Maidan and the Politics of Change: Meaning, Significance, and Other Questions

  • Bohdan S. Kordan St. Thomas More College / University of Saskatchewan


Abstract: Responding to a regime that failed to meet the needs of society, the Maidan materialized as a genuine expression of civic resistance and democratic renewal. Placing the individual at the centre of political life not only marks the revitalization of Ukrainian civil society but also serves as a legitimate basis for the transformation of the political order. The Maidan—its values, principles and ethos— offers a framework by which Kyiv might meet the twin challenges of reform and war.

Keywords: Euromaidan, European Union, Geopolitics, Russia, Ukraine