Monographs

ISBN 978-966-02-9021-1

The monograph provides an overview of Ukrainian political discourse in the era of democratic transit. The key aspect of the analysis is the shared responsibility factor, which is seen as implicitly embedded in the constitutional foundations of Ukrainian politics. Increasing its importance to the critical importance of citizens’ communications in the critical moments of the national protest movements of 2004 and 2013-2014, reveals the crucial role of political discourse as a carrier of the institutional memory of the Ukrainian community during the democratic transition.

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Victor A. Vojnalovych, Natalia I. Kochan. Religion, Politics and Ethnicity in Halychyna: from the Soviet Post-World War II Time to Present. Kyiv: Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2018. – 408 p. ISBN 978-966-02-8968-0

The book presents scholarly account of interaction between religion, ethnicity and politics in Ukrainian Halychyna region from Post-World War II Soviet time to present days in independent Ukraine, period that reveals variety of quite different patterns of interaction between religion and politics, religion and ethnicity.

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ISBN 978-966-02-8821-8

The collection contains an analysis of the functioning of political mechanisms designed to ensure the implementation of the reform strategy of Ukrainian society in accordance with its European integration goal. The analysis covers key public areas where the effectiveness of reform mechanisms is particularly relevant – the institutional optimality of the country’s political system, the political and managerial aspects of the reforms, the value changes in society in accordance with European civilizational criteria.

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ISBN 978-966-02-8829-4

The report examines the possibilities of establishing a model of consensus democracy in Ukraine as a form of achieving social unity in relation to the country’s strategy. The main problems and obstacles on the way to the social unity, which are related to the political-institutional, administrative, geo-strategical, civilization, legal sphere of functioning of the Ukrainian society are analysed.

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ISBN 978-966-02-8820-1

The monograph is devoted to the study of the ethno-political components in the consolidation of Ukrainian society. The methodological and theoretical bases of the processes research of modern transformations with taking into account the peculiarities of modern ethnonational policy development and the practice of its implementation are revealed. The political analysis of domestic and foreign political influences on the ethnopolitical situation in Ukraine is carried out, the current directions of social and political development in modern conditions are determined. The publication is intended for scientists, who study the problems of ethnopolitics and socio-political processes in Ukraine. The book may be …

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ISBN 978-966-02-8830-0

The book examines two different types of Ukrainian national identity tentatively defined as «Ukrainian ethnocultural» («primordial») and «Ukrainian institutional» (determined by citizenship). The substantial differences between them had been informed historically, and involve today not only ideological but also axiological aspect. The identity split had seriously complicated Ukraine’s postcommunist transformation in 1991-2013, and dramatically weakened the society and the state against the Russian aggression in 2014. The process of consolidation of Ukrainian nation that got going in the past few years, is still far from completion. The promotion of modern civic identity based on the so-called «European values» is considered …

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ISBN 978-966-02-8596-5

Modern society is characterized by the ambivalence and contradiction of the functional foundations: the real and proper, manifestation of the purpose and means of its achievement, the infinite of information possibilities and the unprecedented manipulation of mass consciousness, the awareness of personal development as the main resource of progressive social development, and the widespread and continuous neglect of the needs of the individual in order to satisfy the utterly demands of conjuncture. The additional problem pressure on the present state of affairs is made by the factors of globalism and consumerism: they inadvertently force the individual to get used to …

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ISBN 978-966-02-8715-0

The monograph analyses the transformation and comparison of the approaches of parliamentary political forces to the problem of integration perspectives in Ukraine both at the domestic level and at the level of international structures during 2014 – mid 2018. The critical analysis of the activities of parliamentary political forces as the formers of the development strategies of the state and Ukrainian society is carried out.

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ISBN 978-966-02-8662-0

The estimations and predictions from the analysts and experts of the Republic Belarus concerning the annexation of the Crimea by the Russian Federation, the Russian-Ukrainian war in the Donbass region, the place and role of Ukraine in the new geopolitical conditions are analysed. The brief excursus into the activities of the Belorussian analytical centres is made, their peculiarities of functioning are shown.

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ISBN 978-966-02-8568-2

The research analyzes the peculiarities of the parties’ development in Ukraine in the period of 2014-2017. In particular, the mechanisms of their formation in the present condition are characterized, the process of multiple renaming is highlighted, and the specifics of political forces functioning outside of legal field are studied. The particular attention is given to the analysis of phenomenon of “own / affiliated”, “nominal”, regional, etc. parties, their financial and property status and features of the structures.

