Politology department


Politology Department was established by decision of the Academic Board dated April 1, 1991 on the basis of three Departments of Philosophical Faculty: the Theory of Socialism and Political Sciences, Social and Political Theories and Social and Political Problems of Contemporary Society. At the time of establishment its staff comprised 24 teaching and assistant members, including 4 Doctors of Science, Professors – V.D. Babkin, V.I. Poluriz, V.P. Khyzhniak, B.A. Haiewskyi; 16 Candidates of Science, Associate Professors: V.S. Bilous, H.I. Bezverkha, S.A. Hubersky, Y.P. Zarytskyi, R.R. Israelian, F.M. Kyryliuk, M.O. Korzh, D.T. Lopaieva, M.I. Obushnyi, S.P. Plechko, V.A. Rebkalo, I.P. Fedirko, V.M. Fenenko, M.I. Khylko, V.A. Shakhov, V.F Tsvykh; two Candidates of Science: Assistant Professors – S.O. Tymoshenko, M.F. Shevchenko; Administrator of the Room I.V. Babik and technician V.I. Skrypnyk. The vast majority of the Department staff were the pupils of the Philosophical Faculty, whose lecturers, scientific advisors and tutors were Doctors of Science, Professors: Y.D. Remezovskyi, V.P. Khyzhniak, A.D. Zalevskyi, M.H. Syrtsov, S.H. Finoheiev, V.H. Antonenko and many others. The main task of the newly established Politology Department was to develop new syllabi and scientific research programs and their implementation in practice in view of requirements of the social life in Ukraine, which entered a new phase of development.

Since its establishment the department was headed by Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor V.P. Khyzhniak who studied socialism ("Development of Socialist Democracy in the Conditions of Mature Socialism". – K., 1982, " Socialist Labour Collective: Important Factor in Formation of a New Man". – K., 1984).

In October 1991, academician of the Ukrainian Academy of Political Sciences, Professor F.M. Kyryliuk was elected the Department Chairman, who headed the Politology Department till October 2005. Major areas of Professor F.M. Kyryliuk’s research are the history and theory of political sciences, political institutes and processes. Over 150 scientific works are attributed to him, including "Politology of Common Era" (K., 2004), "History of Foreign Political Doctrines of Common Era" (K., 2008), "Contemporary Politology" (K., 2008), "Philosophy of Political Ideology "(K., 2009).

In May 2006, Doctor of Political Science, Professor V.F. Tsvykh, Honored Employee of Education of Ukraine, who is developing research of politics theory, cratology, history, theory and practice of civil society ("Political Science: History and Methodology". – K., 2000, "Interest/Pressure Groups: Definition, Classification, Limits of Operation and Distinction". – K., 2002, "Trade Unions in Civil Society. – K., 2002, Civil Society". – K., 2009) was elected the Department Chairman.

After Ukraine had proclaimed its independence, the Department staff focused their attention on the formation and development of a new academic discipline – politology, which was introduced in the educational process at the University. To this end, the Department lecturers studied and analyzed the politology teaching experience in almost 25 leading foreign universities and reconsidered their portfolio on studying social and political subjects. 15 new syllabi and seminar plans on standard and special courses were developed, which are delivered by the Department lecturers.

According to the developed syllabi, textbook and manuals were written and published, including: "Ukrainian Political Science: Origins and Evolution". – K., 1995, "Basics of Political Science". – K., 1998, "Political Science: History and Methodology". – K., 2000, "Political Science". – K., 2003; F.M. Kyryliuk, "History of Political Science". – K., 2001; F.M. Kyryliuk, O.H. Kovsh, "Western European Socio-Political Doctrines of ХІХ century". – K., 1991; F.M. Kyryliuk, "Ancient Politology". – K., 2001; F.M. Kyryliuk, "Politology of the Middle Ages". – K., 2001; F.M. Kyryliuk, "Politology of Renaissance". – K., 2001, M.A. Shulha, "Principles of Social Governance". – K., 2001; F.M. Kyryliuk, "Politology of Common Era". – K., 2003; A. Kovalenko, M. Obushnyi, O. Tkach, "Political Science: Reference Book". – K., 2003.

The Department staff carry out fruitful scientific work. The researches by the Department professors and lecturers resulted in a large number of publications that have gained recognition of the scientific community. These include monographs: F.M. Kyryliuk, L.O. Kremen, "Psychology and Politics". – K., 1993; O.M. Maiboroda, M.I. Obushnyi, "Ethno-national Processes in Contemporary Ukraine". – K., 1996; M.I. Obushnyi, "Ethnos and nation: Issue of Identity". – K., 1998; M.I. Khylko, "Environmental Policy". – K., 2000; V.F. Tsvykh, "Trade Unions in Civil Society: Theory, Methodology, Practice". – K., 2002, O.I. Tkach, “Modernization of Political Systems of Latin America (Politological Analysis)". – K., 2006, M.A. Shulha, "Russian Geopolitical Discourse". – K., 2006, "Political Science. Textbook/ed. by Professor F.M. Kyryliuk ".  – K., 2004, "History of Foreign Political Doctrines: Textbook". – K., 2005, "Political Science. Tutorial Complex". – K., 2005, V.V. Petrenko, "Political Language: teach. Tutorial". – K., 2006; V.F. Tsvykh, "Civil Society". – Kamenets-Podilskyi, 2009; "Political Science/ed. by V.F. Tsvykh, O.V. Batrymenko". – K., 2010, "Political Science: Answers to Exam Questions: Textbook/ed. by V.F. Tsvykh". – K., 2011.

Website of the department: http://www.polit.univ.kiev.ua/index.php?lang=en 

Lecturers that used to work at the Department and teach political sciences in the University of Kyiv:

Doctor of Law Sciences, Professor V.D. Babkin;

Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor V.І. Poluriz;

Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor V.P. Khyzhniak;

Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor B.А. Haievskyi;

Candidate of Historical Sciences, Professor S.H. Finoheiev;

Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor V.S. Bilous;

Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor H.І. Bezverkha;

Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor Y.P. Zarytskyi;

Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor R.R. Israelian;

Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor D.Т. Lopaieva;

Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor S.P. Plechko;

Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor V.А. Rebkalo;

Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor V.М. Fenenko;

Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor V.А. Shakhov;

Senior Lecturer L.F. Shevchenko.

At present, Politology Department employs:

Department Chairman, Doctor of Political Science, Professor V.F.Tsvykh;

Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor F.М. Kyryliuk;

Doctor of Political Science, Professor М.І.Obushnyi;

Doctor of Political Science, Professor О.І.Tkach;

Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor М.І.Khylko;

Candidate of Political Science, Associate Professor О.V.Batrymenko;

Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor S.А. Hubersky;

Candidate of Political Science, Associate Professor М.H. Karashchuk;

Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor М.О. Korzh;

Candidate of Political Science, Associate Professor V.V. Petrenko;

Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor S.О.Tymoshenko;

Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor І.А. Tukalenko;

Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor І.P. Fedirko;

Candidate of Political Science, Assistant Professor S.М. Vnuchko;

Candidate of Political Science, Assistant Professor Kh.О. Holynska;

Candidate of Political Science, Assistant Professor О.О. Polovko.