Scientific section. Politology

Peculiarities of State Policy in the Field of Use and Protection of Forests in the Russian Federation

The article deals with topical issues of reform policy for the purposes of effective forest legislation and state management of forest ownership, use and protection, management of forest resources in the Russian Federation, taking into account the existing contradictions in the forms of ownership of forests and the impact of natural and anthropogenic factors on the current state of forests.

Theory of Novorossia within the Crimean Social and Humanitarian Discourses

The article considers the problem of interpretation of the theory of Novorossia within the Crimean social and humanitarian discourses. Opinions of the researchers have been presented. It was shown that the Crimean scholars were able to derive a number of important provisions that are relevant to the theory. They explored the specifics of the study of the space of Novorossia, suggesting the interpretation of its borders.

Теоретико-методологические подходы к анализу игровых технологий: социально-политический аспект

В статье рассматриваются основные теоретико-методологические подходы к определению «игровые технологии» исходя из социально-политической детерминированности данной категории. В работе анализируется политическая составляющая игровых моделей, обозначаются их основные виды, формы и функции, а также систематизируются исследования игровых практик в социально-политической сфере.

Features of the Functioning of the Electoral Area of Political Participation in the Modern Russian Society

The configuration of the electoral arena of political participation indicates the presence of significant problems in its functioning, among which are the following. Firstly, in Russian society, there was a classification of only one electoral practice — voting, while only a limited number of people mastered other political actions important for the development of this arena. Secondly, there is an ambivalence of ideas about the functionality of elections, which negatively affects the basic trust in this institution.

The Public Control at the Political System of the Russian Region: Problems and Prospects of Development

The article analyzes the current state and prospects of political institutionalization of public control in the regions of the Russian Federation. The author highlights key areas and problematic aspects of the participation of public institutions in shaping the political space of the region, assesses trends in the development of the political and legal mechanism of interaction between civil society and government in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, and formulates proposals aimed at increasing the effectiveness of public control subjects.

Political and Seamlessly Integrated Advertising: Problems of Legal Regulation and Directions of Their Solution

The article deals with the problems of legislative regulation of political and organically integrated advertising, as well as the balance between political advertising, electoral campaigning, campaigning on referendum, and social advertising. It is concluded that there is a need for the adoption of a new law “On political advertising”, which extends the principles of integrity and reliability used for commercial advertising for political advertising, as well as fixes other restrictions for it acting for standard forms of advertising.

Political Technology of Region Branding as a Possibility of Forming Its Positive Image and Increasing Investment Attractiveness

The paper discusses issues of the Russian Federation regions branding on the example of the Saratov Region. Regional executive authorities’ actions on the official symbols introduction and creation of territory brand, as well as development of investors informational support system through the Investment Portal of the Saratov Region in order to create regional positive image are analyzed. The practicability of the Saratov Region branding at the current stage of economic development is identified and justified.

Strategy of Employment: in Search of Conceptual Justification of Innovation Policy

The paper considered approaches to definition of strategy of employment, one of the most widespread concepts of modern researches of labor market. Features of each approach are described: their key categories, methodological assumptions and turning out typology. Restrictions are specified in application of the described approaches and a way of their overcoming. We show proximity of strategy of employment to other concepts – to the labor, professional, career strategy and we also prove their allocation in independent category in a type of global changes of the sphere of  employment.

Velvet Revolution in Armenia: Challenges and Opportunities

In the understanding of the Velvet revolution in Armenia, an important role belongs to the logic of the post-Soviet space. Like other post-Soviet states Armenia was doomed to become a country with an oligarchic authoritarian political order. The important element of the post-Soviet transit of Armenia became the Artsakh problem. The April 2016 war made it obvious that under the conditions of an oligarchic authoritarian political order, Armenia is doomed to military defeat, which ultimately led to the 2018 Velvet revolution.

Ethnosystem of Russian Arctic in the Context of Northern Ecosystem: Understanding the Specific of Ethnopolitics in Polar Mega-Region

This paper examines crucial characteristics of the ethnopolitical situation at Russian Arctic and sub-Arctic. Accumulated and deferred ethnic problems of the region are in the center of analysis. The authors proposes the new analytical perspective – to consider the ethnosystem of the Arctic in close connection with the polar ecosystem which allows for ethnopolitical analysis in terms of a single eco-social system.