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A gap in social movement and civil society theory exists when analyzing hybrid activism. Previous work has examined the role of hybridity during social movements as well as how hybridity functions following social movements; however no research has attempted to connect these two areas of inquiry. This paper explains how hybridity in social movements transitions to the post-movement sphere to help civil society groups collaborate with each other and international organizations. Whether these groups work together or not sets the stage for future avenues for confrontation. While Ukraine’s far-right has not made substantial political headway, the increased far-right cooperation on the world stage mixed with heavy Western investment in the progressive CSOs within Ukraine may lead to wide-spread polarization of the CSO sector. As Ukraine seeks to implement stronger anti-corruption legislature, the turn towards international to local hybridity instead of cross-ideological hybridity may limit the long-term success of Euromaidan.

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