Maryna Rabinovych

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Political Science and Management, University of Agder



Maryna Rabinovych is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Political Science and Management, University of Agder. She works on a research project “Lowering the Bar? Compliance Negotiations and the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement”, funded by the Research Council of Norway. She also has the experience of working with Kyiv School of Economics, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” and University of Hamburg. Her research interests include EU external relations, EU Neighbourhood Policy, EU trade and development policies, as well as internal political and legal developments in the post-Soviet space. Her most recent book is “EU Regional Trade Agreements. An Instrument of Promoting the Rule of Law to Third States” (Routledge, 2021).


EU Neighbourhood policy, EU-Ukraine relations, decentralization.



  • Rabinovych, M., Egert, O. (2022) Explaining Non-compliance in the EU Differentiated Integration: The Case of Transport and Infrastructure Obligations under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Journal of Common Market Studies. Online first.
  • Shelest, H, Rabinovych, M. (eds) (2020) Regional diversity, decentralization and conflict in Ukraine. Basingstoke:  Palgrave McMillan.
  • Rabinovych, M. (2019) EU’s development policy vis-à-vis Ukraine after the Euromaidan: securitization, state-building and integration. East European Politics 35(3), pp. 332-350.


  • Lowering the bar? – Compliance Negotiations and the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

Alternativ tittel: Senke standarden? – Forhandlinger om etterfølgelse av regler og EUs samarbeidsavtale med Ukraina

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