The Evolution of the U.S. Position toward Democratic Development of Ukraine (2000-2008)

Codrul Cosminului. 2015;21(2):287-298

 

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Journal Title: Codrul Cosminului

ISSN: 1224-032X (Print); 2067-5860 (Online)

Publisher: Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History (General)

Country of publisher: Romania

Language of fulltext: English, Russian, German, French

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AUTHORS

Natalya Korniyenko (Institute of the World History of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 15 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

In the article the author describes and analyzes the evolution of the US position on democratic development in Ukraine at the time of George W. Bush presidency (2000-2008). Four election campaigns in Ukraine have been examined, three of them for the parliament – Verkhovna Rada (2002, 2006, 2007) and one – for Presidency (2004). There is a try to determine the main features of the US position towards each of these Ukrainian election campaigns as the indicator of the development of democracy. According to the results of research we can say that, in accordance with American side opinion, the US assessment to the democratic process in Ukraine has changed during the 2000-2008. Parliamentary elections in 2002 were classified as ones in which international standards have been partially respected. The Orange revolution of 2004 was the key point, which caused the democratic changes in the electoral processes and the development of the democracy in Ukraine, in general. Parliamentary elections in 2006 and 2007 were named as examples of democracy development in Ukraine. Much of the responsibility for the deployment of the democratic process in Ukraine has been given to the current government, especially to the president of Ukraine.