Nation-building process in coordinates of the societal crisis in Ukraine

Keywords: Ukraine; crisis; societal crisis; nation-bulding; state-bulding; national consolidation


This article is a continuation of a series of publications, in which it is particularly carried out a retrospective analysis and systematized the consolidation-confrontational parameters of national-state development of Ukraine, singled out the complex of factors (factors of social polarization, factors of destructive/negative consolidation), which hinder the national unity and reconciliation of Ukrainian society in the conditions of a new social reality. The aim of the research, the results of which are presented in this article, is to structure the consolidation-deconsolidation parameters of the national and state development of Ukraine within the several dependent coordinate systems, and to explain that all of them together reproduce the complex (multifactor), contradictory (multi-vector), and dynamic architectonics of the societal crisis in Ukraine. This crisis, from its side, explains the dialectic of consolidation and confrontation in the Ukrainian nation-building. There are described the coordinate systems which correspond the indicators of societal crisis, and which particularly are the system coordinates which are reflected by the crisis of the main areas of social system (politico-legal, economic, social, cultural, etc.); the structural coordinates with such poles as institutional crisis, interests and goals crisis, values crisis, identity crisis; the temporal coordinates which reflect the crisis cycles of the national-state development of Ukraine; the socio-psychological coordinates which allow to consider the problem of crisis (mass) consciousness at the level of socio-psychological phenomena (by the dominant type of social experiences and forms of socio-psychological thinking). Each of the crisis levels characterizes quite specific aspects of the societal crisis which could be considered both in relative autonomy as well as in tight interdependence with its other aspects. By each new indicator, the components of the societal crisis by their combination reproduce new crisis quality (synergy effect). Together the components form a complex (multifactor), contradictory (multi-vector), and dynamic architectonics of the societal crisis in Ukraine, where each phenomenon (its structural component) can be considered both as a cause and as a result of the conflict-confrontational tendencies in the national-state development of Ukraine. The multifactor model of the societal crisis in Ukraine is structured as series of derivative models which recreate its crisis indicators in the corresponding coordinate systems, such as contour two-dimensional model of societal crisis (system-structural coordinates); cyclic model of societal crisis (temporal coordinates); socio-psychological model of societal crisis (socio-psychological coordinates).

How to Cite
Sushyi, O. (2019). Nation-building process in coordinates of the societal crisis in Ukraine. Scientific Studios on Social and Political Psychology, (43(46), 7-19.