№ 1, 2000
The sociological studies define the society preferences during the pre-election period and at the same time form these preferences. Thus the questions concerning the impact of the electoral sociology on the electoral process and the correlation of the studies data with the election results are of great actual importance. The conducted analysis shows us that during the Parliamentary campaign the Russian sociology as a whole has demonstrated the sufficient adequacy. The swings of the party ratings do correlate with the political changes and with the Presidential ratings; and some times vice versa, that is the strategies modification of the electoral subjects under the pressure of changes in the level of their population support.
№ 3, 1999
The article is devoted to the treaty-base relations on the distinction of responsibilities concluded between the federal bodies of the Russian Federation and its subjects; the author considers such treaties as a normative base for the on-going institutionalization of relations between the center and the regions. The author shows that despite the numerous shortbacks of the treaty-based relations models (the conservation of the asymmetrical nature of the federation, the vague juridical nature of the treaties and the undefined place of the letter in the hierarchy of the legal normative acts, the lack of the clear-cut legitimization, etc.) they lay the basis for a productive dialogue between the center and the regions on different questions, including the most painful ones.
№ 2, 1999
Based on Five Central Russian Newspapers. Using the results of the content-analysis of five central Russian newspapers ("Izvestiya", "Kommersant-Daily", "Nezavisimaya Gazeta", "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" and "Segodnya") the author tries to define the attitude of the press to the centres of political consulting. The analysis has shown that the interest of the press to the political consulting centres is rather vague and can only be provoked by the events that give rise to a great public feedback. The low interest of the press to the centres of political consulting, according to the author, is partially explained by the fact that these centres themselves do not show serious interest in contacts with media. This neglecting attitude may result in a stable mass negative stereotype and bias against political consulting as such, which is already being formed in the mass consciousness.
The exposition "Consulting. PR. Electoral Technologies" took place in Moscow on March 2-5, 1999. There were presented more than 40 companies - informational, informational-analytical, consulting, marketing, publishing and educational. The principle result of the exposition was the fact that the attention of the public was attracted to the activities of organisations engaged in political consulting, in PR, as well as in preparing and conducting electoral campaigns. The exposition promoted the formation of political consulting and PR as a single whole and positioning of the acting organisations in accordance with their appropriate subjects.
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