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In this book Boris Kagarlitsky studies political crisis of international left showing how it is organically connected to the crisis of capitalism. Contrary to common belief, difficulties experienced by the capitalist system and dominant neoliberal ideology are not creating new opportunities for the left. Instead of moving forward in the context of this crisis the left is revealing its weaknesses and political limitations demonstrating to which extent it became itself part of the current system and its ideas are representing nothing more but a radical version of the very same dominant bourgeois ideology replacing the logic of class struggle by the concept of minority rights. The left is in crisis everywhere from Latin America to Ukraine and from Western Europe to Russia. In this context however it is even more important to examine a few existing success stories such as the election of Jeremy Corbyn to Labour leadership in Britain and growing popularity of senator Bernie Sanders in the US. These successes may be seen as signs of a new emerging trend but this assumption can only be valid if we see these developments as a beginning of a totally new radical politics overcoming the dominant logic of liberal political correctness. Only returning to the agenda of class may save the day for the left. However this will also work only if the left recognises that the class structure of capitalist society itself changed dramatically and needs to be reexamined. Repeating the slogans of the 20th century will not work. One has to understand and represent current needs and interests of the toiling masses building up a new program reflecting this reality, developing new practices of solidarity and addressing the issue of power seriously.
The book is addressed to a broad audience interested in political studies, sociology and political economy.
In the framework of the 75th anniversary celebration history faculty at the Voronezh State University at November 2015, department of Sociology and Political Science was held a «round table» with the participation of employers. It was about the role of sociology and political science in the preparation of modern specialists. It were discussed a lot of serious problems that exist today in the Russian system of higher education and the ways and methods of their solution.
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.