Institutional Development and Capacity Building


Institutions are crucial for the success of development processes and social change. That’s why this program has been designed to examine the strategic importance of inter-organizational relationships and to analyze the institutional landscape. It is aimed at increasing students’ capacity to build good relationships between the many organizations working for change.


This course focuses on the fundamental principle of constitutional democracy – rule of law, its history and the particular importance it takes in the Post-Soviet Countries. The course considers the theoretical issues related to the evolving meaning of the principle and its implications in the Post-Soviet region, where its implementation poses particular challenges due to the lingering Soviet legacy.

Crisis diplomacy

This course – the understanding of belief systems and behavior. It covers philosophies from Plato and Aristotle to Adam Smith and Karl Marx. We will discuss why people behave this way and not otherwise, why different societies have different structure and culture and how they affect life.

State Building & Democratic Transformations

The main topic of the course – governance processes. It gives an overview of the different schools of thought in the field of democracy and explores its relationship to governance processes. The key question of the course – methods of public reports democracy.

Competitiveness of the Nations

Very often those who hold positions of high public confidence, make decisions based solely on their previous experience and / or intuition. They do not use methods of policy making.

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