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This paper explores the two most relevant minority groups living on the two sides of the Ukrainian–Romanian borderland of Bukovina. This research inquires from a comparative perspective how Romanians in Ukraine and Ukrainians in Romania (confined to the region of Bukovina) position themselves in relation to the state of their ethnic origin and to the current state of their residency. The paper argues that the self-identification of each ethnic minority with the present home state hinges more on the economic and political conditions existing in the respective state rather than on cultural bonding or loyalties to their kin-state.

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This is a very topical analysis built on a survey which took place in the Ukrainian-Romanian borderland region in 2016 and then repeated in 2019.

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This page is a summary of: Between the Home and Kin-State: Self-Identification and Attachment of Ukrainians and Romanians in the Ukrainian-Romanian Borderland of Bukovina, Problems of Post-Communism, April 2020, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/10758216.2020.1734470.
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