Legacies of an Early Post-Totalitarian State:
Corruption and Economic Reform in Ukraine
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Dedications Acknowledgements INTRODUCTION 1. OVERVIEW Introducing corruption The problem with anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine Defining post-totalitarianism in the Eastern European & former Soviet contexts 2. ANALYSIS I. IDEOLOGY. IDENTIFYING DETERMINANTS OF IDEOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION DeterminantI. Were founding elections favorable for the democratic opposition elite? The Importance of historical determinants Determinant II. Was the issue underlying mass mobilizations independence or democracy? The FSR's The EER's Post-totalitarian starting points in the post-Soviet era Path I. Communists lose first election and new regime undertakes successsful economic reform Path II. Communists win first election and stall economic reform The Ukrainian experience: Incomplete founding elections, victorious communists, movement organizations and the privileging of independence over wdemocracy A nationalist rebirth Weak opposition democratic and nationalist forces The critical role of movement organizations The founding elections II. ECONOMIC REFORM. STARTING POINTS AND PREREQUISITES FOR ECONOMIC LIBERALIZATION Data on regulatory system as an assessment of micro liberalization Exploring Ukraine's hi regulatory indicators Looking at the legacies: Path Ia countries The Hungarian experience Path Ib countries Path II countries. Economics society in a path IIb country: the case of Ukraine Ukraine's totalitarian legacy Continuity in post-communist Ukraine III. INSTITUTIONS: INSTITUTIONAL CHOICES & BLOCKAGES (i) Building accountable and responsive democratic political institutions.
Institutional chice in the post-soviet context
Classifying goverment systems The importance of institutional design Deficiencies in institutional development in the post-Soviet states (ii) Bureaucratic accountability Post-Soviet Bureaucracies in the former Soviet Union Lack of Accountability and the Apparat The bureaucracy and the blocking of reform during the Gorbachev era The bureucracy and the blocking of reform during the Yeltsin era The bureucracy and the blocking of reform in Ukraine CONCLUSION VI. POST SCRIPT I: RECOMMENDATIONS POST SCRIPT 2: HAS ANYTHING CHANGED? Endnotes Bibliography
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