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Archetypic fundamentals of legal ideology of Ukrainian society


The archetypal principles of the legal ideology of Ukrainian society at two primary levels of its functioning are substantiated – everyday (emotional-volitional) and theoretical-legal as a reflection of Myth and Logos. This allowed the author to consider legal ideology as a systemic unity of two inextricably linked components – mass moods, emotions, expectations and experiences, on the one hand, and a set of legal ideas, theories, views and norms that reflect, evaluate and target the process of social change, contribute to strengthening the legitimate foundations of the functioning of the state and society, ensuring human and civil rights and freedoms, positioning the country in Europe and the world, on the other hand. These components form, respectively, the lower and upper levels of manifestation of the essence of legal ideology as a reflection and meaningful embodiment of the Logos and Myth, Freedom and Good, Word, Chaos and Order as defining archetypes of the Ukrainian people. Archetypal principles of existence of the Ukrainian ethnos are embodied in rational, emotional, scientific, and psychological components of legal ideology as components of a holistic theoretical and legal phenomenon. The archetypal principles of the legal ideology of Ukrainian society prove the dissimilarity of state-corporate and municipal law as entities with different subjective definiteness and different functional purposes. This emphasizes the importance of ensuring the conditions of their complementarity within a single state: public administration as a purposeful rational activity must be balanced by the self-organizing potential of territorial communities following the archetypes of the Logos and Myth. The archetypal principles of the legal ideology of Ukrainian society allow us to state that Ukraine must become a democratic country of equal opportunities following the mental, socio-cultural, geopolitical, and geographical features of the ethnic group that gave the name to the state.

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