THE HISTORY OF THE SEARCH FOR A MODERN PERSON IN UKRAINE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE DANIEL LERNER’S THEORY: DID UKRAINE HAVE ANY CHANCE TO BUILD A MODERN PERSON?

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List of sections: 
History - Open specialized section
Mounth / Year: 
2016, October
Issue of the journal: 
10
Pages: 
13-17
Type of the article: 
Scientific article
Abstract: 

Taking into account the Daniel Lerner’s theory of modernization and economic development, designed to solve the problems of transition from the 'backwardness' to 'modernity' (very common in the West and reflected in the US desire to intelligently subdue 'the third world' countries), we will try to answer the question whether such person as I (Russian by nationality, having the Ukrainian passport and living in Vienna) can try to solve the following issues. Is there a modern person in Ukraine? Is there a chance for Ukraine to create or develop the modern person? Will this Ukrainian modern person correspond to the European concept of "modernity"? And can there also be another concept of "modernity" which differs from the European one? We will try to answer all these questions within the Lerner's theory of modernization.

Keywords: 
empathy, modern person, Lerner’s Theory, social solidarity
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