Dr Vlad Mykhnenko
Dr. Mykhnenko is an economic geographer, working on a range of issues relating to urban and regional economic development, and geographical political economy. Vlad was educated at the Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, for his BA (1996) and MA in International Relations (1998), and at the Central European University (CEU), Budapest, for his MA (1999) in International Relations and European Studies. He was then awarded an Open Society Foundation – Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholarship to read for a PhD in Political Economy at the University of Cambridge (Darwin College), completed in 2005. In 2003-2004, Vlad was an International Policy Fellow at the CEU Centre for Policy Studies in Budapest. In February 2005, he took up the post of Research Fellow at the Department of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow, where he remained until October 2008, before moving to the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham. In January 2012, Vlad was appointed Lecturer in Human Geography (Urban Adaptation and Resilience) in the School of Geography, Earth, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, where he obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (2015). In 2014, Dr. Mykhnenko served as a Visiting Professor at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty (Kazakhstan).
Vlad joined the University of Oxford in January 2017 as an Associate Professor in Sustainable Urban Development at the Department for Continuing Education. He is currently the Department’s Director for Graduate Studies for Postgraduate Research Students (DGS-R). Vlad is a Fellow of St. Peter’s College, Oxford. He is also a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association and of the UK Higher Education Academy.
Dr. Mykhnenko is originally from Donetsk.
Much of Vlad's research focusses on the interrelationship between spatial imbalances in production and income, urban growth and decline, state fiscal power inequalities, and territorial and social cohesion. Empirically, he works with urban and regional data gathered in middle-income countries and territories (DAC) as well as in high-income, industrially advanced economies (OECD). His current areas of research include the following:
- Urban economies: Urban shrinkage. Structural adjustment. Economic resilience. De-industrialisation and re-industrialisation. The knowledge-based economy.
- Sustainable urban development: Social production of urban space. Governance, public policy, and state response to chronic stress ('slow-burn') and sudden shock events.
- Regional growth and territorial cohesion: Economic convergence and divergence. Spatial distribution of national income. Local government finance. Fiscal federalism. Rescaling of statehood. Social cohesion. Separatism.
Current Research Projects
- 2017-2020: 3S RECIPE Smart Shrinkage Solutions - Fostering Resilient Cities in Inner Peripheries of Europe. An ESRC-funded project under the auspices of the JPI Urban Europe ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures (ENSUF). For some of the media coverage, see The Financial Times and Urban Transformations.
Completed Research Projects
- 2003-2004: Rusting away? Post-Communist States and the Politics of Steel
A policy research project conducted at the Open Society Institute International Policy Fellowships Programme in affiliation with the CEU Centre for Policy Studies in Budapest. It focussed on the state capacity in leading economic sectors in the post-communist Europe, particularly the Ukrainian iron & steel industry.
- 2005-2008: Cities and Regions: Changing Spatial Imbalances
In collaboration with Prof. Ivan Turok at the Department of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow, Vlad worked on understanding spatial economic change and changing urban imbalances in Europe. The project examined diverse trajectories and the variable performance of cities across Western and Eastern Europe, drew out the implications for urban and regional development policy, and engaged with public policy stakeholders.
- 2006-2008: Neoliberalism, Anti-Neoliberalism, and De-Ideologisation
Jointly with Dr. Kean Birch and Dr. Katherine Trebeck at the University of Glasgow, Vlad ran a special seminar series financed by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The seminar series considered neo-liberalism - an ideology characterised by an antipathy towards state involvement in economic exchange and an emphasis on the benefits of market forces. The seminar series resulted in the publication of an edited volume on The Rise and Fall of Neoliberalism (Birch and Mykhnenko, 2010).
This collaborative research project was based on comparative case studies from seven cities and conurbations throughout Europe with a focus on disadvantaged urban regions in eastern, southern, and western Europe, suffering from economic decline, population loss, and a lack of social cohesion. The work provided a basis for a new conceptual model of urban shrinkage.
