In late 2020 – early 2021 Poland experienced a major wave of protests organized by Strajk Kobiet social movement. To understand better if and how the movement advanced in the realization of its vision I explored the Strajk Kobiet relations with Poland’s major political parties.
Has there been space for a movement party in Ukraine after the 2013-14 Euromaidan?
In Ukraine, as the nationwide Euromaidan social movement was gaining agency, many observers hoped it will amplify the voices of broad social groups lacking representation within the existing political system, introduce new issues to the ongoing political debates and nurture a new generation of political leaders. However, snap parliamentary elections in October featured several new parties, but no distinct Euromaidan political party. Was there a space for the Euromaidan movement party in Ukraine’s political system?