Политические консенсусы/диссенсусы в российском телевизионном информационном дискурсе
The article analyses the specific connections between the political powers at television news during the protest movements in Russia in 2011-2012. This research can show the nuances of representation of political powers by news television and explains how this representation might provoke the radicalization of consensuses and dissensuses between them.
Based on an analysis of the discourse of contemporary Russian intellectuals from various regions of Russia (a series of in-depth interviews), the article analyzes the specific features of the usage of the concept of “the people” and offers a typology of that usage. The main point substantiated in the article is that the usage of the concept of “the people” in contemporary Russian educated discourse does not correspond to its modern political features and indicates that “the people” is not a unified political nation but rather one of the social groups. The relations between “the people” (mass lower class) and other social groups (public servants, business people and, sometimes, the intelligentsia) consistently appear to be negatively emotionally loaded.
We address the external effects on public sector efficiency measures acquired using Data Envelopment Analysis. We use the health care system in Russian regions in 2011 to evaluate modern approaches to accounting for external effects. We propose a promising method of correcting DEA efficiency measures. Despite the multiple advantages DEA offers, the usage of this approach carries with it a number of methodological difficulties. Accounting for multiple factors of efficiency calls for more complex methods, among which the most promising are DMU clustering and calculating local production possibility frontiers. Using regression models for estimate correction requires further study due to possible systematic errors during estimation. A mixture of data correction and DMU clustering together with multi-stage DEA seems most promising at the moment. Analyzing several stages of transforming society’s resources into social welfare will allow for picking out the weak points in a state agency’s work.
This article is talking about state management and cultural policy, their nature and content in term of the new tendency - development of postindustrial society. It mentioned here, that at the moment cultural policy is the base of regional political activity and that regions can get strong competitive advantage if they are able to implement cultural policy successfully. All these trends can produce elements of new economic development.