Political cynicism: universal soviet heritage - aftertaste – danger

Lavrynenko, Hanna (2021) Political cynicism: universal soviet heritage - aftertaste – danger Колективна (три і більше авторів). Challenges and opportunities of the modern risk society: socio-cultural, economic and legal aspects: monograph. Praha: OKTAN PRINT, Praha.

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Abstract

Introduction. Most modern challenges facing society are shaped by the political elite and the transience of political processes that drive its actions. Political realities daily challenge full-fledged development of modern society. Political pragmatism which is reflected in the nature of political decisions made by the elite, increasingly goes beyond what is permissible and turns into political cynicism. Of course transience of political cynicism’s spread cannot be called the 21st century’s phenomenon. It has existed and has been actively used in politics since the Renaissance period. However, the relevance of studying its modern manifestations is associated with the growing real threat to the full development of modern civilized societies, since political cynicism has actively shifted from the sphere of theoretical discourse to the field of political practice. And the key merit in this belongs to a greater extent precisely to the political elites who personify political power and are directly involved in the process of making and implementing political decisions. Cynicism indicates the political erosion of previous methods and destruction of principles and norms, which does not contribute to the formation of new institutional relations. On the contrary, it leads to confrontation between the state, represented by political elites and the society. And in the case of states with an established democratic tradition, the spread of political cynicism is an undoubtedly dangerous political occurrence, in states in a democratic transition, including post�Soviet ones, the consequences of the «excess» of political cynicism may ultimately present themselves in the form of a threat to statehood.

Item Type: Monograph (Колективна (три і більше авторів))
Uncontrolled Keywords: political cynicism; universalism; soviet heritage; statehood; political elite; civil society
Subjects: Монографії > Видані за кордоном (окрім країн СНД)
Divisions: Факультети > Історико-філософський факультет > Кафедра філософії
Depositing User: Ганна Андріївна Лавриненко
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2021 06:50
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2021 06:50
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/35989

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