The July 2014 issue features a collection of eight essays on the “The Maidan and Beyond” which explore the causes and features of Ukraine’s Euromaidan protests and examine the challenges that Ukraine will need to address as the country works to achieve lasting democratic reforms.
The Forum organized a panel discussion in July 2014 which featured several Journal of Democracy authors discussing the evolution of Ukraine’s political system leading up to the Euromaidan protests, the role of civil society, the problem of corruption, and the impact of the protests on political culture. Read Anders Aslund’s article on “Oligarchs, Corruption, and European Integration” and Nadia Diuk’s essay on “Finding Ukraine.”
Other freely accessible articles from the July 2014 issue include:
- “Gay Rights: Why Democracy Matters” by Omar G. Encarnacion (listen to Encarnación discuss his article in a JoD podcast)
- “The End of the Transitions Era?”by JoD co-editor Marc F. Plattner
- “The Ups and Downs of Islamism” by Tarek Masoud, a review of Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East by Shadi Hamid.
Explore the complete table of contents for the July 2014 issue. ::VISIT
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