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.
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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