Revolution and War in Contemporary Ukraine

The Challenge of Change

Revolution and War in Contemporary Ukraine
The Challenge of Change
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What are the reasons behind, and trajectories of, the rapid cultural changes in Ukraine since 2013? This volume highlights: the role of the Revolution of Dignity and the Russian-Ukrainian war in the formation of Ukrainian civil society; the forms of warfare waged by Moscow against Kyiv, including information and religious wars; Ukrainian and Russian identities and cultural realignment; sources of destabilization in Ukraine and beyond; memory politics and Russian foreign policies; the Kremlin’s geopolitical goals in its 'near abroad'; and factors determining Ukraine’s future and survival in a state of war. The studies included in this collection illuminate the growing gap between the political and social systems of Ukraine and Russia. The anthology illustrates how the Ukrainian revolution of 2013–2014, Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and its invasion of eastern Ukraine have altered the post-Cold War political landscape and, with it, the regional and global power and security dynamics.

About the author

Olga Bertelsen, Ph.D. (University of Nottingham), is a writer in residence at New York University and research fellow of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. She held fellowships at the Harriman Institute (Columbia University) and the Munk School of Global Affairs (University of Toronto) and has published monographs on the Ukrainian theater “Berezil” (Smoloskyp, 2016) and Ukraine’s House of Writers in the 1930s (Pittsburgh, 2013) as well as translated documents on the persecution of Zionists in Ukraine (On the Jewish Street, 2011). She is currently preparing books for publication on Stalin’s terror in Ukraine, post-Soviet imperial consciousness among Russian writers, and the social history of Ukraine’s 1932-1933 famine.
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“This excellent collection brings together specialists on contemporary Ukraine to provide an erudite, interdisciplinary, and up-to-date portrait of the nation confronting a hybrid war—and an assault on its very identity. The topics covered include the Euromaidan Revolution, the Russian takeover of the Crimea, the reform attempts by the new Ukrainian government, and the lingering war in the Donbas. This book’s special strength is the attention that the authors pay to the language and representations, as well as to the cultural sphere in general, including religion and historical mythologies. Olga Bertelsen’s insightful introduction and epilogue complement her remarkable editorial achievement of putting together such a comprehensive collection so soon after the events took place.“—Prof. Dr. Serhy Yekelchyk, Professor of History and Slavic Studies, University of Victoria

"Bertelsen has enriched contemporary Ukrainian studies with this outstanding collection of new and original research."—Taras Kuzio, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta

“This book, beautifully edited by Olga Bertelsen, is a very important and timely contribution to the growing literature on recent Ukrainian political, social, and cultural developments and Putin’s war against Ukraine. The essays of this collection, written by prominent Russian, Ukrainian, Tatar, and Western experts in Ukrainian history, politics, and culture, contain precious information which not only explains to the Western audience the recent situation in the Eastern European post-Soviet political space, but also convincingly demonstrates the danger of Putin’s political regime.“—Prof. Dr. Sergei I. Zhuk, Professor of History, Ball State University

“Revolution and War in Contemporary Ukraine is indispensable reading for anyone who wants clearheaded, unbiased, multidisciplinary analysis of the relationship between Ukraine’s revolutionary democratic strivings and Putin Russia’s imperial response.“
—Prof. Dr. Alexander Motyl, Rutgers University–Newark

“In sum, it can be said that this book explores the Ukrainian crisis using a different approach, not often seen in other works. The authors have attempted to view the Ukrainian crisis […] from a social and identity perspective. In this they have been successful. As a result, the reader gains a more thorough understanding of events and better perceives the complexities of the tensions between Ukraine and Russia and, hence, between Russia and the West.” —Europe-Asia Studies, 70:2 2018

“The book has an appeal as broad as its subject matter. It is a very worthwhile read for practitioners and policymakers seeking a nuanced, thorough discussion of contemporary Ukraine and the challenges it faces. Moreover, scholars working on a wide variety of issues, from the Ukraine-Russian conflict, to Ukrainian or Russian identity, Euromaidan, Russian foreign policy, and information warfare, will find material of interest.”—ID: International Dialogue, A Multidisciplinary Journal of World Affairs, 9/2019


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Autor/-in Yurii Scherbak, Bohdan Harasymiw, Laada Bilaniuk, Dale A. Bertelsen, Tamara Hundorova, Oksana Huss, Andrii Krawchuk, George O. Liber, Myroslav Shkandrij, Peter Tanchak, Igor Torbakov, Nedim Useinov, Olga Bertelsen
Herausgeber/-in Olga Bertelsen, Andreas Umland
Anzahl der Seiten 444
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 01.10.2016
Gewicht (kg) 0.5500
ISBN-13 9783838210162