Orange Revolution and Aftermath; Mobilization, Apathy, and the State in Ukraine

Washington, D. C. and Baltimore, MD: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, [2], 316 pages. Index. Tabular data. Notes. Contributors. Index. Paul J. D'Anieri is Professor of Public Policy and Political Science and former Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost of University of California, Riverside. Prior to his position at the UCR, Dr. D'Anieri served as the dean of the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), from July 2008-June 2014 and the associate dean for humanities from 2004 to 2008 and associate dean for international programs from 1999 to 2003 at the University of Kansas.
D’Anieri is a political scientist specializing politics and international relations in the former Soviet Union, focusing on Ukraine and Russia. He is also considered and expert on economics, finance, and budgeting in US universities, which became a focus during his administrative career. D’Anieri received his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in International Relations in 1986. He then went on to earn a master's degree and doctorate in government from Cornell University in 1991. D’Anieri has been called “one of the leading scholars of the study of contemporary Ukraine”. D’Anieri's research focuses on politics and foreign policy in the post-Soviet states with particular focus on Ukrainian politics and Ukraine's relations with Russia. D’Anieri published the edited volume Orange Revolution and Aftermath: Mobilization, Apathy and the State in Ukraine (Johns Hopkins University Press/Woodrow Wilson Center). A reviewer said the collected essays “make a profound contribution to the study of Ukrainian civil society and its evolving relationship to the state.”. In 2004, hundreds of thousands of Ukranian protestors mobilized in the streets of Kyiv against authoritarian rulers who had clearly falsified the Fall elections. The size and efficacy of the Orange Revolution, as the protest became known, surprised political observers, and even the participants themselves. In the aftermath, many observers concluded that civil society, long thought dead in Ukraine, was alive and well. After the success of the Orange Revolution, it was widely expected that civil society groups would take an increasingly prominent role in Ukrainian politics, reinvigorating democracy. Yet that influence diminished rapidly, and when the new government also became tainted with corruption, there was no protest or counterattack. This book explores why the influence of civil society groups waned so quickly. The contributors to this volume probe civil society in Ukraine from a variety of disciplinary perspectives to understand the contest for social mobilization in Ukraine. The essays provide a wealth of new data based on surveys, interviews, documentary analysis, and ethnography. Condition: Very good / Very good (with minor wear and soiling).

Keywords: Ukraine, Orange Revolution, Ethnopolitics, Pluralism, Electoral Fraud, Corruption, Protest Movement, National Identity, Authoritarianism, Belarus, Tax Compliance, Civil Society, Roma, Collective Action, Democracy, Kuchma, NGO, Tymoshenko, Yanukovich

ISBN: 9780801898037

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