory of Democracy"
  • Transitology”

Recent Publications:

  • “Political Science in Armenia: the Challenges of Institutionalization” in Political Science in Central-East Europe. Diversity and Change Edited by Rainer Eisfield and Leslie Pal. Opladen and Farmington Hills, MI: Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2010, pp. 45 – 60
  • “Regime Formation and Development in Armenia” in Empire, Islam, and Politics in Central Eurasia Edited by Tomohiko Uyama. Sapporo: Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, 2007, pp. 301 – 327
  • “Opposition within hybrid regimes: typology and agenda for its further study in post-Soviet nation-states” in Nationalism Across the Globe. An Overview of Nationalism in State-endowed and Stateless Nations Volume II The World Edited by Wojciech J. Burszta, Tomasz Kamusella and Sebastian Wojciechowski. Poznan and Warsaw: School of Humanities and Journalism, Slavic Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences and Institute of Western Affairs, 2006, pp. 27 - 47
  • “Semipresidentialism within Post Soviet Transformation Context (The case study of Armenia)” (Полупрезидентализм в контексте постсоветской трансформации (на примере Республики Армения) ПОЛИТЭКС 2: 279-288, (2006)







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Regional Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratization in the Caucasus opens call for applications for 2018/2019 Academic Year 




The Regional Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratization the Caucasus is established with the financial support of the European Union.  It is a part of the Global Campus for Master’s Programmes and Diplomas in Human rights and democratisation around the world. The MA is implemented in cooperation with the European Inter-University Center (Venice), and in partnership with leading universities of Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Georgia

The Regional Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratization is an interdisciplinary programme (with legal, political and multidisciplinary components), with duration of 1 year (60 ECTS). It is implemented by Yerevan State University (home university), Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (host university), Belarusian State University (host university), and Tbilisi State University (host university). The official languages of the Programme are English and Russian.

New Cohort starts in September 2017

27 students from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland and Russia have started their studies in the beginning of September 2017 at the Centre for European Studies of the Yerevan State University. During the first semester is taught by both local and visiting professors. During first semester students will get acquainted with theoretical and practical issues of human rights and democracy. The teaching-learning programme will include also practical course which are aimed developing their skills and competences. In February-March students will continue their studies at one of partner universities: Belarusian State University, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Thesis Defence will take place in October 2018.

Global Campus of Human Rights has launched the third edition of the GC Visual Contest, which open to photographers and video-makers, professionals and amateurs, from any part of the world.
The visual contest will be open from 1 May and will accept submissions through 30 June.
Inauguration of the European Club at the Centre for European Studies


On 3 May 2016 the inauguration and the first discussion of the "European Club" took place in Robert Schuman hall of the Centre for European Studies. Ambassador Piotr Switalski, Head of EU Delegation and the director of the Centre, Mr. Artur Ghazinyan delivered welcome speeches.


Study Visit to EU Delegation in Belarus



On 12 April 2016 a group of students of the MA Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in the Caucasus who currently study at the Belarusian State University, visited the EU Delegation in Belarus.  


The Global Campus of Human Rights annual international conference in Argentina

6-7 April 2016 the Global Campus of Human Rights annual international conference took place at the International Centre for Political Studies of the University of San Martin (CIEP-UNSAM) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The Conference on “Assessing Individual Freedoms and Collective Challenges in the XXI Century” was organized in the frames of the Global Campus to promote education and research on human rights and democracy worldwide.


Study trip to the Government of Ukraine

12957384_1094713760590045_376540170_n_-_On April, 11, 2016 the students of the Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratization in the Caucasus visited the Government of Ukraine.

Guest Lectures by Prof Anja MIHR at Belarusian State University



During the period of March 28-April 1, 2016, Prof. Dr. Anja Mihr conducted a series of lectures on Democarcy and Democratisation in Contemporary Europe  to the students of the MA programme in Human RIghts and Democratisation in the Caucasus who curretly study at Belarusian State University. During her lectures Prof.Mihr spoke about democracy and docaritisation in general, made presenation on transitional democracy, transitional justice measures, consolidated democracy, etc.




Presentation of Comparative Analysis of the Index of Democracy Level: Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Moldova





On Thursday, 29th October 2015, the presentation of interdisciplinary research on “Comparative Analysis of the Index of Democracy Level: Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Moldova” took place in Robert Schuman hall of the Centre for European Studies of the Yerevan State university.




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