¹ 2, 2014
On the basis of analyzing the evolution of the established model of tolerant interaction and its current state in the US, N.Medushevsky concludes that, despite the apparent welfare of the American society, it is on the brink of crisis, the essence of which lies in breaking the historical tradition of integrating migrants and disfranchised groups of citizens into the system of national political dialogue. This crisis is caused by the fact that a certain “limit of concessions” has been reached, beyond which the traditional “white majority” would lose its privileged status, which forces them to switch to defense and confrontation with the forces that ruin their identity. The latter are represented by ethnic and racial minorities that during the struggle for their civil rights and liberties are gradually realizing commonality of their interests and a possibility of a different, “non-white” path of development, where it is they who may be assigned a role of the national history creator.
¹ 1, 2010
The article conducts the comprehensive analysis of the US “think tanks” as specific institutions providing services to the policy process through the socio-political application studies and preparation of the recommendations for decision-makers. In contrast with the broadly accepted interpretation of the US model as being “clean”, that is not burdened with the national specificity and therefore being applicable to any social system, the author employs a multimodel approach viewing “think tanks” as organizations possessing not only institutional, but also regional as well as national specialty.
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