One of the most burning issues for discussions in Ukraine is the country’s competitiveness and dependence of reforms success on the personality of a Head of executive and legislative branches of power.
Recent experience of other countries suggests that a leader plays the key role. He’s the one, who builds a team of adherents, finds a super idea, convinces a nation in its productivity and leads a country to success. Among symbols of successful reforms are Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore, Erhard in Germany, Ataturk in Turkey, Park Chung Hee in South Korea, Pinochet in Chile, Havel in the Czech Republic.
How much is foreign experience relevant for implementation of reforms in Ukraine? What kind of cooperation needs to be established between authorities and society, so that reforms are supported and their implementation is controlled by this society?