Political participation of Ukrainian citizens: electoral, protest, discursive measure Cover Image

Uczestnictwo polityczne obywateli Ukrainy: wymiar wyborczy, protestacyjny i dyskursywny
Political participation of Ukrainian citizens: electoral, protest, discursive measure

Author(s): Natalia Rotar
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: Ukraine;political participation;electoral model of political participation;discursive model of political participation;protest model of political participation;cyclic political process

Summary/Abstract: A complex research of the particularities of the Ukrainian citizens’ participation in the cyclic political processes of transformational period has been provided. Logic of electoral cycles in Ukraine is being examined in the context of formation of the three dynamic models of citizens’ participation – electoral, discursive and protest.It has been proved that citizens’ usage of the protest model of political participation has multiple-factor determination, in which the fulfillment of the institutionalization of system opposition is the dominating element. It has been grounded that the most effective model of citizens’ influence on political system is discursive model of political participation, which is able to guarantee system equilibrium in the structure of political system. The main features and mechanisms of formation of the dialogue form of Ukrainian citizens’ political participation have been scrutinized.Perspectives of expansion of the range of political participation by means of the citizens using electronic devices of interaction with authorities, which are given to them by the resources of e-democracy, have been analyzed.

  • Issue Year: 12/2015
  • Issue No: 34/1
  • Page Range: 107-141
  • Page Count: 35
  • Language: Polish