State Building in Poland and the Ukraine Research Paper by Nicky

A comparative analysis of the state building process in Poland and the Ukraine after the fall of Communism.
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This paper aims to present a parallel between the state and society building processes after the fall of Communism in two countries, Poland and Ukraine, on three different levels to include the construction of a political society, of an economic society and of a civil society. Further more, it aims to examine why Poland and Ukraine developed differently and argues that the objectives that Poland had laid ahead for itself, including NATO and EU accession, meant that it had to abide by the implementation of all these reforms.

General Considerations
The Construction of the Political Society
Economic Society
Civil Society

From the Paper:

"There was another explanation for the economic evolution in Poland during the transition period as compared to that of Ukraine. The Polish governments during the 1990s promoted an environment in which the small and medium-size enterprises (SME) could develop. Any economic theory will argue that this is the sector of a national economy that best supports a sustainable market economy. In Poland, the fact that this SME segment was encouraged by the government and supported with the appropriate legislative and executive actions also meant that the enterprises inherited from the Communist period would have an important competitor on the market. None of these actually occurred in Ukraine or, whenever they did, it was a isolated act rather than a generalized, governmentally-supported approach. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • The World Bank. 2002. Transition - The First Ten Years Analysis and Lessons for Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.
  • Fritz, Verena. 2008. State-Building: A Comparative Study of Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, and Russia. Central European University Press. Page 113
  • Snelbeckker, David. June 2005. Pension Reform in Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Experiences and Lessons Learned. The Services Group.
  • From Howard, Marc. 2003. Weaknesses of Civil Society in Post Communist Europe. Cambridge University Press
  • Magner, Michael. 2005. Civil Society in Poland after 1989: A Legacy of Socialism? Canadian Slavonic Papers.

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