Contemporary Ukraine: Dynamics of Post-Soviet Transformation

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In terms of population size, economic resources, and historic importance, Ukraine was second only to Russia among the Soviet republics. Yet its viability as an independent state seemed problematic, not least because of its long-established role as Russia's "junior partner" in ruling the USSR; the complex cultural heritage of its history as a borderland of empires; and its reluctance to embark upon economic reform even as it sought political connection with the West. Thus the irony that Ukraine, although the last ...
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Overview

In terms of population size, economic resources, and historic importance, Ukraine was second only to Russia among the Soviet republics. Yet its viability as an independent state seemed problematic, not least because of its long-established role as Russia's "junior partner" in ruling the USSR; the complex cultural heritage of its history as a borderland of empires; and its reluctance to embark upon economic reform even as it sought political connection with the West. Thus the irony that Ukraine, although the last of the post-Soviet states to adopt a new constitution, is arguably the first to establish a democratic precedent for transfer of executive power to the opposition.

With strong international contributors writing on central questions, this is the best current survey of the Ukrainian transition, with attention to: state building; national identity; political, economic, and social development; and security issues.

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From a June 1996 conference in Birmingham, England, 13 studies look at the difficulties encountered in Ukraine while attempting to construct a nation, build a state, democratize, and marketize. They explore such dimensions as prospects for stability, regionalism and ethnic and linguistic cleavages, the politics of making a constitution, the legacies of central planning and the transition to a market economy, and the relationship between domestic and external factors. A bibliography of selected secondary sources augments the notes of the papers. Paper edition (unseen) $26.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765602237
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/15/1998
  • Pages: 312
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Maps
About the Editor and Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 State, Nation, and Elites in Independent Ukraine 3
2 The Post-Soviet Transition in Ukraine: Prospects for Stability 17
3 State and Institution Building in Ukraine 41
4 Regionalism and Ethnic and Linguistic Cleavages in Ukraine 60
5 Civil Society and Nation Building in Ukraine 81
6 Identity, Language, and Transformation in Eastern Ukraine: A Case Study of Zaporizhzhia 99
7 The Politics of Constitution Making in Ukraine 118
8 Party System Formation and Voting Behavior in the Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections of 1994 139
9 Ukraine: A Four-Pronged Transition 165
10 Ukraine: The Legacies of Central Planning and the Transition to a Market Economy 181
11 Ukraine's Economy: Strategic Issues for Successful Recovery 201
12 National Identity and Foreign Policy: The East Slavic Conundrum 221
13 Ukrainian Security Policy: The Relationship between Domestic and External Factors 245
Bibliography of Selected Secondary Sources on Contemporary Ukraine 267
Index 279
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