Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. In the decades between the end of the cold war and the crisis of 2014, the country suffered a large decline in agricultural and industrial production, plunging economic indicators into a sharp decline and leading to large-scale poverty and hardship.
This collection by leading scholars from the region explores the various crises affecting Ukraine since independence. Valuable crisis management research is made available from both Russian and Ukrainian sources and the on-going crisis in Ukraine put in context and analysed.
This accessible volume interacts with many disciplines including political science, security studies, crisis management and communication studies; and should prove useful to both students and researchers.
"Since its independence, the Ukraine has become a laboratory of crisis management. This book, written by a team of Ukrainian scholars, offers a timely analysis of statecraft, institutional design and crisis management in a time of upheaval. A very welcome addition to the crisis literature!" - Arjen Boin, Leiden University, Netherlands
"This professional volume on a very politicised issue brings to life the complexities of managing crises, via objectively analysed cases that do not put aside the finer details that tend to get lost through the use of subjective interpretation. As such it provides a highlyuseful account of the subject to scholars, students and practitioners alike." - Valentin Yakushik, professor of political science, University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Ukraine
Sergey Bozhko, Mykola Kapitonenko, Viktor Lavrenyuk and Greg Simons
Chapter 1: Managing the Irregular Migration Crisis in Ukraine
Chapter 2: The First Russian-Ukrainian Gas Conflict
Chapter 3: Non-Violence and Violence: The Orange Revolution and Euromaidan Compared
Chapter 4: Yanukovich Statements on Ukraine-NATO Relations: An Internal
Crisis With External Outcomes
Chapter 5: Foreign Mass Media and Political Crises of Modern Ukraine
Chapter 6: Journalism Under Threat: The Gongadze Murder in Ukraine
Mykola Kapitonenko, Viktor Lavrenyuk and Greg Simons