- 2009-2013: Cities Re-growing Smaller - Fostering Knowledge on Regeneration Strategies in Shrinking Cities across Europe (COST Action TU0803 supported by the EU RTD Framework Programme)
The main objective of the Action was to foster the interdisciplinary knowledge of regeneration strategies in shrinking cities across Europe. By promoting the exchange of scientific knowledge in Europe and stimulating new ideas in selected reference cities, the network acted as a catalyst for innovative solutions to deal with demographic change and urban decline.
- 2016: Socio-spatial inequalities: a debate around the concepts of exclusion, segregation, fragmentation, and resilience
A collaborative research project with Prof. Eliseu Saverio Sposito, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Presidente Prudente, UNESP (Brazil), aimed at debating the concepts of exclusion, segregation, fragmentation, and resilience in the context of the Global South.
- 2016-2018: Ukraine’s hidden tragedy: understanding the outcomes of population displacement from the country’s war-torn regions.
An Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project under the auspices of the GCRF/PaCCS Interdisciplinary Innovation Awards on Conflict and International Development.
Dr Mykhnenko’s research has been funded by the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe, the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme (FP7 - Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities), Brazil’s State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), and a number of universities and charitable foundations, including the Open Society Institute (OSI), the Regional Studies Association (RSA), Central European University, and the Universities of Cambridge and Birmingham.
Overall, serving as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator, he has contributed to obtaining £3,051,806 in external research funding (as actual cash contributions, adjusted for inflation), totalling £3,752,734 in full economic costing terms (fEC 2018 prices).
- 2017-2020: JPI Urban Europe ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures with the ESRC (UK): 3S RECIPE Smart Shrinkage Solutions - Fostering Resilient Cities in Inner Peripheries of Europe. (Grant number ES/R000352/1): €1,688,585 [€1,923,704 fEC]. Principal Investigator and Consortium Lead.
- 2016-2018: AHRC (UK) Development Grant - PaCCS Innovation Awards on Conflict and International development: Ukraine's hidden tragedy: understanding the outcomes of population displacement from the country's war-torn regions (Ref AH/P008305/1): £79,149 [£97,981 fEC]. Co-Investigator.
- 2016: FAPESP – The State of São Paulo Research Foundation (Brazil) Research Mobility Award on Socio-spatial inequalities: a debate around the concepts of exclusion, segregation, fragmentation and resilience. (No. 2015/50414-1): BRL 20,000. UK Principal Investigator.
- 2015: Brazil Visiting Fellowships: the University of Birmingham’s Brazil Travel Fund and the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham. £4362. Joint Applicant.
- 2009-2012: The European Commission’s FP7 (Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities) Collaborative Research Project Shrink Smart- Governance of Shrinkage within a European Context (FP7-SSH-CT-2009-225193). Total €1,496,092 [€1,989,173 fEC]. UK Principal Investigator: €276,128.
- 2009-2011: The RSA Research Network on Varieties of Neoliberalism and Alternative Regional and Urban Strategies. £3000. Co-Investigator.
- 2006-2008: ESRC (UK) Research Seminar Series on Neoliberalism, Anti-Neoliberalism and De-Ideologisation (RES-451-25-4258). £14,968. Co-Investigator.
- 2003-2004: Open Society Foundations (USA), International Policy Fellowships Rusting Away? Steel Politics in Post-Communist States (No. B9158): $20,753. Principal Investigator.
- 2000: The OSI – CEU (Hungary) Returning Student Research Funding. $700. PhD Candidate.
- 2000: The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge (UK), Fieldwork Grant. £330. PhD Candidate.
- 1999: Darwin College Research Travel Bursary, University of Cambridge (UK). £200. PhD Candidate.
Vlad has taught undergraduate and graduate students in England, Kazakhstan, Scotland, and Ukraine, including the Universities of Kyiv (Taras Shevchenko), Kyiv Mohyla Business School, Cambridge, Glasgow, Nottingham, Birmingham, and Almaty (Al-Farabi KazNU). In 2014-2018, Dr. Mykhnenko served two terms as an External Examiner on the University of Manchester’s MA programme in Urban Studies at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (MSSES Shaninka). He is currently an External Examiner (2015-2019) on the University of Manchester’s BA programme in Management in the Creative Arts at the MSSES.
