Social Space of a Polyethnic City as a Factor Determining Ethnic Tolerance of the Youth


  • L. V. Afanasyeva Bogdan Khmelnitsky Melitopol State Pedagogical University


city, the social environment, the youth, poly-ethnic, ethnic tolerance


An increasing role of the ethnic factor in a social life of the poly-ethnic city inevitably raises the question of threat that can be hidden in inter-ethnic conflicts. The are important current issues to reveal the role of urban social environment  in the formation of ethnic tolerance of the youth at the regional and local levels and to search ways for adjustment of inter-ethnical relations in the youth poly-cultural stratum of particular cities and regions with a sustained polyethnicity. Given that two thirds of current Ukraine ’s population lives in cities the conditions of life are shaped by the subjects of the urban environment and simultaneously affect the worldview of both a local part of the youth and that part moving for training or employment from villages. Therefore, in modern development conditions of Ukrainian society  the formation of tolerant relations among youth is a strategic task, because predominantly the youth groups are to a great extent poly-cultural, and it is the tolerance as a person ’s quality that can help in preventing conflicts between young people and reaching mutual understanding in society.


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