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Energy Dependency, Politics and Corruption in the Former Soviet Union


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1. Introduction: Energy, Integration and Disintegration in the Former USSR Part 1: Frame of Reference and Context of the Question 2. The Energy-Foreign Policy Nexus 3. De-Facto Policy-Making System and Energy Policy: The Ukrainian Political System under Kuchma and Beyond 4. Politics and Economics in the Development of Ukrainian Energy Markets, 1995-2004 Part 2: Rents of Dependency and the Russian Factor in Ukrainian Energy Policy under Kuchma, 1995-2004 5. Ukraine's Management of its Energy Dependency Relationship with Russia: The Track Record, 1995-2004 6. Domestic Institutions and Ukraine's Responses to Energy Dependency 7. Rents of Dependency and the Problem of Energy Dependency Part 3: Energy Policy and Energy Dependency under Yushchenko 8. Energy and the Rise and Fall of the Orange Revolution 9. Conclusion: Ukraine, Energy, and Russia's New Power

About the Author

Margarita M. Balmaceda is Associate Professor in the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University, and an Associate of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and of the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University. Her numerous publications on Russian, post-Soviet and East European politics include On the Edge: the Ukrainian-Central European-Russian Security Triangle (2000) and Independent Belarus: Domestic Determinants, Regional Dynamics and Implications for the West (2002). She has taught and conducted research extensively in the Central-East European region, including through Fulbright and other grants in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Hungary and Lithuania.


'The author provides an exceptionally detailed documentation of the impact of energy dependency on Ukrainian economic and political development during the Kuchma and early Yushchenko presidencies.]...[Given the central role of energy dependency in post-Soviet politics, the book will be of interest not only to students of Ukrainian and Russian affairs but also of European energy policy at large.' - NATHANIEL TRUMBULL, Europe-Asia Studies, Volume 61, 2009

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