Political Participation in Ukraine: Specifics in the Main Aspects

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Sergii Bielashko


    The phenomenon of political participation in Ukraine is studied with a reference to the phenomena of neopatrimonialism and political clientelism. This article is focused on the four main aspects of political participation: party affiliation, electoral behavior, political activity, and party leadership. The author argues that Ukrainian political parties represent the patron client system, in which the property issues play the decisive role, while ideologies are used as instrumental tools during the political campaigns.


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Bielashko, S. (2023). Political Participation in Ukraine: Specifics in the Main Aspects. National Interest, 3(12), 52–61. Retrieved from https://sc01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/NIT/article/view/240451 (Original work published June 28, 2023)
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