Comparative Political Science in Search for New Methodological Orientations:
Would the Ideas Be Significant for Explanation of Politics?
Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Professor, Head of the Political Governance Department, the Faculty of Political Science at the St. Petersburg State University, leonid@LS2502.spb.edu
elibrary_id: 208776 |
The article discloses the content of constructivism as one of the new cognitive methodological approaches in modern comparative politics – the one that originated from the critics of the economic turn in political science in the 1980s to the 1990s. The general principles of constructivism are stressed; its differences from the interpretative approach and from the concept of «governmentality» as form of political analysis, are described. Most serious attention in the article is paid to the basic features of constructivism which characterize it as a positivist approach. Its applicability to comparative political studies is specially clarified. A particular care of the author is to demonstrate the place and role of ideas in the explanation of political processes.
Specific Features of Political Identity in Russia and in European Countries. – Polis. Political Studies. 2009. No1
Morozova E.V., Miroshnichenko I.V.,
Net communities on emergency occasions: new possibilities for the citizens and for authorities. – Polis. Political Studies. 2011. No1
Samarkina I.V., Dmitruk S.D.,
Leaders of states after passing the top of their political career: factors, determining roles, and professional trajectories. – Polis. Political Studies. 2011. No1
Political event analysis and its significance for modern comparative political studies. – Polis. Political Studies. 2011. No1
Interrelations of Russia with South Ossetia and with Abkhazia in the Comparative Perspective. – Polis. Political Studies. 2009. No1