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CfP: Russia’s Annexation of Crimea: Legal & Political Aspects III

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Call for papers for a special section in the Journal of Soviet & Post-Soviet Politics & Society:

Gergana Yankova-Dimova, Ph.D. (Harvard), University of Winchester, and Andreas Umland, Ph.D. (Cambridge), Institute for Euro-Atlantic Сooperation, are inviting submissions of English-language original scholarly papers for a 2020 special issue on Russia’s annexation of Crimea in the Journal of Soviet & Post-Soviet Politics & Society edited by Julie Fedor, Ph.D. (Cambridge), The University of Melbourne, published by ibidem-Verlag at Stuttgart, and distributed outside Europe by Columbia University Press in New York. See https://www.ibidem.eu/de/zeitschriften/journal-of-soviet-and-post-soviet-politics-and-society.html
This will be the third installment of a larger project. The ToCs and introductions to Parts I and, later, II of this project may be found here: https://spps-jspps.autorenbetreuung.de/en/jspps/forthcoming.html
Deadline for preliminary paper or abstract submission in English, Ukrainian, Russian or German: 1 September 2019.
Deadline for paper submission of fully edited and formatted English-language papers: 1 November 2019.
Note that JSPPS is an academic journal. Thus your empirical or legal findings should be embedded in some already existing topical and theoretical literature, as well as discuss your study’s implications for this literature. Should your paper be seen as an examination, exploration, illustration, falsification, verification, sustentation, devaluation, contestation or modification of previous empirical or legal research, or/and existing relevant theories? An ad hoc investigation into your particular topic itself will, for JSPPS, not do.
The paper should:
– pose a sufficiently narrow, interesting and focused research question,
– provide as many as possible facts, data, graphs, quotes, tables, etc.
– make an argument with reference to empirical evidence, legal texts and secondary literature,
– reference scrupulously all used primary and secondary sources, and
– be strictly analytical (rather than conversational, political, philosophical, elliptical etc.).
The final versions of the paper should be submitted in English, but can be also submitted earlier in Ukrainian, German or Russian, for a first preliminary assessment. It should have a length between 7,000 and 12,000 words. Please, send your paper as a WORD document, and list references by using WORD’s footnote function.
The papers’ formal style, references and footnotes should follow the example of this text:
The transliteration of Cyrillic words should follow the rules of this table:
We will not accept papers for review that still need extensive content-wise, linguistic or/and stylistic editing.
Authors of those papers that were accepted for publication should send the paper’s final, approved, ready-for-print version by 1 November 2019. They should be in native-level English, formulated in academic style, and thoroughly edited as well as formatted (quotations, references, subheadings, transliteration). 
The volume will be published with ibidem-Verlag at Stuttgart & Hannover as well as distributed, outside Europe, by Columbia University Press at New York as well as other distribution networks and bookshops, like Gazelle Book Services.
If successfully accepted and published by JSPPS, we will later offer you republication of your paper in a collected volume within this larger project “Political Investigations and Legal Assessments of Russia’s Annexation of Crimea in 2014” to be co-edited by Agata Kleczkowska. See: https://www.facebook.com/events/388824634958207/
Gergana Yankova-Dimova
University of Winchester
Andreas Umland
Institute for Euro-Atlantic Сooperation, Kyiv

