Evolving Dynamics and Conflict Potential in Eastern Ukraine

David Galbreath, Tetyana Malyarenko

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Abstract

In this article we argue that changes in political structures in post-Soviet Ukraine impacted the potential for conflict during transition. Relying on organisational theory to determine the conflict potential in Ukraine, we argue that this conflict is structurally determined by the changing character of relations within and beyond Ukraine. The potential for conflict was always present in post-Soviet Ukraine, but this article examines the facts of when, how, and why conflict happened, and how it was related to weak state institutions, centre-periphery relations, and an unsettled relationship with Russia. Relying on our analytical framework, we conclude that the conditions for further conflict greatly outweigh the conditions for peace.
LanguageEnglish
JournalEurope-Asia Studies
StatusAccepted/In press - 18 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Ukraine
  • Security
  • conflict
  • Donbas
  • Conflict Potential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations

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Evolving Dynamics and Conflict Potential in Eastern Ukraine. / Galbreath, David; Malyarenko, Tetyana.

In: Europe-Asia Studies, 18.04.2019.

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