New book about Ukrainian nationalism

The publishing house of "Knizhniy mir" release the book "The illusion of freedom." The book was published with the assistance of Public Diplomacy Foundation.

Ukrainian nationalist party "Svoboda" (Freedom) was a major sensation in the parliamentary election in 2012. Experts predicted the party "subthreshold" results, "Svoboda" is not just overcome this threshold, but very much overcome by getting 10.44% of the vote. The Ukrainian parliament first appeared nationalist faction.

The book "The illusion of freedom" for the first time in detail tells the reader about the path traversed by the party since the early 90's, its external and internal ideological and human transformations for almost twenty years. On what to expect from the new, now the parliamentary party "Svoboda": calm and respectability or further radicalization?

The appearance in the first parliament of the nationalist faction in the Ukrainian society caused both interest and concern. Interest in the ways in which a local militant group from Galicia, of which in the early 90's of the twentieth century there were many in the region and in the country, has become a monopoly of the nationalist ideology. And concern for the further development of Ukraine, if a significant portion of society will accept the version of nationalism that preach ideology of "Svoboda."

The purpose of the book "The illusion of freedom" - to familiarize the readers with the facts about the ideology, history and current activities of the party. Dear readers are encouraged to make a conclusion about where are the heirs of Ukraine Stepan Bandera.

Author - Stanislav Byshok, a clinical psychologist, a graduate of the Psychology Department of Moscow State University. Governors, Chief Scientific Adviser International Election Observation CIS-EMO, columnist of Modus Agendi. Research interests: the psychology of nationalism, the development of civil society in the post-postmodern culture.

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