CfP: The History & Memory of the OUN – Part III // JSPPS 2/2020

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Call for Papers for the special section:
‘Issues in the History and Memory of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists’ — Part III
Part I:
https://spps-jspps.autorenbetreuung.de/en/jspps/past-issues.html (Per Rudling, Yaroslav Hrytsak, Yuliya Yurchuk, Łukasz Adamski)
Part II:
https://spps-jspps.autorenbetreuung.de/en/jspps/current-issue.html (Ivan Gomza, Igor Barinov, Myroslav Shkandrij)
A special section of English-language scholarly papers collected by Yuliya Yurchuk (Ph.D. Stockholm), at Södertörn University, and Andreas Umland (Dr.Phil. FU Berlin, Ph.D. Cambridge), at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation at Kyiv, for the “Journal of Soviet & Post-Soviet Politics & Society” edited by Julie Fedor (Ph.D. Cambridge) at The University of Melbourne, published by ibidem-Verlag at Stuttgart, and distributed outside Europe by Columbia University Press in New York
Deadline for preliminary paper or abstract submission in English, Ukrainian, Russian or German: 1 September 2019
Deadline for paper submission of fully edited and formatted English-language papers: 1 November 2019
We invite submissions of academic papers analyzing one particular aspect of the history and memory of both factions of the OUN or an affiliated topic, including (but not exclusively targeting) the following subthemes:
– the political ideology, history and activities of the OUN
– the OUN in international comparative perspective
– the historical context of 20th century Ukrainian ultra-nationalism
– the OUN’s immediate pre-history during 1914-1929
– the origins of the OUN’s ideas, concepts and theories
– the theorists, leaders, actors, and foes of historic Ukrainian ultra-nationalism
– the social and political drivers of the radicalization of inter-war Ukrainian nationalism
– the factions, arms and prede-/successor organizations of the OUN
– the OUN’s evolution as illustrated in case-studies of its subunits and members
– the actions and fate of the OUN and UPA during World War II
– the Kremlin propaganda’s uses and distortions of the OUN’s history
– the OUN cult within the post-war Ukrainian diaspora
– the OUN’s discussion in Western and Ukrainian academia
– the presentation of the OUN in post-Soviet Ukrainian mass media
– the continuities and changes in Ukrainian public opinion on the OUN
– the post-Euromaidan Ukrainian memory policies and foreign relations
Further relevant subtopics may be proposed by prospective authors.
The papers should:
– pose a sufficiently narrow, interesting and focused research question,
– provide as many as possible facts, data, graphs, quotes, tables, etc.
– make an argument with reference to empirical evidence, legal texts and secondary literature,
– reference scrupulously all used primary and secondary sources, and
– be strictly analytical (rather than conversational, political, philosophical, elliptical etc.).
The final versions of the papers should be submitted in English, but can be also submitted earlier in Ukrainian, German or Russian, for a first preliminary assessment. They should have a length between 7,000 and 10,000 words. Please, send them as a WORD document, and list references by using WORD’s footnote function.
The papers’ formal style, references and footnotes should follow the example of this text:
The transliteration of Cyrillic words should follow the rules of this table:
We will not accept papers for review that still need extensive content-wise, linguistic or/and stylistic editing.
Authors of those papers that were accepted for publication should send the paper’s final, approved, ready-for-print version by 1 November 2019. They should be in native-level English, formulated in academic style, and thoroughly edited as well as formatted (quotations, references, subheadings, transliteration). Authors whose papers have been accepted will be asked to also function as reviewers of one of the other submitted papers.
The volume will be published with ibidem-Verlag at Stuttgart & Hannover as well as distributed, outside Europe, by Columbia University Press at New York as well as other distribution networks and bookshops, like Gazelle Book Services.
The project is related to a similar parallel Russian-language project on the OUN of the Germany-based webjournal “Форум новейшей восточноевропейской истории и культуры” published by the Zentralinstitut für Mittel- und Osteuropastudien Eichstätt and distributed bei ibidem Press Stuttgart. Interested authors are encouraged to submit their papers to both projects, in Russian and English, in parallel.
All questions and submissions should be sent to:

Volume I of the new @ibidem11 book series “Ukrainian Voices”: Mychailo Wynnyckyj, UKRAINE’S MAIDAN, RUSSIA’S WAR. Distr. by @ColumbiaUP & @Gazellian


