The Donbas between Ukraine and Russia: The Use of History in Political Disputes

@article{Wilson1995TheDB,
  title={The Donbas between Ukraine and Russia: The Use of History in Political Disputes},
  author={A. Wilson},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={1995},
  volume={30},
  pages={265 - 289}
}
  • A. Wilson
  • Published 1995
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
  • Historical myths play a particularly important role in the mobilization of ethno-national movements. Elites or 'political entrepreneurs', that is the potential leaders of ethno-nationalist movements and their ideologues, often find that potential members of their target group are politically passive, isolated from one another, and/or more interested in private goals, and therefore difficult to mobilize politically.' Historical myths, however, are an extremely effective means of firming up a… CONTINUE READING
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