Formation of Democratic Political System in Modern Russia and in Post-War Germany (Materials of a “Round Table”)
On October 6 to 7, 2004, a Russian-German “round table” was held at the RF Government Financial Academy, with financial support by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (the FRG). “Formation of Democratic Political System in Modern Russia and in Post-War Germany — Major Factor of Modernization of the State and Social Life” was its theme, and questions related to transformation of political institutions in transitional periods were discussed. Different points of view, sometimes contradictory and mutually exclusive, were expressed in the course of the discussion. In the present issue of the journal, the readers are acquainted with the views expressed by some of the participants. Professor Ya.A.Plyays, in his report, considers the dialectics of political and party systems. The report made by Professor A.I.Solovyov, deals with technologies of administering and their political reverberations in the power system of modern Russia. The attention of Cand. Sc. (Philosophy) A.V.Kulinchenko is focused on problems of correlation between the state power and society’s self-organization. Professor N.I.Shestov considers the influence of the ideas of the state’s and the country’s unity on the processes of state construction. Professor V.M.Dolgov, in his paper, analyzes political mechanisms of the interaction of the RF center and regions. In Professor M.Bube’s report, an account is given, of the role of parties in the formation of political system in post-war Germany. The communication read by M.Koss, the author analyzes the influence of the German model of federalism on the development of inter-party competition in the country.
Social Relations and Political Practices in Post-Communist Russia. – Polis. Political Studies. 2002. No4
Liberal Democracy as Orienting Objective for Post-Totalitarian Transformations. – Polis. Political Studies. 2004. No2
Ukraine Not with Russia (Causes and Consequences of Strategic Errors of Russian Policy towards Ukraine). – Polis. Political Studies. 2005. No1
Political Science: Problems of Methodological Reflexion (Review of a Round Table). – Polis. Political Studies. 2001. No6
Political Events as Seen by Russians: Psycological Mechanisms of Perception and of Individual Interpretation. – Polis. Political Studies. 2004. No4