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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 Political science: Comparative Politics, Political History, Political Sociology, as well as Political Philosophy and Political Psychology – both in Russia and abroad.

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. This purpose shapes the principal objectives of the journal:

  • conceptualization of political problems, 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 and foreign academic and educational institutions in order to expand the information field and promote exchange of scientific knowledge;
  • in publications, materials should be selected with attention to the specificity of RUDN University in general and topics of participating 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 and foreign 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 Universities and other 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; Contemporary political process, Russia in the system of international relations; 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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Current Issue

Vol 21, No 3 (2019)

Political process in contemporary Russia: Prospects and trends
The Image of Russia in the Russian Television (Research Conducted in 2017-2019)
Vinogradova N.S.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(3):397-408
“Our Home - Russia” as the Movement of Bright Centrism (1995-1999)
Stepanov A.A.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(3):409-420
Political processes in the modern world
Youth Engagement in Nigerian Politics: Age and Gender Differentials (as Perceived by Ijebu-Ode Community)
Olubela A., Iyunade O., Ogunsanya A.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(3):421-429
Agrokor: Political Aspects of the Crisis of Croatia’s Biggest Conglomerate
Zubovic M.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(3):430-438
Water Governance and Water Management Systems in the Tekeze River Basin
Kumie G.A.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(3):439-449
Geopolitical Situation in Northeast Asia: Development of Sino-Russian Relations
Zreik M.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(3):450-459
Militia Participation in Counterinsurgency: The Impetus of Civilian Joint Task Participation in Combating Boko Haram in Nigeria
Gana M.L.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(3):460-469
Some actual problems of political science
Combating Corruption in the Countries of Anglo-Saxon Tradition (Using Examples of Great Britain, India, Singapore and the USA)
Strakhov A.P.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(3):470-502
Theda Skocpol’s Theory of Revolution
Shults E.E.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(3):503-512
Formal and Real Efficiency of Memory Policy (as Exemplified by Historical Cinematography of the Cold War Period)
Belov S.I.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(3):513-524
E-Government Towards the Establishment of Responsible and Efficient Public Administration
Sergeeva S.L., Denisov A.S.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(3):525-537
The Use of Internet Technologies for Mobilizing the Voter Base: Features, Subjects and Prospects
Antonov D.E.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(3):538-548
The Concept of Liberty in the Yan Fu’s Works
Lobova A.A.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(3):549-557
Academic Life
The Image of a Political Leader in the Russian Political Studies
Ivanov V.G., Ivanova M.G.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(3):558-576
About and Based on the Book by Mikhail Taratuta “Russians and Americans”. Book review: Taratuta M. America and Russia. We are so Different. Moscow: Alpina Publisher; 2019. 318 p
Bubnova N.I.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2019;21(3):577-591