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Author Wolczuk, Kataryna

Title The moulding of Ukraine : the constitutional politics of state formation / by Kataryna Wolczuk
Published Budapest Hungary ; New York, NY : Central European University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 315 pages)
Contents Introduction: constitutions and statehood -- In search of a tradition: discontinuities of statehood in Ukraine's history -- Independence without a vision: constitution making in 1990-1991 -- Simulating reforms amidst constitutional disarray: Ukraine under Kravchuk's presidency -- How to organise the state?: constitutional debates after the 1994 elections -- The passage of the constitution: process, actors, and strategies
Summary With the disintegration of the Soviet Union, a number of new states were created that had little or no claim to any previous existence. Ukraine is one of the countries that faced not only political, social and economic transformation, but also state formation and the redefinition of national identity. This book uses Ukraine as a case study in trying to trace the key moments of decision making in the course of creating a new state while shedding the legacies of "Soviet-type" statehood. The Moulding of Ukraine offers a systematic examination of competing ideological visions of statehood and discusses them against the backdrop of historical traditions in Ukraine. This well-documented and lucidly written book is the only coherent account available in English of the process of constitutional reform, offering an insight into post-Soviet Ukrainian politics. A useful addition to university course reading lists in Ukrainian studies, post-Soviet studies, post-communist democratization, comparative constitutionalism, state-building and institutional design. © Central European University Press, 2001
Notes Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-309) and index
Notes English
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Subject Constitutional law -- Ukraine
Constitutional history -- Ukraine
LAW -- Constitutional.
LAW -- Public.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
Constitutional history.
Constitutional law.
Politics and government
Ukraine -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585455171