New Policy Memo: Ukrainian Nationalism, Soccer Clubs, and the Euromaidan

17 Jul 2014

Across Europe, football (soccer) fans are known for their club loyalty and fierce spirit. No less so in Ukraine, where each urban center has a popular professional or amateur football league team. Recently, however, Ukrainian football fans have also contributed to their country’s political life. During the last few months of crisis, they have been a formidable source of social mobilization in Kyiv and beyond, even if it is unlikely they will play a lasting role in domestic politics. [...]

See the policy memo page for the full text  |  PDF