Ukraine on its Meandering Path Between East and West

by Andrej N. Lushnycky (Volume editor) Mykola Riabchuk (Volume editor)
©2009 Edited Collection 212 Pages


The last five years have proven to be quite tumultuous for Ukraine. The Orange Revolution, as witnessed around the world, sought to overthrow the ancien régime and to replace it with younger, more democratic leaders. At the same time it was a declaration that Ukraine was truly a European nation that duly embraced the democratic values of the west. However, disappointment soon replaced the euphoria of the victory. This volume attempts to show the elements of change and conflict that have arisen since the Orange Revolution and to explain some of Ukraine’s challenges today on its meandering path between East and West.


ISBN (Softcover)
Politikwissenschaft Contemporary History Eastern Europe
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 212 pp.

Biographical notes

Andrej N. Lushnycky (Volume editor) Mykola Riabchuk (Volume editor)

The Editors: Andrej N. Lushnycky is a senior associate of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Eastern and Central Europe as well as the director of the American College Program at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He is the co-editor of the volume Ukraine at a Crossroads. His research interests include contemporary Ukrainian history, culture and Diaspora studies, and comparative pedagogics. In addition, he is the president of the Ukrainian Society of Switzerland. Mykola Riabchuk is a research associate at the Ukrainian Centre for Cultural Studies in Kyiv and a co-founder and co-editor of the monthly Krytyka. His sphere of interests includes problems of national identity and nationalism, post-communist transition, post-colonialism, civil society and state/nation building. He penned seven books translated into a number of languages including German and French.


Title: Ukraine on its Meandering Path Between East and West