Scientific section. Politology

Institutionalizarea Lobbying Activities in Russia as Factor of Increase of Efficiency of Interaction between Society and the StateInstitutionalizarea Lobbying Activities in Russia as Factor of Increase of Efficiency of Interaction between Society and the

Describes the main features of the process of interaction between society and the state, the factors of institutionalization of lobbying activities, the influence of formation of Institute of lobbying to increase the effectiveness of the communication process of civil society and government. Analyzed subjects, objects, channels, methods and technology advocacy in contemporary Russia

Specificities of Applying Factor Analysis in Political Science Research

The article compares the applicability of two types of factor analysis – exploratory and confirmatory – as research methods of political science. The author argues that exploratory factor analysis provides better understanding of complex political phenomena by constructing a hypothesis on their potential structure. Instead, confirmatory factor analysis aims to test an already proposed hypothesis by means of experiment. Yet experimenting seems to be of limited use in political science.

GR Researching: Theoretical Approaches

This article is devoted to the problem of revealing scientific approaches to studying business-government relations. The direction of studying Government Relation is developing in political science actively. It is important to define the theoretical and methodological frameworks of studying this phenomenon. The author examines the theories and approaches which can be used to investigate the reasons of GR, the main models of this interaction, and identify methods for GR strategies’ realization.

Between East and West: Moldova on the Geopolitical Crossroads

The author investigates the major directions of Moldova’s foreign policy during the period from January to August, 2017. He analyzes the initiatives of the President Igor Dodon of rapprochement with the countries of EEU and their consequences for Moldo a are analyzed.

А. I. Denikin: “To Work for the Benefit of National Russia …”

In article the public and political position of one of leaders of the “white» movement, the former AFSR (The Armed Forces of South Russia) commander General Anton Ivanovich Denikin is analyzed. Various parts of political process are considered (all-European and intra emigrant), the ideological and military confrontation related to it (which was monitored by A. I. Denikin) are analyzed.

Social Media as the Tool of Public Policy in Modern Russia

In article scientific interpretations of the concept “social media” are considered, functions (communicative, relativistic) and tendencies of their development during a modern information era reveal. It is proved that social media give the chance of upholding of interests in public space to both ordinary citizens, and the opposition movements. The Russian network community actively carries out political dialogue by means of social media, forming a public discourse and new forms of mass communication. 

Ways to Counteract Political Manipulation in Mass Media

The main methods to counteract manipulative techniques used by mass media for political purposes are considered in this article. Among others, the author argues the necessity to compare information from different news sources, to check credibility of the facts conveyed by journalists, and to evaluate the extent to which a story is balanced.

The Institution of Direct Presidential Elections in Parliamentary Republics

The article analyzes the impact of the institution of direct presidential elections on the form of government in the conditions of a parliamentary republic. The author identifies five models of the outcome of the introduction of popular elections, of which the parliamentary system remains in three models (Iceland, Ireland and the Czech Republic), and in the other two the transition to semi-presidential (France) and presidential systems (Turkey) occurs. Author’s assessment of the role of popular presidential elections in the parliamentary system is given

Integration of Public Policy Institutions in Volgograd Region: Practices of Implementation of Intersector Interaction

The article analyzes practices of the intersectoral interaction in the public space in the Volgograd region. Conditions and factors, that determine the communication strategies used by institutions in the modern regional space of public policy, are specified. Strategies of political development of the Volgograd region, based on integration as the most modern and effective form of communication, are proposed.

“Revolutionary Temptation” of Modern Societies and Elites

The article substantiates the possibility of improving the methodology of studying modern (“color”) revolutions. It is argued that the methodology, based on the researchers’ ideas of politicaltechnologies nature of these revolutions and focused on their analysis through the prism of political technologies, obviously narrows the possibilities of political science in studying of this phenomenon.