Current Sources and Metamorphoses of Political Power: A Critical Analysis

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The article analyzes the processes of transformation and modification of political power caused by the processes of globalization. Based on a wide range of socio-political theories and concepts, the author examines the problems of state governance, disintegration, and political stability of state power in the face of contemporary challenges and threats. The author critically analyzes modern theories, such as “the end of power”, “retrotopia” and “liquid society”. The author shows both the significant heuristic potential of these conceptual models and their limited capabilities for interpreting current socio-political reality. The article concludes that difficulties of implementation of public administration in current conditions should not detract from importance of quality public administration, the requirements for which are also increasing.


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Vladimir A. Kalamanov

International Sustainable Energy Development Centre under the auspices of UNESCO

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Kedrov str., 8/1, Moscow, Russian Federation, 117292

Doctor of Law, Deputy Chairman of the Governing Board, International Sustainable Energy Development Centre under the auspices of UNESCO

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