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Множественная современность: особенности бюрократической иерархии и коррупции в обществах с клановыми традициями

Pain E. A., Шарафутдинова Д. Э.
Translator: Y. Filippov.

The article presents analytical e ciency of the new approach to political processes and to the public administration theory based on “multiple modernities” concept. The authors note that public adminis- tration theories are not universal. Moreover, the theories are inapplicable outside the countries with libe- ral-democratic regimes, especially in the states with “hybrid” political regimes and a mixed system of eco- nomic, social and cultural relations. These political and socio-economic development types of states can rarely be de ned as temporary and transitional, they are rather extremely stable. This is especially true in Eastern societies preserved clan system and patron-client relationships, which permeate the entire civil service hierarchy. The two Central Asian countries Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan were chosen to show that these types of relationship give a rise to corruption, but it simultaneously performs a number of important social functions and even can be used as the resource for modernization by the authorities. The evolution- ary transformation of the Eastern society public administration is far from the models described in the framework of the single line modernization theories and liberal-democratic theories of public adminis- tration. The article proves the hypothesis about the feasibility of the transition to the “multiple moderni- ties” paradigm and formed “convergent” approach in the development of public administration theory.