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Effects of Non-Violent Change of Political Institutions:A Study of Contradictions from the Orange Revolution

Ebintra, Emma LU (2009) MRSA21 20091
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The rumor of a fraudulent election during the presidential election of 2004 in Ukraine, made citizens fill up the streets of Kyiv for a three week long demonstration known as the Orange revolution. The aim was to strengthen democracy by pressuring the government, recognized as representative democracy, by democratic means which resulted in a re-run election against democratic principles. The purpose of this thesis is to analyze problems with the use and effects of non-violent methods of political change during the Orange Revolution. The problematic of the connection between civil and political actions used during the Orange Revolution and the ideal of a representative democracy will be questioned. Nonviolent political actions to implement... (More)
The rumor of a fraudulent election during the presidential election of 2004 in Ukraine, made citizens fill up the streets of Kyiv for a three week long demonstration known as the Orange revolution. The aim was to strengthen democracy by pressuring the government, recognized as representative democracy, by democratic means which resulted in a re-run election against democratic principles. The purpose of this thesis is to analyze problems with the use and effects of non-violent methods of political change during the Orange Revolution. The problematic of the connection between civil and political actions used during the Orange Revolution and the ideal of a representative democracy will be questioned. Nonviolent political actions to implement civil and political rights can be considered democratic; however, the underlying aim to change the democratic political institution into another kind of democratic institution imposes a contradiction. (Less)
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author
Ebintra, Emma LU
supervisor
organization
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MRSA21 20091
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L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
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keywords
Ukraine, Orange Revolution, Civil and Political Rights, Representative Democracy, The Right to Freedom of Assembly, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, The Right to Freedom of Expression
language
English
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1405656
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2009-05-27 17:16:53
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  abstract     = {The rumor of a fraudulent election during the presidential election of 2004 in Ukraine, made citizens fill up the streets of Kyiv for a three week long demonstration known as the Orange revolution. The aim was to strengthen democracy by pressuring the government, recognized as representative democracy, by democratic means which resulted in a re-run election against democratic principles. The purpose of this thesis is to analyze problems with the use and effects of non-violent methods of political change during the Orange Revolution. The problematic of the connection between civil and political actions used during the Orange Revolution and the ideal of a representative democracy will be questioned. Nonviolent political actions to implement civil and political rights can be considered democratic; however, the underlying aim to change the democratic political institution into another kind of democratic institution imposes a contradiction.},
  author       = {Ebintra, Emma},
  keyword      = {Ukraine,Orange Revolution,Civil and Political Rights,Representative Democracy,The Right to Freedom of Assembly,International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,The Right to Freedom of Expression},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Effects of Non-Violent Change of Political Institutions:A Study of Contradictions from the Orange Revolution},
  year         = {2009},
}