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The myth of the civic state: a critical survey of Hans Kohn's framework for understanding nationalism
Hans Kohn's definition of a more "liberal, civic Western" and "illiberal, ethnic Eastern" nationalism has been highly influential in providing a framework for our understanding of different types ofExpand
Transition in Post-Communist States: Triple or Quadruple?
When the study of transitions moved from Latin America and southern Europe scholars initially assumed that transition in these two regions would be regime-based ‘double transitions’ ofExpand
Twenty years as an independent state: Ukraine’s ten logical inconsistencies
This main focus of the article is an analysis of Ukraine two decades after it became an independent state through ten factors that have remained constant features of Ukrainian life. The first factorExpand
History, memory and nation building in the post-Soviet colonial space
  • Taras Kuzio
  • Political Science
  • Nationalities Papers
  • 1 June 2002
The disintegration of the Soviet Union in December 1991 led to the de-colonization of the world's last remaining empire. Taking this into account, this article seeks to argue two points. Firstly,Expand
Identity and Nation-Building in Ukraine
  • Taras Kuzio
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • 1 September 2001
National identity is forged and defined through a dual process of stressing the similarities of the in-group (the ‘Self’) and its differences with those outside the political community (theExpand
Ukraine: State and Nation Building
Ukraine: State and Nation Building explores the transformation of Soviet Ukraine into an independent state and examines the new elites and their role in the state building process, as well as otherExpand
Democratic Breakthroughs and Revolutions in Five Postcommunist Countries: Comparative Perspectives on the Fourth Wave
The democratic breakthroughs and revolutions of 1998-2004 for Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Georgia, and Ukraine constituted a second phase of their transformation as postcommunist states. All fiveExpand
Sultanism in Eastern Europe: The Socio-Political Roots of Authoritarian Populism in Belarus
experiencing severe political and economic difficulties in the process of systemic transformation. Gibson identifies the key dangers to the 'new democracies' as '... the authoritarian propensities ofExpand
Ukraine between a Constrained EU and Assertive Russia
The article analyzes three factors constraining EU power: its unwillingness to view Ukraine as a candidate for membership, a miscalculation of Ukrainian leaders and the ignoring of growingExpand
Civil society, youth and societal mobilization in democratic revolutions
Abstract Youth have played an important role in mobilizing support for democratic revolutions during elections that have facilitated regime change. In Serbia (2000), Georgia (2003) and Ukraine (2004)Expand