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Social Legitimation of Capitalism in Ukraine: from Socio-cultural Path-dependence to Rationalization of Economic Situation

Vol. 8, No 3, 2015

Volodymyr Reznik

 

Department of Sociological History and Theory,

Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine,

 

volodymyr.reznik@gmail.com

SOCIAL LEGITIMATION OF CAPITALISM IN UKRAINE:

FROM SOCIO-CULTURAL PATH- DEPENDENCE

TO RATIONALIZATION OF ECONOMIC SITUATION

Oleksandr Reznik

 

Department of Social Psychology, Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine,

 

oleksanderreznik@gmail.com

 

 

Abstract. 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.

 

Received: June, 2015

1st Revision: July, 2015

Accepted: September, 2015

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2015/8-3/10

JEL Classification: Z130

Keywords: social     legitimation,    capitalism,       path-dependence problem, rationalization of economic situation, Ukraine..