Postmaidan Ukraine: Middle Class in the Shadow of Reforms

Александрова, Олена Станіславівна and Додонов, Роман Олександрович and Віннікова, Наталія Миколаївна (2019) Postmaidan Ukraine: Middle Class in the Shadow of Reforms Studia warmińskie, the studies of warmia 55 (2019) (56). pp. 439-455. ISSN 0137-6624

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Abstract

The article is devoted to the research of dynamics of the social structure of Ukra-inian society in the period after the Revolution of Dignity in 2013–2014. The authors try to identify the leading tendencies of the middle class transformation, the basis for stability and guarantees of the irreversibility of democratic transformations in postmaidan Ukraine. The large-scale program of social transformation, proclaimed by the Ukrainian government (62 reforms), could not be implemented due to lack of essential resources, Russia’s aggression in Donbas and an acute crisis of public trust to the government. The national middle class responded with quantitative reductions and qualitative changes in its composition. The factors influencing this process have been analyzed, in particular: the extraordinary concentration of large financial capital, genetically related to power; maintaining essential state regulation in the economy; increase of the share of social expenditures of the state in support for the lower stra-tum; increased migration activity of Ukrainians after obtaining a visa-free regime with the EU; social mobility in the labor market, precarization; reduction of working age rural population; influence of the informal (shadow) economy; decentralization of power; socio-political factors. It can be concluded that the middle class in postmaidan Ukraine has already realized its “social self,” but cannot realize its activity-structural potential yet.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: society; social structure; classes; middle class; economy; politics; reforms
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Erih Plus
Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Статті у наукометричних базах > Web of Science
Divisions: Факультети > Історико-філософський факультет > Кафедра філософії
Depositing User: Роман Олександрович Додонов
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 13:30
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020 11:29
URI: http://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/31032

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