European values: theoretical foundations formation


  • Anastasiia Cherednychenko Dnipropetrovsk Regional Institute for Public Administration National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine
Keywords: state policy, reforming, democracy, European Union

Abstract

Ukraine needs systematic political, legal and economic reforms. All these changes are aimed at bringing Ukraine closer to the European Union and introducing European values and standards into Ukraine’s state policy.

Despite a deep study of the notion of «value» and the introduction of «European values» into the political life of society, scientists have very superficially considered the issues of Ukrainian values, and their reorientation and adaptation to European values and standards.

This is first and foremost due to the difficult and unstable development of the Ukrainian political space. In view of all these problems, it is appropriate to study such concepts as: «values of political space», «European values», «values of Ukrainian society».

The values of political space include ideas of political needs of certain subjects. Values of political space are formed from political realities, they are elements in which the subjects are endowed with appropriate needs and positions that determine the position or disposition of the subject in that space.

The difference between political values and values of political space lies in the fact that political space reflects the desired result of political activity, as opposed to the values of the political ones that reflect the preferences, interests of the political space actors, who live in the system in real time, and fight beyond the spheres of influence.

Everyone has to comprehend value-based ideas, in particular about the purpose of the individual, moral and spiritual ideals, inner convictions, etc., based on the historical, cultural and spiritual heritage of our Motherland and European standards.

Today the state is transformed from a society with a traditional system, elements of authoritarianism into a socially oriented society with a transparent democracy.  Replacement of existing value systems with the European scale of values, orientation to moral healing of society, increasing importance of culture, depriving the burden of corruption manifestations.

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Published
2020-03-10
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