Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1818-9601 (Print)
ISSN 2541-8998 (Online)

political elite

The welfare state as a factor in reducing contradictions in the ruling elite on the example of Russia in the late XIX – early XX centuries

The article deals with the formation of the foundations of the social state in Russia at the turn of the XIX–XX centuries. At the same time, the emphasis is placed on the fact that representatives of political elite, diff ering in various ideological views and ideas about the ideal form of government, could agree on the need to expand social functions of the state.

The dynamics and features of the transformation process of political elite composition in the region of the transitive type

The article considers the basic features of the transformation process of the political elite in relation to the region of a transitive, agrarianindustrial type, like Saratov region. The differences between the transformation process and the change of the elite and the so-called "change of elites" are revealed. The characteristics of the structural-institutional, group and generational aspects of the dynamics of elites in the region are given.

The Formation and Evolution of the Positional Approach in the Political Elite Study in Home Sociology

The article deals with the peculiarities of the positional approach formation in home sociology of the political elite. The formation factors are being revealed and a characteristic of the main tendencies of the positional approach development in the analysis of the political elite in home sociology

The Idea of National Self-determination of South Ossetia in the Context of Separation of the Ossetian People

This article explores the idea of national self-determination of South Ossetia in the context of the separation of Ossetian people. The author tries to explore the influence of the situation of ethnic division on the formation of the South Ossetian national idea and the role this situation has played in the process of final implementation of this idea.

Subjective Ethical Analysis Paradigm in Elite Works of Sociologist Populist

The article discusses the features of the study of elite layers in the writings of the sociologist populists. Special attention is drawn to a distinctive direction of populist sociology as a subjective sociology, represented primarily by P. L. Lavrov and N. K. Mikhailovsky. We give a general description of the sociological views of sociologistpopulist trends, the factors that determine the specificity of its formation in the Russian society and the base of «critically thinking individuals» theories P. L. Lavrov and «heroes» N. K.

Рекрутирование региональной политической элиты: эволюция этапов, форм и карьерных стратегий

The paper dwells on studying one of the most important processes defining the quality potential of the modern elite – recruiting elite groups. The political elite recruiting peculiarities defining this process, social factors and mechanisms are revealed. Special attention is paid to the analysis of the basic stages of the political elite recruiting at the regional level: Stage I – “quasi-free convergence” (1991–1993); Stage II – mutational (1994–2000); Stage III – “elite controlled recruiting” (2001–2011); Stage IV – mixed (hybrid) (2012 – present time).