Gender and the Orange Revolution

  title={Gender and the Orange Revolution},
  author={Alexandra Hrycak},
  journal={Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics},
  pages={152 - 179}
  • Alexandra Hrycak
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics
A gendered perspective on politics is used for explaining why Ukraine's Orange Revolution has so far not led to a dramatic increase in the political influence of civic associations or to a broader democratization of power relations within the political system. Women entered the post-communist political system in a marginal position. They were also never able to develop political bargaining power in the authoritarian political system that emerged after Ukraine's independence. The prospect of… 
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