In his seminar, Mykhailo Minakov focuses on the revolutionary cycles in the development of contemporary Ukraine by analyzing events in both private and public spheres. He describes how the protagonists of the entrepreneurial, criminal and political ‘revolutions’ of the 1990s competed and created systemic corruption, oligarchy and recurring Maidans.
Mykhailo Minakov is Associate Professor in Philosophy and Political Science at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, as well as a Fellow at the Alfried-Krupp-Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald. He is the author of several books and more than 70 articles. Mykhailo Minakov is editor-in-chief of The Ideology and Politics Journal, President of the Ukrainian I.Kant Society, President of the Foundation for Good Politics, and Director of the Krytyka Institue. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Minakov works as a political consultant on post-Soviet politics and ideology.