Mychailo Wynnyckyj (Національний університет “Києво-Могилянська академія”):
Ukraine’s Maidan, Russia’s War. A Chronicle and Analysis of the Revolution of Dignity (=Book series “Ukrainian Voices”, vol. 1).
Stuttgart/Hannover: ibidem-Verlag, 2019.
Distr. by Columbia University Press and Gazelle Book Services.
“Wynnyckyj’s excellent book is a major contribution to the debate about the tumultuous events of 2013–14. It is even two books in one. The first provides the insights and detailed chronology of a well-grounded eyewitness that have been sorely missing in most accounts to date. The second adds an analytical perspective. Wynnyckyj argues that the Maidan was neither geopolitical, conspiratorial, or material; but ideational and a ‘great’, nation-building revolution, most like the American War of Independence, and an exemplar of heterarchical identities and mobilisations of broader relevance to all students of social change.”—Andrew Wilson, Professor of Ukrainian Studies, UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies
“Many of the major trends of international politics in the twenty-first century are best seen from Ukraine. Understanding the Ukrainian revolution of 2013–2014, and the Russian invasion that followed, are absolutely essential to any informed discussion of the state of the world. This book, rich in chronology, evidence, scholarly analysis, and human insight, is a major step towards such an understanding. It should be widely read by those interested in Eastern Europe, the European Union, digital war, and the possibilities for new forms of politics.”—Timothy Snyder, Richard C. Levin Professor of History, Yale University
“Mychailo Wynnyckyj’s magnificent account of Ukraine’s 2014 Revolution of Dignity easily surpasses every other book on the subject and sets a standard of excellence that will be hard to beat. Wynnyckyj brings to his analysis a unique combination of viewpoints. As a Ukrainian Canadian who has made Kyiv his home, he offers the perspective of native Ukrainians. As a participant in both Ukrainian uprisings, those of 2004 and of 2014, he offers an insider’s view. And as a superb scholar well-versed in Western social science, he can place the events he witnessed and made into a theoretical context that explains just why Ukraine’s 2014 upheaval was of world-historical importance. Get rid of all your other books on the Ukrainian Revolution, read Wynnyckyj, and get ready to be enlightened.”—Alexander Motyl, Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University, Newark
“During the Maidan demonstrations and their aftermath, I eagerly awaited Mychailo Wynnyckyj’s blog updates—they offered what engaged intellectuals can do best. He not only communicated the ‘feel’ of revolution’s possibility, and anxiety, but also helped us to appreciate the broader conditions and more general significance of this great transformation in Ukraine. With time to reflect, Wynnyckyj has lost neither of these great qualities, but in this book added another we so desperately need. He has written a text inscribing Ukraine’s place in a global history and political philosophy that moves dignity and hope to the center of our time’s narrative, even when war and violence surround. This volume, then, is not only for those aware of Ukraine’s importance. His agent-centered account also could guide those looking to develop their own knowledge activism suitable for shaping alternative futures in other parts of the world. Ukraine, and Wynnyckyj, inspire.”—Michael Kennedy, Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Brown University
“Back in early 2014, hundreds of people regularly read, examined, and shared Mychailo Wynnyckyj’s blogpost ‘Thoughts from Kyiv’. For the concerned contemporaries, it was a priceless source of information – a first-hand on the ground account of a truly historical drama, which opened with an inspirational and tragic EuroMaidan in Kyiv, proceeded with the Russian occupation of the Crimea, and culminated in the eastern bloodlands of Ukraine’s Donbas. By writing the Revolution of Dignity, the author allows today’s reader to relive the tumultuous, heart-breaking, and emotional story of Ukraine’s Maidan and Russia’s war. Friends of Ukraine shall find here the reason for being optimistic. Ukraine’s foes shall learn about her indestructible spirit.”—Vlad Mykhnenko, Associate Professor of Sustainable Urban Development, University of Oxford

Call for manuscripts for the new book series “Ukrainian Voices” @ibidem11 @ColumbiaUP @Gazellian



The book series “Ukrainian Voices” publishes English- and German-language monographs, edited volumes, document collections and anthologies of articles authored and composed by Ukrainian politicians, intellectuals, activists, officials, researchers, entrepreneurs, artists, and diplomats. The series’ aim is to introduce Western and other audiences to Ukrainian explorations and interpretations of historic and current domestic as well as international affairs. The purpose of these books is to make non-Ukrainian readers familiar with how some prominent Ukrainians approach, research and assess their country’s development and position in the world.

The series was founded in 2019, and the volumes are collected by Andreas Umland, Dr. phil. (FU Berlin), Ph. D. (Cambridge), Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Сooperation in Kyiv.

Please, send your inquiries and proposals to: andreas.umland@stanfordalumni.org


Forthcoming “Journal of Soviet & Post-Soviet Politics & Society” special sections on annexation of Crimea by Russia and cityscapes in Eastern Europe @ibidem11 @ColumbiaUP @Gazellian

