No 2 (2014)


Moscow Megapolis in the Modern Russian and World Political Space

Anokhin M.G., Chumakov D.S.


This article is devoted to the place and role of the Moscow megalopolis in the Russian and global political space. The article reveals the problems of formation of the modern world a new political subjectivity and consideration of big cities, in particular Moscow, as fully fledged political actors and active participants of the political processes. The author pays special attention to the particular political functions of the capital megalopolis, as well as the resources and competitive advantages, which allow Moscow to play an active role in political relations and processes, both within the country and on the international arena.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2014;(2):5-12
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Expanding the Borders of Moscow: an Analysis of Alternative Projects and Ways of Its Implementation

Grachev M.N., Popov S.I.


The authors analyze the advantages and disadvantages of some possible models for expanding the boundaries of Moscow City: the association of Moscow City and the Moscow region into a single subject of the Russian Federation, the uniformly expansion of the city boundaries at the expense of the Moscow region, the creation of a satellite town, and the ongoing accession of the specially designated part of the Moscow region territory to Moscow City.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2014;(2):13-30
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The Features of Political Crowdfunding in the Russian Political Practice

Sokolov A.V.


The article discusses the process сrowdfunding’s formation in modern Russia. The authors highlighted the reasons for the appearance of this phenomenon. They justified choice of Russian politicians of mechanism for collecting funds in political campaigns. The article characterizes trends in political fundraising and сrowdfunding in Russia. The study highlighted their advantages and disadvantages for application in political activity. The authors give examples of successful сrowdfunding campaigns in modern Russia.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2014;(2):31-38
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Voter’s Turnout Evolution in Russian Overmillion Citizen Cities

Buzin A.Y.


The article investigates the empirical turnout distribution of electoral commissions for 15 Russian cities with a population of over 1 million inhabitants. Such distributions are built for various level elections since 1999. For some cities distributions have sustained quasi-Gaussian (near to gaussian) type, while others show an instability in the type of distribution.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2014;(2):39-51
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Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation as a Tool for Interaction Between Society and Authority: the Approaches to Appraisal of Performance Assessment’s Efficiency

Puzanova Z.V., Zakharyan D.A.


One of the main problem of up-to-date Russia is the problem of civil society forming. There are mechanisms which help to form and develop it. One of this is Civic chamber of the Russian Federation.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2014;(2):52-59
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The Analysis of Ethnic and Confessional Relations in the North Caucasus

Abazalieva L.R.


In the article the author analyzes characteristics of ethno-confessional relations in the North Caucasus. The author describes the main problems, which became the cause of instability in the region. Particular attention is drawn to the important role of ethnic and religious factors in maintaining of political stability and territorial unity, combined with a multi-confessional and multi-ethnic Russian reality.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2014;(2):60-65
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The Role of State Policy in Personnel Management on the Example of State and Municipal Authorities

Teplov A.V., Kolokol’chikova E.V.


This article analyzes the role of personnel management in government agencies and local government. The author concludes that provides an overview of the influence of human resource management in large organizations and industries, the analysis of the role of human resource management in the organization, an overview of its major mechanisms of functioning in an emerging market in the introduction of innovative technologies to improve the efficiency of production. The authors conclude that the special role of HR managers in the implementation of the policy of the Moscow government for professional development of civil servants.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2014;(2):66-77
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“Muslim Brothrhood” in the Egyptian Revolution of 2011

Fahimeh S.


The article examines the roots and causes of protests in Egypt at the present stage. The author focuses on the ideological influence of Islamic parties and movements, in particular the association “Muslim Brotherhood” in the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. Methodological basis of this publication principles amounted to politological, sociological, cultural and historical methods of scientific knowledge.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2014;(2):78-82
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“Arab Spring” and Palestinian Problem

Iwaina M.S.


The article describes the situation in the Middle East, namely in Palestine in the light of the events of the “Arab spring”. The balance of power in the region has been changed and there are new key actors in the region, affecting the Middle East settlement. The author examines the political position of the country after the “Arab spring” on the Palestinian question and the outcome of the current situation.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2014;(2):83-88
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Palestinian Problem: Peace Resistance or Cyclic Return to Deadlock

Khalayla T.M.


This article considers the phenomenon of peaceful resistance, which is maintained by Palestinians amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The main thesis of the article lies in the problem of effectiveness of this method under conditions of indifference and lack of interest of the Western news agencies in this relation, as well as the liability of the State of Israel, which ignores all the peace initiatives. Conclusion of the article deposes that in such circumstances, there can appear new radical groups who will abandon an unarmed method as ineffective that will lead to an escalation of the conflict.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2014;(2):89-95
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An Artist and Power

Nisnevich Y.A., Orlov I.B.


The authors propose the hypothesis that in the periods of autocracy in European tradition compensation of potential of its negative influence on culture is possible. Such compensation actualizes through the rise of humanistic orientation in arts. With all this going on humanistic trend in culture contributes to the processes of development of political process in the direction of polyarchy. However, the return to autocracy could not be excluded because of many internal and external factors of political situation. To verify the given hypothesis the authors analyze cases of Ancient Greece as well as Renaissance and dictatorships of ХХ centuries in Portugal and Haiti.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2014;(2):96-107
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Issues of Teaching Politology at Higher Educational Institutions

Medvedev N.P.


The article describes modern issues connected with the teaching of new directions of political science in the universities of the Russian Federation.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2014;(2):108-114
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Institutional Aspect of Local Authorities on Ireland and Russia: Comparative Analysis

Kushnir V.V.


The article analyzes the current state of local authorities in Ireland and local government in the Russian Federation, in accordance with their reforms. Comparison institutions made based on a number of indicators selected.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2014;(2):115-122
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Conceptual Basis of E-Democracy Study

Kopalkina E.A., Yukhanov N.S.


The article is devoted to formation and development of e-democracy in modern Russian realities. Due to the increasing role of the Internet in political life mechanisms and tools of e-democracy are under consideration as well as new forms of cross-personal communication. Special attention is paid to the political crowdsourcing as a main tool of e-democracy. The given article contains the practice of Russian and foreign crowdsourcing projects.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2014;(2):123-135
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Electoral Basis of Nazis on 1928-1932’s Elections in Germany

Shults E.E.


This article is devoted to the question of social basis of the National-socialist party of Germany (NSDAP). The author argues against established point of view that Hitler came to power as the result of a conspiracy of big capital and the support, rendered him by the elites, that the working class was not a social base of the Nazis and supported only the so-called «workers’ parties», that the electoral potential of the NSDAP was exhausted by November 1932, and the KPD had large resources for the growth of the number of deputies in the Reichstag, but this was interrupted by the advent of the Nazis to power.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2014;(2):136-144
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RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2014;(2):145-147
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