The Problem of Closed Institutions of Public Power in the Digital Society: a Comparative Analysis of the Post-Soviet Countries

Authors

  • Olena Klymenko State University of Telecommunications

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29038/2306-3971-2022-01-41-48

Keywords:

democracy, dictatorship, corruption, trust in government institutions, political system, national consciousness

Abstract

The aim of the article is to study the peculiarities of the functioning of modern political systems in the post-Soviet space on the example of Russia and Ukraine, by analyzing such elements as openness, closed institutions of public power and the level of trust in power by citizens. The article analyzes the problem of the existence of modern political society in Russia and Ukraine through the manifestation of such trends as the secrecy of public power, the development of corruption, reducing the level of trust in government. The author attempts to correlate the categories of "dictatorship" as a form of political power and "democracy" as democracy. One of the characteristic manifestations of the absence of real democracy was also described - the progressive gap in society between government and citizens, which was defined as multifaceted and complex (economic, historical, social, ideological context), but they allow government institutions to abstract from the source their powers - the people. Among the many features that characterize the authorities of a democratic system, according to the author, one of the most important is the openness of their work, the preconditions of which were analyzed in detail and covered in the article. This is especially relevant for representative bodies.

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Published

2022-06-29

Issue

Section

SOCIAL REALITY IN EMPIRICAL STUDIES