Winner of the 2010 “Social Thought” Award for publications in social science
With the developments of modern life, conservatism has become actual as a style of political thought and political action. The author analyzes the spheres of public life such as geopolitics and globalization, the family and demography, democracy and civil society, among others, and shows how recent cause anxiety and lead to a conservative “reflexion”. He also demonstrates how liberal and socialist ideology and practice use the language of political correctness to destroy traditional values of Western and Russian world. At the same time the author does not believe in “positive” conservatism as an alternative. Politically, conservatism can only “warn” and thus “keep” the society from reckless and fatal steps.
This book is for professionals in social sciences, as well as for all readers interested in contemporary politics and its future.
Mayakovsky’s words ‘It’s Time, Forward!’ better than any political slogans, reflect the atmosphere in which Soviet cultural policy emerged. This book aims to declare a special preserve and methodological perspective for the study of Soviet cultural history. In it Soviet society is considered as a space of radical projecting and experimentation in cultural policy, which was far from homogeneous, often multidirectional, and sometimes chaotic and contradictory. It was a unique historic example of government intervention in the cultural sphere. The authors attempt to evaluate the social viability of institutions which formed in Russian society, both thanks to and in spite of Soviet cultural policy, and to assess the consequences of the decline and fall of some of those same institutions.
The book targets a wide audience, including culture researchers, sociologists, political scientists, historians, and anyone interested in Soviet history and culture.
This book was written by the member of the Russian Academy of Science A. A. Kokoshin on the basis of his long-term fundamental and applied research and practical activities as First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Secretary of the Defense Council of the Russian Federation, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
The author offers for consideration five components of the theory of war: war as a continuation of politics; war as a state of society as well as a state of a particular section of the system of world politics; war as a collision between two or more state structures and war machines; war as the sphere of ambiguity and uncertainty; war as a management task.
The book also presents the methodology of researching wars as a political and social phenomenon, develops some elements of the theory of war and peace, and provides the characteristics of conventional and unconventional methods of warfare.
The book is designed for graduate students working on a master’s degree or Ph.D., professors at civil and military academies, as well as for everyone interested in political-military and military strategic issues.
The article deals with the processes of building the information society and security in the CIS in accordance with modern conditions. The main objective is to review existing mechanisms for the formation of a common information space in the Eurasian region, regarded as one of the essential aspects of international integration. The theoretical significance of the work is to determine the main controls of the regional information infrastructure, improved by the development of communication features in a rapid process.The practical component consists in determining the future policies of the region under consideration in building the information society. The study authors used historical-descriptive approach and factual analysis of events having to do with drawing the contours of today's global information society in the regional refraction.
The main result is the fact that the development of information and communication technologies, and network resources leads to increased threats of destabilization of the socio-political situation in view of the emergence of multiple centers that generate the ideological and psychological background. Keeping focused information policy can not be conceived without the collective participation of States in the first place, members of the group leaders of integration - Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Currently, only produced a comprehensive approach to security in the information field in the Eurasian region, but the events in the world, largely thanks to modern technology, make the search for an exit strategy with a much higher speed. The article contributes to the science of international relations, engaging in interdisciplinary thinking that is associated with a transition period in the development of society. A study of current conditions in their relation to the current socio-political patterns of the authors leads to conclusions about the need for cooperation with the network centers of power in the modern information environment, the formation of alternative models of networking, especially in innovation and scientific and technical areas of information policy, and expanding the integration of the field in this region on the information content.