At Oxford, Vlad teaches on the MSc in Sustainable Urban Development (MSUD) Programme. As part of the core research skills training for all MSUD students, he also teaches ‘Mixed Methods: the Comparative Method’. Dr. Mykhnenko also welcomes applications for a DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development from individuals wishing to undertake doctoral research in economic geography, urban and regional studies, and comparative political economy.
Recent Graduate Research Students
- Bin Li (Completed PhD in 2017): Governance of urban redevelopment in Guangzhou, China from 1990 to 2015. University of Birmingham.
- David Worrall (Completed PhD in 2011): Foreign trade developments in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Belarus & Moldova (1996-2006). University of Glasgow.
Outreach and Policy Impact
Most recently, Dr. Mykhnenko has run a special University Session on 'Global linkages and territorial imbalances in Europe and beyond' during the European October Week of Regions and Cities 2018 at the European Commission, Brussels (for details, see here). He also gave key-note addresses to the 7th International Urban Geographies of Post-Communist States Conference in Kyiv (26 September 2017) and to the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe’s High Profile Event at the European Parliament and the Committee of the Regions in Brussels (29-30 September 2015). His recent international invitations have included talks at the Journée d’études 'Décroissance urbaine et enjeu local' at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales – EHESS, Paris (November 2017); GAsPERR (Grupo de Pesquisa Produção do Espaço e Redefinições Regionais), Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESP Câmpus de Presidente Prudente, Brazil (2015 and 2016).
In 2015, Dr. Mykhnenko was elected by the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (UN Habitat) to join a group of chief policy experts, globally tasked with drafting the New Urban Agenda. His Policy Unit 9 Urban Services and Technology paper was later approved by the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Habitat III conference, forming an integral part of The New Urban Agenda – the final policy document adopted by the UN HABITAT III in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016, and finally endorsed by the General Assembly of the United Nations at the 68th Plenary Meeting of the 71st Session of the General Assembly held in New York on 23 December 2016. Dr. Mykhnenko’s policy engagement with the New Urban Agenda shall guide the efforts around urbanisation of a wide range of actors — nation states, city and regional leaders, international development funders, United Nations programmes, and civil society — for the next 20 years, extending its impact far into the future.
Mykhnenko, V. & Wolff, M. (2019) State rescaling and economic convergence. Regional Studies, 53(4): 462-477. DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2018.1476754
Asano, J., Lee, P. & Mykhnenko, V. (2018) Study on Reconstruction from a Natural Disaster and the Progress of Urban Shrinkage: The Case of the Eruption Disaster of Mt. Unzen-Fugendake in Shimabara, Japan. Urban and Regional Planning Review, 5: 135-152. DOI: 10.14398/urpr.5.135
Li, H. & Mykhnenko, V. (2018) Urban shrinkage with Chinese characteristics. The Geographical Journal, 184(4): 398-412. DOI: 10.1111/geoj.12266
Kuznetsova, I., Mikheieva, O., Gulyieva, G., Dragneva, R. & Mykhnenko, V. (2018) The Social Consequences of Population Displacement in Ukraine: The Risks of Marginalization and Social Exclusion. Policy Brief. 13 April. Zenodo. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1217838
Kuznetsova, I., Mikheieva, O., Gulyieva, G., Dragneva, R. & Mykhnenko, V. (2018) Sotsialni naslidky vymushenoi migratsii v Ukraini: ryzyky marginalizatsii ta sotsialnoi enkliuzii. Styslyi vuklad strategii ta polityk [Соціальні наслідки вимушеної міграції в Україні: ризики маргіналізації та соціальної ексклюзії. In Ukrainian]. 31 March. Zenodo. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1210364.
