© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/221023910X512840 Canadian–American Slavic Studies 44 (2010) 151–177 brill.nl/css * ) Th is project was made possible through grants from the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) and Reed College. I am grateful to my funders as well as to the many people who have generously helped me with information and encouragement, in particular, the women scholars and activists I interviewed in the course of my research trips. Finally, I thank Serhy Yekelchyk for organizing this special issue and two anonymous reviewers for suggestions on how to clarify my analysis. Orange Harvest?: Women’s Activism and Civil Society in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia since 2004 * Alexandra Hrycak Reed College, Portland, OR, USA Abstract Rising authoritarianism throughout post-Soviet countries has met with responses ranging from small-scale revolts to “electoral revolutions.” Th is article analyzes women’s activism to explore the impact of domestic political opportunity dynamics on the trajectory of civic organizing in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. Th e extent and form of state repression are shown to aﬀ ect the development of women’s activism by inﬂ uencing the number, scope and capacity of women’s nongovernmental organizations. Keywords civil society, women’s activism, Orange Revolution,
Canadian-American Slavic Studies – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2010
Keywords: NGOS; UKRAINE; CIVIL SOCIETY; ORANGE REVOLUTION; BELARUS; ELECTORAL REVOLUTIONS; WOMEN'S ACTIVISM; RUSSIA
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