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The Politics and Complexities of Crisis Management in Ukraine

The Politics and Complexities of Crisis Management in Ukraine

A Historical Perspective

  • Author: Gregory Simons,Mykola Kapitonenko,Viktor Lavrenyuk,Erik Vlaeminck
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317020529
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 252
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Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. In the decades between the end of the cold war and the crisis of 2014, the country suffered a large decline in agricultural and industrial production, plunging economic indicators into a sharp decline and leading to large-scale poverty and hardship. This collection by leading scholars from the region explores the various crises affecting Ukraine since independence. Valuable crisis management research is made available from both Russian and Ukrainian sources and the on-going crisis in Ukraine put in context and analysed. This accessible volume interacts with many disciplines including political science, security studies, crisis management and communication studies; and should prove useful to both students and researchers.

Crises in the Post?Soviet Space

Crises in the Post?Soviet Space

From the dissolution of the Soviet Union to the conflict in Ukraine

  • Author: Felix Jaitner,Tina Olteanu,Tobias Spöri
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351234447
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 270
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The breakup of the Soviet Union led to the creation of new states and territorial conflicts of different levels of intensity. Scrutinising the post?Soviet period, this volume offers explanations for both the frequency and the intensity of crises in the region. This book argues that the societies which emerged in the post-Soviet space share characteristic features, and that the instability and conflict-prone nature of the Soviet Union’s successor states can be explained by analysing the post-independence history of the region and linking it to the emergence of overlapping economic, political and violent crises (called 'Intersecting Crises Phenomena’). Transformation itself is shown to be a decisive process and, while acknowledging specific national and regional characteristics and differences, the authors demonstrate its shared impact. This comparison across countries and over time presents patterns of crisis and crisis management common to all the successor states. It disentangles the process, highlighting the multifaceted features of post-Soviet crises and draws upon the concept of crisis to determine the tipping points of post-Soviet development. Especially useful for scholars and students dealing with the Soviet successor states, this book should also prove interesting to those researching in the fields of communist and post?communist Studies, Eurasian politics, international relations and peace and conflict studies.

International Crisis Management: NATO, EU, OSCE and Civil Society

International Crisis Management: NATO, EU, OSCE and Civil Society

Collected Essays on Best Practices and Lessons Learned

  • Author: S. Goda,O. Tytarchuk,M. Khylko
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • ISBN: 1614996415
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 184
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Since the end of the Cold War, numerous conflicts have emerged within the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian space which have affected international relations and highlighted the need for effective strategies for conflict resolution and management. This book presents papers delivered at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW), Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Conflict Management, held in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, in June 2015. The authors of these texts are recognized authorities within their fields of expertise. Issues raised by the conflict in Ukraine were the main focus of the workshop, as they are of this book, but it also contains valuable information about situations in other countries such as the Republic of Moldova, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Belarus. The book presents an analysis of the theoretical background of conflict management and its relevance for multilateral security institutions. It explores various approaches to conflict management, discusses possible future developments, examines new aspects of conflict resolution and outlines the role of international organizations and civil society in these processes. Providing an overview of current thought in the field, this book will be of interest to all those involved in or connected with the processes of conflict management and resolution.

Complexity Thinking for Peacebuilding Practice and Evaluation

Complexity Thinking for Peacebuilding Practice and Evaluation

  • Author: Emery Brusset,Cedric de Coning,Bryn Hughes
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137601116
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 287
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This book covers the design, evaluation, and learning for international interventions aiming to promote peace. More specifically, it reconceptualises this space by critically analysing mainstream approaches – presenting both conceptual and empirical content. This volume offers a variety of original and insightful contributions to the debates grappling with the adoption of complexity thinking. Insights from Complexity Thinking for Peacebuilding Practice and Evaluation addresses the core dilemma that practitioners have to confront: how to function in situations that are fast changing and complex, when equipped with tools designed for neither? How do we reconcile the tension between the use of linear causal logic and the dynamic political transitions that interventions are meant to assist? Readers will be given a rare opportunity to superimpose the latest conceptual innovations with the latest case study applications and from a diverse spectrum of organisational vantage points. This provides the myriad practitioners and consultants in this space with invaluable insights as to how to improve their trade craft, while ensuring policy makers and the accompanying research/academic industry have clearer guidance and innovative thinking. This edited volume provides critically innovative offerings for the audiences that make up this broad area’s practitioners, researchers/academics/educators, and consultants, as well as policy makers.

The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems

The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems

  • Author: Erik S. Herron,Robert J. Pekkanen,Matthew S. Shugart
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190258675
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 752
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No subject is more central to the study of politics than elections. All across the globe, elections are a focal point for citizens, the media, and politicians long before--and sometimes long after--they occur. Electoral systems, the rules about how voters' preferences are translated into election results, profoundly shape the results not only of individual elections but also of many other important political outcomes, including party systems, candidate selection, and policy choices. Electoral systems have been a hot topic in established democracies from the UK and Italy to New Zealand and Japan. Even in the United States, events like the 2016 presidential election and court decisions such as Citizens United have sparked advocates to promote change in the Electoral College, redistricting, and campaign-finance rules. Elections and electoral systems have also intensified as a field of academic study, with groundbreaking work over the past decade sharpening our understanding of how electoral systems fundamentally shape the connections among citizens, government, and policy. This volume provides an in-depth exploration of the origins and effects of electoral systems.

Current Politics and Economics of Russia

Current Politics and Economics of Russia

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Russia (Federation)
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NATO Review

NATO Review

  • Author: North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Information Service
  • Publisher: N.A
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Disaster Policy and Emergency Management in Russia

Disaster Policy and Emergency Management in Russia

  • Author: Boris Nikolaevich Porfirʹev
  • Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781560724216
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 226
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For many decades federal emergency and disaster policy and management has been an important but one of the least publicised and studied aspects of the national policy in the former Soviet Union. This book discusses major disasters which were unknown to anyone except in very limited official circles. Also discussed is the historical and legal development of the emergency management system in the former Soviet Union/current Russia and the impacted populations themselves.

2014 Crisis in Ukraine. Perspectives, Reflections, International Reverberations

2014 Crisis in Ukraine. Perspectives, Reflections, International Reverberations

  • Author: Karol Kujawa,Valeriy Morkva,Klaus Bachmann,Monika Byrska ,Filiz Çoban,Soner Karagül,Marta Králiková,Jan Muś,Sezai Ozcelik,Didem Saygin,Emanuele Scimia,Ercüment Tezcan,Mehlika Özlem Ultan,Andrei Vardomatski
  • Publisher: ASLAN Publishing House
  • ISBN: 8393914175
  • Category: Political Science
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This book is a collective attempt to present a wide-ranging picture of international attitudes towards the events currently ongoing in Ukraine. As some experts have already tended to claim, in 2014 this post-Soviet state lying in the Eastern part of the European continent has become a scene of the most serious geopolitical standoff since the end of the Cold war. It would be in place here to remind a well-known clear-cut maxim, formulated by Zbigniew Brzeziński in late 1990s and concerning Ukraine’s key role in shaping the Russian imperial self-identity: “Without Ukraine Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire”. So what may readers expect to find in this book? It has been divided into two parts, reflecting the perspectives on Ukrainian crisis: first, the perspective of Ukraine’s close neighbours from Central Eastern Europe and Turkey; second, the perspectives of the global players like the EU, the US or China. We hope that such a publication focused on the above-mentioned problems and embedded in the actual reality will be useful both for professionals in the field of political science, as well as for those who have an influence on the shape of the foreign policy.

NATO Review

NATO Review

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  • Publisher: N.A
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