Ukraine and the Evaporating Hyphen of Market-Democracy

Hot Spots, Cultural Anthropology website, April 25, 2018. https://culanth.org/fieldsights/1415-ukraine-and-the-evaporating-hyphen-of-market-democracy

Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-22

6 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2020 Last revised: 22 Jan 2021

See all articles by Monica E. Eppinger

Monica E. Eppinger

Saint Louis University - School of Law; Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Date Written: November 19, 2020

Abstract

This post is part of the series Lessons for Liberalism from the “Illiberal East”

Information wars, fake news, kompromat: surprised Ukrainians have found their lexicon for foreign interference spread as loan-words across a putative new Cold War. Narratives of hegemony long familiar in Ukraine have metastasized, and their protagonists—troll hordes, political technologists, the Paul Manaforts and Victoria Nulands—have been set loose far beyond Ukrainian borders. For those who are anxious that liberalism is stumbling into traps laid by foreign intelligence, stuck trading off with fascism and socialism or otherwise in crisis, Ukraine’s recent history portends an ominous global future.

Suggested Citation

Eppinger, Monica E., Ukraine and the Evaporating Hyphen of Market-Democracy (November 19, 2020). Hot Spots, Cultural Anthropology website, April 25, 2018. https://culanth.org/fieldsights/1415-ukraine-and-the-evaporating-hyphen-of-market-democracy, Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-22, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3733835

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