On April 24, 2024, the annual International Scientific and Practical Conference “Globalization Challenges: Governance of the Future” was held at the Educational and Scientific Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University.

During the work of the section “Anti-crisis public administration in Ukraine under the conditions of globalization challenges”, which was moderated by the Professor of the Department of Public Policy, Educational and Scientific Institute of Public Administration and Public Service of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Doctor of Sciences in Public Administration, Professor Tetyana Vasylevska, the main speaker researcher of the Department of Theory and History of Political Science of our Institute, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Tetyana Bevz with the topic “Solidarity as a factor of public administration in wartime”.

Tetyana Bevz

The speaker emphasized that solidarity is a function of societies, as societies, firstly, strive to maintain solidarity, and secondly, maintaining solidarity contributes to the stability of societies. Political solidarity plays a key functional role in the stability of the state system in conditions of war. Solidarity is necessary for the functioning of political institutions.

Public administration in the conditions of war turns out to be a particularly important and difficult task. The war created a number of specific challenges for public administration, including the urgent need to make quick and effective decisions, coordinate the actions of various government structures and public organizations, ensure security and humanitarian aid to the population, and maintain the normal functioning of political, socio-economic, and cultural systems.

In a military environment, solidarity can have an important influence on the perception of power and decision-making by the power. In this context, several key aspects were considered and analyzed: 1) strengthening trust in the authorities; 2) increasing the legitimacy of government institutions; 3) ensuring joint responsibility of government and society; 4) support of government measures; 5) a sense of solidarity with the soldiers.

Summing up, the speaker emphasized that solidarity and public administration are interrelated, since effective administration can contribute to the creation of conditions for the development of solidarity in society, and solidarity can serve as a basis for the formulation and implementation of effective government policies and programs.

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