RUDN Journal of Public Administration

Editor-in-Chief: Vladimir G. Ivanov, Dr.Sci. (Political science), Associate Professor

ISSN: 2312-8313 (Print) ISSN: 2411-1228 (Online)

Founded in 2014.Publication frequency: quarterly.

Open Access: Open Access. APC: no article processing charge

Peer-Review: double blind. Publication language: Russian, English

PUBLISHERPeoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

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The scientific journal "RUDN Journal of Public Administration" - a specialized scientific publication, founded in late 2013.

The mission of the journal is to facilitate the scientific development of public administration as well as to create a platform for discussing  interdisciplinary and practice-oriented  perspectives in the field of public administration.

On the pages of the journal there are created an ability to discuss the main ideas and problems of public administration, analysis of current issues of public administration, the theoretical understanding of the trends and prospects of development of local government, synthesis of international practice and experience of public administration and management, lighting  modern trends of development of higher professional education in the field of public administration, etc.

The main headings of the journal are as follows: "Theory and Practice of Public Administration", "Foreign Experience of Management", "Formation and development of local government", "Culture of management", "Anthology of Public Administration" and etc.

The journal is meant for scientists and researchers, officials in the sphere of public administration, and for a wide range of readers interested in problems and perspectives of public administration in Russian Federation.

The editorial board of the journal includes leading scientists and experts of international and national level in the field of state and municipal management.


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Vol 9, No 4 (2022)


Russian Statehood: Contemporary Political Views
Grishin O.E., Glebov V.A.

The demand for the study of Russian statehood is determined by the factors of further national state building. The article demonstrates the breadth of views and the range of discussion topics related to the transformation of statehood using specific combinations of existing statehood, principles, and rules for the exercise of sovereignty. The authors analyze examples of ambiguity and inconsistency of opinions about statehood as a phenomenon. The article identifies the main vectors for determining and clarifying the future positions and essences of Russian statehood in each historical period.

RUDN Journal of Public Administration. 2022;9(4):351-359
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Pedigreed Legends as a Way of Integration of the Political Elite in the XVI Century
Ivanov V.G., Topychkanov A.V.

The article analyzes the role of pedigreed legends in the formation of political and managerial elites in Russia of the XVI century. The need to recruit, circulate and consolidate the elites at that time led to the formation of the institution of pedigree legends, which allowed the nobility to lengthen and elevate their origin. The article analyzes the pedigree of the legend about the origin of the Ratsha from which many noble families had their origin. The authors conclude that the supreme power actively used pedigreed legends in its symbolic policy.

RUDN Journal of Public Administration. 2022;9(4):360-368
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The Main Subjects of the Formation and Development of Russian Statehood in the Late XIII - Early XIV Centuries
Yagodka N.N., Velichko V.V.

The article discusses the main subjects of the formation of a unified ancient Russian state at the end of the 13th - beginning of the 14th centuries and analyzes the key factors that influenced this process. Special attention is paid to the description of the methods and tools used by ancient Russian governors in creating a unified state. The topic is relevant due to the current public and state demand for the search for new effective methods and models of governance that can be used in modern realities to build a unified and strong Russian state capable of pursuing a consistent and independent policy aimed at protection of national interests.

RUDN Journal of Public Administration. 2022;9(4):369-383
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Content Analysis Within the Framework of a Network Approach to the Study of the Foundations of Russian Statehood in the pre-Romanov Period
Osipov V.A.

This article presents to the reader’s a part of the results of a comprehensive study of the foundations of Russian statehood using a network approach, including the use of content analysis to overcome the limitations of the concept of political networks as a meso-level concept. The purpose of the article is to review the method and methodology of content analysis in the context of applying the network approach to the study of the formation of Russian statehood in the pre-Roman era. In addition to justifying the use of content analysis, modern software, its capabilities and methods of work are considered. Based on the data provided, conclusions are drawn about the possibility of effective use of content analysis as an additional tool for collecting and forming a database for further building network models. In our opinion, the material of the article can also be useful to a wide range of researchers who plan to use content analysis in studies of the state and society.

RUDN Journal of Public Administration. 2022;9(4):384-390
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Regional Management Centers as a New Form of Management Activity
Bolshakova K.U., Klimova A.V.

The article explores a little-studied topic about the modern form of regional governance based on interdepartmental communication. On the example of the Regional Management Centers (RMC) as a modern form of communication among different departments and of an informational interaction among citizens and authorities, the authors analyze the ways of forming a new public management concept, based on actors-network concept and digitalization ethics, the analysis of social networks, the concept of figuration and the fractal evolutionary concept. The authors assume that the introduction of mechanisms of an online interaction and networking creates proactive connections between citizens and authorities and increases the level of confidence and the management efficiency. The empirical data were collected through a range of interviews with representatives of different departments directly linked with the RMC activity, as well as through the documents analysis and descriptive statistics. As a result of the study, the authors draw conclusions about the importance of a network approach in the organization of public administration, where the SDGs can become a full-fledged tool as part of the new paradigm of New Public Government (NPG). At the same time, the important goals are both increasing the level of digital maturity of the population and the readiness of the system itself for restructuring at all levels.

RUDN Journal of Public Administration. 2022;9(4):391-400
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Features of Formation of National Innovation Systems in Different Countries
Mukhitdinov R.J.

