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Year of entry: 2023
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Ukraine Rises: Democracy, Protest, Identity and War in Comparative Perspective
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
Ukraine Rises: Democracy, Protest, Identity and War in Comparative Perspective,” is a new course covering contemporary Ukrainian Politics taught by Dr. Onuch, an internationally leading authority on the subject. “Ukraine Rises” is the first UK-based Ukraine focused course based in a Political Science department, it is only the second main curriculum course dedicated to contemporary Ukraine taught in the UK, and the first taught by a Ukrainian scholar. Students will come to know the trajectory of contemporary politics in Ukraine from in-dependence in 1991 to the contemporary period. By taking this course students will learn about history as it unfolds and will come to understand one of the most significant political, social, and economic contexts in global politics today. In a highly innovative manner “Ukraine Rises” will introduce students to the study of Ukraine from a comparative perspective by offering an overview of a range of themes democratization. “Ukraine Rises” will specifically provide students with the opportunity to assess critically how Ukraine democratized and developed its civic national identity. The course will enable students’ future research ambitions with lessons from the Ukrainian case for comparative studies of transition, democratization, political engagement, identity, and war. Uniquely, the course will include guest lectures from Ukrainian and UK-based policy practitioners/ scholars, it will be seminar and discussion lead, and will include highly interactive assignments employing fresh data (qualitative and quantitative) collected with the help of Ukrainian partners and the DataForUkraine.com Project. Thus, “Ukraine Rises” allows students to hone in on transferable data analysis and policy writing skills that will increase their future employability.
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Transferable skills and personal qualities
|Written assignment (inc essay)||45%|
———. 1995. “Language Politics in Independent Ukraine: Towards One or Two State Languages?” Nationalities papers 23(3): 597–622.
———. 2002. “Interpreting" Nationality" and" Language" in the 2001 Ukrainian Census.” Post-Soviet Affairs 18(3): 213–49.
Arel, Dominique, and Valeri Khmelko. 1996. “The Russian Factor and Territorial Polarization in Ukraine.” The Harriman Review 9(1–2): 81–91.
Baker, William D., and John R. Oneal. 2001. “Patriotism or Opinion Leadership? The Nature and Origins of the ‘Rally’round the Flag’ Effect.” Journal of conflict resolution 45(5): 661–87.
Barrington, Lowell. 2001. “Russian-Speakers in Ukraine and Kazakhstan:‘Nationality,’‘Population,’ or Neither?” Post-Soviet Affairs 17(2): 129–58.
———. 2021. “Citizenship as a Cornerstone of Civic National Identity in Ukraine.” Post-Soviet Affairs 37(2): 155–73.
Baum, Matthew A. 2002. “The Constituent Foundations of the Rally-Round-the-Flag Phenomenon.” International Studies Quarterly 46(2): 263–98.
Beissinger, Mark. 2002. Nationalist Mobilization and the Collapse of the Soviet State: A Tidal Approach to the Study of Nationalism. Cambridge University Press.
Bernhard, Michael. 1993. “Civil Society and Democratic Transition in East Central Europe.” Political Science Quarterly 108(2): 307–26.
Berti, Benedetta, and Olga Onuch. 2015. “From the Colour Revolutions to the Arab Awakening: EU Approaches to Democracy Promotion and the Rising Influence of CEE States.” Berti, Mikulova, and Popescu.(2015). Democratization in EU Foreign Policy. Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2585721 (April 1, 2015).
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|Olga Onuch||Unit coordinator|