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dc.contributor.advisorSteinholt, Yngvar
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Arve
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-01T13:58:51Z
dc.date.available2015-06-01T13:58:51Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-13
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the Ukrainian revolution (2013-2014) in Kyiv: Where did the discontent come from? What functions did the Maidan (Independence Square) have? What motivated and organised the protesters? What was behind the violence? Ukraine is more diverse than often presented by the media. Discontent comes from two main problems: poor economy and a corrupt elite. Maidan’s physical attributes and symbolic value makes it suitable for protests, the latter particularly against Russia. The opposition had little influence on Euromaidan, mainly because the protesters organised themselves and disliked politics. They were motivated more by the governments actions during the protests, than by the authorities discontinuation in EU-integration. The authorities are largely to blame for the violence, but the flat structure of Maidan opened up for more extreme groupings. Ultranationalists played a role in the revolution. Euromaidan, however, was not for ultranationalist ideals, it was an expression of anger against the regime.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/7700
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-uit_munin_7290
dc.language.isonoben_US
dc.publisherUiT Norges arktiske universiteten_US
dc.publisherUiT The Arctic University of Norwayen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2015 The Author(s)
dc.subject.courseIDSVF-3906en_US
dc.subjectEuromaidanen_US
dc.subjectIndependence Squareen_US
dc.subjectMaidanen_US
dc.subjectProtestsen_US
dc.subjectRevolutionen_US
dc.subjectUkraineen_US
dc.titleMajdan 2013–2014: Plassen, protestene, drivkreftene.en_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.typeMastergradsoppgaveen_US


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