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Constructing a Political Nation: Changes in the Attitudes of Ukrainians during the War in the Donbas

Edited By Olexiy Haran, Maksym Yakovlyev

2017 | Stylos Publishing (external site)
Copy Available: Yes

Language: English
Edition: 2
Pages: 239
ISBN: 978-966-2399-49-3 (PDF format)

What effect did Russia’s attack have on Ukrainian society and on public opinion? And how, in turn, did changes in public opinion and in society influence Ukrainian identity and politics? This book, prepared by the School for Policy Analysis, National University of Kyiv–Mohyla Academy with the participation of the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation, shows that contrary to the Kremlin’s expectations, Russian aggression has in fact led to a strengthening of the Ukrainian political nation. The book covers national and regional dimensions of changes in the attitudes of Ukrainians during the war in the Donbas: identity issues, political and party preferences, approaches to decentralization and the conflict in the Donbas, economic sentiments, changes in foreign policy attitudes toward the EU, NATO, and Russia.