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.…

Presidential election as a mirror of transitional society in Ukraine.

Electoral campaigns in transitional societies are important landmarks on the way of entrenchment and stabilization (or, on the contrary, of degeneration and decline) of newly constructed political institutions. They reveal achievements of a society and its non-resolved problems, show the attained level of political democracy, cultural and moral climate. 

Up to this time, Ukraine seemed to develop satisfactory in political dimension, despite its constant economic decline and impoverishment of a large percentage of people.…

A Contribution to the Discussion of the Doctrinal Preconditions of the Deformation of Socialism

In order to cure the social sciences of many of their inveterate diseases, it seems to me extremely important and useful to support and develop in some measure A.S. Tsipko’s ideas on the doctrinal preconditions of our difficulties and failures in the building of socialism, ideas that have provoked such wide-ranging responses (see A.S.…