Debate on Foreign Policy Choice in the Media Landscape of Ukraine
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- political debate; mass media; foreign policy; mediatization; foreign policy choice
The paper is devoted to the study of political debates in the mass media on Ukraine’s foreign policy choice. The political debate in the mass media about the foreign policy choice today concerns not only the existential dilemma of the Ukrainian establishment “East – West”, which has its roots in history. Ukraine’s foreign policy choice defines European and Euro-Atlantic integration at the level of consensus of the ruling class, it is enshrined in the legal field. Strategic choice is made. The focus of the political debate is the requirement of rational justification of the steps’ sequence and the combination of political, legal and economic dimensions of integration, the realization of national interest. Without political debate in the mass media, it is impossible to solve the dilemmas of foreign policy choice: 1) regarding the connection between European and Euro-Atlantic integration (their pace, priority, level of interconnection and mutual conditionality); 2) on the national and local level of interaction, determining the role of public diplomacy and local self-government in the process of European integration; 3) on globalism and national interest. The main challenges that hinder the development of political debates in the mass media have been identified: the mediatization of politics, the oligarchic model of the Ukrainian mass media, the distortion of political discussions during media shows and the reduction of political competition to media scandals. The main difficulty is that the subject of rational political debate in the mass media during all the years of independence has not been to determine the essence of national interest, and hence – the directions of its implementation and protection in the process of European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
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TY - CONF AU - Denys Yakovlev AU - Artur Amirov AU - Anastasiia Stoliarova PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/18 TI - Debate on Foreign Policy Choice in the Media Landscape of Ukraine BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Science, Psychology and Legal Regulation (SPL 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 81 EP - 87 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211218.014 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211218.014 ID - Yakovlev2021 ER -