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Forthcoming: Julie Fedor (ed.), Journal of Soviet & Post-Soviet Politics & Society 5:1 with special sections on Annexation of Crimea by Russia and Cityscapes in Eastern Europe. Publ. by ibidem-Verlag & distr. by Columbia University Press & Gazelle Book Services
Special Section:
Russland’s Annexation of Crimea (2014) I: Legal and Political Aspects
Guest Editors: Gergana Yankova-Dimova and Andreas Umland
Introduction. Legal Loopholes and Judicial Debates: Essays on Russia’s 2014 Annexation of Crimea and Its Consequences for International Law
Gergana Yankova-Dimova
The Obligation of Non-recognition: The Case of the Annexation of Crimea
Agata Kleczkowska
Russia’s Legal Position on the Annexation of Crimea
Dasha Dubinsky and Peter Rutland
Business as Usual: Sanctions Circumvention by Western Firms in Crimea
Maria Shagina
Special Section:
Remembering Diversity in East–Central European Cityscapes
Guest Editor: Eleonora Narvselius
Introduction. Remembering Lost Diversity in East-Central European Borderland Cities
Eleonora Narvselius
Urban Environment and Perished Populations in Chernivtsi, Chişinău, L’viv, and Wrocław: Historic Background and Memories Versus City Planning for the Future
Bo Larsson
Between Anonymity and Attachment: Remembering Others in Lviv’s Pidzamche District
Natalia Otrishchenko
On the Peripheries of Memory: Tracing the History of the Old Jewish Cemetery in Wrocław’s Urban Imaginary
Juliet D. Golden and Hana Cervinkova
Thinking Differently, Acting Separately? Heritage Discourse and Practice in Chişinǎu
Anastasia Felcher
Myths and Monuments in the Commemorative Practice of Wrocław
Paweł Czajkowski
The Eternitate Memorial Complex in Chisinau and History Politics in Moldova
Alexandr Voronovici
Mechanisms of Collective Memory in Contemporary Wrocław
Barbara Pabjan
Revisiting the Ukrainian–Romanian Borderland of Bukovyna: Identificational and Attitudinal Trends at the Level of Romanian and Ukrainian Communities
Nadia Bureiko and Teodor Lucian Mogą
The Return to Patriotic Education in Post-Soviet Russia: How, When, and Why the Russian Military Engaged in Civilian Nation Building
Håvard Bækken
Political Parties and the Institution of Membership in Ukraine
Melanie Mierzejewski-Voznyak
Kiril Kolev on:
Ognian Shentov, Ruslan Stefanov and Martin Vladimirov, The Russian Economic Grip on Central and Eastern Europe
Ana Maria Anghelescu on:
Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw, Dictators without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia
Vera Rogova on:
Chris Miller, Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia
Elliot Dolan-Evans on:
Marci Shore, The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution
Aleksandra Pomiecko on:
Lawrence Douglas, The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial
Aija Lulle on:
Irene Kacandes and Yuliya Komska (eds.), Eastern Europe Unmapped: Beyond Borders and Peripheries

New Book (3): Russian Political War: moving beyond the hybrid

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The third of my crop of books out this month is Russian Political War: moving beyond the hybrid from Routledge, a study of what I think we should be talking about instead of ‘hybrid war’ (let alone the mythical ‘Gerasimov Doctrine‘). It builds off my earlier report, Hybrid War or Gibridnaya Voina? to argue that while the Russian military – like everyone else – is looking at the opportunities in non-kinetic means to prepare the battlefield (after all, has any war not been ‘hybrid’?), the real challenge the West faces is different. The current campaign being waged against the West is not a preparation for eventual military conflict, but rather a wholly non-military campaign that echoes ‘political war’ as described by George Kennan at the start of the Cold War, and which has its spiritual home and command and control centre within the Presidential Administration and Russia’s civilian national security…

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Secondary literature list for my seminar “Ukraine between the European and Eurasian Unions” @UniJena, in April-June 2019 (books, journals, websites)

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“Ukraine between the European and Eurasian Unions: Revolution, War, Reform”

The seminar aims to introduce Master-students into one of Europe’s critical conflicts today, and to illustrate, using the example of Ukraine, inter-relation between Europeanization, post-Soviet transformation and security politics. We will touch upon general themes of European studies, like democracy promotion, neighborhood policies, transposition of norms and conditionality, as well specific geopolitical problems of Ukraine in its identity and territorial conflict with Russia. We will discuss Ukraine’s post-communist systemic change within the context of European integration, Atlantic cooperation and Russian revanchism from 1990 until today.

Relevant English-language collected volumes and monographs, published during the last 20 years until today, in chronological order of their appearance and divided by year of publication:


Paul D’anieri, Robert S. Kravchuk and Taras Kuzio, Politics and Society in Ukraine (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 1999);

Gary K. Bertsch and William C. Potter (eds.), Dangerous Weapons, Desperate States: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 1999);


Anders Aslund and Georges De Menil, Economic Reform in Ukraine: The Unfinished Agenda (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2000);

Roman Solchanyk, Ukraine and Russia: The Post-Soviet Transition (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000);


Kataryna Wolczuk, The Moulding of Ukraine: The Constitutional Politics of State Formation (Budapest: CEU Press, 2001);

Bohdan Harasymiw, Post-Communist Ukraine (Edmonton: CIUS, 2002);

Roman Wolczuk, Ukraine’s Foreign and Security Policy 1991-2000 (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2002);

Margarita M. Balmaceda (eds.), On the Edge: Ukrainian—Central European—Russian Security Triangle (Budapest: CEU Press, 2001);


Kataryna Wolczuk and Roman Wolczuk, Poland and Ukraine: A Strategic Partnership in a Changing Europe? (London: Chatham House, 2003);


Ann Lewis (ed.), EU and Ukraine: Neighbours, Friends, Partners? (London: The Federal Trust, 2005);


Dominique Arel and Blair A. Ruble (eds.), Rebounding Identities: The Politics of Identity in Russia and Ukraine (Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2006);

Ivan Katchanovski, Cleft Countries: Regional Political Divisions and Cultures in Post-Soviet Ukraine and Moldova (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2006);

