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Title:Theoretical explanations for the Minsk II: Power, preferences, and interactions examined
Author(s):Brown, Katherine
Advisor(s):Kourtikakis, Konstantinos
Contributor(s):Larive, Maxime; Leff, Carol
Department / Program:Liberal Arts & Sciences
Discipline:European Union Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.A.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):Ukraine
Ukrainian Crisis
International Relations
Russia
European Union
Separatists
Peace Agreements
Implementation
Treaties
Treaty
Minsk II
Minsk Accords
Abstract:Why do countries sign but not implement peace agreements? The Minsk II intended to solve the Ukrainian Crisis, but implementation has been slow and violations of the cease-fire occur routinely. I selected three theories to examine the Minsk II: realism, liberalism, and constructivism. I utilized the concepts of military power, preferences of the leaders signing, and time and type of meetings to try and determine why the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France, and the separatists in Eastern Ukraine, signed the agreement but did not implement it. I found strong evidence to suggest that the preferences of only key implementers matter, and some evidence to suggest that meeting in-person and conducting exhaustive negotiations are more productive than phone-calls.
Issue Date:2018-07-16
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/101591
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Katherine Brown
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-09-27
Date Deposited:2018-08


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