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Aftermath of the Maidan. Ukrainian society two years after the revolution
Aftermath of the Maidan. Ukrainian society two years after the revolution

Author(s): Tadeusz A. Olszański
Subject(s): Civil Society, Governance, Public Administration, Public Law, Government/Political systems, Geopolitics
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Maidan; Ukraine; Ukrainian society; revolution
Summary/Abstract: Two years after the Revolution of Dignity, it is clear that hopes of a quick reconstruction and modernisation of the Ukrainian state as a political and institutional system have not been fulfilled. The resistance of the bureaucrats, politicians and oligarchs who make up the informal, corrupt systems has proven to be very strong, and the will of part of the political elite and the EU and the United States to implement the procedures they have suggested has proved insufficient. If not for the war and the economic collapse, which forced Kyiv to seek external financial assistance and political support, the modernisation of the state would have proceeded even more slowly and with yet greater difficulty.

  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English