Ukraine - Democratization, Corruption, and the New Russian Imperialism
by Taras Kuzio (9781440835025)

Ukraine - Democratization, Corruption, and the New Russian Imperialism
Taras Kuzio
Format: Hardback
Pages: 596
Category: European History
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440835025
ISBN-10: 1440835020

Ukraine dominated international headlines as the Cold War was reignited after Russia annexed Crimea and invaded East Ukraine. Written from an insider's perspective, this book analyses key developments in Ukraine and explains why the nation's future is central to European security. In contrast with other books that survey centuries of Ukrainian history, this work offers a contemporary perspective. Its overview of the nation's history begins in 1953 when Soviet leader Joseph Stalin died during the Cold War and carries the story to the present day. The book then goes on to examine every aspect of Ukrainian politics, nationalism, economics, corruption, and foreign and security policies. Moving away from a traditional dichotomy of "good pro-Western" and "bad pro-Russian" politicians, the volume presents an original framework for understanding Ukraine's history as a series of historic cycles that represent a competition between mutually exclusive, multiple identities within a regionally diverse and multicultural nation. The book demonstrates how post-Soviet Ukraine is heavily influenced by Soviet Ukraine, and how Ukrainian political culture reflects a Soviet legacy that continues to determine the manner in which elites and everyday Ukrainians think, act, and operate.

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