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METHODICAL APPROACHES FOR CONFESSIONAL REGIONALIZATION OF UKRAINE

Ivan KOSTASCHUK

Yurii Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine

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Abstract

The paper presents the review of previously made schemes of sacral (religious, confessional) regionalization of the territory of Ukraine, presented in the works of human geographers. Taking into account these elaborations, their advantages and deficiencies, the author proposes own methodology of confessional regionalization, including its basic principles and criteria. Confessional regions, sub-regions, areas and localities are proposed to be the units of confessional regionalization of the territory of Ukraine. The developed methodology allowed identifying 6 confessional regions in Ukraine, with 2 of them further divided into sub-regions. This approach to regionalization allowed better trace regional patterns of confessional structure, including dominant confessions and their relationships. The necessity of this study is dictated by the need to develop a state strategy for the development of inter-confessional and state relationships, as well as the implementation of the state regional policy in the field of religion in certain regions of Ukraine. The proposed methodology of confessional regionalization can be adopted for other countries or their parts.

Key words:

religious regionalization, confessional regionalization, confession, regionalization, principles and criteria of regionalization, religious activity 

Language:

English


DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.17721/2413-7154/2018.79.22-30

Suggested citation: Kostaschuk, I. (2018). Methodical approaches for confessional regionalization of Ukraine. Ekonomichna ta Sotsialna Geografiya, 79, 22-30, https://doi.org/10.17721/2413-7154/2018.79.22-30.

Print ISSN: 2413-7154. Online ISSN: 2413-7553

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