Social identification versus regionalism in contemporary Ukraine

  title={Social identification versus regionalism in contemporary Ukraine},
  author={Oksana Malanchuk},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  pages={345 - 368}
  • O. Malanchuk
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Sociology
  • Nationalities Papers
Because of the historic separation of western and eastern Ukraine under Polish and Russian spheres of influence, respectively, regional subpopulations have been seen as an important factor in Ukrainian politics. Arel and Wilson argue that the division on the all-important “Russian question” in Ukraine (relations with Russia and with the Russian-speaking minority) is increasingly regional: east and south versus the center and west. Hesli calculated the level of russification and… 
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