APPLYING THE LOYAL OPPOSITION TRADITION TO FOREIGN POLICY: A U.S.-UKRAINE CASE STUDY (PART II) Cover Image
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APPLYING THE LOYAL OPPOSITION TRADITION TO FOREIGN POLICY: A U.S.-UKRAINE CASE STUDY (PART II)
APPLYING THE LOYAL OPPOSITION TRADITION TO FOREIGN POLICY: A U.S.-UKRAINE CASE STUDY (PART II)

Author(s): Isaiah Winters
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Civil Society, Governance, Culture and social structure , State/Government and Education, Management and complex organizations, Studies in violence and power, Nationalism Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Globalization, Geopolitics, Identity of Collectives, Corruption - Transparency - Anti-Corruption
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai
Keywords: Ukraine Crisis; democracy; loyal opposition; U.S. foreign policy; liberal imperialism;

Summary/Abstract: This two-part research project analyzes U.S. foreign policy during the Ukraine Crisis from the viewpoint of loyalty to democracy. By applying the standards expected of loyal opposition parties to the U.S., the foreign policy approach taken is shown to have been disloyal to Ukraine’s fragile democracy, as it contributed to an undemocratic transition of power in the form of a coup d'état. Ultimately, the failure of the U.S. to remain loyal to Ukraine’s democratic process (the way a “loyal opposition state” would have) is explained by the Obama administration’s liberal imperialist approach to foreign policy, whose first loyalty was to U.S. interests, not Ukrainian political sovereignty.

  • Issue Year: 63/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 201-232
  • Page Count: 32
  • Language: English