Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. In the decades between the end of the cold war and the crisis of 2014, the country suffered a large decline in agricultural and industrial production, plunging economic indicators into a sharp decline and leading to large-scale poverty and hardship.

This collection by leading scholars from the region explores the various crises affecting Ukraine since independence. Valuable crisis management research is made available from both Russian and Ukrainian sources and the on-going crisis in Ukraine put in context and analysed.

This accessible volume interacts with many disciplines including political science, security studies, crisis management and communication studies; and should prove useful to both students and researchers.

chapter |11 pages


The politics and complexities of crisis management in Ukraine
BySergiy Bozhko, Mykola Kapitonenko, Viktor Lavrenyuk, Greg Simons

chapter 1|13 pages

Irregular migration management as a crisis in Ukraine

ByNataliya Oliynyk

chapter 2|43 pages

The first Russian–Ukrainian gas conflict (2005–2006)

ByVolodymyr Saprykin

chapter 3|33 pages

Non-violent Orange Revolution and violent Euromaidan

Theoretical and comparative perspectives with other democratic revolutions
ByTaras Kuzio

chapter 4|37 pages

Yanukovich statements on Ukraine–NATO relations

An internal crisis with external outcomes
ByAlexandra Shapovalova

chapter 5|51 pages

Mass media coverage of the Ukrainian political crisis

ByAnton Shynkaruk

chapter 6|28 pages

Journalism under threat

The Gongadze murder in Ukraine
ByVadym Kochergin

chapter |1 pages

Appendix One

Reports on the Gongadze Inquiry
ByGreg Simons, Mykola Kapitonenko, Viktor Lavrenyuk, Erik Vlaeminck

chapter |27 pages


ByMykola Kapitonenko, Viktor Lavrenyuk, Greg Simons