political ideologies

Ideological preferences of youth as a factor of perceptions of the desired future of Russia

The article considers results of a representative social survey (N = 2021) and focus groups conducted in November 2022 on the issues of value motivation of young people’s attitude to the main directions of state policy in modern Russia. Based on the analysis of the received materials, the structure of the ideological preferences of various age groups of Russian youth, their influence on the perception of the current state of the main directions of domestic and foreign policy and ideas about the desired future of political and socio-economic development of Russia was revealed.

The “left” future of Russia: Reflections of party theorists and the electorate

In their minds, subjects of democratic politics constantly form and optimize images of future changes in functioning of the state and society, use them as a tool in the struggle for political infl uence and leadership. The article provides a comparative analysis of how this creative process is going on within Russian civil society today, in the minds of ordinary citizens and party elites committed to left-wing political values.

Value and ideological factor of formation of the image of Russia’s future among modern youth (Regional case)

 The article considers results of social survey on the problems of the image of the future in the views of young people, conducted in 2021 in the Saratov region. Based on the analysis of  the materials obtained, the importance of the value and ideological factor in the formation of various representations of the desired image of the political, social, and economic development of the country is revealed.

About the Structure of Political Ideologies within the Value-Based Convergence of Russian Parties

The main features of using political ideologies in post-Soviet Russia as well as value-based convergence of different parties are considered in the article. The author concludes that value markers, which previously served as tools to identify and draw the lines between various party ideologies, have lost their initial meanings. The reason is that by using information and communication technologies modern parties base themselves upon converged “universal human values”.

Value Bases of Contemporary Elites’ Recruitment: Problems and Perspectives

The idea that today ideological values play accidental and instrumental role in the process of political elites’ recruitment is postulated in this article. The reason is that classic meta-ideologies (i.e. liberalism, conservatism, and social democracy) have lost preciseness of the borders of their positioning because of mutual value borrowing and formation of a so-called consensus value core.