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Andrii Nekoliak

PhD-candidate at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu, Estonia. He is working on a PhD project concerning memory politics and law in Poland, Ukraine, and Estonia.

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Articles by Andrii Nekoliak

  1. Social and political memories colliding in public space The case of post-Euromaidan Shyshaky

    This paper examines the politics of monument building and the “de-communization” of public space in Ukraine. It first introduces the conceptual categorization of societal-political interaction over memory in order to showcase permutations between between the two types of memory. It then proceeds to evaluate recent memory developments in the case study of the provincial town of Shyshaky in central Ukraine. I argue that official governmental memory politics is secondary to a broader social memory dynamics in re-structuring the local memory landscape in how it represents Ukraine’s WWII experience and its Soviet past. Approaching the local memory developments as a case of permutations between social and political memories yields greater and more accurate insight.

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