Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine became a co-organizer of the VII round table “History in us and we in history: psychology of historical memory”. Special project: “Civilizational subjectivity of Ukraine – Unity. Progressivness. Effectiveness” (offline-online mode), which took place on October 19, 2023 at the Institute of Social and Political Psychology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
The deputy director for scientific work of the Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, head of the Department of Theory and History of Political Science, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor Yurii Shaihorodskyi addressed the participants of the round table with a welcoming speech.
Employees of the Department of Theory and History of Political Science of our Institute took an active part in the work of the round table.
Tetyana Bevz, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, chief researcher of the Department of Theory and History of Political Science, started the work of the round table with the report “Political value of the unity of Ukraine in the conditions of a full-scale war “, emphasizing that the idea of unity was and remains a basic national value for Ukrainians. The actualization of the topic of unity in the conditions of a full-scale war appeared with new force. After all, unity is both independence and territorial integrity of the state. The topic of Ukraine’s territorial integrity has become particularly acute since the occupation of Crimea and parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The report analyzes separate legislative amendments related to the reintegration of the occupied territories. Considerable attention is paid to the topic of territorial concessions proposed by some politicians and experts. The positions of the Ukrainian authorities, foreign researchers and the results of sociological studies regarding the restoration and preservation of the territorial integrity of the state are analyzed. The military and political leadership of the country, the speaker emphasized, are working hard on the strategy of deoccupation of Ukrainian territories, on freeing them from Russian aggressors.
The speaker emphasized that the unity and integrity of Ukrainians remain the fundamental values of Ukrainian statehood, which Ukraine today defends against Russian military aggression with the belief in the inevitable restoration of the state’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
During the work of the round table
Vyacheslav Yaremchuk, Doctor of Political Science, Associate Professor, leading researcher of the Department of Theory and History of Political Science, gave a speech “The phenomenon of unity as a powerful component of Ukraine’s national stability in the conditions of the Russian-Ukrainian war.” In particular, the report discussed the fact that a special role in national stability (including such components as national security, stability of the state and its institutions) is played by the phenomenon of unity, which is a kind of connection between members of society, something that unites them into a single whole. It is not only a matter of territorial and ethnic unity, but also a no less stable and important unity – mental (perception and interpretation of the world), as well as psychological, cultural and educational, etc. In this sense, we are talking about aggregate social capital, which is able to ensure the safety and well-being of citizens, a high level of their readiness and effectiveness in responding to threats and challenges to the civilizational progress of Ukraine.
Employees of the Department of Theory and History of Political Science of the Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine: Mykola Gorbatiuk – Candidate of Historical Sciences, senior researcher; Oleksandr Chorny – Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Research Fellow; Valery Machuskyi – Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, junior researcher; graduate student Maryna Baranivska.