Comparative studies, etypics, imagology and innovation in scientific state governance: methodological aspects

Mykola Lakhizha
2021 Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Public Administration  
The article considers the problems of improving the methodology of science "public administration" related to the use of innovative areas of research, in particular, comparative studies, archetypes and imagology. The research hypothesis is based on the statement of the dynamism of the science of public administration, which is related to the specifics of the post-communist transformation of society and government, globalization and informatization. Thus, the science of public administration can
more » ... and should develop only if the methodology of scientific research, the use of modern technologies and the achievements of other sciences are constantly updated. Improving research methodology is considered primarily in the light of globalization and informatization. It is claimed that new technologies allow to set and solve complex scientific problems not only in the technical but also in the humanities. The relative availability of sources and literature due to informatization requires an increase in the culture of working with them. The researcher in the field of public administration should master not only theoretical knowledge in the field of his work, but also master the skills and abilities to work with modern technologies, which significantly expands the possibilities of scientific analysis and generalization. A study of the works of Ukrainian and foreign scientists on the methodology of public administration science, as well as publications in the field of comparative studies. The intensification of the use of innovative technologies of scientific research is noted, their essence and directions of application are characterized. Some examples of such studies are given. It is revealed that the methods of comparative studies are actively used in research, which is primarily devoted to the study of foreign experience, comparison of definitions, approaches and mechanisms. Ukraine has developed its own school of archetypes, which accumulates the achievements of various sciences, uses the work of foreign scientists and seeks to expand the methodological field of archetypal research. The possibilities of imagology are still only partially used, but they provide significant additional tools for understanding the image of power.
doi:10.17721/2616-9193.2021/13-5/9 fatcat:h5ptmjosiratnaslluvsje7dbe