REGIONAL POLITICAL ELITE OF SUMCHINA: VALUES, IDENTITIES, POLITICAL BEHAVIOR
The text of the monograph by T. A. Bevz “Regional political elite of Sumchina region: values, identities, political behavior” is posted on the website of the Institute, in the section “Our publications”.
The monograph analyzes the source and historiographical base of the research. Against the background of the analysis of all-Ukrainian elite processes, the formation and development of regional elites of Sumy region in the period from the end of 1991 to 2021 is studied. The transformation of regional political elite identities and its political values is revealed. The policy of regional identity is determined by the culture of regional elites, their conceptions about the past and future of the region, the country. Regional political elites often contribute to the increase of polar and conflicting identities. In the process of studying political behavior, it was proved that the chosen line of behavior of the regional political elite of Sumy region was not always consistent, as it was influenced by many environmental factors and individual characteristics of the elite.