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RUDN Journal of Political Science

Editor-in-Chief: Yuriy M. Pochta, PhD, Professor

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Open Access: Open Access  

Founded in 1999. Publication frequency: quarterly.

Peer-Review: double blind. APC: no article processing charge.

ISSN: 2313-1438 (Print) ISSN: 2313-1446 (Online)

PUBLISHER: Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Journal History

The mission of the Journal is a broad exchange of scientific information and results of theoretical and empirical studies by researchers from different fields of Russia's Political science: Comparative Politics, Russian Political History, Political Sociology, as well as Political Philosophy and Political Psychology. 

The purpose of the Journal is enhancement of research efficiency in the field of political science on the basis of the development of scientific, editorial and publishing activities as well as dissemination and approbation of modern techniques and the latest achievements of political science in order to realize the mission of a modern classical university. Principal objectives of the journal:

  • conceptualization of political problems, goals, trends and tasks and further development of political self-consciousness and political culture;
  • providing the researchers with an opportunity of free expression and exposition of their vision of political processes and institutions within the framework of scientific discourse while allowing critical review of political problems through the prism of certain concepts, aspects and approaches;
  • cooperation with Russian academic and educational institutions in order to expand the information field and promote exchange of scientific knowledge;
  • in publications, materials should be selected according to the specificity of RUDN University in general and topics of selected countries in particular;
  • expanding the authors’ cooperation network;
  • promoting the image and helping to further recognition of the journal by expanding its international activity and visibility;
  • advancing the journal in the market of scientific periodical reviewed works;
  • using the published materials in research and educational process at Political Science departments of Russian higher educational establishments as well as within the Human Sciences framework.

The journal is designed for publishing the results of independent and original research works by researchers, professors of RUDN University and scientific centers in the form of research articles, review materials, scientific reports, and bibliographical reviews on certain subjects and within selected scientific areas. The journal provides an overall coverage of political processes in Russia and the contemporary world. At the same time, following the scientific trends of the University, special attention is paid to Russia-related studies: Political history of Russia; Religion and state politics; Contemporary political process; Russia in the system of international relations; Foreign policy of Russia; political thought and methods of Political Science research. Particular attention is paid to the problems of political and state development of contemporary Russia. Research is based on the principles of methodological pluralism and the interdisciplinary approach, as well as studies of international relations and dialogue of civilizations in the context of ongoing changes in the global landscape. Concurrently, traditional methodological tools of Political Science are being reconsidered.


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Vol 21, No 4 (2019)

Political Views of the Youth: Loyalty or Protest?
Popova O.V., Lagutin O.V.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(4):599-619
Religion and Politics in the Post-Soviet Russia (Example of Islam)
Pochta Y.M.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(4):620-632
The Problem of Internally Displaced Persons in Ethiopia in the Context of 2020 Parliamentary Elections
Ivanov V.G., Kassae Nigusie V.M.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(4):633-641
Developmental State of Ethiopia: Reflections on the Costs of Viewing Economic Growth as a Governance Criterion
Bayeh E.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(4):642-660
The Pitfalls of Ethnolinguistic-Based Federal Experiment in Ethiopia
Gardachew B.D., Kefale G.M., Kumie G.A.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(4):661-672
Institutional Foundations of Intraparty Coalitions in Presidential Systems: Case of Uruguay
Varshavsky A.Y.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(4):673-686
Terrorist Threat in the Former Soviet Union in the Face of ISIL’s Defeat in Iraq and Syria
Khanaliyev N.U.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(4):687-705
Procurement Mechanism of Goods and Regional Government Services in Accordance with the Principle of Good Governance in Banjarbaru
Sompa A.T.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(4):706-717
Cooperation with Russia and the Current State of the RussianLanguage Community on the Agenda of the 2018 Election to the Seimas of Latvia
Krishtal M.I.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(4):718-728
Leo Strauss and His Neoconservative Disciples (on the Problem of the Sources and Genesis of Neoconservatism)
Blokhin K.V.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(4):729-744
“Clash of Civilizations” Concept in the EU Right-Wing Populists’ Discourse
Byshok S.O.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(4):745-754
The Concept of Populism in Modern Anglo-Saxon and German Political Science
Meshcheryakov D.Y.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(4):755-764
Methodological Approaches to Studying the Personality of a Politician-Populist
Aybazova M.M.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(4):765-776