Популизм и политические институты: сравнительная перспектива
The article reviews the results of the early parliamentary elections held in Japan on December 16, 2012. The paper examines the main features of the pre-election programs of political parties and provides a detailed analysis of the reasons for the crushing defeat of the Democratic Party of Japan and the landsliding victory of LDP. In conclusion the author presents his estimates over the most significant developments in the Japanese political sphere of recent years, including the rise of populism, strengthening of the role of the floating votes, as well as the diffusion of ideological differences between the political parties.
The core of the book is based on results of an academic conference held by the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations and the Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences. Through the prism of the 2009 European Parliament elections, the authors examine the key problems of European integration, i.e. the lack of democratic legitimacy of supranational authorities, the clash of national interests of EU member states, the growing influence of parties and movements that represent an alternative to the traditional political establishment. Particular attention is paid to the international context of political processes in the EU — Brexit, growing uncertainty in EU–US relations, China‘s spreading influence in Europe, as well as the sanctions standoff between the European Union and Russia.
Review of book: Musikhin G.I. Essays on the Ideology Theory. M.: Publish. House of Higher School of Economics, 2013. 288 p.