State Policy to Promote Civil Society Development in Ukraine

  • Oleksandra Demianenko Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy
Keywords: democracy, institutes of civil society, state policy, public control, legal regulation

Abstract

The article examines the process of forming the state policy of promoting civil society development in Ukraine, as well as its current directions. It is argued that in most developed democracies, there is a state policy to promote civil society. This is due to the realization that the activities of civil society institutions contribute to the reduction of paternalistic expectations of citizens, to the provision of socio-political stability, as well as to the formation of a high level of political culture. The state of civil society in Ukraine and the legal framework for the implementation of the state policy of promoting the development of civil society are analyzed. Today, the legal framework of the state policy of promoting civil society development is constituted by the Constitution of Ukraine, laws of Ukraine, decrees of the President of Ukraine, resolutions and orders of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, etc. The priority directions of the strategy of the state policy of promoting the development of civil society in Ukraine for the next period are offered in accordance with the current conditions and current challenges. The results of individual sociological surveys have been analyzed in the context of various aspects of the implementation of the state policy of promoting civil society development in Ukraine, problems and challenges have been identified. The strategy of the state policy for promoting the development of civil society in Ukraine for the next period (from 2021) should include: formation of an effective model of interaction between the state and civil society in Ukraine at three levels — national, regional, local; developing tools for involving citizens at decision-making at all levels; development of civic education in Ukraine; providing state financial support to civil society institutions; development of e-government; ensuring the effective response of law enforcement agencies to violations of the law on interaction with civil society by state bodies; continuation of work on implementation of measures aimed at implementation of international agreements.

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Published
2019-12-27
Section
MECHANISMS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION