№ 3, 2013
The paper presents an experience of the analysis of the Russian political system using the methodological approach proposed in the book by D.C.North, J.J.Wallis, and B.R.Weingast Violence and Social Orders. After considering the specifics of the Russian model of the organization of power, K.Petrov comes to the conclusion that Russia should be treated as natural state reproducing institutions inherent in any closed access order. According to his assessment, today Russia lacks even doorstep conditions for the transition to an open access system, and moreover, the trajectory of its current development casts doubt on the possibility of achieving them in the near future.
№ 2, 2009
Influenced by the shifts in the sphere of social stratification, the traditional hierarchy of identities rising from a family to citizenship has been disrupted. K.Petrov states gradual establishment of small identities as the basis of structuring of modern society and analyzes circumstances under which some cultural identities acquire mass character and are used in the struggle for power at the national level, as well as mechanisms with the help of which political marketing experts make subcultures play on the field of politics.
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