Grossman, K., Mykhnenko, V., Haase, A. & Bontje, M. (2017) Ōbei shokoku ni okeru toshi shukushō jijō to kokusai-tekina hikaku kenkyū no hitsuyō-sei [欧米諸国における都市縮小事情と国際的な比較研究の必要性 Circumstances of urban shrinkage in the West and the need for international comparative research. In Japanese]. In Architectural Institute of Japan (Eds), Toshi shukushō jidai no tochi riyō keikaku. Tayōna toshi kūkan sōshutsu e muketa kadai to taiō-saku [都市縮小時代の土地利用計画 多様な都市空間創出へ向けた課題と対応策 Land Use Planning in the Age of Urban Shrinkage: Issues and Countermeasures for the Creation of Diverse Urban Spaces. In Japanese] (pp. 168-175). Gakugei Publishers. ISBN: 978-4761540920.
Mykhnenko, V. (2016) Resilience: a right-wingers’ ploy? In S. Springer, K. Birch & J. MacLeavy (Eds), The Handbook of Neoliberalism (pp. 190-206). Routledge. ISBN: 978-1138844001.
Mykhnenko, V. (2016) Cui bono? On the relative merits of technology enhanced learning and teaching in higher education. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 40(4): 585-607. DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2016.1217832.
Policy Unit 9. (2016) Policy paper 9: Urban services and technology. Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) Third session, Surabaya, Indonesia, 25-27 July 2016. A/CONF.226/PC.3/22. (Revised ed., 42 pp.). New York: United Nations General Assembly. Download here.
Haase, A., Bernt, M., Großmann, K., Mykhnenko, V., and Rink, D. (2016) Varieties of shrinkage in European cities. European Urban and Regional Studies, 23(1): 86-102. DOI: 10.1177/0969776413481985.
Mykhnenko, V. (2015). Die ökonomische Bedeutung des ukrainischen Donbass [The economic importance of the Ukrainian Donbas. In German]. Ukraine-Analysen, No.147 (March): 2-12. Download here.
Haase, A., Rink, D., Grossmann, K., Bernt, M. & Mykhnenko, V. (2014) Conceptualizing urban shrinkage. Environment and Planning A, 46(7): 1519-1534. DOI: 10.1068/a46269.
Birch, K. & Mykhnenko, V. (2014) Lisbonizing versus financializing Europe? The Lisbon Agenda and the (un-)making of the European knowledge-based economy. Environment and Planning C, 32(1): 108-128. DOI:10.1068/c1246r.
Grossmann, K., Bontje, M., Haase, A. & Mykhnenko, V. (2013) Shrinking cities: notes for the further research agenda. Cities, 35: 221-225. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2013.07.007.
Mykhnenko, V. (2013) Die räumliche Differenzierung der ukrainischen Wirtschaft. Die regionale Ebene [The spatial differentiation of the Ukrainian economy. The regional problem. In German]. Ukraine-Analysen (111): 2-9. Download here.
Birch, K., & Mykhnenko, V. (2012) Uspon i pad neoliberalizma - kraj jednog ekonomskog poretka [Успон и пад неолиберализма: крај једног економског поретка? The Rise and Fall of Neoliberalism: The Collapse of an Economic Order? In Serbian]. Beograd: Zavod za udzbenike. 325 pp. ISBN: 978-8617179241 (paperback).
Mykhnenko, V., Soldak, M., Kuzmenko, L., & Haase, A. (2012) Schrumpfende Ukraine: Bevölkerungsentwicklung und dilemmata der politik [Shrinking Ukraine: population change and policy dilemmas. In German]. Ukraine-Analysen (105): 2-14. Download here.
Mykhnenko, V., Padvalkava, K., Kuzmenko, L., Soldak, M., & Myedvyedyev, D. (2012) The governance of shrinkage in Donetsk and Makiivka (Ukraine): the case of local government finance. Shrink Smart: The Governance of Shrinkage within a European Context (Revised ed., 118 pp.). Birmingham: School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham. Download here.
Rink, D., Rumpel, P., Slach, O., Cortese, C., Violante, A., Bini, P. C., Haase, A., Mykhnenko, V., Nadolu, B., Couch, C., Cocks, M. & Krzysztofik, R. (2012) Governance of shrinkage: lessons learnt from analysis for urban planning and policy. Shrink Smart: The Governance of Shrinkage within a European Context (47 pp.). Leipzig: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig. Download here.
