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Features of Consolidation of the Ukrainian Nation in the Conditions of Decentralization

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Intensive development of the information society, accompanied by active leveling of socio-demographic characteristics within both individual communities and the world as a whole, launched a mechanism of “erasure” of ethnic significance, but also exacerbated the problem of preserving national identity. Based on the facts that the ethnicity is an integral part of state formation and Ukraine has a polyethnic social structure the purpose of the article is to analyze the peculiarities of the consolidation of the Ukrainian nation in the context of political reforms, in particular of decentralization reform. The authors analyzed the phenomenon of integration of nation by consolidating a poly-ethnic civil society under conditions of a high level of ethno-tolerance and social toleration of the titular nation against the background of its anomie and uncertainty. As Ukrainian society today most needs legal regulation of national elites, in the framework of this study decentralization is considers as a mechanism to prevent the state federalization and the separatism, it occurs due to the crystallization of ethnic structure against the background of social cohesion of communities and leads to the formation of national identity. All ethnic communities, regardless of their quantitative characteristics, receive real rights to develop their culture and preserve their ethnic identity, and form special norms of civil society, and therefore, the result of social interaction during the development of communities is a dialogue of cultures that consolidates the nation as a whole.


  • Ethnicity
  • Nation
  • Decentralization
  • State formation
  • Ethnic minority
  • Ethnic structure
  • Polyethnic community

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Salnikova, S., Klymenko, E., Yemelianova, Y. (2022). Features of Consolidation of the Ukrainian Nation in the Conditions of Decentralization. In: Antipova, T. (eds) Comprehensible Science. ICCS 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 315. Springer, Cham.

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