JUPS Launches Its First Issue

On June 25 2015 the Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society, the Krytyka Institute, the Fulbright Program in Ukraine and Kyiv School of Economics co-organized a roundtable discussion on the “Social Sciences in Ukraine: Their State, Role and Further Development” at the Fulbright Office in Kyiv. The participants included: George Grabowicz (Harvard University, USA); Marta Dyczok (Western University, Canada); Nadiya Kravets (Harvard University, USA); Tamara Martseniuk (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy); and Mykola Riabchuk (NAS of Ukraine).

During the discussion first issue of the Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society (JUPS) was also laucnhed. 

The Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society’s mission is to aid the development of social sciences in Ukraine. All articles submitted to the journal go through a blind peer-review by the members of the Editorial Board, which consists of world-renowned experts on Ukraine as well as exceptional emerging scholars.

The Journal particularly seeks to publish articles that place knowledge of Ukraine in wider comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives (within the region and with countries in other regions), and which shape and identify new directions in the study of Ukraine.

All materials are published in bi-annual editions in an open-source, digital format available to wide audience at no charge. Krytyka’s English edition team performs the editing for the project, as well as translation and copy-editing of submissions in Russian and Ukrainian.

The first issue features review essays by Paul D’Anieri, Oxana Shevel, and Rory Finnin, who reflect on the state of their disciplines and the study of Ukraine. The article by Benjamin Kutsyuruba and Serhiy Kovalchuk draws our attention to an important process of education reform and the approximation of Ukraine to the European Union’s standards of teachers’ education. The contribution by Anna Postelnyak evaluates the effect of higher gas prices that Ukrainians have been paying for the gas imports from Russia since 2009, and Jessica Zychowicz attempts to shed a new light on the radical feminist organization FEMEN.


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