Mykhnenko, V. (2011) The Political Economy of Post-Communism: The Donbas and Upper Silesia in Transition. Saarbrücken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. 244 pp. ISBN: 978-3845409344.
Mykhnenko, V., & Swain, A. (2010) Ukraine's diverging space-economy: the Orange revolution, post-soviet development models and regional trajectories. European Urban and Regional Studies, 17(2): 141-165. DOI: 10.1177/0969776409357363.
Mykhnenko, V (2010) Neoliberalizm v mistakh: mnozhynnist proiaviv ta mozhlyvi alternatyvy [Неолібералізм в містах: множинність проявів та можливі альтернативи. Neoliberalism in cities: a multitude of manifestations and possible alternatives. In Ukrainian]. Spilne / Commons: A Social Critique Journal, 2(November): 18-21. Download here.
Birch, K., & Mykhnenko, V. (Eds.). (2010) The Rise and Fall of Neoliberalism: The Collapse of an Economic Order? London; New York: Zed Books. 288 pp. ISBN: 978-1848133495 (paperback). ISBN: 978-1848133488 (hardcover).
Reprinted as: Birch, K., & Mykhnenko, V. (Eds.). (2010) The Rise and Fall of Neoliberalism: The Collapse of an Economic Order? (India ed.). Bangalore, India: Books for Change. 288 pp. ISBN: 978-8182910900.
Birch, K., & Mykhnenko, V. (2010) Introduction: a world turned right-way up. In K. Birch & V. Mykhnenko (Eds.), The Rise and Fall of Neoliberalism: The Collapse of an Economic Order? (pp. 1-20). London; New York: Zed Books.
Swain, A., Mykhnenko, V., & French, S. (2010) The corruption industry and transition: neoliberalizing post-Soviet space? In K. Birch & V. Mykhnenko (Eds.), The Rise and Fall of Neoliberalism: The Collapse of an Economic Order? (pp. 112-132). London; New York: Zed Books.
Mykhnenko, V., & Birch, K. (2010) Conclusion: the end of an economic order? In K. Birch & V. Mykhnenko (Eds.), The Rise and Fall of Neoliberalism: The Collapse of an Economic Order? (pp. 255-268). London; New York: Zed Books.
Mykhnenko, V., Kuzmenko, L. & Myedvyedyev, D. (2010) Ubyvanie v gorodakh Donetsk i Makeevka, Donetskaya gorodskaya aglomeratsiya, Ukraina: Doklad po rezultatam issledovaniya. [Убывание в городах Донецк и Макеевка, Донецкая городская агломерация, Украина: Доклад по результатам исследования. Urban shrinkage in Donetsk and Makiïvka, the Donetsk conurbation, Ukraine: Work Package Report. In Russian]. Donetsk: Ukraine National Academy of Sciences Industrial Economics Institute, 118 pp. Download here.
Mykhnenko, V., Myedvyedyev, D., & Kuzmenko, L. (2010) Urban shrinkage in Donetsk and Makiïvka, the Donetsk conurbation, Ukraine. Shrink Smart: The Governance of Shrinkage within a European Context (Final ed., 81 pp.). Nottingham: School of Geography, University of Nottingham. Download here.
Mykhnenko, V. (2010) Class voting and the Orange revolution: a cultural political economy perspective on Ukraine’s electoral geography. In S. White & D. Lane (Eds.), Rethinking the 'Coloured Revolutions' (pp. 166-184). London; New York: Routledge.
Birch, K., & Mykhnenko, V. (2009) Varieties of neoliberalism? Restructuring in large industrially dependent regions across Western and Eastern Europe. Journal of Economic Geography, 9(3): 355-380. DOI: 10.1093/jeg/lbn058.
Mykhnenko, V. (2009) Class voting and the Orange revolution: a cultural political economy perspective on Ukraine’s electoral geography. Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, 25(2-3): 278-296. DOI: 10.1080/13523270902860626.
