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Dr. Dmytro Khutkyy

Dmytro Khutkyy

Electronic Consultations: Civic Engagement for Policy Crowdsourcing

Online consultations possess a number of inherent benefits. They can reduce transaction costs, increase participation rates, promote inclusion of diverse social groups, and accelerate feedback iterations. Therefore, this study focuses on online consultations as instruments of civic engagement for policy crowdsourcing, that is, collecting inputs for policy formulation.

In this respect, I pose this central research question: What conditions entail a successful participatory online policy formulation? Hypothetically, these might be specific technologies, procedural guidelines fostering deliberation and empowering participants, political willingness and accountability.

In terms of methodology, this inquiry is envisioned as essentially exploratory, aiming to reveal conditions that lead to a successful participatory online policy formulation. Primary data will be obtained from collaborative platforms and expert interviews. Individual e-consultation online platforms will be inspected to identify participation forms and obtain usage statistics. Additionally, self-reported usage statistics and impact statistics will be collected from online reports. Besides, expert interviews of stakeholders are supposed to provide insights into micro-level circumstances favourable for effective e-consultations. Finally, country-context macro data will be analysed too.


  • Civic technology
  • Open government
  • Institutional change

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2019 : Kone Foundation Fellow, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • 2016–2018: Manager of E-Democracy Group, Reanimation Package of Reforms, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 2018: Senior Researcher, Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee, Transparency International Defence & Security and Transparency International Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 2017 : Junior Visiting Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, Austria
  • 2017: Research Fellow, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu, Estonia

Vorträge und Veröffentlichungen

  • Khutkyy, D. (2019). Electronic Democracy in Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine. Patterns and Comparative Perspectives. Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society, 67(2), 264-284. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/soeu-2019-0017
  • Khutkyy, D. (2019). Pirate Parties: The Social Movements of Electronic Democracy. Journal of Comparative Politics, 12(2), 49-58. Retrieved from http://www.jofcp.org/assets/jcp/JCP-July-2019.pdf
  • Khutkyy, D. (2019). Electronic Democracy Boom in Ukraine. In K. Thomas (Ed.) IWM Junior Visiting Fellows’ Conferences. Vol. 36. Political Order in Changing Societies. Vienna: IWM. Retrieved from http://www.iwm.at/publications/5-junior-visiting-fellows-conferences/vol-xxxvi/electronic-democracy-boom-in-ukraine

Dr. Dmytro Khutkyy

Fellow am CAIS von Juli bis Dezember 2019