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.
The Variety of Democracy Institute’s Regional Center for Central Asia was founded in October 2016 at the American University of Central Asia to study dynamics of regime change and post-soviet transformation in Central Asia and other parts of the post-soviet space. Its activities are aimed to support and advance scholarship in this area through research projects. The center is focused on the study of political regime dynamics and political transformation of the region through research, conducting academic conferences, workshops, roundtables and summer schools as well as through public events. More information about V-Dem is available HERE.