Ukraine’s Decentralization, Explained
5 January, 2015

Ukraine is about to embark on breaking its pseudo-Soviet, highly centralized government in a crucial reform to keep the country together. But it will not be easy.

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What You Need to Know:

✓ All parties in the new coalition government favor decentralization;

✓ The Ukrainian government is highly centralized and leaves little room for local communities to govern themselves;

✓ Russia and separatist forces have been calling for Ukraine’s ‘federalization’, a term that differs from decentralization in Ukraine;

✓ Decentralization will bring about greater democratic and economic freedoms—and all the risks that come with it;

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Ukraine’s Decentralization, Explained


by Devin Ackles, Hromadske International, Case Ukraine

produced by Maxim Eristavi, Randy. R. Potts