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From “the Ukraine” to Ukraine: A Contemporary History, 1991 - 2021

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ibidem-Verlag, 2021


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The 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.

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Margarita M. Balmaceda

Margarita M. Balmaceda

Former Fellow;
Professor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University
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Oksana Barshynova

Deputy Director, National Art Museum of Ukraine
Tymofii Brik

Tymofii Brik

Assistant Professor, Kyiv School of Economics
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José Casanova

Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University
Diana Dutsyk

Diana Dutsyk

Director, Ukrainian Media and Communications Institute; Member, Presidential Council on Freedom of Speech and Journalists’ Safety in Ukraine
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Marta Dyczok

Former Fellow;
Associate Professor, Western University; Fellow, University of Toronto; Adjunct Professor, National University of the Kyiv Mohyla Academy
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Hennadii Korzhov

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
Serhiy Kudelia

Serhiy Kudelia

Associate Professor of Political Science, Baylor University
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Pavlo Kutuev

Professor of Sociology and Chair, Sociology Department, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute

Olena Martynyuk

Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ukrainian Studies, Harriman Institute, Columbia University
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Oksana Mikheieva

DAAD Professor, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder); Professor, Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv)
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Tymofiy Mylovanov

President, Kyiv School of Economics; Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Andrian Prokip

Andrian Prokip

Senior Associate, Ukraine;
Director, Energy Program, Ukrainian Institute for the Future
Oxana Shevel

Oxana Shevel

Associate Professor of Political Science, Tufts University
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Ilona Sologoub

VoxUkraine Scientific Editor

Maksym Yenin

Associate Professor, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
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Yuliya Yurchenko

Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Political Economy, University of Greenwich

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