¹ 3, 2012
Alexander Abramovich Galkin, Patriarch of the Russian Political Science, Deputy Chair of the Editorial Board of the Journal Politeia, celebrated his 90th anniversary on the 24th of July. The material that is offered to the attention of the readers is composed in the form of the “homage” and presents the collection of texts written by friends, colleagues and students of Alexander Abramovich that tells us about the hero of an anniversary as well as his contribution to the development of the social science knowledge in our country and the emergence of the Russian political science community. The collection contains works by Boris Koval, Anatoly Chernyaev, Tatyana Alekseeva, Kirill Kholodkovsky, Sergey Mikhailov, Aleksey Shestopal, Oksana Gaman-Golutvina, Olga Zdravomyslova and Leonid Blyakher.
¹ 2, 2011
February, 18th, 2011 the founder of our journal Aleksei Mikhailovich Salmin would have turned 60. The seminar Politeia named after him held a special meeting Salmin: In Memoriam arranged to coincide with his Anniversary (supported by the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Science, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and the Public Political Studies Center). It was conducted in the traditional within the world science genre of homage: participants of the seminar delivered their reports that were related in this way or the other to Salmin’s scientific interests, elaborated on his ideas and hypotheses bringing them back into the active scientific vocabulary. In this issue we are publishing reports by Alexander Galkin, Yury Pivovarov, Boris Makarenko, Yury Senokosov, Tatyana Alekseeva, Svyatoslav Kaspe, and hegumen Philipp (Ryabykh).
¹ 2, 2008
The focal point in the critical review by T.Alexeyeva is the collective monograph prepared by the Department of Political Processes of MGIMO University under the guidance of professor M.Lebedeva. T.Alexeyeva thinks it is a major accomplishment of the monograph in question that it considers the notion and phenomenon of actorness under a new angle of vision. While pointing out that the monograph has more moments open to question than supplies answers thereto “in a cramming manner” she still maintains that this “untuned vision” and “incompleteness” can in no way be seen as a drawback because they reflect the dynamic and changing essence of contemporary world politics.
¹ 2, 2005
Another article in the series of publications on the most meaningful problems of political philosophy deals with the issues of authority. The author shows how widely the idea of “authority” in political philosophy is presented on all stages of its development. In this connection T.Alexeeva turns to the works of political thinkers of different times and scientific schools (Plato, Rousseau, Lock, Kant, Bernstein, Marx, Lenin, Cohen, Rogers, Arendt, Sartre and others). The article studies the notion of political authority in conservatism and liberalism. The author draws specific attention to the problems of authority under totalitarianism (leader and masses), as well as democratic authority and management of collective actions.
¹ 1, 2005
Perception and essence of the political
A fourth article from a series of publications on the most significant problems of political philosophy tries to discover the essence of notion "the political". The author comes to it through consideration of various interpretations of the notion "politics" (politics as government, politics as public activity, politics as authoritative distribution of resources). At the same time, T.Alekseyeva notes that she uses one, but not the sole possible way of reasoning.
¹ 3, 2004
The third article out of the series of article on the most important problems of political philosophy addresses its methodological issues. The author distinguishes the three elements, which are of fundamental character, in her opinion, and explain a lot about the difference between liberal, socialist and conservative approaches to political concepts. These are rationalism and antirationalism, the theory of human nature, individualism and collectivism.
¹ 2, 2004
In the spotlight of the article are plans and projects on reducing of number of subjects within the Russian Federation with the aim of their integration which is considered initially through an example of the Tyumen area and two autonomous regions linked with it. In this connection the authors turn to a foreign experience, try to weigh up all positive and negative consequences of proposed changes in territorial division of the country.
The legal base of such kind of territorial reform, its immediate and postponed hazards (domestic, social, economical and geopolitical) are considered in the article. In particular, the authors draw up a conclusion that annexation of Khunty - Mansijsky and Yamal-Nenetsky autonomous regions to Tyumen area is unacceptable.
¹ 1, 2004
The series of three articles is aimed to give an idea about the most important problems of political philosophy and the most interesting approaches to their resolution formulated in the course of the centuries-old history of the political thought. The work is based on the problem principle and is not supposed to be a consistent presentation of political theories and doctrines. The content of the subject of political philosophy is reviewed through the series of interrelated issues, the attempts to interpret which actually makes the treasury of world political philosophical ideas. The author reviews the arguments used for the defense of this or that idea and so called through-and-through ideas, which have been present in the political philosophy since the antiquity till our times.
¹ 3, 2003
The series of three articles is aimed to give an idea about the most important problems of political philosophy and the most interesting approaches to their resolution formulated in the course of the centuries-old history of the political thought. The work is based on the problem principle and is not supposed to be a consistent presentation of political theories and doctrines. The content of the subject of political philosophy is reviewed through the series of interrelated issues, the attempts to interpret which actually makes the treasury of world political philosophical ideas.
The author reviews the arguments used for the defense of this or that idea and so called through-and-through ideas, which have been present in the political philosophy since the antiquity till our times.
¹ 1, 2000
One of the reasons of the liberal ideology failure in Russia is that it was represented in the form of the «classic» liberalism, difficult in understanding for the post-totalitarian society. The analogous reasons led to the unpopularity of the modern libertarianism (of the Nozik's sort). An admissible alternative to it is the John Rawls «theory of justice», the modern version of the reformist liberalism, that concentrates not only on freedom, but on justice. Such version of liberalism could give a new impulse to the democratic transformations in Russia and further the society stabilization and consolidation around the synthesis of the new and the traditional values.
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