Dr. Fellow Dmytro Khutkyy

Dr. Dmytro Khutkyy

  Fellow at CAIS from July to December 2019


Twitter: @dmytrokhutkyy

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.

Main Research Topics
  • 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
Publications and presentations
  • Pilipets, E. (in print, 2019) Contagion Images: Faciality, Viral Affect and the Logic of the Grab on Tumblr. In: Schober-de Graaf, A. (ed.) Popularisation and Populism through the Visual Arts: Attraction Images. London: Routledge.
  • Pilipets, E. (2018) Queer Workings of Digital Affect: The Hypermediated Body of Conchita Wurst. Transformations. Journal of Media, Culture & Technology. Issue 31: Technoaffect: Bodies, Machines, Media, 138-155.
  • Pilipets, E. & Winter, R. (2018) Repeat, Remediate, Resist? Digital Meme Activism in the Context of the Refugee Crisis. In: Wimmer, J. Wallner, K, Winter, R. & Oelsner K. (eds.): (Mis)Understanding Political Participation. Digital Practices, New Forms of Participation and the Renewal of Democracy. London: Routledge, 158-177.
  • Pilipets, E. & Winter, R. (2017) Mainstream und Subkulturen. In: Hecken, T. & Kleiner, M. (Hg.) Handbuch Popkultur. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, 284-295.
  • Pilipets, E., Wieser, M. & Winter, R. (2017) About:Kate. Bildungsprozesse crossmedialer Serialität. MedienPädagogik. Zeitschrift für Theorie und Praxis der Medienbildung. Heft 26: Neue Fernsehserien und ihr Potenzial für eine kritische Pädagogik, 138-164.
  • Pilipets, E. (2016) Queer Memes. Von seriellen Metamorphosen und transkontextuellen Assemblagen im Social Web. In: MedienJournal Vol. 40: Repräsentationen und ethische Herausforderungen, 50-64.