- About the book
DetailsThe contributors to this collection explore the multidimensional transformation of independent Ukraine and deal with her politics, society, private sector, identity, arts, religions, media, and democracy. Each chapter reflects the up-to-date research in its sub-discipline, is styled for use in seminars, and includes a bibliography as well as a recommended reading list. These studies illustrate the deep changes, yet, at the same time, staggering continuity in Ukraine’s post-Soviet development as well as various counter-reactions to it. All nine chapters are jointly written by two co-authors, one Ukrainian and one Western, who respond here to recent needs in international higher education. The volume’s contributors include, apart from the editors: Margarita M. Balmaceda (Seton Hall University), Oksana Barshynova (Ukrainian National Arts Museum), Tymofii Brik (Kyiv School of Economics), José Casanova (Georgetown University), Diana Dutsyk (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy), Marta Dyczok (University of Western Ontario), Hennadii Korzhov (Kyiv Polytechnic Institute), Serhiy Kudelia (Baylor University), Pavlo Kutuev (Kyiv Polytechnic Institute), Olena Martynyuk (Columbia University), Oksana Mikheieva (Ukrainian Catholic University), Tymofii Mylovanov (University of Pittsburgh), Andrian Prokip (Ukrainian Institute for the Future), Oxana Shevel (Tufts University), Ilona Sologoub (Kyiv School of Economics), Maksym Yenin (Kyiv Polytechnic Institute), and Yuliya Yurchenko (University of Greenwich).
- The author
About the authorGeorgii Kasianov is Department Head at the Institute of History of Ukraine at the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences in Kyiv.
Mykhailo Minakov is Senior Advisor at The Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
Matthew Rojansky is Director of The Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
Reviews"This is a superb overview of the most important issues facing today's Ukraine, and of the history that underlies them. It skillfully charts Ukraine's journey from a Soviet republic to a truly independent electoral democracy. More importantly, it explains the attitudes behind the crucial question of Ukrainian identity, a complex and evolving set of issues that played a central role in Ukraine's rebellion against Russian domination and its rejection of ethnic nationalism in favor of multi-ethnic citizenship. This impressive volume reminds us of the difficult path that Ukraine continues to follow to meet the aspirations of its people, and of the true importance to all of us of Ukraine's future success in solidifying its sovereignty, democracy and independence.”—Eric S. Rubin, United States Ambassador to Bulgaria from 2016 to 2019
“The definite article that first appears and then disappears in the title of this volume signifies the transition of a post-Soviet republic into an independent state and a sovereign nation. How it happened, what the challenges are that Ukraine faces today and what lies ahead is explained with authority, balance, and precision by some of the leading experts in the field. To anyone who wants to understand the country in the midst of the most profound international crisis of the last decade this is a must read.”—Serhii Plokhy, Harvard University, author of The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine
“An innovative, collaboratively-written, interdisciplinary contemporary history of Ukraine that not only embraces but encourages a refreshing diversity of viewpoints. Ukraine’s dynamism is on full display.”—Rory Finnin, Professor at University of Cambridge
“This timely book takes stock of Ukraine’s political, economic, social, and cultural development since 1991. It does so in an unconventional way: each chapter is the result of an exchange between a scholar based in Ukraine and a scholar based at a Western institution. The result is a lively dialogue within and across chapters, weaving together empirical richness and conceptual reflection. The Kennan Institute has provided the setting for this dialogue to take place. The book combines an introduction to the study of Ukraine with an assertion of the country’s political significance and a map for future research. It will be an important source of reference for scholars, policy-makers, and a wider interested public.”—Prof. Gwendolyn Sasse, University of Oxford and Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS)
- Additional Information
Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days Author José Casanova, Georgiy Kasianov, Tymofiy Mylovanov, Margarita M. Balmaceda, Oksana Barshynova, Tymofii Brik, Diana Dutsyk, Marta Dyczok, Hennadii Korzhov, Serhiy Kudelia, Pavlo Kutuev, Olena Martynyuk, Oksana Mikheieva, Mykhailo Minakov, Andrian Prokip, Matthew Rojansky, Oxana Shevel, Ilona Sologoub, Maksym Yenin, Yuliya Yurchenko Editor Matthew Rojansky, Georgiy Kasianov, Mykhailo Minakov Number of pages 398 Language English Publication date May 11, 2021 Weight (kg) 0.5190 ISBN-13 9783838215143