Michael McFaul and Anders Aslund (eds.), Revolution in Orange: The Origins of Ukraine’s Democratic Breakthrough (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2006);

Andrew Wilson, Ukraine’s Orange Revolution (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006);

Geir Flikke and Sergiy Kisselyov (eds.), Beyond Recognition? Ukraine and Europe after the Orange Revolution (Oslo: Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, 2006);

Michael Emerson et al., The Prospect of Deep Free Trade between the European Union and Ukraine (Brussels: CEPS, 2006);


Serhy Yekelchyk, Ukraine: Birth of a Modern Nation (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007);

Taras Kuzio, Ukraine—Crimea—Russia: Triangle of Conflict (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2007);

Stephen Velychenko (ed.), Ukraine, The EU and Russia: History, Culture and International Relations (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007);

Taras Kuzio, Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives on Nationalism: New Directions in Cross-Cultural and Post-Communist Studies (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2007);

Andrey A. Meleshevich, Party Systems in Post-Soviet Countries: A Comparative Study of Political Institutionalization in the Baltic States, Russia, and Ukraine (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007);

Paul D’Anieri and Taras Kuzio (eds.), Aspects of the Orange Revolution I: Democratization and Elections in Post-Communist Ukraine (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2007);

Bohdan Harasymiw and Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj (eds.), Aspects of the Orange Revolution II: Information and Manipulation Strategies in the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Elections (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2007);

Ingmar Bredies, Andreas Umland and Valentin Yakushik (eds.), Aspects of the Orange Revolution III: The Context and Dynamics of the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Elections (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2007);

Ingmar Bredies, Andreas Umland and Valentin Yakushik (eds.), Aspects of the Orange Revolution IV: Foreign Assistance and Civic Action in the 2004 Presidential Elections (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2007);

Ingmar Bredies, Andreas Umland and Valentin Yakushik (eds.), Aspects of the Orange Revolution V: Institutional Observation Reports on the 2004 Presidential Elections (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2007);

Taras Kuzio (ed.), Aspects of the Orange Revolution VI: Post-Communist Democratic Revolutions in Comparative Perspective (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2007);

Jessica Allina-Pisano, The Post-Soviet Potemkin Village: Politics and Property Rights in the Black Earth (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2007);

Daniel S. Hamilton and Gerhard Mangott (eds.), The New Eastern Europe: Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova (Washington, DC: CTR, 2007);


Andrej N. Lushnycky and Mykola Riabchuk (eds.), Ukraine on Its Meandering Path Between East and West (Bern: Peter Lang, 2009);

Nathaniel Copsey, Public Opinion and the Making of Foreign Policy in the ‘New Europe’: A Comparative Study of Poland and Ukraine (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2009);

Anders Aslund, How Ukraine Became a Market Economy and Democracy (Washington, DC: Peterson Institute, 2009);

Juliane Besters-Dilger (ed.), Ukraine on its Way to Europe: Interim Results of the Orange Revolution (Bern: Peter Lang, 2009);


Tatiana Zhurzhenko, Borderlands into Bordered Lands: Geopolitics of Identity in Post-Soviet Ukraine (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2010);

Paul J. D’Anieri (ed.), Orange Revolution and Aftermath: Mobilization, Apathy, and the State in Ukraine (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010);

Max Bader, Against All Odds: Aiding Political Parties in Georgia and Ukraine (Amsterdam: UvA, 2010);

V.P. Horbulin, O.F. Byelov, O.V. Lytvynenko, Ukraine’s National Security: An Agenda for the Security Sector (Munster: LIT, 2010);


Taras Kuzio and Daniel Hamilton (eds.), Open Ukraine: Changing Course towards a European Future (Washington, DC: Center for Transatlantic Relations, 2011);


Sarah Whitmore, State Building in Ukraine: The Ukrainian Parliament, 1990-2003 (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2012);

Nadia M. Diuk, The Next Generation in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan: Youth, Politics, Identity, and Change (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012);

Maria Popova, Politicized Justice in Emerging Democracies: A Study of Courts in Russia and Ukraine (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012);

Margarita M. Balmaceda, Energy Dependency, Politics and Corruption in the Former Soviet Union: Russia’s Power, Oligarchs’ Profits and Ukraine’s Missing Energy Policy, 1995-2006 (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2012);


Marta Dyczok, Ukraine: Movement without Change, Change without Movement (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2000);

Michael Moser, Language Policy and Discourse on Languages in Ukraine Under President Viktor Yanukovych (25 February 2010–28 October 2012) (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2013);

Taras Kuzio (eds.), Democratic Revolution in Ukraine: From Kuchmagate to Orange Revolution (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2013);


