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Ukraine under Kuchma political reform, economic transformation and security policy in independent Ukraine by Taras Kuzio

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English



  • Ukraine,
  • Ukraine.


  • Elections -- Ukraine -- History,
  • National security -- Ukraine,
  • Ukraine -- Politics and government -- 1991-,
  • Ukraine -- Economic policy -- 1991-

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-275) and index.

StatementTaras Kuzio.
SeriesStudies in Russian and East European history and society
LC ClassificationsJN6630 .K89 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 281 p. :
Number of Pages281
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL669347M
ISBN 100312176252
LC Control Number97015184

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Ukraine under Kuchma is the first survey of recent developments in post-soviet Ukraine. The book covers in an in-depth manner the entire range of key developments since the parliamentary and presidential elections, the first elections held in post-soviet Ukraine. Regime type and politics in Ukraine under Kuchma. This book will be of key interest to students and scholars of European/EU studies and international relations, especially in . Ukraine's oligarchs during Kuchma's second term preferred a fully authoritarian regime but they were also divided among themselves and faced a formidable opposition. These factors blocked the creation of a fully authoritarian regime under Kuchma and led to the victory of the opposition through Ukraine's Orange Revolution. perienced 13 years of rule under two presidents, Leonid Krawchuk and Leonid Kuchma. During this period Ukraine’s two presidents and ten governments have continually claimed that Ukraine was in ‘transition’ to a liberal democracy and a market economy. This article argues that transition towards these goals was sporadic at best, and.

Leonid Kuchma's second term in office as president of Ukraine (–) was characterized by the collapse of the national democrat–centrist alliance, the ‘Kuchmagate’ crisis, the rise of a non-communist opposition in the elections and the election of Viktor Yushchenko in the elections following the protests that sparked the Orange Revolution.   The Constitution was only a guide to the real underlying informal system of power. By the time the commanding heights of the economy had been corruptly privatised under President Leonid Kuchma (), Ukraine was really run by a cabal of oligarchs and regional bosses, in which the president was the chief arbiter. Sources: Adrian Karatnycky, “Ukraine at the Crossroads,” Journal of Democracy 6, no. 1 (January ), pp. ; Dominique Arel, “Kuchmagate and the Demise of Ukraine’s Geopolitical Bluff,” and Keith A. Darden, “Blackmail as a Tool of State Domination: Ukraine Under Kuchma,” East European Constitutional Rev no. 2/3. Ukraine - Ukraine - Kuchma’s presidency: Parliamentary and presidential elections were held in Ukraine in In the first contest, candidates affiliated with the revived Communist Party emerged as the largest single group, winning approximately one-fifth of the seats. Factoring in the deputies of the Socialist and Agrarian parties, the latter of which drew its support from rural .

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