Bevz T. Regional political elite of Sumy region: values, identities, political behavior : monograph. Kyiv : Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2022. 224 р.
Бевз Т. Регіональна політична еліта Сумщини: цінності, ідентичності, політична поведінка : монографія. Київ : Інститут політичних і етно-національних досліджень ім. І. Ф. Кураса НАН України, 2022. 224 с.
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 the Sumy region in the period from the end of 1991 to 2021 were studied. The transformation of regional political elite identities and its political values was revealed. The policy of regional identity is conditioned by the culture of regional elites, their ideas about the past and future of the region, the country. Regional political elites often contribute to the growth 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 subject to the influence of many environmental factors and individual characteristics of the elite.