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THE POLITICAL ANALYSIS OF POSTCOMMUNISM

UNDERSTANDING POSTCOMMUNIST SOCIETES


KYIV

POLITICAL THOUGHT

1995



CONTENTS


Foreword . . . . . . . . . . 9


Chapter 1. The Political Philosophy of the Postcommunist Era . . . . . . . . . . 13

Theoretical Foundations for Understanding Postcommunism . . . . . . . . . . 17

Nationalism and the Legitimation of Postcommunist Regimes . . . . . . . . . . 51

Political Discourse in Mass Communications . . . . . . . . . . 67



Chapter 2. Political Transformations in Postcommunist Societies . . . . . . . . . . 99

The Stages of Postcommunist Transformations . . . . . . . . . .103

Alternative Models of Social Development in Ukraine . . . . . . . . . . 119

The Political System and Political Parties . . . . . . . . . .131

Political Power and the Political Elite . . . . . . . . . . 143

Corruption as a Political Phenomenon Under Postcommunism . . . . . . . . . . 163



Chapter 3. The Political Sociology of Postcommunism . . . . . . . . . . 175

Tendencies of Social Stratification . . . . . . . . . . 179

Adaptation Strategies of the Former Communist Elites . . . . . . . . . . 187

Problems of Internal Political Geography: The Ukrainian Example . . . . . . . . . . 205

Images of the Social Structure . . . . . . . . . . 213

The Social Pathology of Postcommunist Society . . . . . . . . . . 227



Chapter 4. Geopolitics in the Postcommunist World . . . . . . . . . . 239

The New Geopolitical Situation after the Fall of Communism . . . . . . . . . . 243

Contradictions of Geopolitical Self-Determination . . . . . . . . . . 265

Geoeconomic Problems Facing the Postcommunist States . . . . . . . . . . 285

Geopolitical Implications of Ethnopolitics . . . . . . . . . .301

The Realities and the Logic of Myth in Inter-Slavic Relations . . . . . . . . . . 321

Ukrainian-Russian Relations and Western Policy . . . . . . . . . . 333


Index of Names . . . . . . . . . . 359

About the Authors . . . . . . . . . . 363





Group of Authors


Chapter 1.

Introduction Yevhen BYSTRYTSKY.

Section 1. 1-5 Yevhen BYSTRYTSKY, 6 Alexandr ZINOVIEV, 7 Oleh BILYI.

Section 2. Yevhen BYSTRYTSKY.

Section 3. 1 Vira VOVK, Andriy KLEPIKOV, 2, 3 Andriy KLEPIKOV, 4 Yevhen BYSTRYTSKY, 5 Natalia KOSTENKO, 6 Oleksandr KRYVENKO, 7 Oleh BILYI, 8 Anna MAKOLKIN.


Chapter 2.

Introduction Volodymyr POLOKHALO.

Section 1. Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI.

Section 2. 1 Oleksandr DERGACHOV, 2 Mykola RYABCHUK, 3 Yevhen BYSTRYTSKY.

Section 3. Mykola TOMENKO.

Section 4. 1 Andriy FEDOROV, 2 Viktor MALAKHOV, 3 Oleh BILYI, 4 Mykola RYABCHUK, 5 Volodymyr POLOKHALO.

Section 5. 1 Valentyn YAKUSHYK, 2 James MACE, 3 Kostiyantyn MALEYEV.


Chapter 3.

Introduction Serhiy MAKEYEV.

Section 1. Serhiy MAKEYEV, Volodymyr VOLOVYCH.

Section 2. Georges MINK, Jean-Charles SZUREK.

Section 3. Serhiy MAKEYEV, Svitlana OKSAMYTNA.

Section 4. Serhiy MAKEYEV.

Section 5. Yevhen HOLOVAKHA.


Chapter 4.

Introduction Oleksandr DERGACHOV.

Section 1. Oleksandr DERGACHOV.

Section 2. 1 Yuri PAVLENKO, 2 Leonid SHKLYAR, 3 Vadym LEVANDOVSKY, 4 Mykola KULINYCH, 5 Markian BILYNSKY, Ihor BURAKOVSKY, 6 Ian BRZEZINSKI, 7 Oleksandr DERGACHOV.

Section 3. Volodymyr SIDENKO.

Section 4. James MACE.

Section 5. Yevhen PASHCHENKO.

Section 6. Sherman W. GARNETT.





About the Authors



Oleh BILYI Doctor of Philology, Supervisory Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Editor for History, Ethnopolitics and Culture Studies, Political Thought.

