Svitlana Khutka (Kyiv)
On November 14, 2014 the Graduate School welcomes Svitlana Khutka (National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”) in Regensburg. She will be giving a talk about "The Dynamics of the Maidan Protest, Radical Shifts in Public Support for EU-integration, and the Perception of the Russian Federation in Ukraine".
On the basis of a sequence of surveys conducted in Ukraine by International Institute of Sociology and their partners (on a representative samples of the adult population of Ukraine) the dynamics of the Maidan protest and shifts in public support for EU-integration is examined. Results of Maidan for the development of a congruent national geopolitical and foreign policy strategy for Ukraine are to be discussed. Trend in dynamics of EU attitudes is analysed along with decrease of positive attitudes to population of the Russian Federation. It is stated that the Maidan movement along with Russian latent militant intervention boosted support for EU in Eastern and Southern regions of Ukraine. It is related also with a strive to fight the corruption, ineffective governance, low rule of law. What has also changed radically – it is attitudes of Ukrainian citizens to Russia and NATO, and of Russian citizens to Ukraine: the dynamics of these changes is examined in relation to Maidan, militant intervention of Russian Federation into Ukraine and how the issues of Russian language and federalization were seen.
Where? Regensburg – Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, Landshuter Str. 4 (room 109)
When? 14 November 2014, 01.30-3.00 p.m.