The Euromaidan protests showed Ukraine to be a state between East and West European paths. Ukraine's search for an identity and future is deeply rooted in historical fractures, which indicate its longstanding ties beyond its borders. In this volume, distinguished scholars provide empirical analysis and theoretical reflections on Ukraine's transnational embeddedness, which surfaced with an unexpected intensity in the recent political conflict. The essays have subjects including the role of international media and of diaspora communities in Euromaidan's aftermath, the transnational roots of memory and the search for collective identity, and transnational linkages of elites within Ukrainian political and economic regimes. The anthology demonstrates the theoretical and analytical value of the concept of transnationalism for studying the ambivalent processes of post-Soviet modernization.
About the Author
Timm Beichelt is professor of European studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt. His work concentrates on European Union and German politics and the development of political regimes in Central and Eastern Europe.
Susann Worschech is a post-doctoral research associate at the Chair of European Studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt. Her work focuses on civil society, protest movements and democratization processes in Eastern Europe, social network analysis, and transnational interaction.