Culture as “Object” and “Tool” of Global Governance: Social and Metaphysical Consequences and Threats




globalisation, global governance, culture, subject, object, tool, social consequences, metaphysical threats


Introduction. The relevance of the research topic is due to the problems caused by the globalisation of society. Purpose and methods. The purpose of the article is a philosophical analysis of comprehensive changes in society under the influence of globalisation and determinants identification that influence the transformation of culture as a factor of modern society's existence into an “object” and “tool” of global governance. The methodological basis of the study is the dialectical principle of cognition, systemic, axiological, historical, typological, comparative and synergistic approaches. Results. The role and significance of culture in society as a means of formation, education, development, and humanisation are highlighted. The author analyses the socio-cultural reflections and contradictions of globalisation, which lead to the deformation of ethno-cultural identifications, which becomes an obstacle to the achievement of a true civilisational synthesis by humanity. The article reveals the essence of global governance and its subjectivity and identifies the reasons why culture is deliberately turned into an “object” and “tool” of this governance. The negative social consequences and metaphysical threats of turning culture into an “object” and “tool” of global governance, as well as possible means of counteracting this are identified. Conclusions. The scientific novelty of the research results lies in the disclosure of the socio-cultural essence of global governance and the identification of its negative consequences and threats to society, and the significance lies in the fact that they can be used in the practical activities of public authorities, as well as in the development of the theoretical and methodological foundations of the philosophy of socio-cultural management and global studies.

Author Biographies

Yaroslav Martynyshyn, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts


Olena Khlystun, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts



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How to Cite

Martynyshyn, Y., & Khlystun, O. (2024). Culture as “Object” and “Tool” of Global Governance: Social and Metaphysical Consequences and Threats. Socio-Cultural Management Journal, 7(1), 3–30.