No 3 (2011)


The Problem of Formation of Civil Society in Russia

Pochta Y.M., Oberemko T.V.


The article is devoted to the question of creation of civil society in the democratizing Russia after the demise of the Soviet Union. The author argues that the shrinking powers of the state and increasing degree of diversity of society requires transfer of functions of political governance to the structures of civil society. But the decision on the applicability of Western liberal democratic model of civil society for a multinational and multiconfessional Russia and the participation of government in this process demands much attention.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2011;(3):5-16
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The Application of Theories of Conflict and Interest Coordination to the Special Aspects of the Regional-Level Budget Policy

Grachev M.N., Levina V.V.


In the given article there is shown that the process of the regional-level budget policy implementation is not free from contradictions arising in the course of the resource allocation and expenditure responsibilities between the levels of the government, and often acquires the conflict nature. Taking into consideration the basic theories, the authors proposed the typology of conflicts between the regional government and municipalities, which can be used in the inter-budget relationships.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2011;(3):17-24
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Theoretical and Political Aspects of Studying the Interaction of Civilizations

Kitinov B.U.


The interaction of civilizations is studied by the different areas of political science, and the significant achievements in this area have been reached due to the neorealism and neoliberalism. Actualization of the problems of political modernization and the spread of the Western values in traditional societies led to the formation and development of theories of civilizations' clash and interaction. Conceptualization of civilizational discourse generates heuristic concepts to predict the processes of stabilization and destabilization.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2011;(3):25-32
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The Political Prospects of Russian-Chinese Energy Cooperation in the Context of Russian Energy Policy in East Asia

Barov S.A.


The given article is devoted to the actual problem of energy relations between Russia and China in the geopolitical breaking of the Russian energy policy in Far East. The author examines and analyzes the specifics of the Russian energy cooperation with China in relation to Russian energy strategy in the Asia-Pacific region and the political strategies of the two countries (Russia and China) in East and Central Asia.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2011;(3):33-47
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The Law of Parity in the Politics of France: Debates and Perspectives

Zhukova O.I.


Today France shows rather good indicators of participation of women in legislature. These indicators are rather low in comparison with other European Union countries, but very high in comparison with earlier periods of political history of France. Favorable influence on similar changes has occurred thanks to an adoption of law about parity. The opinions of politicians of the benefit of the law of parity and its need disagree on many topics. But the fact of its introduction and approbation shows us the essential changes in mentality of French people.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2011;(3):48-54
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Mediacracy and the Institute of Britain Political Consulting: Personification, Departisation and Americanization of Public Politics

Yukhanov N.S.


The article is devoted to the genesis and specificity of political consulting in Great Britain. The author took into consideration personification of politics and political communication. In this article the author states that аmericanization of electoral process leads to postdemocracy and transforms modern political institutions.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2011;(3):55-63
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Everyday Language Used by Dmitry Medvedev, the President of Russian Federation, as an Image Strategy Too

Smirnova I.S., Kovalevskaya E.V.


This article is devoted to the analysis of the most frequent use of everyday language used in the speeches and statements of President Dmitry Medvedev. From the research it becomes clear that the main target is the Russian audience. However, some statements of this type aim also to influence foreign listeners and readers. At the same time, one purpose is to influence internal recipients differently from external recipients. This means that everyday language plays a different role in domestic communication from that in international communication and needs to be analyzed separately.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2011;(3):64-70
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Collective Action Theory: the Political Dimension

Kazarinova D.B.


The article is devoted to the analysis of the modern collective action theory as one of the main analytic structures dedicated to the civil society functioning. The sociological and political notion of collective action correlates with the psychological notion of collective activity. This interdisciplinary approach enables to make in-depth analysis of the collective action theory and its applicability boundaries
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2011;(3):71-78
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Government Relations as Political Form of Public-Private Partnership in Modern Russia

Matveenkov D.O.


This article is devoted to research of institutional aspects of «Government Relations» (GR) phenomenon as a specific form of business-authorities relations in the modern Russia which is connected with change of institutional environment and directed on improvement of public administration efficiency and corruption level reduction. Special attention in the article is granted to interpretation of place and role of institution of Government Relations in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) system in the modern Russia. GR is considerated as a political form of public-private partnership (PPP), as a kind of «political basis» which determines the main principles and mechanisms of PPP in the others spheres, and first of all in the economical sphere.
RUDN Journal of Political Science. 2011;(3):79-90
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