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Ethno-Symbolism And Decommunization In The Post-Maidan Ukraine, Jasper David Schneider Jan 2018

Ethno-Symbolism And Decommunization In The Post-Maidan Ukraine, Jasper David Schneider

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This paper closely examines trends surrounding Ukrainian nationalism following the events of the Maidan Revolution, and applies modernist nationalist thinking, including Benedict Anderson's theory of Imagined Communities and Anthony Smith’s theory of Ethno-Symbolism, to explain how the Ukrainian Nation is fundamentally changing at a core level. Anderson’s theory states that modern nations are defined by perceived shared connections between each individual member of a nation, and that these connections are often dictated by language, religion and other cultural icons. The Ukrainian nation has been under the control of Russia and the USSR for the better part of ...


Reflexive Control And Disinformation In Putin's Wars, Francis King Jan 2018

Reflexive Control And Disinformation In Putin's Wars, Francis King

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The use of reflexive control (RC) and disinformation in the Russian conduct of kinetic and non-kinetic warfare is evident in conflicts from the Second Chechen War to Russian meddling in the U.S. 2016 presidential election. The original Soviet theory of RC has been refined and expanded into new dimensions of warfare including the concepts of information warfare and cyberwarfare, thus becoming a major weapon of the Russian military in its influence campaigns against the West. The technique of feeding disinformation or selecting the information an opponent receives in order to influence his voluntary decisions has been exploited by Russia ...


Carrying The Torch: The Continuation Of Fascist Legacies In The European New Right, Michael Lawrence Colletta Jan 2016

Carrying The Torch: The Continuation Of Fascist Legacies In The European New Right, Michael Lawrence Colletta

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The European New Right is an intellectual think tank that was established in the late 1960s, as a counter intellectual, right leaning school of thought that opposes liberalism, egalitarianism, equality, capitalism, communism, and multiculturalism in contemporary European society and politics. They link their philosophies back to historically conservative thinkers who have associations with fascism. I examine the continuing legacies of fascism in the ENR’s depiction of religion, political correctness in Germany, and multiculturalism and race.