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.
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 210 pp.
Contents: Andrej N. Lushnycky/Mykola Riabchuk: Foreword – Mykola Riabchuk: Agony of a «Blackmail State»: Rise and (Possible)
Fall of Post-Soviet Semi-Authoritarian Regimes – Nicole Gallina: Ukraine Knocking at the Door? The EU-Ukraine Relationship
after the Orange Revolution –Marta Dyczok: Media in Ukraine: Between Revolution and Election (2004-2006) – Olexiy
Haran/Petro Burkovsky: In the Aftermath of the Revolution: From Orange Victory to Sharing the Power with Opponents – Mychailo
Wynnyckyj: Ukraine 2006-7: Building Elite Consensus Through Conflict – Tammy Lynch: Ukraine’s Post-Orange Evolution – James
Sherr: Whither the Russian Factor? – Mark Andryczyk: New Images of the Intellectual in Post-Soviet Ukrainian Literature.