Recent Studies of Societal Culture and Regional Differences in Ukraine: In Search of Adequate Methodology

The paper highlights the contribution of the present-day Ukrainian researchers into the study of societal culture, regional differences and value system of the society. The shift from general speculations about Ukrainian cultural tradition and mentality to the attempts of quantitative value systems’ analysis will be reviewed.…

On the structure and content of the specialty “Public Management and Administration” (III. Overview)

Antonina Kolodii. Some theoretical considerations and practical proposals concerning the content and structure of the specialty “public management and administration”. The paper for the research periodical of LRIPA NAPA “Effectiveness of Public Administration”. – Issue 45. 2016 (Lviv)

Abstract. The article deals with the terminological peculiarities and possible structure of a new specialty “public management and administration”.…

Dialogue of Ukrainian and Russian Intellectuals

Dialogue of Ukrainian and Russian Intellectuals and Artists in Political Scientist’s Eyes //

Kennan Institute in Ukraine

Antonina Kolodii Apr 29, 2014

http://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/dialogue-ukrainian-and-russian-intellectuals-and-artists-political-scientist%E2%80%99s-eyes

The Congress of Ukrainian and Russian intelligentsia “Ukraine – Russia: the Dialogue” took place in Kyiv on April 24-25, 2014.…

Antonina Kolodii. The Nation-Building Role and the Historical Roots of Maidan

Rethinking Democracy  – http://rethinkingdemocracy.org.ua/themes/1401_Kolodii_eng.html

Maidan is a unique experience in the history of protest movements and peaceful revolutions. Its positive aura and self-sufficiency, unexpected firmness and kindness of its participants impel to contemplate the phenomenon of Maidan and its future. As Vitaliy Portnikov wrote, the 21st century in Ukraine has begun with Maidan.…

Antonina Kolodii: If the Authorities are Deaf, Maidan has the Right for Radicalization

December 6, 2013. Address at Euromaidan in Lviv by Antonina Kolodii, Professor of Lviv Regional Institute of Public Administration, Office of the President of Ukraine, Former Kennan Institute Scholar.

If authorities remain deaf to the demands of protesters, Maidan has the right for radicalization of the means of pressure – as far as the acts of civic rebelliousness and creation of parallel structures of power.…

Authoritarianisms and transition: some theoretical aspects

Antonina Kolodii. Authoritarianisms and transition: some theoretical aspects .  [2009] (unpublished paper)

This paper is devoted to the early stage of post-communist transformation in Ukraine, when the country tried to make its first steps in democratic transition, but at first should have some authoritarian transitional forms of rule, like restrictions on freedom of speech – so called “socialist pluralism”, quotas for Communists at the first parliamentary alternative elections, inadequate and late legislation on freedom of organization etc.…

The Idea and Diverse Reality of Multiculturalism: Are They Applicable to Newly Independent States?

Multiculturalism is one of the most frequently used words in contemporary social/cultural research. It appeared in the 1960s – early 1970s in Canada which tried to resolve the clash of English and French communities and organized nation-wide hearings of a Royal Commission on the subject.…

The Presidential Election in Ukraine: Mirror of Society In Transition.

Ukraine has remained politically stable in spite of continuous economic decline and widespread impoverishment. The various branches of the political elite have been prepared to compromise and halt political clashes before they reached crisis point.

President Leonid Kuchma has played a major role in preserving stability.…