Public governance and transformation Ukrainian model of civil society

Keywords: public administration, local government, civil society, models of civil society, mechanisms of public administration


The task of the reformers of the modern administrative system of Ukraine is to search for the optimal, harmonious balance of state participation in public affairs, with the creation of a set of mechanisms for interaction between the government and society that would not hinder, but contribute to the development of civil society. Such conditions should help the modern model to gradually transform into the Ukrainian model.The purpose of the article is to analyze the processes of development of civil society in Ukraine, formulate proposals and recommendations of theoretical and practical significance regarding its transformation into a Ukrainian model in the public administration system.It is proposed: to transform the existing “catching up” model into the Ukrainian model of civil society, going through three stages: I – identification of the consequences of the post-Soviet past; II – overcoming problematic phenomena, according to the proposed directions; III - according to the developed system of indicators (indicators), control the update process. A harmonious balance of the participation of state institutions in the affairs of society will protect civil society from unnecessary impact, but will create conditions for its development. The model focuses on the citizen (free individual), from whom the entire system of public administration is built; relations between civil society and power are based on the principles of individualism, not collectivism. The author summarizes: the formation of the Ukrainian model of civil society should take place taking into account the cultural-historical, national-ethnic and socio-economic characteristics of Ukraine's development. The focus of this model is the citizen, from whom the entire system of public administration is built. The model provides for a developed system of democratic institutions; legal protection of citizens; competition of institutions, structures, social groups of the population, etc.; recognition and provision of a wide range of human rights and freedoms; free formation of public opinion, pluralism; high level of civic culture and education of the population; diversified economy; specific and determining weight in the middle class society (40–70%); a developed system of self-government (thanks to the introduction of multi-level management) the predominance of social policy in the activities of the state (focusing efforts on increasing economic efficiency and general welfare).


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Shaulska, H. (2021). Public governance and transformation Ukrainian model of civil society. Public Administration Aspects, 9(1), 35-43.