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Dealing with Territorial Cleavages: The Rise and Fall of Ukraine’s Faustian Bargain: Number 40

This Occasional Paper explores efforts in Ukraine to create a constitutional system that accommodates the country’s stark regional differences. The Ukrainian case highlights the fact that, even in a context of deep cross-regional differences, regional demands for autonomy are not necessarily enduring but may fluctuate quite dramatically over short periods of time depending on the political situation in the center.