Ukrainian Nationalism In The 1990s: A Minority Faith by Andrew WilsonUkrainian Nationalism In The 1990s: A Minority Faith by Andrew Wilson

Ukrainian Nationalism In The 1990s: A Minority Faith

byAndrew Wilson

Paperback | October 28, 1996

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This work examines the impact of nationalism on the politics of Ukraine, arguably the most important of the non-Russian States to emerge from the collapse of the USSR in 1991. Whereas in many other emergent states in Eastern Europe nationalism has filled the ideological vacuum caused by the collapse of communism, to date Ukraine has managed to steer clear of the kind of aggressive ethno-nationalism that has destabilized politics elsewhere in the region. However, an increasingly vocal and frustrated minority may become more and more influential if the economic and/or security situation in the region rapidly deteriorates.
Title:Ukrainian Nationalism In The 1990s: A Minority FaithFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:October 28, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521574579

ISBN - 13:9780521574570

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Table of Contents

1. Ukraine: historical roots of diversity; 2. Ukrainian nationalism in the modern era; 3. Channels of nationalist discourse: political parties, civil society; 4. National communism; 5. A minority faith: the limits to nationalist support; 6. The nationalist agenda: domestic politics, Ukrainianisation and the state; 7. The nationalist agenda: external affairs - untying the Russian knot; 8. Conclusions: Nationalism and national consolidation.

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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.

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"Overall, Wilson's book is scholarly effort. Impressively researched...The volume is well written, lucidly argued and logically structured...the book offers a remarkable insight into both Ukrainian nationalism and the polarization of Ukrain in the 1990's." Can Slavonic Papers