NED Authors Write on Ukraine and the Future of Democratic Transitions in July Journal of Democracy

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Essays by two senior staff members of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) will appear in the forthcoming July issue of the Journal of Democracy.

In “The Maidan and Beyond: Finding Ukraine,” Nadia Diuk, NED’s vice-president for programs on Africa, Latin America, Europe, and Eurasia, observes that the protests which took place on Kyiv’s Independence Square last winter “not only brought a new government to power but changed the people and their outlook.” Diuk’s essay, which concludes a set of eight on the crisis in Ukraine, guides readers through previous protest movements in the country and explores the short-term geopolitical implications as well as the longer-term impact that the EuroMaidan will have on Ukrainian identity.

Dr. Diuk, along with three other contributors to the Journal’s Ukraine coverage, will participate in a panel discussion, “Ukraine: The Maidan and Beyond,” at the NED on Monday, July 14, at 12:00 p.m.

In “The End of the Transitions Era?,” Marc F. Plattner, vice-president for research and studies at NED and founding coeditor of the Journal, takes the opportunity presented by the fortieth anniversary of the Portuguese Revolution, which began the cascade of political transitions that Samuel P. Huntington called the “third wave” of democratization, to reflect on the notions of revolution and transition, and to assess the current status and future prospects of democracy in the world.

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