Catching up with 'Europe'? Constitutional Debates on the Territorial-Administrative Model in Independent Ukraine

  title={Catching up with 'Europe'? Constitutional Debates on the Territorial-Administrative Model in Independent Ukraine},
  author={Kataryna Wolczuk},
  journal={Regional \& Federal Studies},
  pages={65 - 88}
  • K. Wolczuk
  • Published 22 January 2002
  • Sociology
  • Regional & Federal Studies
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