The book analyzes the psychological changes that have occurred in the Russian political elite in the current electoral cycle (2011-2014). The object of the study was the representatives of the legislative, executive, party elites, both in aggregate and in the form of separate cases. The book presents psychological portraits of well-known politicians and new leaders, conducted on the basis of modern political and psychological methods. This publication is intended for political scientists and political psychologists, theoretical scientists and practicing political consultants, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students studying in Political Science. The book is addressed to all who are interested in modern Russian politics and politicians.
The objective of the study is to reveal the role of the previous work experience of ombudsmen in RF subjects in the character of his/her activities in the region. In accordance with the objective of the study three groups of ombudsmen were identified on the basis of their background: former deputies, former administration representatives, former policemen and Office of Public Prosecutor officers. To achieve the objective of the study and testing of the assumption offered analysis of the Annual reports of ombudsmen Internet representation of his/her activities was made. A number of semiformal interviews with ombudsmen from the three groups were analyzed. On the basis of the analysis of ombudsmen's Annual reports and the Internet representation of their activities it can be assumed that the higher degree of publicity, more pro-active approach are more typical for former administration representatives. As to former Internal affairs ministry and Office of Public Prosecutor officers they are very similar in majority of characteristics
The deepening rift between the system's potential and the challenges of rapidly changing socio-economic conditions make the transformation of Russia's state apparatus a matter of the nearest future; while, barring a radical overhaul, its preservation until 2025 is virtually impossible. Two major trends and resulting changes in administrative organization will determine Russia's political development processes in the coming years: reformatting relations between the authorities and society and reconfiguring arrangements between the federal center and regions. The center-regions relations dynamics is analyzed in terms of long pendulum oscillations with pendulum moving now from the model of 'federation of corporations' to the model of 'federation of regions'.