Rosa Balfour, Human Rights and Democracy in EU Foreign Policy: The Cases of Ukraine and Egypt (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2014);

Elena Korosteleva, The European Union and its Eastern Neighbours: Towards a More Ambitious Partnership? (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2014);

Paul D’Anieri, Understanding Ukrainian Politics: Power, Politics, and Institutional Design (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2014);

Andrew Wilson, Ukraine Crisis: What It Means for the West (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014);

Richard Sakwa, Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands (London: I.B. Tauris, 2014);

Stephen White and Valentina Feklyunina, Identities and Foreign Policies in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus: The Other Europes (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014);

Olha Onuch, Mapping Mass Mobilization: Understanding Revolutionary Moments in Argentina and Ukraine (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014);

Igor Lyubashenko and Klaus Bachmann (eds.), The Maidan Uprising, Separatism and Foreign Intervention: Ukraine’s Complex Transition (Bern: Peter Lang, 2014);

Oxana Shevel, Migration, Refugee Policy, and State Building in Postcommunist Europe (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014);

Gwendolyn Sasse, The Crimea Question: Identity, Transition, and Conflict (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014);


Henry Hale, Patronal Politics: Eurasian Regime Dynamics in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015);

Margarita M. Balmaceda, Politics of Energy Dependency: Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Pressure (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015);

Anders Aslund, Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It (Washington, DC: Peterson Institute, 2015);

David R. Marples and Frederick V. Mills (eds.), Ukraine’s Euromaidan: Analyses of a Civil Revolution (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2015);

Viktor Stepanenko and Yaroslav Pylynskyi (eds.), Ukraine after the Euromaidan: Challenges and Hopes (Bern: Peter Lang, 2015);

Thomas D. Grant, Aggression against Ukraine: Territory, Responsibility, and International Law (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan 2015);

Andrew Wilson, The Ukrainians: Unexpected Nation (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015);

Serhy Yekelchyk, The Conflict in Ukraine: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015);

Rilka Dragneva and Kataryna Wolczuk, Ukraine Between the EU and Russia: The Integration Challenge (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015);

Taras Kuzio, Ukraine: Democratization, Corruption, and the New Russian Imperialism (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2015);

NATO, Russia, Poland, and Ukraine: Perspectives on the Ukraine Candidacy for NATO Membership (Monterey, CA: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015);


Lucan Way, Pluralism by Default: Weak Autocrats and the Rise of Competitive Politics (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016);

Olga Bertelsen (ed.), Revolution and War in Contemporary Ukraine: The Challenge of Change (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2016);

Elizabeth A. Wood et al., Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine (Washington, DC, & New York, NY: Woodrow Wilson Center Press & Columbia University Press, 2016);

Gerard Toal, Near Abroad: Putin, the West and the Contest over Ukraine and the Caucasus (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2016);

Henry Hale and Robert W. Orttung (eds.), Beyond the Euromaidan: Comparative Perspectives on Advancing Reform in Ukraine (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2016);

Duncan Leitch, Assisting Reform in Post-Communist Ukraine, 2000–2012: The Illusions of Donors and the Disillusion of Beneficiaries (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2016);

Daniel S. Hamilton and Stefan Meister (eds.), The Eastern Question: Russia, the West and Europe’s Gey Zone (Washington, DC: CTR/DGAP, 2016);

Samuel Charap and Timothy J. Colton, Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2016);

Janne Haaland Matlary and Tormod Heier (eds.), Ukraine and Beyond: Russia’s Strategic Security Challenge to Europe (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

Andrey Makarychev, Alexandra Yatsyk (eds.), Vocabularies of International Relations after the Crisis in Ukraine (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2016);

Taras Kuzio, Ukraine: State and Nation Building (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2016);

Christopher A. Hartwell, Two Roads Diverge: The Transition Experience of Poland and Ukraine (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2016);

Abel Polese, Limits of a Post-Soviet State: How Informality Replaces, Renegotiates, and Reshapes Governance in Contemporary Ukraine (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2016);

Marta Dyczok, Ukraine’s Euromaidan: Broadcasting through Information Wars with Hromadske Radio (E-International Relations, 2016);

Pål Kolstø and Helge Blakkisrud (eds.), The New Russian Nationalism: Imperialism, Ethnicity and Authoritarianism 2000-15 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016);

Charles Clover, Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia’s New Nationalism (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016);

Agnia Grigas, Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016);


David R. Marples, Ukraine in Conflict: An Analytical Chronicle (E-International Relations, 2017);

Scott A. Jones, Whither Ukraine? Weapons, State Building and International Cooperation (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2017);

Maciej Olchawa, Mission Ukraine: The 2012-2013 Diplomatic Effort to Secure Ties with Europe (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017);

