Scientific section. Politology

On the issue of political image leader networkization: The results of an empirical analysis

The networkization of the modern fi eld of public policy is studied in the paper. With the help of the information society theory and the image-role construct concept, the content of the image of the regional leader - the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region G.S. Nikitin is analyzed in the research. A qualitative-quantitative type of content analysis was chosen as the main empirical method of research, and the information array of data was made up of news reports from the Website of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Government.

The attitude of Russian youth to the Special Military Operation: The role of media support of state policy

The purpose of this article is to analyze the role of media support for the actions of the Russian authorities in shaping the attitude of young people to the special military operation (SMO) in Ukraine. The results of sociological surveys are analyzed regarding the level of interest and concern of young people about what is happening within the framework of the SMO, as well as their approval of the course towards a forceful solution to the conflict and the most preferable prospects for the further development of the situation.

Peculiarities of perception of the main directions of Russian state policy by regional youth

The article discusses features of perception of the main directions of Russian state policy by regional youth based on the results of a sociological survey and focus groups conducted at the end of 2021 in the Saratov region. Based on the analysis of the received materials, the degree of interest of various age groups of young people in politics was revealed, and the specifics of the perception of the economic, social, cultural, youth, and defense policy of the Russian state were pinpointed.

Risks of formation and opportunities for monitoring the commitment of Russian young citizens to the traditional values of Russian society

The challenges that domestic and foreign policy of the Russian state is facing today make it urgent to find the means by which it would be possible to direct the civic education of Russian youth, in general, and to instill in them respect for the traditional values of Russian statehood and public life, in particular, in a constructive way.

Theoretical and methodological foundations of policy analysis in the sphere of artifi cial intelligence

. The article is devoted to the theory and methodology of analysis of the process of formation and implementation of policy in the sphere of artifi cial intelligence, taking into account world experience and Belarusian political and legal realities. The explicative potential of the fi ve-phase model of the political and administrative cycle is shown as a methodological prerequisite for the analysis of policy in the sphere of artifi cial intelligence in the context of digital transformation.

The impact of China’s “soft power” policy in the Asia-Pacifi c region

The article deals with topical issues of the implementation of China’s “soft power” policy in the Asia-Pacifi c region. The growing infl uence of China’s public diplomacy is demonstrated by the example of state programs of technological and economic development integrating tools of interaction with the governments of the Asia-Pacifi c states. The conclusion is made about the growing infl uence of China’s promotional policy to strengthen its diplomatic positions in the Asia-Pacifi c region in overcoming the negative consequences of the crisis associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Post-Soviet Caspian as a geopolitical unit. Problems of description and contours of a new research paradigm

The purpose of this work is to explore the ways of perception and analysis of geopolitical processes in the Caspian area. At the centre of the analysis is the nature of the intellectual eff orts behind knowledge production and representation of the Caspian. This brings our study to the problem of geopolitical positioning of this mesoregion with the prospect of putting forward a new cognitive perspective.

Image characteristics of the subject of political process – municipal authority bodies of Russian million-plus cities: Social media analysis

This article considers formation of image of thirteen Russian million-plus cities in social media (not including federal cities – Moscow and St. Petersburg). Based on the content analysis of messages posted on the offi cial accounts of local authorities of million-plus cities on the VKontakte social network for the period from September 1 to December 1, 2021, the authors determined the main image characteristics broadcast through offi cial social media accounts.

Main challenges to the development of the system of higher education in modern Russia

The article considers the main challenges of the development of the system of higher education in modern Russia, due to the growing confrontation with the United States of America and its Western European allies.

Protest media activism in modern Russia and prospects for its development

The article attempts to study protest media activism in modern Russia, taking into account the manifestation of its new forms, such as online rallies, as well as an analysis of the prospects for its further application in the protest practice of modern Russia. The conclusion is made about the ambiguity of the use of new media technologies to consolidate the protest potential of the Russian society, which is associated with the presence of trends in the growth of the Internet users and the increase in state control over the sphere of public communications on the Internet.