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Ukraine after the Euromaidan

Challenges and Hopes

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Edited By Viktor Stepanenko and Yaroslav Pylynskyi

Ukraine’s protest movement of 2013–14, known as the Euromaidan, and its culmination, the people’s uprising in late 2013–early 2014 became one of the most dramatic world events in recent years. The accession of Crimea to the Russian Federation and military conflict in the Donbas demonstrate that the dramatic dynamics of the country’s ongoing transformation are still far from predictable. This book examines the manifold aspects of Ukraine’s current crisis and its political upheaval. The contributors to the book, Ukrainian experts in a variety of disciplinary fields, explore social, political and cultural reasons and factors behind the country’s transformation in its national and regional dimensions, the impact of Ukraine’s revolution on European and global politics, and also the new challenges of tough reforms with which the country is faced. The contributors share the view that the Euromaidan brought new opportunities for Ukraine’s modern development and the greatest historical chance for the country’s European future since independence in 1991.
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OLEXANDER BARANOVSKYI is Vice-Rector of Scientific Research at the University of Banking at the National Bank of Ukraine, Sc.D. (Economics), Professor of Speciality Finance, Money Circulation and Credit, and an Honored Economist of Ukraine. His research interests include comprehensive analysis of the financial and credit sector, public debt management, formation of banking, insurance and stock markets in Ukraine, state financial control, research assumptions, implications and ways to prevent financial crises.

PETRO BURKOVSKYI is Deputy Chief of the Analytical and Information Division of the National Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS), in civil service since 2005. He is also a member of the School for Policy Analysis, Kyiv Mohyla University, where he obtained an MA degree in Political Sciences in 2004. In NISS his objectives are analyzing political process in Ukraine and drafting political scenarios and recommendations for the Administration of the President. His academic research focuses on the problems of energy security, Ukrainian and Russian foreign policy and constitutional law. On a voluntary basis he conducts research on political influences in the media for Telekritika (Kyiv).

SERGIY DANYLOV is Deputy Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and a researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He is the founder and Deputy Director of the Association of Middle East Studies (also called the Center for Middle East Studies). On April 7, 1994, he also founded the Association of Middle East Studies, Kyiv, (AMES), an NGO that conducts research...

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