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This work examines the impact of nationalism on the politics of Ukraine, arguably the most important of the non-Russian States to emerge from the collapse of the USSR in 1991. Whereas in many other emergent states in Eastern Europe nationalism has filled the ideological vacuum caused by the collapse of communism, to date Ukraine has managed to steer clear of the kind of aggressive ethno-nationalism that has destabilized politics elsewhere in the region. However, an increasingly vocal and frustrated minority may become more and more influential if the economic and/or security situation in the region rapidly deteriorates.
1. Ukraine: historical roots of diversity; 2. Ukrainian nationalism in the modern era; 3. Channels of nationalist discourse: political parties, civil society; 4. National communism; 5. A minority faith: the limits to nationalist support; 6. The nationalist agenda: domestic politics, Ukrainianisation and the state; 7. The nationalist agenda: external affairs - untying the Russian knot; 8. Conclusions: Nationalism and national consolidation.
Posted May 29, 2002
The author is definitely narrowing the subject of Ukrainian nationalism to ethno-centric ideas. In fact, Ukrainain nationalism as a mainstream has never been ethno-centric. Despite redrawing borders by Rissia, Poland, Romania, and Germany, Ukrainian nationalists has been FIGHTING for the open society in the opressive environment. Ukrainain nationalism is a small puppy compared to what Americans call American pathriotism.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.