Markian BILYNSKY (Great Britain) Director, Pylyp Orlyk Institute for Democracy (Kyiv), Member, International Consultative Council, Political Thought.

Jan BRZEZINSKI Director, Program for National Security, Consultative-Advisory Council, Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine.

Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI Political scientist, Professor, former US National Security Adviser to the Carter Administration (1977-1981).

Ihor BURAKOVSKY Candidate of Economics, Associate Professor, Ukrainian Institute of International Relations, Editor for Economic Analysis and Forecasting, Political Thought.

Yevhen BYSTRYTSKY Doctor of Philosophy, Department Chair, Institute of Philosophy, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences; Chairman, Department of Culture, Ukrainian Academy of Arts; President, Ukrainian Philosophical Foundation, Editor for the Politics of Culture and Philosophy of Politics, Political Thought.

Oleksandr DERGACHOV Candidate of History, Chairman, Department of Political Science, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy University; Editor for International and National Security and Geopolitics, Political Thought.

Andriy FEDOROV -Candidate of Philology, Research Fellow, Institute of Literature, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences.

Sherman W. GARNETT Senior Associate, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (USA)

Yevhen HOLOVAKHA Doctor of Sociology, Department Chair for Social Psychology, Institute of Sociology, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences.

Andriy KLEPIKOV Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences and the Perspektyva Center for Scientific Analysis.

Nataliya KOSTENKO Doctor of Sociology, Supervisory Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences.

Oleksandr KRYVENKO former Editor in Chief, Post-Postup (Lviv); Editor, Internews Inc., Kyiv.

Mykola KULYNYCH Doctor of History, Department Chair at the Ukrainian Institute of International Relations.

Vadym LEVANDOVSKY Candidate of Sciences in Philosophy, Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.

James E. MACE (USA), Ph.D. in History, Director, Ukrainian Peoples Institute of Genocide Studies; Supervisory Research Associate, Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences; Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Political Thought.

Serhiy MAKEYEV Doctor of Sociology, Department Chair, Institute of Sociology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Anna MAKOLKIN Ph.D., Professor, University of Toronto, Canada.

Viktor MALAKHOV Doctor of Philosophy, Department Chair, Institute of Philosophy, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences.

Kostantyn MALEYEV Research Associate, Institute of Philosophy, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences.

Georges MINK Director, Center for the Study on Postcommunist Societies, Nation Center for Scholarly Research (CNRS, France).

Svitlana OKSAMYTNA Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences.

Yevhen PASHCHENKO Candidate of Philology, First Secretary, Ukrainian Embassy in Croatia.

Yuri PAVLENKO Senior Research Fellow, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences.

Volodymyr POLOKHALO Candidate of History; Docent, Department of History, Taras Shevchenko National University;Editor-in-Chief, Political Thought.

Mykola RYABCHUK Literary Critic, Political Scientist, Deputy Editorin-Chief, Vsesvit.

Leonid SHKLYAR Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Volodymyr SIDENKO Candidate of Economics; Department Chair, Institute of World Economics and International Relations, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences.

Jean-Charles SZUREK Research Fellow, Center for the Study on Postcommunist Societies, CNRS, Paris.

Mykola TOMENKO Candidate of History; Chairman, Department of Political Science, Institute of Public Administration and Local Government, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Volodymyr VOLOVYCH Doctor of Philosophy; Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Psychology, Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv.

Vira VOVK Candidate of Philology; Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences.

Valentyn YAKUSHYK Doctor of Political Science; Professor, National University of Kyiv University Academy, Kyiv.

Aleksandr ZINOVIEV Professor, Doctor of Philosophy, writer (Munich, Germany).









The Political Analysis of Postcommunism. Understanding Postcommunist Societes. Kyiv, Political Thought, 1995. 366 p.


Editorial Board:

Vnlodvmvr POLOKHALO Editor in Chief

Leonid BILOUSOV, Oleh BILYI, Ihor BURAKOVSKY, Yevhen BYSTRYTSKY, Oleksandr DERGACHOV, Mark HICKERSON, Bohdan KRAVCHENKO, James MACE, Serhiy MAKEYEV, Yuri PAKHOMOV, Mykola TOMENKO, Oleksandr SHARVAROK, Charlotte WATSON.


Edited by:

Chapter I Yevhen BYSTRYTSKY

Chapter II Volodymyr POLOKHALO

Chapter III Serhiy MAKEYEV

Chapter IV Oleksandr DERGACHOV



See also: Ukrainian edition








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