Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Articles Information
Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.1, No.3, Jul. 2015, Pub. Date: Jun. 2, 2015
Why Ukrainians are Ready to Give Their Lives for Democratic Future of Their Country (History of Ukrainian Democracy)
Pages: 197-207 Views: 1520 Downloads: 242
[01] Olena Babinova, Charles University in Prague, Department of Political Science, Visiting Researcher, Prague, Czech Republic.
Current situation in Ukraine raises many questions about Ukraine and Ukrainians. Who are the Ukrainians? What are the differences between Ukrainians and Russians? Why Ukrainians are ready to give their lives for democracy? And why they have so strong desire to live in democratic society in general? The history of Ukraine and Ukrainians is giving the answers on these questions. All countries on the territory of current Ukraine had strong democratic approaches in governance. Wide public participation in decision-making was the basis on which was built Ukrainian mentality and the state formation in general. Democracy was the main form of government on the territory of current Ukraine from many millenniums B.C. Historical analysis is showing that the striving of Ukrainians for freedom and democracy is the basis of their mentality. History shows that as soon as the state began to pressure on Ukrainian freedoms, the mass citizens’ discontents and struggle for democracy and in some cases for independence immediately started. Historical analysis resulted that Ukrainians cannot live in nondemocratic state, without protected human rights and democracy.
Democracy, Public Participation, Public Meetings, Ukraine
[01] Aristotle. Politics. Written 350 B.C. 1885. Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Publisher: Clarendon Press.
[02] Diomin, Oleg, ed. 2003. Regionalization and Elections as Means of Power Relations Improvement in Ukraine: Theory and Practice. Kharkov: Publisher “Master”.
[03] Grushevskyj, Mihailo. 1918. Illustrated History of Ukraine. Kyiv. (in Ukrainian).
[04] Grushevskyj, Mihailo. 1993. About Cossacks’ Father Bogdan Khmelnitsky. Dnepropetrovsk: SICH. (in Ukrainian).
[05] Grushevskyj,Mihailo. 1917. Who are the Ukrainians and What They Want? Kyiv (in Ukrainian).
[06] Kirichuk V.V. and Tymtsunyk V.I. 2001. The History of Public Administration in Ukraine. Kyiv: Ukrainian Acadedy of Public Administration (in Ukrainian).
[07] Kolodij, Antonina, ed. 2002. Foundations of Democracy. Kyiv: Publisher I-B (in Ukrainian).
[08] Kostomarov, Mikola. 1921. Book of the life of Ukrainian people. Lviv-Kyiv: “New Way” Publisher.
[09] Prosper Mérimée. 1990. Ukrainian Cossacks. Bogdan Khmelnitsky. - Lviv: Cameniar Publisher.
[10] Prosper Mérimée. 1865. Les Cosaques d'autrefois. Publisher: Michel Lévy frères.
[11] Public Opinion Polls. 2008. Fund “Democratic Initiatives”. Kyiv (
[12] Report of Foundation “Democratic initiatives”. 2009. Kyiv: (
[13] Rogozin, A., ed. 1996. History of State and Law of Ukraine. Part 1. Kyiv: In Jure Publisher. (in Ukrainian).
[14] Shevchiuk, V. and Taranenko, M. 1999. The History of Ukrainian Statehood: the Lectures. Kyiv: Lubid Publisher. (in Ukrainian).
[15] Shvidko, G. and Romanov V. 1997. Public Administration and Self-Government in Ukraine, Historical Background. Kyiv: Ukrainian Academy of Public Administration (in Ukrainian).
[16] Shulgenko, F. and Naum, M. 1997. History of Doctrines on State and Law: Lectures. Kyiv: Jurinkom. (in Ukrainian).
[17] Wikipedia about ZaporizhianSich. ( (in Ukrainian).
[18] Ysachenko, Larisa. 2007. “Strategy of Reformation of the System of Public Administration on Democratic Basis”. 2007. Materials of scientific-practical conferences, Kyiv, May 31, 2007, Vol. 2 – p. 196.
[19] Zhdanov, Igor. 2009. Loss of trust in Ukrainian society to the power became the main result of 2008 year. INTERFAX-UKRAINE. (
[20] Zemlinskyj, V, ed. 1993. The History of Ukraine in the People: IX - XVIII century. Kyiv: Ukraine Publisher. (in Ukrainian).
MA 02210, USA
AIS is an academia-oriented and non-commercial institute aiming at providing users with a way to quickly and easily get the academic and scientific information.
Copyright © 2014 - 2017 American Institute of Science except certain content provided by third parties.