The conflict between State and Society in Ukraine

  • T. L. Nagornyak Donetsk national university
Keywords: «Maidan», «State and Society», «Ukraine - 2014», «the War in Donbass»


The statehood’s maturity always correlates with the strength of the nation’s identity. The quality of such correlation becomes crucial and often being improved during the tests. Events late 2013 - early 2014 in Ukraine exposed the conflict between state and society, which resulted in the destruction of the country’s integrity, the war in Donbass, identity’s trauma of border territories and challenges for local communities. It is necessary to realize the social assets and liabilities of Maidan for subsequent modernization of the country.During the years of independence, Ukraine has almost never carried out the policy of forming a unified national (political) identity. The state should reconsider the policy of recreating the Ukrainian’s political nation, including ethnic and regional specifications in order to overcome these trends. World without war did not exist yet, and world development was stable in the course of its change in the cycles of colonization (the approval of empires / confederations, the movement towards bipolarity, the strengthening of the man-made manpower potential, the global economy and identity) and decolonization (territorial reconstruction of the world, shifting the emphasis of development towards social capital, branding of "comfortable places", peripherality of capitalism). Each socio-political shift (war and coup d'état, terrorism and AIDS, natural disasters and changes in social display), as attractors of such cycles, raise the issue of the maturity of relations between the State and the Society. The format of such relationships can be religion, political regime, social contract, setting the system rules of the game, by which the political support of the state institutions of the masses is converted into an increase in the income of the population of various kinds (economic stability, legal, material and social protection of the population, expansion of opportunities and ensuring prospects of growth the system as a whole, its symbolic and social capital). The chosen format of relations between the states and the Society serves as the basis for modernization of the system, responsibility of key actors (power, community, business, media environment) and their correspondence to the single strategic model that the system seeks is the main factor in its successful upgrade. The control points of the relationship between the state and society reflect the media space. The quality of the latter (both national and global - external to the transforming system) establishes the role of media representatives from professionals who are capable of creating an adequate picture of the world for "vultures" against all, and the service of individual actors, their horns and writers.


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How to Cite
Nagornyak, T. (2015). The conflict between State and Society in Ukraine. Grani, 18(10), 79-87.

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