Scientific section. Politology

The Institutionalization of Professional Expertise in the Field of State National Policy of the Russian Federation

The article examines the directions of institutionalization of professional expertise in the sphere of state national policy of the Russian Federation from the perspective of expansion and improvement of tools for its implementation. The necessity of creating a complex multi-level system of scientific support and dialogue between the authorities and the expert community is substantiated. The importance of forming a regional expert panel for ethnic and political analysis and monitoring is emphasized.

The National Security Issue Within the Debate on the Current Constitution of the Russian Federation

The main trends of Russian scholarships on political functionality of the Russian state in post-soviet period are considered in the article. Based on the analysis of the dominant positions about the expediency and possibilities of reformation of the constitution of the Russian Federation, the author substantiates his own conception of law support for prospects of evolution of political functionality of a state as one of the key element of providing stable and dynamic development of the Russian society

Hypothesis in Political Science Research

The author proposes a solution to the problem of formulating a hypothesis in a political science research. In solving this problem, researchers, especially beginners, often encounter great difficulties. The article analyzes the natural causes of such difficulties. One of them is the lack of experiment with the object of research within humanitarian studies (including political). These are also problems of scientific expediency of statements made by political scientists regarding certain assumptions about the subject, method, and expected results of their research.

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.