Features of the foreign policy mechanism of the Russian Federation

The article considers the problem of the stages of evolution and the main trends in the functioning of the foreign policy mechanism of the Russian Federation. The degree of influence of specific elements of the mechanism of formation and implementation of Russian foreign policy from 1991 up to the present has been characterized. It was shown that in 2000-2008 certain changes took place in the system of the state foreign policy mechanism, which were due to the specifics of the leadership style of the incumbent President and his team.

Development of civil society in the Republic of Crimea after its reconnection with Russia

The processes of development of civil society in Crimea after the entry of the peninsula into the Russian Federation in March 2014 are analyzed. The authors conclude that in recent years it has developed and passed from inertia to a state of civic activity. However, an integral system of civil structures has not yet been formed.

The place and role of national and cultural organizations in the political space of Saratov border zone

The article analyzes the influence of ethnic factor in the post-Soviet space using the example of the Saratov region. On the basis of a public survey conducted in eight districts of the region, the activities of national and cultural organizations as subjects of civil society and the regional political process are considered. Their interaction with the authorities, difficulties, and contradictions arising in the process of implementing the programs and goals of national and cultural organizations are studied.

Concepts of “nation-building” by F. Fukuyama and R. Cooper and their importance for modern practice of nation-building

The process of nation-building in modern societies within the framework of national integration is considered in the article from different approaches and taking into consideration analysis and understanding of foreign experience. Special attention is paid to the concepts and views of Francis Fukuyama and Robert Cooper along with their importance for practice of nation-building. An inference is made that today these concepts and attempts to implement them in practice cannot be recognized as perfect and adequate to current challenges of internal and external origins.

Traditional and Normative Bases of the State’s Political Functionality in Modern Russia

The article considers traditional and normative bases of providing the balance between the state’s political functionality and civil society in post-soviet Russia. Exemplified by one of the most important articles of the Russian Constitution, possibility of different interpretation of the social state’s functionality and civil society potential for public problem solving in contemporary Russia is shown.

Improving Social Partnership in the Conditions of the Present Stage of Socio-economic Development in Russia

The article presents the problems of social partnership in Russia. The significance of socio-economic policy for realizing partnership between workers, employers and the state is considered. The main ways of social partnership improving in the conditions of the present stage of social and economic development of Russia are revealed.

Foreign Policy Mechanism: Problematic Theoretical Aspects of the Research

Problem theoretical aspects of the study of the foreign policy mechanism have been considered. Approaches of researchers have been offered. It was shown that the foreign policy mechanism is in the form of the political system, which provides the definition of the goals, objectives, priorities and directions of the foreign policy, and the allocation of resources for its implementation. The elements of foreign policy mechanism are divided into constitutional (state bodies) and extra-constitutional (political parties, NGOs, economic structures, public opinion).

Limits of Political Harmonization of Interests of Employees and Employers in the Framework of Tripartism: the Deconstruction of European Experience

The paper discusses the problems of the evolution of European tripartism as the political institution, aimed at harmonization of interests of employees and employers, the comparative analysis of European models of tripartism is made, the sources of country differences towards the role of public participation in the system of tripartism are disclosed.

Counteraction to Nationalism in the Conditions of Realization of Policy of State Security of the Russian Federation

In the article the comparative analysis the practician of realization of a security policy (USA, Japan, Russia) is carried out. Domestic experience of counteraction to nationalism in the conditions of safety at the international, state and regional levels is presented. Regional features of implementation of target programs in territorial subjects of the Russian Federation as tool of effective national policy are defined.

Политико-правовые аспекты правового государства в учении Т. Гоббса и его последователей о государственной власти

В статье рассматриваются вопросы формирования политико-правовых представлений о государственной власти в зависимости от социального положения ученого или той части
общества, интересы которого он представляет. Сделана попытка показать некоторые представления о государственной власти в период развития буржуазного общества.