Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Legal Activity of Youth as a Determinant of Sustainable Society Development

Author(s): Vasyl Kostytskyi V

Relevance of Research: Globalization processes are giving rise to radical changes that can lead both to the further evolution of humanity and to the negative consequences that the concept of sustainable development aims to prevent and overcome. Successful implementation of 17 goals of sustainable development directly depends on the willingness of participants in public life to profess its values and act in accordance with them. Such readiness is covered by the concept of legal activity, which ensures the inclusion of the social subject in the legal life of the state and forms the state and legal reality. Particular attention is paid to the legal activity of young people, whose creative potential is able to offer new approaches to solving problems of ensuring sustainable development of society. Therefore, the study of the category of "legal activity" of young people is relevant, of practical interest and requires scientific consideration. The Purpose of the Article: The purpose of the article is to conduct a scientific and methodological analysis of the legal activity of young people, which will relook at its nature and clarify its role in the lives of young people and the impact on sustainable development of society. Research Methods: In accordance with the purpose and objectives of this study were used general and special scientific methods of cognition of social phenomena and processes. Among the general scientific methods were the methods of logical-semantic and terminological analysis, anthropological, system-structural, causal-functional, complementary approach, morphological analysis, interdisciplinary approach, anthropological, sociological data analysis, praxeological, content-scientific method and special method interpretation of law. Research Results: The article presents the results of the study of the concept of legal activity as a theoretical and legal category; revealed its general features that are typical of legal activity as a type of social activity, and specific features that are unique to legal activity, which reflects the place of the subject in the state and legal reality; the key points of the legal activity of young people, which is a separate socio-demographic group, have been identified, which has only its own characteristics; the importance of legal activity of youth for ensuring sustainable development of society is analysed. Practical Significance: The materials of the article are of practical value for scientists studying the axiological and praxeological components of human life in various spheres of public life, for practitioners directly involved in youth policy, for teachers in teaching and educating future citizens of Ukraine, as well as for all stakeholders.

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