International and Comparative Politics departament regularly conducts research which is carried by faculty, as well as jointly by faculty and students.
Besides individual researhc projects which are carried out by the faculty there are two ongoing research projects funded by the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI) and where ICP faculty take part
1. Parliamentarism in Kyrgyzstan (Medet Tiulegenov, Bermet Tursunkulova, Azamat Temirkulov)
2. Constituionalism in Kyrgyzstan (Emil Dzhuraev, with faculty from the IBL department)
In the beginning of 2015 two groups of faculty would produce an academic paper which would be submitted for pubklication to the international peer reviewed journals as well as policy briefs for policy makers and practitioners in these areas.
Recently ICP with the help of its students-interns developed three databases - Political Elite of Kyrgyzstan (PEK), Kyrgyzstan's Electoral Database (KED) and Parliamentary Behaviour in Kyrgyzstan (PBK).
Political elite of Kyrgyzstan (PEK) consists currently of three sets of databases - Members of parliament (1990-2011), Ministers (1990-2012) and Members of local councils (2012). The most developed at the moment is the database on members of the parliament which includes more than 750 cases and more than 25 variables, developed from MPs' bios during 1990-2011.
Electoral database utlizes information published by the Central Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan and includes voter turnout, votes within and outside of the precinct building, votes against all and and electoral results for all candidates. Currently two elections - presidential 2011 and local councils 2012 are being prepared.
PBK database is an offspring of the NUPI supported project on parliamentarism and it includes the voting and legislative initiatives behavior of the parliament elected in 2010.
All of the above databases are under construction and will be posted soon.