Natalya Ryabinska, Ukraine’s Post-Communist Mass Media: Between Capture and Commercialization (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2017);

Gregory Simons, Mykola Kapitonenko, Viktor Lavrenyuk, Erik Vlaeminck, The Politics and Complexities of Crisis Management in Ukraine: A Historical Perspective (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2017);

Richard Youngs, Europe’s Eastern Crisis: The Geopolitics of Asymmetry (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017);

J.L. Black, Michael Johns (ed.), The Return of the Cold War: Ukraine, the West and Russia (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2017);

Timm Beichelt and Susann Worschech (eds.), Transnational Ukraine? Networks and Ties that Influence(d) Contemporary Ukraine (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2017);

Martin Åberg and Mikael Sandberg, Social Capital and Democratisation: Roots of Trust in Post-Communist Poland and Ukraine (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2017);

Taras Kuzio, Putin’s War Against Ukraine: Revolution, Nationalism, and Crime (Amazon, 2017);

Anastasia S. Loginova and Irina V. Mikheeva, The Impact of WTO Membership: A Comparative Analysis of China, Russia, and Ukraine (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2017);

Constantine Pleshakov, The Crimean Nexus: Putin’s War and the Clash of Civilizations (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017);

Julia Langbein, Transnationalization and Regulatory Change in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood: Ukraine between Brussels and Moscow (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2017);

Maria Shagina, Joining a Prestigious Club: Cooperation with Europarties and Its Impact on Party Development in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine 2004–2015 (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2017);

Steven Pifer, The Eagle and the Trident: U.S.-Ukraine Relations in Turbulent Times (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2017);


Michael Emerson and Veronika Movchan (eds.), Deepening EU-Ukrainian Relations: What, Why and How? (London: CEPS, 2018);

Anton Oleinik, Building Ukraine from Within: A Sociological, Institutional, and Economic Analysis of a Nation-State in the Making (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2018);

Sophie Falsini, The Euromaidan’s Effect on Civil Society: Why and How Ukrainian Social Capital Increased after the Revolution of Dignity (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2018);

Oliver Boyd-Barrett (ed.), Western Mainstream Media and the Ukraine Crisis: A Study in Conflict Propaganda (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2018);

Vasile Rotaru, Russia, the EU, and the Eastern Partnership: Building Bridges or Digging Trenches? (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2018);

Gerhard Besier, Katarzyna Stoklosa (eds.), Neighbourhood Perceptions of the Ukraine Crisis: From the Soviet Union into Eurasia? (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2018);

Olga Burlyuk and Natalia Shapovalova (eds.), Civil Society in Post-Euromaidan Ukraine: From Revolution to Consolidation (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2018);

Felix Jaitner, Tina Olteanu and Tobias Spöri (ed.), Crises in the Post‐Soviet Space: From the Dissolution of the Soviet Union to the Conflict in Ukraine (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2018);

Mikhail Minakov, Development and Dystopia: Studies in Post-Soviet Ukraine and Eastern Europe (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2018);

Tetyana Malyarenko and Stefan Wolff, The Dynamics of Emerging De-Facto States: Eastern Ukraine in the Post-Soviet Space (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2018);

George Soroka and Tomasz Stepniewski (eds.), Ukraine after Maidan: Revisiting Domestic and Regional Security (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2018);

Taras Kuzio and Paul D’Anieri, The Sources of Russia’s Great Power Politics: Ukraine and the Challenge to the European Order (E-International Relations, 2018);

Christine Emeran, New Generation Political Activism in Ukraine 2000–2014 (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2018);

Ryhor Nizhnikau, EU Induced Institutional Change in Post-Soviet Space: Promoting Reforms in Moldova and Ukraine (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2018);

Jussi Laine, Ilkka Liikanen and James W. Scott (eds.), Post-Cold War Borders: Reframing Political Space in Eastern Europe  (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2018);

James J. Coyle, Russia’s Border Wars and Frozen Conflicts (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018);

Pål Kolstø and Helge Blakkisrud (eds.), Russia Before and After Crimea: Nationalism and Identity, 2010-17 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018);

Igor Torbakov, After Empire: Nationalist Imagination and Symbolic Politics in Russia and Eurasia in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2018);

Ostap Kushnir, Ukraine and Russian Neo-Imperialism: The Divergent Break (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018);

Serhii Plokhy, Lost Kingdom: A History of Russian Nationalism from Ivan the Great to Vladimir Putin (London: Penguin, 2018);


Elias Götz (eds.), Russia, the West, and the Ukraine Crisis (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2019);

Thomas D. Grant, International Law and the Post-Soviet Space II: Essays on Ukraine, Intervention, and Non-Proliferation (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2019);

