Serhii Serohin, Nataliya Sorokina, Ihor Pysmennyi


This article concerns research on the basic ways to increase the trust of Ukrainian society in its government via a sociological study conducted among public servants. Based on this study, it is established that the main way to increase confidence in government is to implement harsher, more definite punishment for those who break the laws of Ukraine. In addition to this, ensuring the openness and transparency of power is also an important way of increasing trust. The Polish approach to this issue is also analyzed, and it is concluded that social dialogue between government bodies and society is an important element in the formation of constructive public relations. Alongside the issue of trust, the level of corruption in government over the last several years is discussed in this article. Finally, it is concluded that trust is the most important attribute of effective public administration, and one of the prerequisites for the stable and predictable development of Ukraine.


trust, public administration, corruption, authorities, openness of the power, public service, society.

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