On the website of the Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, in the “Our publications” section, the text of the monograph of the senior researcher of the Department of Theory and History of Political Science, candidate of historical sciences, M. V. Gorbatiuk, “Political Elite of Vinnytsia Region: Organizational, Axiological and Behavioral Models.”

Based on a wide range of diverse sources and literature, the monograph examines the process of establishing of the regional political elite of Vinnytsia region – its structure at various historical stages, as well as the main mechanisms of recruitment and promotion channels of elite actors. The immanent connection of the old Communist Party elite of the Soviet era with the modern regional political elite of Vinnytsia region is shown. The key values and identities of the regional elite have been identified and characterized, and it has been established that the real values are in sharp contrast to the declared ones. The political behavior of representatives of the political elite of the region is covered in detail. The important role of informal connections and practices in the formation, structuring and functioning of the political elite of the region is clarified.

It is intended for social scientists, politicians, experts and everyone who is interested in regional political elites in Ukraine.

Text of the monograph (PDF)