1 Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2 Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine)
3 Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Received: 18 January 2021 / Accepted: 1 March 2021 / Published: 25 April 2021
The article investigates a new phenomenon in conditions of functioning of the unitary Ukrainian state — formation and transformation of regional political regimes. Like most of the modern states that were formed after the USSR disintegration, Ukraine has influential local elites that essentially influence political and economic processes in the regions and thus form specific regional political regimes. This paper analyses the approaches to theoretical and methodological bases of studying the regional political regimes in transitional unitary states by the example of Ukraine. The authors have outlined the causes of emergence, singled out the conditions for the support of functioning of regional political regimes and determined the parameters of their investigation in Ukraine.
Keywords: regional political regime, political actors, regional elites, decentralisation
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