Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Social Legitimation of Capitalism in Ukraine: from Socio-cultural Path-dependence to Rationalization of Economic Situation
Issue: Vol. 8, No 3, 2015
Published date: 20-10-2015 (print) / 20-10-2015 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Volodymyr Reznik
Oleksandr Reznik
Keywords: social legitimation, capitalism, path-dependence problem, rationalization of economic situation, Ukraine
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2015/8-3/10
Index PUBMS: 23b98763-aa13-11e7-8eae-080027f4daa0
Language: English
Pages: 131-144 (14)

Differences in socio-cultural traditions of post-socialist societies leave their mark on the success in social legitimation of market transformations. The eight- year changes in preference factors of Ukraine population concerning ownership in economy are analyzed in the article. Objective characteristics of socio-economic situation, subjective characteristics of social status, locus of the control and democratic preferences, socio-cultural characteristics of macro-regional polarization and foreign- policy preferences were considered as determinants. The method of logistic regression based on the data of the survey of the Institute of Sociology, NAS of Ukraine, was used to ascertain the configuration of the influence of the factors. The analysis has certified a decrease of the influence of the foreign-policy factors of support of a certain economic system on the background of pronounced factors of economic situation. Social legitimation of capitalism in the post-soviet society passes through the process of substitution of traditionally set socio-cultural path-dependence by the value-rational comprehension of own interests of gaining socio-psychological subjectness.