The book is devoted to the causes and special aspects of modern authoritarian political regimes, which differ from their last century analogues with a pronounced imitative character. Hamstrung by democratic constitutions and international obligations, many post-socialist countries actually mimic democratic institutions and procedures, trying to hide real authoritarianism behind a beautiful democratic signboard. It turns out that the level of authoritarianism is directly proportional to the imitations level. The study also proves that the imitations level is also proportional to the levels of aggression, corruption and poverty. What are the reasons for the rise of imitative political regimes? How and by what means is their constitutional field transformed? On what grounds can they be identified in advance? The book attempts to answer these questions in the name of preventing the threat of return of authoritarianism in the post-socialist countries.
The issues related to administrative legal proceedings are considered in publications with ever increasing frequency that is caused by the implementation of administrative reform in Russia. Questions about the concept, nature and location of the proceedings in the legal system of the Russian Federation are very controversial, both in terms of science and the practice. Problems in the concerned field of legal regulation have attracted the attention of Russian scientists-processualists as long ago as the XIX century. In the Soviet period, the term "administrative justice" was widely used. Today, the legal doctrine of the Russian Federation offers a variety of approaches to understand the essence of the administrative legal proceedings. In particular, certain group of scientists defines it in terms of the bodies authorized to resolve disputes of individuals and organizations with the authorities, the other one defines in terms of administration control of the authorized bodies and the third group suggests considering the concept of "administrative justice" in a broad and the narrow sense. Differences in attitudes and ambiguous understanding of this concept in the legal literature is related to the variety of its particular diversities, which derived due to historical, socio-economic and political factors in each country.