The New Legal Paradigm of Ukrainian Democracy

ukrainian democracyFor a long time, the dominant norm of political thinking and practice had been the ideology of McKiawellism, in which politics and morality were viewed as inconsistent.

However, in the twentieth century, especially in its second half, this ideology has largely exhausted its potential and moral “justification.” 7 After the policy became public, the people gradually realized their right and obligation to participate directly in Continue reading

Nihilism and Ontological Nature of Violence

ViolenceThe disclosure of ontological nature of violence is directly related to the problem of “ontological nihilism”. The term “nihilism” was put into philosophical lexicon by German philosopher F. Jacobi in the context of the message to I. Fichte, and was received the most significant and radical disclosure in the work of another German philosopher F. Nietzsche. Continue reading

Introduction to Negotiations in Politics

Political negotiationsSpeaking of politics, international issues, governmental policy, to ones’ mind comes the concept of negotiations. People use to negotiate on a daily basis, solving different problems and trying to understand each other. Negotiation is the process of discussing something with someone in order to reach an agreement with them, or the discussions Continue reading

Biopolitics Phenomena Emergence in the Modern Political Discourse

BiopoliticsAt the beginning of the XXI century it became clear that the term “biopolitics” has somewhat contradictory meanings in politics and science. There are different approaches to the definition of biopolitics, depending on the time of its use, the country and the specialization of a scientist who deals with its interpretation. The research of various aspects of biopolitics was carried out by such scholars as R. Kjellen, M. Foucault, M. Hardt, J. Agamben, A. Negri, L. Caldwell, A. Somit, T. Torson, T. Lemke, A. V. Oleskin. Continue reading

Master Narratives of Ukrainian Political Culture

National Identity in UkraineIntroduction. Ukraine holds a high significance at this time, especially for the United States, given the recent tension between NATO and Russia. Ukraine stands at the center of recent events in the heart of Europe, such as 27 Euromaidan, the ouster of its president, the annexation of Crimea, the fighting in Eastern Ukraine, and a passenger airliner being shot down. It is crucial to have more Americans with expertise on Ukraine. Continue reading

Dominants of moral consciousness in the revolutionary epoch of Russia

revolutionary RussiaThe revolutionary epochs in Russia were characterized not only by socio-political changes, but, first of all, by ideological challenges, by changing value paradigms, by transformations of moral consciousness and social morality. Each historical stage of revolutionary changes formed its moral dominants – values that are built into Continue reading

The Concept of National Identity in Ukraine

National Identity in UkraineIn the National Security Strategy of Ukraine states that urgent tasks of national security policy is the preservation and development of spiritual and cultural values of Ukrainian society, strengthening its identity on the basis of ethnic and cultural diversity. This focuses on implementation set of policy measures aimed at consolidation of Ukrainian society and the search for national consensus on key issues of national development [1]. Continue reading

The formation of the Basic Competences of Pupils on Navigation as a Pedagogical Problem

students_studyTo develop conceptual provisions of formation of the basic competencies of high school students on navigation singled out the need for detailed retrospective study and the study of scientific-pedagogical literature on the direction of training high school students to professional selection and training of specialists of Maritime industry and aimed at forming professional competences. Continue reading

Effects of Immediate Feedback on Eco-Driving

Nature Fuel LevelEach year greenhouse gases continue to be detrimental factors to the world’s atmosphere. People continue to emit these gases at alarming rates, which, if uncorrected, will yield greater irreversible consequences to the planet. Behavior, specifically driving, seems to be one direct contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of providing immediate feedback of ecologically-friendly driving, (i.e. eco-driving). Continue reading

Ethical Implications of Revolutionary Propaganda

propagandaIn general, propaganda is the dissemination of information with the purpose of influencing the target audience. The impact can be both positive and negative. Negative propaganda includes propaganda of religious, racial, national discrimination, etc. Such type of propaganda is prohibited by the legislation of many states. Continue reading