Reform and Democratization in Ukraine: My Service as a Peace Corps Volunteer with an Ukrainian Local Government Organization
reform, public administration, post-Soviet, post-communist, Ukraine, decentralization, democratization, bureaucracy, open systems theory, culturalist, Euromaidan, Revolution of Dignity, Stevenson Center
This paper provides a micro-analysis of democratization and reform in an Ukrainian local government institution that was the site placement for the author's Peace Corps service. Through using a culturalist lens and applying open systems theory while working as a Peace Corps Volunteer, the researcher observed how one organization coped with implementing public administration reform that is the result of the Revolution of Dignity in 2013-2014. This paper contributes to existing research regarding reform efficacy in other post-Soviet spaces, and provides a foundation for furthering similar research in Ukraine.
Stevens, Danielle, "Reform and Democratization in Ukraine: My Service as a Peace Corps Volunteer with an Ukrainian Local Government Organization" (2019). Capstone Projects – Politics and Government. 33.
This research is one example of how an Ukrainian organization implemented public administration reforms after 2014. It should not be considered indicative for the country as a whole, and more research is needed regarding reform efficacy in Ukraine.