Nation-state and empire: who supports various models of state development in Ukraine and Russia?

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Professor
Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada)
TSEMI RAS (Moscow)
Address: Sociology Department Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John’s, NLA1С SS7 Canada
Journal nameObshchestvennye nauki i sovremennost
EditionIssue 2

The article discusses four scenarios of state building in Ukraine and Russia: civic and ethnic models of nation-state, liberal and non-liberal empires. Secondary data – results of two mass surveys – inform the analysis. The proposed study highlights social particularities of supporters of each model. Special attention is paid to nationalism as a potential driving force of democratization in these two counties.

Keywordsempire, nation-state, nationalism, Ukraine, Russia
Publication date19.04.2018
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