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Majority-minority relations in the Ukraine

Mehrheit-Minderheit-Beziehungen in der Ukraine
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Protsyk, Oleh

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Abstract 'Majority-minority relations in Ukraine, as in any other country, are a complex phenomenon. What differentiates the Ukrainian case from many old polities and from some recently established ones is that the identities of both majority and minority groups probably have been settled to a much lesser degree than is usually the case in Europe. The process of defining what it means to be a majority or a minority group in Ukraine goes along with all the other identity-related processes that a newly independent country has to face. The fact that the identity of both majority and minority is still 'in the making' has numerous implications for how the Ukrainian state positions itself with regard to various international standards and mechanisms of minority protection and how international bodies - both intergovernmental and nongovernmental - approach the issue of Ukraine's adherence to these standards and mechanisms.' (author's abstract)
Keywords definition; research status; identity; minority; minority rights; social relations; Ukraine; USSR successor state; post-socialist country
Classification Migration, Sociology of Migration; Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnosociology
Method descriptive study
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages 42 p.
Journal JEMIE - Journal on ethnopolitics and minority issues in Europe, Vol. 7 (2008) 1
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications