Dr. rer. soc. Susan Stewart

Dr. rer. soc. Susan Stewart

Research Division: Eastern Europe, Eurasia
Head of Research Division (a.i.)


phone:+49 30 88007-466


2005-2007 Lecturer at the Chair for Political Science and Contemporary History, Mannheim University

2004 Doctoral degree in Political Science, Mannheim University

1997-2005 Research Associate at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research

Areas of Expertise:

Russian Federation, Ukraine, EU Eastern Partnership

focus on Ukrainian domestic and foreign policy, and EU-Russian relations. Special topics are the development of civil society in Eastern Europe, promotion of democracy, and the role of human rights in foreign policy.

SWP Publications (selection):

Julia Horovetska, Bettina Rudloff, Susan Stewart

Agriculture in Ukraine: Economic and Political Frameworks

Working Paper Research Division Eastern Europe and Eurasia, 2017/Nr. 01 and Research Division EU/Europe 2017/Nr. 4, December 2017, 56 pages
Steffen Halling, Susan Stewart

“Deoligarchisation” in Ukraine

Promising Visions, Murky Realities

SWP Comment 2016/C 51, December 2016, 8 Pages
Susan Stewart

The Future of the Minsk Agreements

Press for Implementation and Support Sanctions

SWP Comment 2016/C 14, March 2016, 4 Pages
Susan Stewart

The Rule of Law in Contemporary Ukraine

Widespread Elite Failure Puts Reforms at Risk

SWP Comment 2016/C 10, February 2016, 8 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Susan Stewart, Jan Matti Dollbaum

Civil Society Development in Russia and Ukraine: Diverging Paths

in: Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Volume 50, Issue 3, September 2017, Pages 207-220
Susan Stewart

Power Relations Meet Domestic Structures: Russia and Ukraine

In: Anne Wetzel and Jan Orbie (eds.), The Substance of EU Democracy Promotion. Concepts and Cases, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp. 117-133.
Susan Stewart


in National Perspectives on Russia: European Foreign Policy in the Making? (2013). Edited by Maxine David, Jackie Gower and Hiski Haukkala. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 13-29.
Susan Stewart

Public Procurement Reform in Ukraine: The Implications of Neopatrimonialism for External Actors

in: Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, Vol. 21, No. 2, Spring 2013, Special Issue on Ukraine: Politics and Society, 197-214.
Margarete Klein, Andrea Schmitz, Hans-Henning Schröder, Susan Stewart (eds.)

Presidents, Oligarchs and Democrats: Forms of Rule in the Post-Soviet Space

Farnham: Ashgate, 2012

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Susan Stewart

Council of Europe Can Do without Russia

In light of human rights violations in Crimea and a new law allowing Russia to ignore rulings of the European Court of Human Rights, there is no justification for the country to remain in the Council of Europe, writes Susan Stewart.

Point of View, 13.05.2016

SWP Comments

Bettina Rudloff, Christine Wieck
Sustainable Supply Chains in the Agri­cultural Sector: Adding Value Instead of Just Exporting Raw Materials

Corporate Due Diligence within a Coherent, Overarching and Partnership-based EU Strategy

Christian Wagner
Political Upheaval in Sri Lanka

Internal and External Consequences of the Parliamentary Elections on 5 August 2020

SWP Research Papers

Andrea Schmitz
Uzbekistan’s Transformation

Strategies and Perspectives

Muriel Asseburg
Reconstruction in Syria

Challenges and Policy Options for the EU and its Member States