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Rewolucja, której nie było. Bilans pięciolecia „pomarańczowej” Ukrainy
The Revolution that never was. Five years of 'Orange' Ukraine

Author(s): Adam Eberhardt
Contributor(s): Anna Łabuszewska (Editor), Katarzyna Kazimierska (Editor)
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Civil Society, Governance, Sociology, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Politics and society, Sociology of Politics
Published by: OSW Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Orange Revolution; Ukraine; protests; riot; political system; governance; democracy; Ukrainian politics; civil society;
Summary/Abstract: The Orange Revolution expressed the people’s hopes for, and the leaders’ pledge to carry out, reforms that would remedy the political, social and eco nomic situation in Ukraine after a decade of rule by Leonid Kuchma. The fifth anniversary of those mass protests against ballot rigging, and the final period of the presidency of Viktor Yushchenko, who then em bodied the hopes for a new start, is an appropriate time to construct a tentative assessment of the Orange Revolution’s achievements. How did the events of autumn 2004 change Ukraine? Have democratic mechanisms strengthened in Ukraine, and to what extent? Has the post- Soviet oligarchic state model been overcome? Has media freedom expanded? Has there been any progress with regard to economic transformation and has deeper integration with the European structures materialised? Five years on, what remains of the hopes of millions of Ukrainians and of the goodwill of the international community?

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-930151-0-8
  • Page Count: 81
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: English, Polish