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All the materials marked with tag: democracy
17 November, 2019Politics
Why did Volodymyr Zelenskiy need to lift immunity for MPs and how does this threaten Ukraine’s democracy?
24 October, 2019Politics
Will Ukraine’s new authorities be able to use populism to ruin democracy and usurp power?
18 September, 2019
On undermining the foundation of democracy
3 December, 2018Politics
Just like democracy itself, entrepreneurial freedom and an efficient economy can foster social justice
30 July, 2018World
After decades of triumph, democracy is losing ground. What is behind the reversal?
19 September, 2016World
How Europe is preparing for the possible presidency of Donald Trump
11 January, 2016World
What role Gazeta Wyborcza played in Poland's transition from communism to democracy
11 January, 2016World
Entering 2016 with a new political landscape
16 December, 2015
By liquidity of evil, I assume that we live in a deterministic, pessimistic, fatalistic, fear-and-panic-ridden society, which still tends to cherish its time-honoured, albeit out of date and misleading, liberal-democratic credentials
13 November, 2014
Not everyone raised under western democracy considers freedom a universal value. Especially when it comes to the freedom of those whom they are not accustomed to noticing, hearing, or understanding
20 November, 2013
Politicians – as well as media and citizens - have to invent the ways of a more understandable and dignified political sphere that fits in the current democratic spirit
6 November, 2013World
Ilham Aliyev’s victory in the October 9 show election signals that the regime in Baku pushes Azerbaijan further into the authoritarian abyss with silent consent from the West
2 November, 2013
The failures of democracy need precise and critical, not diplomatic comments
10 October, 2013
It was more than once that I felt astonished by and ashamed of some of my colleagues’ choices for the Sakharov Prize, the supreme award of the European Parliament for human rights defenders and activists
20 September, 2013Society
"Not all countries will become successful democracies. But I still think of liberal democracy as the only serious alternative"
20 June, 2013News
Ukraine should take advantage of the historic opportunity to pursue its hopes for European integration, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, Ambassador-designate to Ukraine Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in his statement.
1 May, 2013
Democracy and the rule of law in post-Soviet Ukraine
15 March, 2013
This short insight into the history of direct democracy might serve all those Ukrainian democrats who want to prevent the plebiscitairian and bonapartistic scenarios
22 January, 2013World
Polish civil and political activist Adam Michnik told The Ukrainian Week about the outlook for democracy in Ukraine.
29 November, 2012
Democracy is under attack. Almost every regime claims to be democratic, even the most tyrannical, with the inevitable consequence that the manifest failings of such regimes tarnish the name they have appropriated for themselves. Who would enthuse about the GDR (German Democratic Republic)?
24 November, 2012Politics
David Kramer, president of Freedom House, told The Ukrainian Week about sanctions as a necessary step similar to measures against Russia
24 October, 2012
Democracy is not something you simply declare and then everything is fine
19 July, 2012
If we choose to believe that well-being is more important than freedom, we pave the way for serfdom.
6 July, 2012Politics
David Kramer and Robert Nurick talk about the latest Freedom House report on nations in transit, including Ukraine, how much the memory of a democratic experience matters and how painful democratic transformations may be
6 July, 2012Politics
Freedom House’s new report raises the alarm about Ukrainian society and government as Ukraine’s post-Orange Revolution progress continues to plummet
8 June, 2012World
Professor of Political Science at Columbia University Andrew J. Nathan told The Ukrainian Week about the recent geopolitical trends of Asian and Pacific Region and namely about the democratization in Myanmar
8 May, 2012
In his concluding speech at the 5th Kyiv Security Forum, James Sherr, Senior Fellow at the Chatham House Russia and Eurasia Programme, talks about the essence of democracy in the EU, its prospects in the Arab world, Ukraine’s choice and good governance as the essential tool of democracy
12 April, 2012
Democratic changes in Ukraine will be carried out by civil society, not by political elites who have proved their inability and ineptness
15 March, 2012
A government must always be under control to be democratic
2 February, 2012
Independent judiciary that stands between the powerful state and the individual citizen is essential to democracy
1 February, 2012World
Mr. Putin is motivated by historical nostalgia which is out of touch with reality
27 January, 2012World
Genevieve Garrigos, President of Amnesty International France, talks about how to defend human rights
27 January, 2012Politics
Freedom House President David Kramer: “It looks like Ukrainian leaders are using the judiciary to prosecute their opponents” *
6 October, 2011Politics
Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council: “The best thing Ukraine can do to improve its image is to not prosecute the opposition.”
6 October, 2011Politics
Steven Pifer: “You have some people in Europe and the US asking if it is time to apply possible restrictions on certain Ukrainian officials”.
2 September, 2011
Twenty years after gaining independence, Ukrainians are once again enduring overbearing leaders. Breaking this circle of evil should be the main goal of all future politicians.
19 August, 2011Politics
The incumbent regime resents dissenters just as the Soviets did. But since it cannot use its predecessor’s method, it resorts to clowning around
15 August, 2011Politics
Ivashchenko’s family about severe systematic human rights violations in Ukraine
1 August, 2011History
Prominent French academic Daniel Beauvois talks about quasi-patriotism, national heroes, distorted myths and the status of historical science in Ukraine
20 July, 2011Politics
Despite its loud declarations and new anti-corruption legislation, the government is in fact putting off the actual fight against corruption indefinitely
20 July, 2011World
Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications Juhan Parts: “Building a new democratic state in Estonia and implementing e-government went hand in hand”
4 July, 2011Politics
International organisations seem disappointed with the scale of democracy and freedoms in Ukraine since the 2010 election
4 July, 2011Politics
Political betrayals, ideological chameleons and crossovers: an opinion on the opposition
29 June, 2011Politics
Speaking at a session of the Council of Europe, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych promised to do many things: launch public television, pass the new election law only with the approval of the Venice Commission, reform the judicial and investigation systems and even achieve real rule of law.
12 May, 2011Politics
The twisted vision of Ukrane can turn out fatal to European security
29 March, 2011Politics
It’s time for Ukrainians to demand open-list voting to enable local party members to influence the way these lists are filled and to get involved in the political decision-making process
30 December, 2010Politics
In 2011, Ukraine will in many ways look like the USSR at the time of stagnation
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The culture of 'Muscovite Rus' came to form from two heterogeneous sources. The seed of the religious and artistic culture reached Muscovy from southeastern Europe (Byzantium, the Balkans) through Kyiv. On the other hand, the foundation of the political and legal culture came to Muscovy from 'Ulus Jöchi', better known as the Golden Horde. As a result, the Russian "spiritual culture" took the shape of a familiar European facade, behind which a non-European state infrastructure hid.
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German chancellor Olaf Scholz says Putin’s comments on US biological weapons seemed like an ‘implicit threat’
23 March, 2022, ,
It is us, Ukrainians, and all the citizens of this country, who must keep studying our own history. To defend our land and our country, we must know it better.
20 March, 2022, ,
86.6% of Russians tolerate and support the potential assault on the territory of the European Union, including: Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and others as evidenced by the results of the sociological survey conducted by “Active Group”
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