The Regional Level of Ukraine’s Party System in 2005-2012

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dc.contributor.author Romanova, Valentyna
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-01T10:38:04Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-01T10:38:04Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Romanova V. The Regional Level of Ukraine’s Party System in 2005-2012 / Valentyna Romanova // Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal. - 2015. - № 1. - P. 63-81. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2414-9942
dc.identifier.uri http://ekmair.ukma.edu.ua/handle/123456789/14527
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.18523/kmlpj52655.2015-1.63-81
dc.description.abstract This article describes the results of a regional-level study of Ukrainian political parties’ interactions. The study sought to identify the congruence or incongruence of the party affiliation of the regional executives and the heads of regional assemblies across Ukraine when Ukraine’s democratic performance rose and fell. The study found that when democratic performance rose, so did regional-level, party-affiliation incongruence, with the greatest ideological incongruence occurring in regions with special institutional arrangements, such as Kyiv and Sevastopol. When Ukraine’s democratic performance fell, the number of ideologically congruent regions rose. These shifts occurred because a decline in democratic performance leaves little institutional room for statewide opposition, and the main competitors of the ruling party in regional bodies of power are non-statewide parties and blocs. Thus, this article argues that political cleavages in a regionally diverse post-communist state do not automatically mirror the statewide party competition. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Ukraine en_US
dc.subject regions en_US
dc.subject party system en_US
dc.subject party politics en_US
dc.subject congruence en_US
dc.subject article en_US
dc.title The Regional Level of Ukraine’s Party System in 2005-2012 en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.status first published en_US
dc.relation.source Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal. - 2015. - № 1 en_US

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