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I gränslandet till demokrati och europa - En studie om Ukrainas förvaltning

Fält Zaar, Mathilda and Stenström, Agnes (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
After the orange revolution in Ukraine, hope was given to achieve fully

democracy in the whole society. However, this has not been the outcome; the

Ukrainian public administration still has problems to deliver what the society

demands. By answering the question: ?Which problems have the public

administration to become democratic and how can we explain them??, we analyze

the failures within the public administration to accomplish democratic procedures.

The empirical material in this thesis is mainly obtained from interviews and

research during a field study in Ukraine. The problems for the civil servants in

Ukraine to act as guardians of the society are strongly connected to an inadequate

professional knowledge. Also, unclear... (More)
After the orange revolution in Ukraine, hope was given to achieve fully

democracy in the whole society. However, this has not been the outcome; the

Ukrainian public administration still has problems to deliver what the society

demands. By answering the question: ?Which problems have the public

administration to become democratic and how can we explain them??, we analyze

the failures within the public administration to accomplish democratic procedures.

The empirical material in this thesis is mainly obtained from interviews and

research during a field study in Ukraine. The problems for the civil servants in

Ukraine to act as guardians of the society are strongly connected to an inadequate

professional knowledge. Also, unclear legislation, lack of tools holding the

servants accountable and low level of trust, are problems which lead to corruption

and to the democratic deficit. The cause of many of these problems can be

derived from the theory of path dependency. One condition for Ukraine to

dissolve the negative pattern is that external actors from Europe force and

influence the country to adopt democratic values and procedures through

convergence and conditionality. Thus, we have answered the second question in

the thesis: ?Are international relations with Europe a prerequisite to achieve

democratic procedures in the public administration?? (Less)
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author
Fält Zaar, Mathilda and Stenström, Agnes
supervisor
organization
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Ukraine, public administration, democracy, convergence, conditionality, path dependency, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1323990
date added to LUP
2007-01-22
date last changed
2007-01-30
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  abstract     = {After the orange revolution in Ukraine, hope was given to achieve fully

democracy in the whole society. However, this has not been the outcome; the

Ukrainian public administration still has problems to deliver what the society

demands. By answering the question: ?Which problems have the public

administration to become democratic and how can we explain them??, we analyze

the failures within the public administration to accomplish democratic procedures.

The empirical material in this thesis is mainly obtained from interviews and

research during a field study in Ukraine. The problems for the civil servants in

Ukraine to act as guardians of the society are strongly connected to an inadequate

professional knowledge. Also, unclear legislation, lack of tools holding the

servants accountable and low level of trust, are problems which lead to corruption

and to the democratic deficit. The cause of many of these problems can be

derived from the theory of path dependency. One condition for Ukraine to

dissolve the negative pattern is that external actors from Europe force and

influence the country to adopt democratic values and procedures through

convergence and conditionality. Thus, we have answered the second question in

the thesis: ?Are international relations with Europe a prerequisite to achieve

democratic procedures in the public administration??},
  author       = {Fält Zaar, Mathilda and Stenström, Agnes},
  keyword      = {Ukraine,public administration,democracy,convergence,conditionality,path dependency,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {I gränslandet till demokrati och europa - En studie om Ukrainas förvaltning},
  year         = {2006},
}