Scientific section. Politology

«Жизнь» важнее «свободы»: актуальный тренд в мифологии либерально-демократического процесса

 Reasons and consequences of changes within motivational sphere of contemporary liberal and democratic politics in our country and abroad are analyzed in the article. Inherent in recent liberal and democratic politics, social and mythological concept that civil freedoms are the supreme value and any sacrifices (made by a man or society) to defend them are reasonable is gradually displaced with another stereotypical and socially valuable precept.

Political Aspects of American Assistance to Ukraine on the Eve of the 2002 Parliamentary Elections

The article is devoted to the political analysis of the tools used by the United States to withdraw Ukraine from the sphere of economic influence of Russia. Based on the analysis of the materials of individual projects and scientific publications, the authors come to conclusion that by 2002 the expected change of generations of political scientists and economists did not take place in the USA. The tone within the Ukrainian issue continued to be set by the veterans of the Cold War and the financial structures behind them.

Youth: Subject-Object Status in the System of Municipal Youth Policy

The article deals with theoretical and methodological approaches to determining the subject-object status and involvement of young people in the processes of political, social, and economic development of a municipality. The starting point of the research is the assumption that the traditional approach to youth as a socio-demographic group, distinguished by socio-age and professional characteristics, does not correspond to the current dynamics of political processes occurring in municipalities and regions.

Conflict and Integration Potential of Interethnic and Migration Relations in the Republic of Crimea (Results of Expert Survey)

The article presents the results of an expert survey conducted in the Republic of Crimea in November – December 2019. The author analyzes the conflict and integration potential of interethnic and migration relations in the region. In recent years, there has been a low level of participation of public organizations in the adaptation and integration of migrants in the region. The author substantiates the necessity of conducting regular mass regional political and sociological research on interethnic and migration relations.

Specifics of Electoral Activity of the Second Echelon Political Actors in Modern Russia

Analysis of the second echelon parties and social associations’ participation in electoral processes within single voting day in September 2020 is presented in the article. An inference is made that as a result of municipal elections in different regions of Russia transformations related to strengthening oppositional forces’ resources have taken place; these transformations can manifest themselves as early as during the State Duma election-2021. Elections have shown that motivation of protest voting “we want reforms” is growing in popularity.

The Game of Politics vs. the Political Game: Posing a Problem (Part 2)

The article analyzes the specifics of the use of game forms in social and political space, as well as in the formation of political culture of Russian youth. The paper identifies and considers in detail the main problem points associated with the use of game technologies for constructing the political culture of young people. The author reveals the key features of the resource potential of gaming technologies and highlights the criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of gaming activities.

Bologna Process as a Factor of Higher Education System Reformation Policy in Modern Russia

Based on the analysis of scholarly discourse on the results of Bologna Declaration goals and principles’ incorporation into reformation of higher education system in Russia and through their own experience of teaching in higher education institutions, the authors come to conclusion that commitment to accession into the world educational space was caused not so much by real domestic needs to improve home higher education system but by political factors as a result of slow-response impact of a liberal reformation strategy of the 1990s.

Network and Hierarchical Format of Digital Propaganda in the Political Communicative Environment

The article is devoted to the analysis of the category of “digital propaganda” in the context of the development of political communicative and primarily tele-communicative environment. The emphasis is placed on considering the network and hierarchical format of digital propaganda, reflecting the specifics of the modern Internet environment. The reasons for the possible weakening of propaganda impact on social media are substantiated, measures to increase the effectiveness of digital propaganda are proposed.

“Ethnicity” and “Politicalness”: Inversion in Modern Mythology of Civil Political Subjectivity

The article is devoted to analysis of one of the reasons why today in the world, including Russia and “Western” states with long-standing liberal traditions, governing elites and civil societies’ critical attitude to institutions, values, and practices of liberal democratic policy is growing. The author explains the grow of such dissatisfaction by inversion of two stereotypical (social and mythological) civil identities and corresponding motivations for political participation.

New Paradigm of Modern State Political Designing

The article contains results of analysis of the historical change of paradigms presented by mass visions of the place and mission of a state within political process; the paradigms within which society designed political functionality of the “state of the future”. The author proves that in the face of pandemic and active fight of modern state institutions against it, social interest in optimization of political functions’ allocation between civil society and bureaucratic structures has risen.