Lack of state support for women's movement: Eastern Ukraine

dc.contributor.advisorClark, J.
dc.contributor.authorThiel, Stephanie of Political Scienceen_US of Guelphen_US of Artsen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an investigation of the lack of a women's movement in the East Ukraine. The state was found to play an insufficient role in the development of a women's movement in the East Ukraine. The state inefficiency is due to the ideology that remains centralized and consolidated even after the period of democratization and liberalization in 1991. The reasons for this are complex, yet linked to the regional divide and political polarization in the East and West Ukraine. The direct state influence that prevents a national women's movement from forming includes: lack of state funding, political division between the regions, state rhetoric surrounding traditional family values and a rejection of feminism in society, all of which results in a lack of feminist consciousness in the national government. Lack of state funding for independent women's organizations decreases the resources available for women to mobilize their interests in a women's movement.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectwomen's movementen_US
dc.subjectEast Ukraineen_US
dc.subjectstate fundingen_US
dc.subjectpolitical divisionen_US
dc.subjecttraditional family valuesen_US
dc.subjectrejection of feminismen_US
dc.subjectfeminist consciousnessen_US
dc.titleLack of state support for women's movement: Eastern Ukraineen_US


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