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Ukrainas demokratiska utmaningar: En diakronisk jämförande studie
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay aims to explore and analyze Ukraine’s democratic development over time. This will be done within two time periods from 2007 to 2014 and 2014 to 2019 to enable drawing reasonable conclusions regarding what challenges prevent further democratic development and what similarities and differences can be seen between the periods. Democracy is often described as a complex concept that can vary between being defined minimalistic and maximalistic. This essay will study the maximalistic perception through the theory of Linz and Stepans four arenas of democratic consolidation, political society, civil society, the rule of law and state bureaucracy and be doing so as a qualitative theory consuming diachronical comparative study. The arenas will in turn be broken down into statements to make them easier to measure. This essay concludes that both periods have had democratic problems regarding all arenas. The widespread corruption remains as a main problem through both periods as do the low institutional trust, although in the second period the Crimea-conflict becomes the bigger political priority which affects the ongoing democratic process. Despite this civil society has remained strong and forced forward change when needed. To conclude there has been improvements but Ukraine still faces large democratic challenges. 

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2019. , p. 39
Keywords [en]
Ukraine, democracy, democratic consolidation, Juan J. Linz & Alfred Stepan.
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-90887OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-90887DiVA, id: diva2:1385404
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Political Science
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International Social Sciences Programme, specialization Global Studies, 180 credits
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