Boris Kagarlitsky, Radhika Desai and Alan Freeman (eds.), Russia, Ukraine and Contemporary Imperialism (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2019);

Alla Leukavets, The Integration Policies of Belarus and Ukraine vis-à-vis the EU and Russia: A Comparative Case Study Through the Prism of a Two-Level Game Approach (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2019);

Nicolai Petro (eds.), Ukraine in Crisis (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2019);

Derek Averre and Kataryna Wolczuk (eds.), The Ukraine Conflict: Security, Identity and Politics in the Wider Europe (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2019);

Mychailo Wynnyckij, Ukraine’s Maidan, Russia’s War: A Chronicle and Analysis of the Revolution of Dignity (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2019);

Andreas Umland (ed.), Ukraine’s Decentralization: Challenges and Implications of the Local Governance Reform after the Euromaidan Revolution (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2019).



Relevant periodicals and web resources in English language:

East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies https://www.ewjus.com/index.php/ewjus/issue/archive
Krytyka: Thinking Ukraine https://krytyka.com/en
Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society http://jups.krytyka.com/issues
VoxUkraine https://voxukraine.org/en/
Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal http://kmlpj.ukma.edu.ua/issue/archive
The Ideology and Politics Journal https://ideopol.org/category/archive/
UA: Ukraine Analytica http://ukraine-analytica.org/archive/
Democratic Initiatives Foundation https://dif.org.ua/en/category/publications
International Center for Policy Studies http://www.icps.com.ua/en/our-projects/publications/
National Security and Defence http://razumkov.org.ua/en/edition/national-security-and-defence-journal
New Europe Center http://neweurope.org.ua/en/analityka/
Institute for Economic Research & Policy Consulting http://www.ier.com.ua/en/publications
Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research http://www.ucipr.org.ua/index.php?lang=en
The Ukraine List – Dominique Arel https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/ukraine/publications/newsletter
Current Politics in Ukraine – David Marples https://ukraineanalysis.wordpress.com
Ukraine Alert – Atlantic Council, DC https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert
Focus Ukraine – Wilson Center, DC http://www.kennan-focusukraine.org
Forum for Ukrainian Studies – CUSP CIUS, Alberta https://ukrainian-studies.ca
Ukraine in European Dialogue – Eurozine https://www.eurozine.com/focal-points/ukraine-in-european-dialogue/
Human Rights in Ukraine – Halya Coynash http://khpg.org/en/
Ukraine Democracy Initiative http://ukrainedemocracy.org
Ukraine Today – European Dialogue http://www.eedialog.org/en/projects/ukraine-today/
StopFake https://www.stopfake.org/en/news/
Ukraine World – Internews, Kyiv https://ukraineworld.org
Ukraine Crisis Media Center http://uacrisis.org
Ukraine: Democratic Security Sector Governance https://ukrainesecuritysector.com/publication/
Chatham House Russia & Eurasia Program – London https://www.chathamhouse.org/about/structure/159/publications
PONARS Eurasia Policy Memos – GWU, DC http://www.ponarseurasia.org/policy-memos/2019
Europe’s Eastern Neighborhood – Carnegie https://carnegieeurope.eu/topic/984
Centre for Eastern Studies, Warsaw https://www.osw.waw.pl/en/search?text=&f%5B0%5D=obszary%3A108
ZOiS Report, Berlin https://en.zois-berlin.de/publications/zois-report/
International Centre for Defence and Security https://icds.ee/tag/ukraine/
The Jamestown Foundation – Vladimir Socor https://jamestown.org/program-name/vlads-corner/
New Eastern Europe, Krakow http://neweasterneurope.eu
ECFR Wider Europe Forum https://www.ecfr.eu/wider/forum
Transitions Online https://www.tol.org/client/
Ab Imperio https://abimperio.net/cgi-bin/aishow.pl
Demokratizatsiya JSTOR
Nationalities Papers JSTOR
Problems of Post-Communism JSTOR
Communist and Post-Communist Studies JSTOR
Europe-Asia Studies JSTOR
East European Politics JSTOR
Communist and Post-Communist Studies JSTOR
Post-Soviet Affairs JSTOR
Slavic Review JSTOR
East European Politics and Societies JSTOR
Eurasian Geography and Economics JSTOR
Journal of Eurasian Studies https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/journal-of-eurasian-studies
Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society https://spps-jspps.autorenbetreuung.de/en/jspps/past-issues.html

PS: I was thinking about including such high-quality English-language journalistic outlets as the “Kyiv Post,” “The Ukrainian Weekly,” “Ukraine Business Journal,” “The Day” (Kyiv), “The Ukrainian Week,” “Business Ukraine Magazine,” etc. into this list, but eventually decided against this.

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