Gwendolyn Sasse

Gwendolyn Sasse is university reader in the comparative politics of Central and Eastern Europe and professorial fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. She is the author of The Crimea Question: Identity, Transition, and Conflict (2007).

July 2010, Volume 21, Issue 3

Ukraine: The Role of Regionalism

Although Ukraine’s regional divisions are often thought to be detrimental to state-building and democratization, they have in fact been a source of strength and helped to prevent tilts to the political extremes.