|Author (Person)||Halling, Steffen, Stewart, Susan|
|Publisher||German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)|
|Series Title||SWP Comments|
|Series Details||No.19, March 2015|
|Publication Date||March 2015|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
Since the Maidan protests erupted at the end of 2013 Ukrainian society has witnessed a deep transformation, in which polarising as well as consolidating tendencies can be identified.
The 'Revolution of Dignity' and Russia’s violation of the country’s territorial integrity have strengthened Ukrainian identity in a way that has enhanced social cohesion. But these developments and the accompanying violence have at the same time heightened pre-existing conflicts.
Only a lasting stabilisation can prevent these social fractures from widening yet further. To that end Ukrainian and external actors will need to engage in processes of conflict management and social reconciliation.
|Countries / Regions||Ukraine|