Оценка эффективности «Группы восьми»: Возможности различных моделей развития института для реализации приоритетов Российской внешней политики
In this book the phenomenon of rent is reconsidered as the foundation of the economic and political life of contemporary societies. The dominant economic theory is consistently excluding rental relations from the existing descriptions of contemporary societies, since rent exposes most clearly the mechanisms of hegemony of the ruling class. As a result, rent became a blind spot of economic theory, a phenomenon described as anachronism.
However, current trends in the global evolution of capitalism, market economy, and democracy indicate the strengthening of their rental grounds. The crisis of free markets, the transformation of labor society, the exclusion of man from all technological chains and the growth of politically determined inequalities in social groups reveal the contours of a new rental society that is being born here and now — in the shadow of capitalism, labor and democracy.
The book is addressed to economists, political scientists, sociologists, philosophers, as well as anyone interested in the problems of the sociopolitical development of the contemporary world and Russia.
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.