Ukraine, The Eu And Russia: History, Culture and International Relations

Hardcover | November 15, 2007

EditorStephen Velychenko

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Ukrainians reemerged on Europe's political map in 1991 after more than 200 years of direct Russian rule. As there was no "liberation war" and "old regime" elites were not exiled or executed, the legacies of the past weigh-down particularly heavily. Political independence is not matched by economic, cultural and psychological independence. This book surveys the Ukrainian-EU relationship in light of the legacies of Russian rule. It examines interrelationships between identities, loyalties and political/cultural orientations, reviews policies, and identifies salient forces and trends.

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Ukrainians reemerged on Europe's political map in 1991 after more than 200 years of direct Russian rule. As there was no "liberation war" and "old regime" elites were not exiled or executed, the legacies of the past weigh-down particularly heavily. Political independence is not matched by economic, cultural and psychological independen...

STEPHEN VELYCHENKO is Research Fellow, Chair of Ukrainian Studies and CERES Associate at the University of Toronto, Canada.  

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.86 × 5.79 × 0.66 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230517994

ISBN - 13:9780230517998

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Ukraine: EU Member or a Second Belorus?--S.Velychenko * Eurasianism Then and Now: A Russian Conservative Movement and its Ukrainian Challenge--M.Beisswenger * 'Imperial Culture' and Russian-Ukrainian Unity Myths--O.S.Ilnytzkyj * Ambivalence or Ambiguity? Why Ukraine is Trapped between 'East' and 'West'--M.Riabchuk * The Rhetoric of Geography in Ukrainian Literature 1991-2005--M.Pavlyshyn * Managing Memory in Post-Soviet Ukraine: 'Victory Day' or 'Remembrance Day'?--R.Serbyn * Ukraine's European Policy as an Alternative Choice: Achievements, Mistakes and Prospects--O.Semeniy * The EU's Impact on Democratic Transformation in Ukraine--I.Solonenko * The Fraying Lifeline: Ukraine and the European Union a Year after the Failed Referenda--J.R.Gillingham * Conclusion--J.Sherr