Academic journal “Political Science Issues”. Issue 2 (18), 2015.

CONTENTS

THEORY AND METHODOLOGY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

  • Luzan A.A. Is political science a science?
  • Ocheretyaniy A.A. On the Question of Political Culture of an Individual

POLITICS AND LAW

  • Bocharnikova E.Yu. Formation of Legal Consciousness as the Main Direction for Overcoming Legal Nihilism

POLITICAL STABILITY AND ETHNIC POLICY

  • Medvedev N.P. Impact on Terrorism and Extremism Contentious North Caucasus Region
  • Geleransky P.S. How to Make Russia Crowded?

FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES

  • Kyrchanoff M.W. Macedonian Nationalism of the 2000s: Between the Ideals of Civic Nation and Ethnization
  • Masich V.A. Genesis of the "Soft Power" Concept and Interpretation of its Main Provisions

Our autors №2-2015

THEORY AND METHODOLOGY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

A.A. LUZAN D.Sc. (philosophy), Professor, Academician of the Ukrainian Academy of Political Science, Head Department of Philosophy and Social and Political Sciences, Donbass State Engineering Academy, Ukraine, Kramatorsk

IS POLITICAL SCIENCE A SCIENCE?

In article its difference from natural knowledge is about features political and in general humanitarian knowledge. It is shown that it is inseparably linked with recognition of objectivity and absoluteness of truth. The political science, according to the author, can't define the policy purposes, methods of its achievement and to expect the future. The politological knowledge is that only on a research method that doesn't speak about not scientific political science. The political science has the main impact on political culture of society.

Key words: political science, political science, absolute truth, the natural sciences, the humanities, the way of knowledge, political interests, panekonomizm, political culture.

А.А. OCHERETYANIY PhD (history), Professor, Head of Department, Sevastopol City University for the Humanities, Russia, Sevastopol

ON THE QUESTION OF POLITICAL CULTURE OF AN INDIVIDUAL

The article attempts to describe the nature, structure and functions of political culture of an individual, his/her psycho-political, moral and political, social and artistic qualities. Particular attention is paid to the structure and characteristics of moral and political properties that determine political behavior and political activity of an individual. The article names and specifies basic forms of political participation of a person in the life of a society.

Key words: Constitution of the Russian Federation , the state, individual, political culture of an individual, psycho-political qualities of an individual, moral and political qualities of an individual, patriotism, work, political activities.

POLITICS AND LAW

E.Yu. BOCHARNIKOVA working for a PhD degree at the MSTU named after Bauman, Russia, Moscow

FORMATION OF LEGAL CONSCIOUSNESS AS THE MAIN DIRECTION FOR OVERCOMING LEGAL NIHILISM

The article considers the formation of legal consciousness as the main direction for overcoming legal nihilism. Reasons of legal nihilism are constantly present in each society and for each period of its development have their own specific character. Legal nihilism has many reasons. It arises, in particular, as a consequence of the imperfection of the legal norms and law enforcement practice by the bodies of state power.

Key words: legal nihilism, legal consciousness, legal thinking, corruption, law-making culture, traditions, formation of legal consciousness, political stability.

POLITICAL STABILITY AND ETHNIC POLICY

N.P. MEDVEDEV D.Sc. (political science), Professor at the Peoples’ Friendship University, Russia, Moscow

IMPACT ON TERRORISM AND EXTREMISM CONTENTIOUS NORTH CAUCASUS REGION

The author examines the problems of ethno-political stability, extremism and terrorism, in particular in the North Caucasus. The author draws attention to the fact that in modern conditions the special importance in the development of the domestic political situation in the North Caucasus region has gained a factor of ethnic territory. The boundaries created in the Soviet period, is now strictly protected, becoming one of the key attributes of ethnic identity and, consequently, a possible cause of inter-ethnic conflict in the region.

Key words: extremism, terrorism, ethnic and political stability, the Russian North Caucasus, the state, territory, power, conflict, conflict resolution.

P.S. GELERANSKY PhD (political sciences), working for doctor’s degree at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Director of 1NPF JSC, Russia, Moscow

HOW TO MAKE RUSSIA CROWDED?

The author describes the differences between the distribution and accumulation pension system. He talks about their shortcomings, as well as why the Pension Fund of Russia will always be unprofitable and why it can cause the collapse of the economy and the state. The current pension system is the root of low birth rates in the country. The author introduces the new concept of "transit" or "family pension system", which should cause the withdrawal of Russia's demographic crisis, to save the economy, improve social relations. By the grace of God, Russia has all chances to become economically successful spiritually developed country with a multi-billion population.

Key words: the Pension Fund of Russia, pension system, life level, budget, birth rate, transit pension system, family pension system.

FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES

M.W. KYRCHANOFF Dr.Sc in History, Аssociate Professor Department of Regional studies and Foreign Countries Economies Faculty of International relations Voronezh State University, Russia, Voronezh

MACEDONIAN NATIONALISM OF THE 2000s: BETWEEN THE IDEALS OF CIVIC NATION AND ETHNIZATION

Macedonian nationalism in the 2000s developed as the ideology with political and ethnic dimensions. The supporters and theorists of political nationalism actualized and promoted concept of Macedonian civic nation. Proponents of the opposition viewpoint proposed other version of Macedonian identity, based on the principles and values of ethnicity, blood and language. A history become an important factor in these nationalist debates and discussions. Modern nationalism in Macedonia continues to evolve as simultaneous coexistence of ethnic and civic trends.

Key words: Macedonia, nation, identity, civic nationalism, ethnic nationalism.

V.A. MASICH Postgraduate Student, Department of World Politics and International Relations, Russian State University for the Humanities, Russia, Moscow

GENESIS OF THE "SOFT POWER" CONCEPT AND INTERPRETATION OF ITS MAIN PROVISIONS

The article is devoted to the concept of "soft power" put forward by Joseph Nye Jr., an American political scientist. Based on the analysis of works by Joseph Nye Jr., the author describes the genesis of the concept, gives an interpretation of its fundamental provisions and sets out its five key features.

Key words: "soft power", international relations, politics, Joseph Nye Jr., neoliberalism.

   
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