Structural, Institutional and Agency Based Impediments to Authoritarianism in Ukraine

Matsiyevsky, Yuriy (2021) Structural, Institutional and Agency Based Impediments to Authoritarianism in Ukraine. In: PIAST seminar, 12.02.2021, Warsaw.

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This presentation focuses on societal impediments to authoritarianism in Ukraine. I argue that if any autocratic populist would ever come to power in Ukraine, he/she would face three groups of structural, institutional, and agency-based barriers that make the concentration of power highly improbable. These are largely democratic public attitudes, poor leadership legitimacy, poor economy performance, regional polarization, weak state repressive capacity, the relative weakness of the ‘party of power’, fragmented elite structure, the growing linkage with the West, semi-presidentialism, institutionalized hybridity (the legacy of being hybrid regime), weak propensity to create the cult of personality and gravity of three (1990, 2004, 2014) waves of anti-authoritarian protest. Coupled with mixed authority beliefs these factors prevent Ukraine from moving in authoritarian, but also in a democratic direction.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Методичні матеріали
by fields of science > Politics
Навчальні матеріали та презентації
Divisions: Scientific centre > Center of Political Researches
Depositing User: проф. Мацієвський Ю.В.
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2021 08:20
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2021 08:20

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