Assuming that the Revolution of Dignity in 2014 and the current war are ongoing events, sociologist Mychailo Wynnyckyj says they will likely lead to the emergence of new horizontal institutions, as governance without a king emerged after the American revolution. Wynnyckyj believes that mass volunteering and social mobilization are the sources of Ukraine’s successes.
In wartime Ukraine, president Zelenskyy pulls all the shots and gets the spotlight. But in parallel, the war-induced mass mobilization of society is creating a uniqiue form of horizontal decision-making. It is the latter that will shape Ukrainian post-war society, says Ukrainian social scientist Mychailo Wynnyckyj. In this interview: why Ukraine is not as poor as believed, why the Russian empire will end on the battlefields of Ukraine, and why Ukraine is just like the USA when it was gaining independence.
These are just some of the issues Ukrainian sociologist Mychailo Wynnyckyj covered in an exclusive interview with Euromaidan Press