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On the borderline of western democracy & eastern despotism

  • 2016
  • Berezyuk ; Oleh
  • Aufsatz/Enthaltenes Werk

The political, social and economic situation in Ukraine is currently in the focus of the international community, while stability, peace and prosperity of the country, undoubtfully, pillars the stability of the whole Eastern European region. Decentralization, which presumes economic, political and administrative strength of the local communities, is viewed as a key necessity in the current turbulent situation. Local self-governance, which has deep roots in Ukraine, due to Magdeburg''s Right applicable to more than 400 of its cities and towns in the XIV-XVII centuries, should become the cornerstone of the current renaissance of the country.