Ukraine and the Empire of Capital: From Marketisation to Armed Conflict (Paperback)

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From the Orange Revolution to Euromaidan, Ukraine has been in turmoil for decades. With Russia now threatening its borders and with simmering civil unrest, the country’s stability hangs by a thread. In Ukraine and the Empire of Capital, Yuliya Yurchenko analyzes these dramatic events through the lens of the country’s post-Soviet past. Providing distinctive and unexplored reflections on the origins of the conflict, Yurchenko challenges the four central myths that underlie Ukraine’s post-Soviet reality: the myth of transition, the myth of democracy, the myth of two Ukraines, and the myth of the other. With a particular focus on Ukraine’s relations with the United States, European Union, and Russia, Yurchenko provides the first deep study of contemporary Ukrainian political economy from a Marxist perspective. 

About the Author

Yuliya Yurchenko is a lecturer in international business and a researcher at the Public Services International Research Unit and the Centre for Business Network Analysis at the University of Greenwich.

Praise For…

“In this thought-provoking book, Yuliya Yurchenko focuses on Ukraine's class dynamics and political economy and puts them in international context. Her analytical approach is a breath of fresh air amidst a fog of stale commentary that assumes Ukraine is all about geopolitical ‘pro-western’ or ‘pro-Russian’ narratives.”
— Simon Pirani, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Product Details
ISBN: 9780745337371
ISBN-10: 0745337376
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication Date: January 15th, 2018
Pages: 248
Language: English