A Word to Young Politological Scientists

Problems of Democracy Functionality: Methodological Approaches to the Study

The main objective of this article is to identify the features and causes of non-compliance/distortion of the basic principles and values of democracy as the main problem of its improper functioning. The analysis is based on the study and comparison of classical and modern works on democracy, which touch upon the interaction of democracy with the media, the elite and capitalism, in order to systematize approaches to the study of the problems of its functionality.

The Role of Ethno-Politics in the Formation of the Russian Civil Nation

The article considers the role of ethnopolitics in the design of a new Russian civil nation. The idea is substantiated that the problem of the formation of a civil nation in Russia is caused by the problem of the coincidence of two identities – national (universal) and ethnic. The role of ethnicity as a self-sufficient political resource is noted. The process of nation-building, features of ethno-political education are analyzed. The need to shift the emphasis in the implementation of Russian ethnopolitics is emphasized.

КОНФЛИКТ МЕЖДУ ЦЕНТРОМ И КАТАЛОНИЕЙ В ИСПАНИИ: АНАЛИЗ ПОЛИТИЧЕСКОГО ДИСКУРСА

Статья посвящена региональному конфликту Испании и Каталонии. История противостояния насчитывает несколько столетий, но на данный момент стремление региональных властей к независимости автономной области привело к эскалации конфликта. В данной статье с использованием дискурс-анализа определяются основные линии позиционирования сторон конфликта, а также выявляются скрытые дискурсивные подтексты в высказываниях сторон конфликта. В центре внимания автора находятся публичные выступления представителей конфликтующих сторон, затрагивающих тему противостояния Испании и Каталонии.

ПОЛИТИКО-ПРАВОВОЕ РЕГУЛИРОВАНИЕ ИНТЕРНЕТ-ПРОСТРАНСТВА В СОВРЕМЕННОЙ РОССИИ

В статье рассматривается эволюция политико-правового регулирования деятельности в информационном пространстве в Российской Федерации. Проводится анализ ключевых нормативно-правовых актов и документов в данной области, а также иных инициатив органов государственной власти, направленных на обеспечение контроля за распространением информации. Сделан вывод о причинах и целях ужесточения государственного регулирования деятельности интернет-сообществ и интернетпространства в целом.

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.