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Federalism and Internal Conflicts

Decentralization, Regional Diversity, and Conflict

The Case of Ukraine

Editors: Shelest, Hanna, Rabinovych, Maryna (Eds.)

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  • Provides an understanding of regional diversity issues and their manipulation in triggering the Ukraine-Russia conflict
  • Highlights the manifestations of regional divides-related discourses
  • Brings together insights from history, politics and law
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This edited volume focuses on the links between the ongoing crisis in and around Ukraine, regional diversity, and the reform of decentralization. It provides in-depth insights into the historical constitution of regional diversity and the evolution of center-periphery relationships in Ukraine, the legal qualification of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, and the role of the decentralization reform in promoting conflict resolution, as well as modernization, democratization and European integration of Ukraine. Particular emphasis lies on the securitization of both regional diversity issues and territorial self-government arrangements in terms of Russia’s support for self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. The volume captures the complexity of contemporary “hybrid” conflicts, involving both internal and external aspects, and the hybridization and securitization of territorial self-governance solutions. It thus provides an important contribution to the debate on territorial self-government and conflict resolution.

About the authors

Hanna Shelest is Member of the Board at the Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism” and Editor-in-chief of UA: Ukraine Analytica. Prior to this, she had served for more than 10 years as Senior Researcher at the National Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine.

Maryna Rabinovych is a researcher at the Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg, Germany. She will join the Leibniz Science Campus “Eastern Europe as a Global Area” as Post-Doc Fellow.

Reviews

"This book is a brilliant and long-awaited attempt to understand how social diversity becomes a problem if it is not integrated into the political design of a state. The contributors of this book present lessons learned from the Ukraine case for all those who are interested in the contemporary theory and practice of nation- and state-building." (Mykhailo Minakov, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, USA)

"While grand strategies and big theories tend to gloss over complexity, this volume offers a multi-layered analysis of regional post-conflict arrangements in Ukraine. The book’s multi-disciplinary approach is well supported by rich empirical and factual material, which makes for an extremely informative read." (Vsevolod Samokhvalov, Vesalius College Brussels, Belgium)

"In this volume the two editors, both young scholars and political analysts from Ukraine, assemble important voices and informative perspectives from Ukraine and beyond dealing with the politico-legal dimensions, challenges and opportunities of the history, present and future of regional diversity in and around Ukraine." (Cindy Wittke, Leader of the 'Frozen and Unfrozen Conflicts' Research Group, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg, Germany)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Regional Diversity, Decentralization, and Conflict in and around Ukraine

    Pages 1-14

    Rabinovych, Maryna (et al.)

  • Regionalism in Ukraine: Historic Evolution, Regional Claim-Making, and Centre–Periphery Conflict Resolution

    Pages 17-47

    Myshlovska, Oksana

  • Navigating Ethnopolitical Disputes: Ukraine’s Constitutional Court in the Tug-of-War over Language

    Pages 49-79

    Nekoliak, Andrii (et al.)

  • Crimean Tatars and the Question of National and Ethnic Belonging in Ukraine

    Pages 81-104

    Zubkovych, Alina

  • The Domestic Dimension of Defining Uncontrolled Territories and Its Value for Conflict Transformation in Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine

    Pages 107-143

    Rabinovych, Maryna

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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-41764-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decentralization, Regional Diversity, and Conflict
Book Subtitle
The Case of Ukraine
Editors
  • Hanna Shelest
  • Maryna Rabinovych
Series Title
Federalism and Internal Conflicts
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41765-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41765-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41764-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 373
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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