Actual problems of personnel selection of the political-administrative elite of Ukraine: theoretical aspect

The article reveals the problem of usage of favoritism, nepotism and cronyism in Ukraine in the process of political and administrative elite formation. The theoretical material, which contains information on the interpretation of definitions of “favoritism”, “nepotism”, “cronyism” and a list of power elite models, is presented. The most prevalent scientific views on the practicability of personnel selection based on family, close personal and other relationships are considered.