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ISBN 978-966-02-8526-2

The research is devoted to the study of the latest phenomenon in the conditions of functioning of the unitary Ukrainian statehood – the formation and transformation of regional political regimes, which are some of the most dangerous threats and challenges for Ukraine in the near future. The analysis was conducted with taking into account various factors – geographic, geopolitical, historical-cultural, socio-economic, legal, etc. – on an example of the study of all-Ukrainian tendencies and trends in the Dnipropetrovsk region and in the Chernivtsi region. With the involvement of a large amount of empirical data, the resource base, policy subjects at …

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ISBN 978-966-02-8526-2

The research is devoted to the study of the latest phenomenon in the conditions of functioning of the unitary Ukrainian statehood – the formation and transformation of regional political regimes, which are some of the most dangerous threats and challenges for Ukraine in the near future. The analysis was conducted with taking into account various factors – geographic, geopolitical, historical-cultural, socio-economic, legal, etc. – on an example of the study of all-Ukrainian tendencies and trends in the Dnipropetrovsk region and in the Chernivtsi region. With the involvement of a large amount of empirical data, the resource base, policy subjects at …

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ISBN 978-966-02-8500-2

The research is devoted to the problem, which in the connection with the transformation of the political system in Ukraine, the decentralization processes, has gained political and scientific importance, – functioning of the political regime at the regional level. The object of research is the Lviv region, which is a self-sufficient and powerful participant in the political relations of modern Ukraine. The analysis revealed a broad base of empirical grounds and specificity of regional political regime formation, its main stages of transformation, stages of formal and informal political subjects as to create a favourable living environment in the region and …

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This is the first book, devoted to the life, activities and tragic fate of Oleksandr Shumskyi (1890-1946). The former socialist-revolutionist, later the leader of the “Borotbists” party, and then a member of the Bolshevik party, People’s Commissar of Education in 1919 and 1924-1927, he remained a Ukrainian patriot, and often went “against the flow” of official policy. It is not uncommon for the communist regime to have made it, quite by the definition of his contemporaries, rather non-human: at first, O. Shumsky was sent for a ten-year exile, and then he was brutally murdered. The publication contains unique documents of …

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ISBN 978-966-02-8527-9

The report examines the issues of the consolidation of Ukrainian society in the situation of social and economic, internal and foreign policy crisis, the state of national solidarity is assessed, the causes and factors of confrontational phenomena in public relations are disclosed, the model of national solidarity and strategy for its achievement are developed.

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ISBN 978-966-02-8447-0

The analytical report examines the issues of unity consolidation of Ukrainian society by mechanisms and practices of state policy in such spheres as political and ideological principals of the social system, achievements of the systemic state government, ensuring the legal equality among the citizens of the country, social justice, unity of the social and cultural sphere while ensuring cultural pluralism.

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ISBN 978-966-02-8448-7

The analytical report is prepared by the results of the study on “Challenges and integration perspectives of Ukraine in the context of Russian aggression in Crimea and Donbass: analysis of assessments by foreign analysts and experts”. The opinions of analysts and experts from Western countries and CIS countries that are reflected on the pages of Internet resources regarding the specifics of the “Ukrainian crisis”, “Donbass break” and “sovereignty” of Crimea, their interpretations of current and potential threats / challenges to integration processes in Ukraine are analysed.

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ISBN 978-5-8243-2190-6

«Guillotine of Ukraine» – that’s what Vsevolod Balitskyi, the long-time chief of the General Procurator’s Office and People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD), was called by one of his contemporaries.

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ISBN 978-966-611-903-5

History remains the subject of heated discussion in Ukraine, of the most unexpected discoveries and in-deep reader’s interest. Yurii Shapoval is a connoisseur of its secrets, a researcher of archives, a publisher of unknown facts and documents, a scientist with an excellent worldwide reputation. And at the same time, he is a talented populariser of historical knowledge, the author of invariably interesting TV programs, documentaries, radio programs and newspaper stories.

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ISBN 978-966-02-8316-9

The brochure provides the generalized analysis of the main factors influencing the local processes of formation and transformation of political identities in Poltava city community. The content and specificity of identity policy in the city are determined, their constitutive role in structuring the political and social field of Poltava is proved.

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