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Will Being Determine Consciousness of the Ukrainians, or will Consciousness Determine their Being

Vol. 10, No 2, 2017

Alla Karnaukh-Brożyna,

 

Pedagogical University of Kraków,
Kraków, Poland,
E-mail: alla.karnaukh@vp.pl

 

Will Being Determine Consciousness of the Ukrainians, or will Consciousness Determine their Being

 

 

 

 

Abstract. The essence of the issue, which is presented in this study, can be put into a question: is the process of formation of the civil society in Ukraine in post-communist conditions in line with cause-and-effect relations as opposed to the makrosocial situation in the state?
Referring to the assumption of Edward Shils (1994), the "society" is the component of the triad, the other elements of which are the "economy" and the "state" or a "political entity". A characteristic feature of the civil society is that its elements are interconnected due to the collective self-awareness of joint participation in the society and the awareness of co-responsibility for the common good.
The article presents the analysis of the social movement referred to as Euromaidan/Majdan (2013-2014) as an expression of civic activity, preceded by the intensity of discontent, claims, social unrest resulting from the economic and political crisis in the state.

 

Received: December, 2016

1st Revision: April, 2017

Accepted: June, 2017

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071- 789X.2017/10-2/13

JEL Classification: Z13

Keywords: national consciousness, civil society, macro-system indicators, social justice, social protest.