Post-Soviet Ukraine
   April 11, 2007
I
In 2004, Ukraine reached a critical juncture
on its path to democratic consolidation.

                                 ...
I
Ukraine turned away from the autocratic path
of Russia with its Orange Revolution.

                                    ...
I
How did Ukraine overcome its problems to
move gingerly towards democracy?

                                           II...
We can examine Ukraine from the three
                                        I
"treatments" and theories of
democratizati...
I
Ukraine had a lot of help from the outside and
a division between East and West.

                                      ...
In the beginning, Ukraine's post-Soviet
                                          I
political development closely followed...
‣ Ukraine's second president, Leonid
                                           I
 Kuchma, was a cross between Yeltsin and...
I
‣‣ He was a former factory manger, closely
   connected with Ukraine's own oligarchs.

                                 ...
I
‣‣ During his time in office, being a
   journalist in Ukraine was very deadly.

                                        ...
‣‣ Kuchma utilized "administrative
                                          I
   resources" to solidify his power and
   ...
‣ Under Kuchma, it seemed Ukraine lacked
                                           I
 the norms and culture to make democ...
I
‣‣ The media was heavily biased against the
   political opposition.

                                              II

...
I
‣‣ Political opposition was harassed and
   rumors were used to suppress support.

                                     ...
I
‣‣ Parliament was controlled by pro-Kuchma
   parties backed by the oligarchs.

                                        ...
I
‣ Kuchma attempted to manipulate the 2004
 election in favor of his chosen successor.

                                 ...
‣‣ Viktor Yanukovych beat Viktor
                                            I
   Yushchenko in a second-round runoff in
 ...
I
‣‣ The validity of the second-round election
   results were challenged.

                                              ...
I
‣‣ The subsequent overturning of those
   results is called the Orange Revolution.

                                    ...
I
The Orange Revolution was a break from
Ukraine’s past.

                                         II

                   ...
I
‣ There are several key decisions that make
 the Orange Revolution a critical juncture.

                               ...
I
‣‣ Yushchenko's supporters choose to
   peacefully protest the rigged election.

                                       ...
I
‣‣ Ukraine's Supreme Court choose to hear
   the fraud case and rule against Kuchma.

                                  ...
I
‣‣ Kuchma choose to support the findings of
   the Supreme Court.

                                             II

     ...
I
‣ One reason these choices were possible
 was the divide between East and West.

                                       ...
I
‣‣ Eastern Ukraine leans towards Russia.
   Western Ukraine leans towards Europe.

                                     ...
I
‣‣ Yanukovych's fraudulent victory was seen
   as a sign of Russian interference.

                                     ...
I
‣‣ Westerners did not want to see their
   political victory stolen by the Russians.

                                  ...
I
‣ The other major reason these choices were
 possible was the influence of the West.

                                   ...
I
‣‣ The protesters were helped by foreign
   NGOs who helped them organize.

                                           I...
I
‣‣ The Supreme Court was counseled on
   elections by legal experts from the U.S.

                                     ...
I
‣‣ The obvious fraud cut off any legitimacy
   Kuchma might have had if he denied it.

                                 ...
I
The Orange Revolution was possible because
a small group of people had efficacy.

                                       ...
I
How did Ukraine overcome its problems to
move gingerly towards democracy?

                                           II...
I
By the finding an issue that demanded their
attention and getting help from the outside.

                               ...
I
In the short-term, Ukraine made a sudden
and unexpected turn towards democracy.

                                       ...
I
In the long-term, the success of the Orange
Revolution is still being evaluated.

                                      ...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Post-Soviet Ukraine

419

Published on

Published in: Entertainment & Humor, Travel
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
419
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Post-Soviet Ukraine

  1. 1. Post-Soviet Ukraine April 11, 2007
  2. 2. I In 2004, Ukraine reached a critical juncture on its path to democratic consolidation. II III IV V
  3. 3. I Ukraine turned away from the autocratic path of Russia with its Orange Revolution. II III IV V
  4. 4. I How did Ukraine overcome its problems to move gingerly towards democracy? II III IV V
  5. 5. We can examine Ukraine from the three I "treatments" and theories of democratization. II III IV V
  6. 6. I Ukraine had a lot of help from the outside and a division between East and West. II III IV V
  7. 7. In the beginning, Ukraine's post-Soviet I political development closely followed Russia's. II III IV V
  8. 8. ‣ Ukraine's second president, Leonid I Kuchma, was a cross between Yeltsin and Putin. II III IV V
  9. 9. I ‣‣ He was a former factory manger, closely connected with Ukraine's own oligarchs. II III IV V
  10. 10. I ‣‣ During his time in office, being a journalist in Ukraine was very deadly. II III IV V
  11. 11. ‣‣ Kuchma utilized "administrative I resources" to solidify his power and support. II III IV V
  12. 12. ‣ Under Kuchma, it seemed Ukraine lacked I the norms and culture to make democracy work. II III IV V
  13. 13. I ‣‣ The media was heavily biased against the political opposition. II III IV V
  14. 14. I ‣‣ Political opposition was harassed and rumors were used to suppress support. II III IV V
  15. 15. I ‣‣ Parliament was controlled by pro-Kuchma parties backed by the oligarchs. II III IV V
  16. 16. I ‣ Kuchma attempted to manipulate the 2004 election in favor of his chosen successor. II III IV V
  17. 17. ‣‣ Viktor Yanukovych beat Viktor I Yushchenko in a second-round runoff in Nov 2004. II III IV V
  18. 18. I ‣‣ The validity of the second-round election results were challenged. II III IV V
  19. 19. I ‣‣ The subsequent overturning of those results is called the Orange Revolution. II III IV V
  20. 20. I The Orange Revolution was a break from Ukraine’s past. II III IV V
  21. 21. I ‣ There are several key decisions that make the Orange Revolution a critical juncture. II III IV V
  22. 22. I ‣‣ Yushchenko's supporters choose to peacefully protest the rigged election. II III IV V
  23. 23. I ‣‣ Ukraine's Supreme Court choose to hear the fraud case and rule against Kuchma. II III IV V
  24. 24. I ‣‣ Kuchma choose to support the findings of the Supreme Court. II III IV V
  25. 25. I ‣ One reason these choices were possible was the divide between East and West. II III IV V
  26. 26. I ‣‣ Eastern Ukraine leans towards Russia. Western Ukraine leans towards Europe. II III IV V
  27. 27. I ‣‣ Yanukovych's fraudulent victory was seen as a sign of Russian interference. II III IV V
  28. 28. I ‣‣ Westerners did not want to see their political victory stolen by the Russians. II III IV V
  29. 29. I ‣ The other major reason these choices were possible was the influence of the West. II III IV V
  30. 30. I ‣‣ The protesters were helped by foreign NGOs who helped them organize. II III IV V
  31. 31. I ‣‣ The Supreme Court was counseled on elections by legal experts from the U.S. II III IV V
  32. 32. I ‣‣ The obvious fraud cut off any legitimacy Kuchma might have had if he denied it. II III IV V
  33. 33. I The Orange Revolution was possible because a small group of people had efficacy. II III IV V
  34. 34. I How did Ukraine overcome its problems to move gingerly towards democracy? II III IV V
  35. 35. I By the finding an issue that demanded their attention and getting help from the outside. II III IV V
  36. 36. I In the short-term, Ukraine made a sudden and unexpected turn towards democracy. II III IV V
  37. 37. I In the long-term, the success of the Orange Revolution is still being evaluated. II III IV V

×