It is difficult to identify why Maidan took a violent, military turn. Among the main possible reasons we might first note the inability of three opposition leaders (namely Vitaliy Klychko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and Oleh Tyahnybok) to settle on just one Maidan leader, and the absence of any visible, concrete accession to the demands of the protesters by the authorities.
Alla Marchenko & Sergiy Kurbatov
Alla Marchenko is associated researcher, Faculty of Sociology, National University of Kyiv. In her ongoing research project “Comparative Perspectives of Civic Engagement in Europe” she focus on theoretical issues connected to the conceptualization of civic engagement and initial empirical evidence surrounding various hypotheses. Research areas of interest: Postcommunist transformations, civic engagement, cross-cultural interactions, comparative research.
Sergiy Kurbatov is research fellow at Institute of Higher Education, National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine and guest researcher at Uppsala Centre for Russian Studies, Uppsala University. His academic interests include the process of internalization of contemporary universities, the problem of ranking of universities, influence of education on state policy and state-building in post-Soviet states, the processes of shaping elite, cross-ethnical relations and electoral behavior in Ukraine.