Crisis and Change in Post-Cold War Global Politics

Ukraine in a Comparative Perspective

  • Erica Resende
  • Dovilė Budrytė
  • Didem Buhari-Gulmez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Erica Resende, Dovilė Budrytė, Didem Buhari-Gulmez
    Pages 1-20
  3. Crisis and Change: Theory and Practice

  4. Crisis and Social Change: Ukraine in Comparative Perspective

  5. International/Regional Dimensions of the Crisis in Ukraine

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 255-260

About this book


This volume analyzes crises in International Relations (IR) in an innovative way. Rather than conceptualizing a crisis as something unexpected that has to be managed, the contributors argue that a crisis needs to be analyzed within a wider context of change: when new discourses are formed, communities are (re)built, and new identities emerge. Focusing on Ukraine, the book explore various questions related to crisis and change, including: How are crises culturally and socially constructed? How do issues of agency and structure come into play in Ukraine? Which subjectivities were brought into existence by Ukraine crisis discourses? Chapters explore the participation of women in Euromaidan, identity shifts in the Crimean Tatar community and diaspora politics, discourses related to corruption, anti-Soviet partisan warfare, and the annexation of Crimea, as well as long distance impacts of the crisis.

Erica Resende is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Superior War College, Brazil, and Affiliate Lecturer at the University of Oklahoma, USA. 

Dovilė Budrytė is Professor of Political Science at Georgia Gwinnett College, USA. 

Didem Buhari-Gulmez is Associate Professor in International Relations at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey.


Ukraine Crimea Crisis Social change Identity politics Protest politics Historical memory Eastern Europe EU IR theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Erica Resende
    • 1
  • Dovilė Budrytė
    • 2
  • Didem Buhari-Gulmez
    • 3
  1. 1.Brazilian War CollegeRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.School of Liberal ArtsGeorgia Gwinnett CollegeLawrencevilleUSA
  3. 3.İzmir University of EconomicsİzmirTurkey

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78588-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78589-9
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