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The Will to Identity. State Building and the Strategies of Legitimation

Authors: 
Bilyi Oleg
Year: 
2017
Pages: 
214
ISBN: 
978-966-360-328-5
Publication Language: 
English
Publisher: 
PH "Akademperiodyka"
Place Published: 
Kyiv
Book Type: 
This book exposes the original philosophical vision of the national identity and democratic culture formation in the post-communist Ukraine. This vision allows to explain how the archaic social structures, domination of authoritarian personality, and totalitarian legacy influenced the strategies of political power legitimation, politics of identity, state building. The author traces the idea of sovereignty fate in the globalized world, under the conditions of the modern geopolitical landscape change in particular. His approach is developed in the broad theoretical and historical context.
This book is recommented for scholars, statesmen, professors of higher educational establishments and for those who are interested in political philosophy, sociology, political and social history of the modern Ukraine.
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