"WAR STATE" AND "WELFARE STATE" SYMBIOSIS IN THE POST-WAR RECONSTRUCTION OF UKRAINE

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Published: Dec 29, 2023

  Yuliia Chaliuk

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to analyse the impact of the war on social protection and social security in the country, to examine the interdependence between the level of social security of the population and the military power of the state, to develop effective mechanisms for strengthening social protection in Ukraine during the war and its post-war recovery. Methodology. The use of multi-criteria analysis of integral indices such as the index of security threats, the index of refugees and displaced persons, the index of comprehensive national power, as well as the use of formulas for calculating the power of the state, made it possible to trace the impact of the war on the social component, the development of social security, the institutionalisation process of social protection systems, the creation of ministries of national welfare in order to overcome the socio-economic consequences of the war. The results of the study demonstrate the synergistic effect of strengthening the state's defence capabilities, its military strength and increasing the effectiveness of social policy, the level of social security of the country's citizens. Practical implications. The Ukrainian model of state functioning in times of war is defined as a symbiosis, a combination of effective social protection policy and strengthening the country's military power through systematic support of the army: "a strong home front is a strong army". Value/Originality. Russia's full-scale war against sovereign Ukraine, like a litmus test, has revealed the instability of the global system and convincingly proves the need to develop the Ukrainian model of a "social welfare state in wartime" with an emphasis on strengthening the military component.

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Chaliuk, Y. (2023). "WAR STATE" AND "WELFARE STATE" SYMBIOSIS IN THE POST-WAR RECONSTRUCTION OF UKRAINE. Economics & Education, 8(4), 95-104. https://doi.org/10.30525/2500-946X/2023-4-16
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Keywords

welfare state, military state, Ukrainian model of the welfare state, Russian-Ukrainian war, military force, social protection, social security, resuscitation package of reforms, recovery of Ukraine

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