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Beyond the EuromaidanComparative Perspectives on Advancing Reform in Ukraine$
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Henry E. Hale and Robert W. Orttung

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780804798457

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804798457.001.0001

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Ukraine’s Politicized Courts

Ukraine’s Politicized Courts

(p.143) 8 Ukraine’s Politicized Courts
Beyond the Euromaidan

Maria Popova

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Many other aspects of reform, including economic reform and democratization, depend in large part on a functioning judicial system. Maria Popova’s findings reported in this chapter on politicized prosecution in Ukraine are sobering. Looking at a series of cases from 2001 to 2010, she determines that under the Yanukovych administration, political prosecution became a more effective means to sideline one’s rivals. While this might be explained in terms of Yanukovych’s greater enmity to democracy, Popova hypothesizes that a process of authoritarian learning is at work, in that Yanukovych and others have learned over time how to use the prosecution process more effectively. This outcome highlights that not all actors are interested in reform; and that policy innovation can be for the worse as well as the better.

Keywords:   Judiciary, courts, rule of law, legal reform

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