№ 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.
№ 4, 2000
While currently in Western Europe and the USA the innovation type of development has already been formed (the economic interests of accounting entities coincide with the interests of the state, and the economic demands are the impulses of development), in Russia, a mobilization model has functioned for a considerably long period of history (the priority of political factors, external impulses of development, huge influence of the state on social organization.) Under the mobilization type of development the political elite was formed as state structures, and consisted of the upper walks of administrative and political hierarchy. The state monopoly on governing overcame the monolithic structure of the political elite. The slow evolution of the Russian mobilization model of the elite formation started in the course of the reforms of 1860-1870. This was the period when interest groups and advocacy groups came into being, and these are the elements typical of the innovation type political system.
№ 1, 2000
The indifferent attitude of the modern elite to the development idea is really catastrophic. This idea is called for the being the subject both of the strategic determination and of the public values formation. The complicated problem today is to form the modernized values motivation of the political class. It is obvious that the modernization includes not only the elaboration of the development conception and strategy, but first of all the elite's political will to realize this strategy in correspondent form of the practical policy.
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