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The Zelensky Effect

Olga Onuch is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester (UK). She is best known for her comparative study of protest, activism, elections, migration and identity, and is a leading expert in Ukrainian politics. Onuch is Lead Principal Investigator (PI) of the “MOBILSE” project exploring migration and protest (ESRC) and of “Identity and Borders in Flux: Ukraine” (British Academy).

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Henry E. Hale

(George Washington U, US)

Henry E. Hale is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University (US). He is the author of Patronal Politics: Eurasian Regime Dynamics in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge, 2015), and co-editor of Beyond the Euromaidan: Comparative Perspectives for Advancing Reform in Ukraine (Stanford, 2016). He serves as Co-Director of the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS).

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The Zelensky Effect

(Hurst Publishers, 2022)

OLGA ONUCH AND HENRY E. HALE

We cannot understand the historic events of 2022 without understanding Zelensky. But the Zelensky effect is less about the man himself than about the civic nation he embodies: what makes Zelensky most extraordinary in war is his very ordinariness as a Ukrainian. The Zelensky Effect explains this paradox. The book mixes social and political background with compelling episodes from Zelensky’s life.