Corruption and Institutions in Ukraine Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
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  • Chang, Mackenzie
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science
Abstract
  • Strong Liberal political institutions are connected with lower levels of corruption because they incentivize transparency and fairness, how has Ukraine moved towards these goals? What should they look to focus on in the future? Europe and the US have supported Ukraine combatting corruption and reforming their governments, but a lot has changed since the Maidan Revolution in 2014. With support from the West not guaranteed, and an aggressive Russian neighbor, Ukraine’s geopolitical situation will not change on its own. In my analysis I’ve found that Ukraine is unlikely to reform under the current institutions which block any meaningful reform. My solution is to implement the diplomatic strategy of Finland during the Cold War, staying neutral and gaining peace and keeping their sovereignty. Peace is the first step to being able to achieve real reform.
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  • Hooghe, Liesbet
  • Marks, Gary
  • Moroff, Holger
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2016
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