Rapacious individualism and political competition in Ukraine, 1992–2004

@inproceedings{Way2005RapaciousIA,
  title={Rapacious individualism and political competition in Ukraine, 1992–2004},
  author={Lucan Ahmad Way},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract This article examines one reason for the failure of full-scale authoritarianism in Ukraine, 1992–2004. The monopolization of political control in Ukraine was partially thwarted by the disorganization of Ukraine's ex- nomenklatura elite that dominated the country after the Cold War. Elite Ukrainian politics in the 1990s can best be understood as an example of “rapacious individualism.” This term was used by Martin Shefter to describe pre-machine New York city politics in the 19th… CONTINUE READING

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