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Ukrainian Nationalism in the 1990s : A Minority Faith - Andrew Wilson

Ukrainian Nationalism in the 1990s

A Minority Faith

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Published: 12th November 1996
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The complex interrelationship between Russia and Ukraine is arguably the most important single factor in determining the future politics of the Eurasian region. In this book Andrew Wilson examines the phenomenon of Ukrainian nationalism and its influence on the politics of independent Ukraine, arguing that historical, ethnic and linguistic factors limit the appeal of narrow ethno-nationalism, even to many ethnic Ukrainians. Nevertheless, ethno-nationalism has a strong emotive appeal to a minority, who may therefore undermine Ukraine's attempts to construct an open civic state. Ukraine is therefore a fascinating test case for alternative nation-building strategies in countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

'This study on Ukrainian nationalism fills an important research gap and covers an enormous amount of original historical and political material. ... All in all, this is a book that will soon be a standard item in the field of Ukrainian studies. In many ways it can even be used as a kind of encyclopaedia.' Gwendolyn Sasse, London School of Economics

Ukraine: historical roots of diversity
Ukrainian nationalism in the modern era
Channels of nationalist discourse: political parties, civil society
National communism
A minority faith: the limits to nationalist support
The nationalist agenda: domestic politics, Ukrainianisation and the state
The nationalist agenda: external affairs - untying the Russian knot
Conclusions: Nationalism and national consolidation
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ISBN: 9780521574570
ISBN-10: 0521574579
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 12th November 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.47