¹ 2, 2006
Y. Irkhin describes the current state of affairs in political science reviewing it through the prism of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) activities and structure and its last XX-th Congress. Being the participants of three IPSA congresses, the author analyzes the priority changes of the world political scientific community. The article mostly dedicated to the XX-th congress held in Japan covers the review of the theoretical areas represented at the congress, the problems of the sessions of all the thematic sections and research committees. The author comments on the most significant contributions made at the congress in Japan and evaluates the IPSA contacts with Russian political scientists.
¹ 4, 2005
Society and Policy in Postmodern Wonderland: Opinions, Attitudes, Analysis
The author associates the concept of "postmodern" which has been widely used since the late seventies with large scale quality changes in the society, the crisis of modern Western civilization. The object of Youri Irkhin's thorough investigation is postmodernism as one of the important postmodern weltanschauung tendency.
The author carries out the comparative analysis of modernism and postmodernism. In his opinion in the framework of postmodernist tendencies there are different approaches and fields of research. However, they all are characterized by some similarity of principles and research methods of the present. On the whole it is quite legitimate to talk about current postmodern methodology and appropriate concepts. The article covers the review of postmodern approaches in the political science and world politics and sociology.
¹ 1, 2005
"Electronic government" and society: attempt of comparative analysis
The article provides a comparative analysis of a phenomenon generally called in the modern literature an "electronic government" (e-government). The author studies state and municipal government’s electronic infrastructure rapidly developing since 1990s and comprising technologies of a via-internet interaction between government authorities, on the one hand, and citizens, civil society institutes, business structures and non-governmental organizations, on the other. Y.Irkhin compares similar tendencies in such different countries as the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Finland, Australia, Singapore, South Korea and, naturally, Russia.
¹ 4, 2004
This study of the current state and development of political science in Canada focuses mainly on the country’s universities. As a matter of fact, it is there that works the majority of Canadian political scientists. The author notes that political science enjoys a very high status that remains unchanged since the opening of the first political science departments in the very beginning of the 20th century. The fact that the country held two world congresses of International political science association (in 1973 and 2000) is considered by Y.Irkhin to be an undoubted recognition of the authority of Canadian political scientists.
The work analyzes different schools in Canadian political science, names some of the most known political scientists of Canada, and pays considerable attention to the organization of the political science teaching process.
¹ 2, 2004
The article covers a thorough review of formation, 125-year development and modern trends in political science in the United States. The author gives the chronicle of its development, characterizes conceptual directions of studies, marks out scientific schools and the most significant publications. An essential part of the article is devoted to the American Association of the Political Science and the most authoritative magazines in this field. A special attention in J.Irhin's article is given to the teaching of the political science in educational institutions (universities and colleges).
¹ 1, 2004
The article studies the history of formation and development of the International Association of Political Science, its goals and structure. A special attention is given to the association’s world congresses convened every three years. The author analyzes scientific problems discussed on the congresses and during their sessions, as well as the participation Russian political scientists. The article gives a more detailed coverage of the latest XIX Congress of the International Association of Political Science that took place in Durban (South Africa) in 2003.
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