The article examines the factors and features of the formation of the national innovation system (NIS). The subject of the study is the specifics of the national innovation system in different countries. The absence of a universal effective NIS model that is universal for all countries indicates the significance of this study. The result of the study is to identify the features of the formation of NIS for a number of countries (clusters), and recommendations for building an effective NIS in Russia. The article applies the methods of correlation and regression analysis of innovative indicators for countries for which data are available in the public domain were used. Evaluation and verification of the adequacy of the applied model is determined by numerical analysis of the data obtained, as well as by economic interpretation. Correlation and regression analysis are performed separately for countries from different clusters in order to identify features between them. The study revealed the links between the type of government, state involvement and high-tech production (innovation).

RUDN Journal of Public Administration. 2022;9(4):401-417
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Enhancing Public Service Delivery in a VUCA Environment in South Africa: A Literature Review
Barbier L., Tengeh R.K.

There is widespread consensus that the volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) environment has contributed to the subpar quality of public sector service delivery in South Africa. Hence, the aim of this paper is to ascertain how the South African government can enhance service delivery in a VUCA world. This article presents a comprehensive study of a number of secondary literature sources. The author makes an effort to draw attention to knowledge gaps that might serve as the foundation for more research in the future. The main finding is that for the South African government to provide good service in a VUCA environment, its employees must be proficient in Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Programme and Project Management Methodology, and Change Management Methodology. There is a severe lack of empirical study on the delivery of public sector services in an environment characterized by VUCA. As a result, there is a need for more research on this topic. Specifically, in order to establish the effect that the VUCA environment has on the governments of emerging nations. The research will be beneficial to the governments of developing countries, notably South Africa, as well as to those who work in the field of public administration.

RUDN Journal of Public Administration. 2022;9(4):418-437
pages 418-437 views
Social Networks as a Challenge to Vietnam’s Political Stability
Davydov V.N., Nguyen T.A., Zotkina A.L.

The authors of the article identify new types of threats caused by the penetration of social networks into Vietnamese society. The authors assess the limits of the impact of crossborder IT communications on the political stability of the state. The article analyzes the content of ideological opponents of the authorities in Facebook, Instagram, Zala, YouTube, (On March 21, 2022, the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow satisfied a lawsuit filed by the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and recognized the activity of the social networks Instagram and Facebook, owned by Meta, as extremist, banning its operation in Russia), search engines and other communication channels. They also share some considerations regarding the organization of counteraction to the conductors of “color revolutions”, masters of network provocations, psychological and ideological sabotage in the Vietnamese and global information space.

RUDN Journal of Public Administration. 2022;9(4):438-455
pages 438-455 views
Renewable Energy Sources and the Government Strategy for Developing Energy Sector in Jordan
Al-Qteishat A.S.

Energy and energy security are strategic goals for various countries of the world because energy is an important component of life. As the energy problem is gradually aggravating worldwide, especially with the increasing demand for it by a large percentage, and it is expected that these percentages will rise significantly during the coming period because of population growth and the significant increase in the number of various industrial and service establishments. Currently, most countries are seeking to rationalize in energy consumption, and to search for alternatives to energy sources. Hence, there is a keen interest in energy sources and their alternatives. In this study, energy sources and their alternatives in Jordan were identified in order to get an adequate idea of w hat is available in Jordan from this area. Jordan is one of the poor countries in traditional energy sources, and one of the countries most affected by the high prices and the shortage in the production of crude oil and other energy components, and its negative repercussions on the Jordanian economy, as Jordan imports oil and natural gas from neighboring countries 90 % of its needs Energy, which is approximately 8 %-10 % of GDP. This study attempts to shed light on the existing energy sources in Jordan with the aim of exploring ways to improve the energy situation in the country by increasing reliance on renewable energy alternatives such as wind and solar energy instead of relying on imported oil and gas.

RUDN Journal of Public Administration. 2022;9(4):456-465
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Using an Integrated Territorial Approach in the National Concept of Spatial Regional Development (on the Example of the Republic of Bulgaria)
Bistrina M.G.

The article considers the concept of spatial regional development in the Republic of Bulgaria for the period 2013-2025. and plans for the integrated development of municipalities for the period 2021-2027, as well as current challenges that the country faces in implementing an integrated territorial approach. In modern conditions, stable economic development cannot be achieved without an effectively functioning system of regional development and improvement. The goals and plans of the Integrated Development of Municipalities should be consistent with the goals presented in the Integrated Territorial Development Strategy. The guidelines for IMDP issued by the Ministry of Regional Development and Improvement of the Republic of Bulgaria should further clearly indicate the implementation of the partnership and be sure to be consistent with the planning documents of the country’s higher level of regional development.

RUDN Journal of Public Administration. 2022;9(4):466-474
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Nigeria’s Poverty Reduction Scheme: Spreading Herself Too Thin?
Ajiboye B.M.

The Nigerian government expects to effectively pull 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030. Without a doubt, the government was compelled to intervene because of the country’s severe poverty, as seen by the large number of out-of-school children, gender-based difficulties, and the residents’ pitiful socioeconomic realities. And, in order to get out of these mudslides, the government decided it was time to create a plan capable of resolving these concerns in less than a decade. However, tracing the Nigerian government’s track record of developmental failure, misplaced priorities, hasty policy formulation, and poor policy implementation that have remained recurrent feral flaws in the system, the paper expresses a cynical view about the plan’s realization; relying on historical accounts of vision failures and the country’s economic realities, it sees the scheme as an overzealous project taken too far and submits that it will be nothing different from the failed visions of the past.

RUDN Journal of Public Administration. 2022;9(4):475-489
pages 475-489 views

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