The day after prime minister Mykola Azarov and his government resigned in the face of ongoing street protests, the opposition demands more reforms from embattled president.
Ukraine’s opposition on Wednesday pressed for more concessions from President Viktor Yanukovych to resolve a deadly political crisis, including an amnesty for jailed activists, after securing the resignation of the prime minister and his entire government.
Although the protest movement - the EuroMaidan - is largely peaceful, a hard-core of radicals have been fighting pitched battles with police away from the main protest camp in Maidan, or Independence Square.
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. Ukraine borders the Russian Federation to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.
Kiev is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. The population of Kiev as of July 2013 was 2.8 million – The total population of Ukraine is 45.5 million
Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych is the current President of Ukraine.
The Euromaidan …Read
Personal matters are social issues! Developing the Sociological Imagination provides students with the opportunity to learn more about themselves and their society. Well-known sociologist C. Wright Mills, suggested that individuals can only comprehend their life experiences by understanding the ways in which their own biographies are interwoven and interrelated to wider social and political domains. It is through the sociological imagination that we are able to grasp the relationship between history & biography within a society.
This video is part of a free online course called Developing the Sociological Imagination offered by the University of Western Australia.<…Read
"Historians generally use the date of the French Revolution’s beginning, 1789, to indicate the birth of modern France. If we are to believe this starting point, then key features of a modern society would seem to be;
The fall of absolute monarchy
The attempt to separate church and state affairs (secularism, the attitude that religion should have no place in civil affairs)
The triumph of reason in public matters over principles of faith and tradition
Modernity would then make way for scientific progress and technological advancement. Modernity hence would embrace the creation of an efficient, rational…Read