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Regional application of the (in)security concept: a case study of Ukraine´s Transcarpathia region

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Apart from protection from hostile forces, security also refers to a wide range of other issues, such as the absence of harm, the presence of an essential good, quality or conditions in which equitable and sustainable relationships can develop within political systems, institutions and states.   There are various hazards, faced by the Ukrainian state […]

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The Berlin Wall put in context

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The Berlin Wall, constructed in 1961 to separate East and West Berlin during the Cold War, is a cause and consequence of a plethora of historical events and processes. It is also a symbol for artificial separation of peoples and ideas behind artificially created borders. In this respect it can serve as a perfect proxy, which allows […]

The East-West history discourses in the Berlin´s context

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Berlin, as a site and a backdrop of many epochal events, used to play a central role during the East-West confrontations in the 20th century. Nowadays the city turned into coulisse for many historical events, commemorations and discourses. As the past conditions our present, Berlin as a spot is also seen pertinent to the generally and […]

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Euromaidan as EU-popularizer II

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Quest for Europe and street art.   “I am here because I do care” “Your choice makes the difference!”     A barricade on the avenue down to Maidan, on which some weeks later dozens of unarmed activists were shot dead from small distance.     A symbolic barricade against the backdrop of the hotel […]

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Euromaidan as EU-popularizer

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The main ideological impulse, indeed, a driver for public protest on Kyiv´s Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) in late 2013 – early 2014 was the idea that Ukraine should be part of Europe, as opposed to the Russia-led Customs Union. Preceded by the Revolution on Granite of 1990 and the Orange Revolution of 2004, it rightfully […]

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Transitional Justice: some thoughts

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The case of Ukraine suggests that the post-conflict tensions have not been alleviated after numerous political fractures, moreover, they were aggravated by the absence of concerted measures aimed at general and specific features of this post-totalitarian country. As a result, the perpetration of further crimes could not be deterred after gaining independence. The absence of […]

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The Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church as an agent of national emancipation? Some directions for future inquiry.

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The interplay between political and religious spheres before and after 1918 in electoral processes of nowadays Western Ukraine, which was a part of Austro-Hungarian Empire, is a fascinating topic. The relationships between religious and legal-political institutions, as well as important societal cleavages, based on region, ethnicity and political preferences in Galicia were not sufficiently attended […]

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The post – Crimean world: Russia´s annexation and its consequences.

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I would like to take a look at the factual and legal aspects of Russia´s aggression against Ukraine´s territorial integrity in early 2014. Indeed, to what extent has the international law been violated and what are the consequences?   In February 2014 Russian authorities used the internal political conflict in Ukraine to deprive the Ukrainian […]

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International relations reconsidered: Accession of the EU to Ukraine – a 2030 scenario?

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This fictional story, which can potentially materialize, is to be pondered about, given the current oncoming of apparently uncertain times in the global politics. This is a scenario of how, for the sake of progress and stability, the EU should avoid the political and territorial division of the European continent and ongoing divisions into the […]

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