Scientific section. Politology

The place and role of national and cultural organizations in the political space of Saratov border zone

The article analyzes the influence of ethnic factor in the post-Soviet space using the example of the Saratov region. On the basis of a public survey conducted in eight districts of the region, the activities of national and cultural organizations as subjects of civil society and the regional political process are considered. Their interaction with the authorities, difficulties, and contradictions arising in the process of implementing the programs and goals of national and cultural organizations are studied.

Formation of patriotism: Political and ideological meanings and technologies

The article considers political and ideological aspects of patriotism and technologies of its formation in modern conditions. The author shows that patriotic problematic is traditional for social and political discourse and remains relevant nowadays. The need for a deep and comprehensive theoretical and methodological study of the state policy on patriotic education of Russians was proved. The approaches to develop a model of modern patriotism which corresponds to the image of our Fatherland’s future were outlined.

The leading “left” Russian parties on the eve of State Duma election-2021

Stances of “Communist Party of the Russian Federation” and “Fair Russia” as two main left parties on the eve of State Duma election-2021 are considered in the article. Based on the analysis of CPRF leaders’ reaction to January protest campaign, the author concludes that there are some signs of crisis within the party and pinpoints reasons of communists’ inability to crucially change their image and electoral resources for the upcoming election.

Foreign policy expertise: Polyvariety of research approaches in political science

The main theoretical and methodological approaches that are used in Russian and world political science to study foreign policy expertise and related problems are analyzed in the article. The author concludes that there are so called “procedural”, institutional, system, and network approaches. From the point of view of the first one, foreign policy expertise is a special activity or procedure that is carried out by subjects with special knowledge and status.

Russia’s space and border in the value dimension

The article reveals the understanding of space and the state border as a national value of Russia. As a result of historical development, due to the presence of a constant threat to the country and the resource mobilization for its protection, the citizens of Russia have formed a sustainable defense consciousness and understanding of the border as a sacred value. The article raises the question of further understanding of the problem.

“Bad/good politics” as a concept of political science

The article contains the author’s suggestions how to use terms “good politics” and “bad politics” as theoretical tools of political study.

UN peacekeeping in Mali: From peacekeeping to public diplomacy

The article is dedicated to analysis of current processes in Mali. The author examine efforts of Malian state, France, as former metropole, and state that include Mali in its traditional zone of influence, and the whole international community to de-escalate the conflict. Results of this particular research showed multiple layers of the conflict.

The role of the Hamas movement in the foundation of a palestinian state: Ideology and practice

The relevance of this topic is determined by the significance of the struggle of the Palestinian people for the foundation of their own state. Despite the huge number of publications on this topic, it cannot be considered exhausted due to the fact that new actors are emerging in this process, which respond in their own way to the internal and external challenges that arise around the problem of Palestinian state-building. The article is devoted to identifying the role and significance of the Hamas movement in the foundation of a Palestinian state.

Political and legal bases for the functioning of the institute of national-cultural autonomy in the context of the national security strategy of the Russian Federation

The article reveals the problems of legislation in the sphere of functioning of national and cultural autonomies that affect politics both on regional and federal levels. The author notes the need to reform the legal framework for the functioning of national and cultural autonomies in the context of the national security Strategy of Russia.

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