The study is dedicated to the problems of political relations between the center and the regions in a modern state, and particularly in Russia. In this study the author continues to develop a methodology that assists in the study of these relationships within framework of political science. This methodology serves as basis for comparative research of territorially heterogeneous countries, including Russia. The results of research can be used by government bodies in their practical activities, as well as by research institutions for development and decisionmaking in the fields of regional and domestic policy as whole.Addressed to research scientists and professors, postgraduates and students specialized in the field of political science and particularly in regional policy studies, as well as to everyone interested in the issues of regional policy or for whom it is part of their everyday activities.
The modern market of the private sector of school education in Russia is quite stable. Non-state schools occupy a niche in the Russian education system, but their share is very small. Modern private schools became diverse in size, specialization, cost of educational services. No attempts have been made to describe and analyze it in detail in spite of variety of formats and functions of the private sector of school education in Russia at present moment.
The presented analytical review is the first material that collects and summarizes data about the situation with the private school education sector in recent years. Official statistics, sociological data and interviews were used for the analysis. This report will be useful not only for researchers and practitioners in education, but also to all who are interested in finding ways and mechanisms to improve the quality of Russian education.
The perception of a human being as an integral whole has led not only to the anthropologization of modern humanities but also to an interdisciplinary dialogue embracing humanities and social sciences, including in particular the so-called 'new science of history' with its numerous branches ('new history of culture', 'new social history', 'new local history', and other new histories) which employ the methodological tools of philosophy, anthropology, sociology, and psychology. The author stresses the need to update the philosophical and anthropological foundations of modern historical knowledge which increasingly regards history as a process whereby people establish themselves as holistic beings by integrating their biosocial and spiritual nature. The book discusses these and other problems of the 'new social and humanitarian synthesis'.