№ 2, 1999
The author thinks that it is not appropriate to assess the electoral technologies in moral categories or proceeding from their correspondence to the law, and argues that the only acceptable criteria is its impact on the public organism. The technologies that promote the destruction of the public organism, give rise to legal nihilism and political apathy are defined by the author as destructive ones. Having analysed in detail the most typical forms of destructive technologies, such as political graffiti, the disorganisation of the competitor's meeting with the electorate, telephone technologies, bribing the electors, organisation of mass protest actions, etc., the author formulates a few general principles, showing how to oppose these technologies. He argues that any destructive technology is a double-wedged weapon and the task is to turn it against those who try to make use of it.
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