Mykhnenko, V. (2009) Transition economies. In C. Wankel (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World, Vol. 4 (pp. 1613-1615). Thousand Oaks: SAGE.
Mykhnenko, V., & Turok, I. (2008) East European cities - patterns of growth and decline, 1960-2005. International Planning Studies, 13(4): 311-342. DOI: 10.1080/13563470802518958.
Turok, I., & Mykhnenko, V. (2008) The shifting fortunes of European cities. Town & Country Planning, 77(7/8): 319-322. Download here.
Turok, I., & Mykhnenko, V. (2008) Resurgent European cities? Urban Research & Practice, 1(1): 54-77. DOI: 10.1080/17535060701795363.
Mykhnenko, V. (2008) Review of Revolution in orange: the origins of Ukraine’s democratic breakthrough. Europe-Asia Studies, 60(5): 867-869. DOI: 10.1080/09668130802085216.
Mykhnenko, V. (2008) Review of Understanding Ukrainian politics: power, politics, and institutional design. Europe-Asia Studies, 60(2): 340-342. DOI: 10.1080/09668130701820267
Turok, I., & Mykhnenko, V. (2007) Resurgent European cities? Merseyside and North Wales Business Prospect, 5(1): 32-33.
Turok, I., & Mykhnenko, V. (2007) Resurgent European cities? Population trajectories, 1960-2005. Examination of population growth rates - how do our cities compare? The Yorkshire & Humber Regional Review, 17: 3-5.
Turok, I., & Mykhnenko, V. (2007) The trajectories of European cities, 1960 - 2005. Cities, 24(3): 165-182. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2007.01.007.
Mykhnenko, V. (2007) Strengths and weaknesses of ‘weak’ coordination: economic institutions, revealed comparative advantages, and socio-economic performance of mixed market economies in Poland and Ukraine. In B. Hancké, M. Rhodes & M. Thatcher (Eds.), Beyond Varieties of Capitalism: Conflict, Contradictions, and Complementarities in the European Economy (pp. 351-378). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Download here.
Mykhnenko, V. (2007) Poland and Ukraine: institutional structures and economic performance. In D. Lane & M. Myant (Eds.), Varieties of Capitalism in Post-Communist Countries (pp. 124-145). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Mykhnenko, V. (2007) Statistical appendix. In D. Lane & M. Myant (Eds.), Varieties of Capitalism in Post-Communist Countries (pp. 258-270). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Swain, A., & Mykhnenko, V. (2007) The Ukrainian Donbas in 'transition'. In A. Swain (Ed.), Re-constructing the Post-Soviet Industrial Region: The Donbas in Transition (pp. 7-46). London; New York: Routledge.
Mykhnenko, V. (2005) Review of Rescaling International Political Economy. Urban Studies, 43(11): 2126-2127. DOI: 10.1080/00420980600945278.
Mykhnenko, V. (2005) What type of capitalism in post-communist Europe? Actes du GERPISA, 39(December): 83-112. Download here.
Mykhnenko, V. (2004) Ukrainian steel: vulnerable overseas, weak at home. Steel Times International, 28(7): 54-57.
Mykhnenko, V. (2004) The Ukrainian Ferrous Metals Industry (3 pp.). Budapest: The Central European University Center for Policy Studies and Open Society Institute.
Mykhnenko, V. (2004) The Ukrainian Ferrous Metals Industry: Settling Old Problems, Facing New Challenges. CPS International Policy Fellowship Program (8 pp.). Budapest: The Central European University Center for Policy Studies and Open Society Institute. Download here.
Mykhnenko, V. (2004) Rusting Away? The Ukrainian Iron and Steel Industry in Transition. CPS International Policy Fellowship Program (55 pp.). Budapest: The Central European University Center for Policy Studies and Open Society Institute. Download here.
Mykhnenko, V. (2003) State, society and protest under post-communism: Ukrainian miners and their defeat. In C. Mudde & P. Kopecký (Eds.), Uncivil Society? Contentious Politics in Eastern Europe (pp. 93-113). London; New York: Routledge.
Vlad's bibliometric index is available from Google Scholar Citations here.