Meet the author: Oksana Huss talked about her book on corruption and anti-corruption in hybrid regimes

Our research fellow Oksana Huss talked about her most recent book "How Corruption and Anti-Corruption Policies Sustain Hybrid Regimes: Strategies of Political Domination Under Ukraine’s Presidents in 1994–2014" at the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) World Convention 2021 on May 5. 

Launched in 2020 by the ibidem Press, the book looks at the role that corruption and anti-corruption policies have played in Ukrainian politics. 

Huss combines empirical analysis and social constructivism for an investigation into the presidencies of Leonid Kuchma (1994–2005), Viktor Yushchenko (2005–2010), and Viktor Yanukovych (2010–2014). To the author, anti-corruption policies are used by politicians to legitimize and institutionalize political domination. Accordingly, corrupt practices and anti-corruption policies become two sides of the same coin and are exercised to maintain an uneven political playing field.