«Homo politicus» facing alternative political developments:
rethinking the individual dimension of politics


Semenenko I.S.,

Dr. Sci. (Pol. Sci.), Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of Centre for Comparative Socioeconomic and Political Studies, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences, isemenenko@mail.ru

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For citation:

Semenenko I.S. «Homo politicus» facing alternative political developments: rethinking the individual dimension of politics . – Polis. Political Studies. 2012. No 6. P. 9-26 (In Russ.)



Abstract

The article discusses methodological problems in conceptualizing the role of the individual in contemporary political and institutional transformations. The individual as a political actor and the personal (individual) dimension of politics are analyzed, and cultural studies approaches are evaluated. The emergence of alternative models of political development is associated with solidaristic social practices, with the ability to conceive development beyond the framework of Modernity.

Keywords
individual; personality; homo politicus; political subjectivity; political identity; social capital; socio-cultural analysis; alternative models of development.


Content No 6, 2012

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