Ukrainian Nationalism in the Post-Stalin Era

Myth, Symbols and Ideology in Soviet Nationalities Policy

Author: K.C. Farmer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400989075

Category: History

Page: 241

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It is a truism that, with only a few notable exceptions, western scholars only belatedly turned their attention to the phenomenon of minority nationalism in the USSR. In the last two decades, however, the topic has increasingly occupied the attention of specialists on the Soviet Union, not only because its depths and implications have not yet been adequately plumbed, but also because it is clearly a potentially explosive problem for the Soviet system itself. The problem that minority nationalism poses is perceived rather differently at the "top" of Soviet society than at the "bottom. " The elite views - or at least rationalize- the problem through the lens of Marxism-Leninism, which explains nationalist sentiment as a part of the "super structure," a temporary phenomenon that will disappear in the course of building communism. That it has not done so is a primary source of concern for the Soviet leadership, who do not seem to understand it and do not wish to accept its reality. This is based on a fallacious conceptuali zation of ethnic nationalism as determined wholly by external, or objective, factors and therefore subject to corrective measures. In terms of origins, it is believed to be the result of past oppression and discrimination; it is thus seen as a negative attitudinal set the essence of which lies in tangible, rather than psychological, factors. Below the level of the leadership, however, ethnic nationalism reflects entrenched identifications and meanings which lend continuity and authenticity to human existence.
Posted in History

Geschichte der Ukraine

Author: Frank Golczewski

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ukraine

Page: 335

View: 3758

Posted in Ukraine

Ibss Poli Sci 29 1980

Author: "International Committee For Social Sciences Documentation",

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136749489

Category: Political Science

Page: 442

View: 6008

First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Posted in Political Science

Nationalism in Late and Post-Communist Europe

Author: Egbert Jahn

Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company

ISBN: 9783832939694

Category: History

Page: 633

View: 6075

The breakdown of the Communist party rule was accompanied by an unexpected renaissance of nationalism and secessionism. Of the nine Communist states, only five nation states have survived. Whereas the German Democratic Republic became unified with the Federal Republic of Germany, the three multinational states dissolved into 16 hybrid ethno-national states and two states of federated nations. The latter remain imperiled in their territorial integrity. In all countries, state and ethnic nationalism combine in peculiar ways, which leaves room for sub-national stateness and various other forms of ethnic and national heterogeneity. In this volume, experts describe the unfolding of nationalism in each of the post-Communist states during the period of upheaval from 1985 to 1995. First, the relationship of the titular ethnic group with its own ethnic nationalism is discussed, as well as the nationalism that refers to the whole state including the minorities. This relationship influences the way the states treat the minorities, which often aim for sub-stateness or at least for representation through a political party organization.
Posted in History

Zeitschrift für Politik

Author: Richard Schmidt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political science

Page: N.A

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Posted in Political science


von der Roten zur Orangenen Revolution

Author: Katrin Boeckh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791720500

Category: Ukraine

Page: 295

View: 931

Posted in Ukraine

Studienhandbuch Östliches Europa

Geschichte des Russischen Reiches und der Sowjetunion

Author: Harald Roth,Thomas M. Bohn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783412140984

Category: Europe, Eastern

Page: 539

View: 858

Posted in Europe, Eastern


A Bibliographic Guide to English-language Publications

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher: Englewood, Colo., U.S.A. : Ukrainian Academic Press


Category: Reference

Page: 406

View: 6195

Posted in Reference

Ukrainian Nationalism in the 1990s

A Minority Faith

Author: Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521574570

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 5902

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.
Posted in History

Soviet Ukrainian Dissent

A Study of Political Alienation

Author: Jaroslaw Bilocerkowycz

Publisher: Westview Pr


Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 6917

Posted in Social Science

Russian Empire

Author: Michael S. Pap

Publisher: N.A


Category: Soviet Union, Western

Page: 187

View: 6203

Posted in Soviet Union, Western

Handbuch der Geschichte Russlands

Author: Manfred Hellmann,Klaus Zernack,Gottfried Schramm

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aphorisms and apothegms

Page: N.A

View: 6907

Posted in Aphorisms and apothegms