Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Individual significance of political participation in today’s Ukrainian society: The case of Dnipro city
Issue: Vol. 12, No 1, 2019
Published date: 03-2019 (print) / 03-2019 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Heorhii Udzhmadzhuridze
Oles Honchar Dnipro National University

Svitlana Bilan
Rzeszów University of Technology

Vitaliy Kryvoshein
Oles Honchar Dnipro National University
Keywords: interview, political participation, practice theory, civil society, Ukraine
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2019/12-1/11
Index PUBMS: daf23fd0-5d5a-11e9-8b68-fa163e6feac6
Language: English
Pages: 193-207 (15)
JEL classification: D72
Website: https://www.economics-sociology.eu/?649,en_individual-significance-of-political-participation-in-today%E2%80%99s-ukrainian-society-the-case-of-dnipro-city
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Abstract

The article is dedicated to consideration of the phenomenon of political participation and its individual functional significance in the context of contemporary Ukrainian society. Several theoretical approaches to analysis of the phenomenon of political participation are presented. Exploration of the phenomenon of political participation in the context of Ukrainian society is carried out through the use of methodological ideas of the social practice theory. Through the analysis of qualitative semi-structured interviews of political activists of the Dnipro region, the functional sense and individual significance of political participation are clarified. The author draws the conclusion that in the region in question political participation of individuals: actualises the deep sociocultural divisions, serves as an instrument of struggle between citizens and political elites for the establishment of civil society, enhances social cognitions stereotyping, construct the space of sociopolitical identities.

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