Designed to study the basic theoretical and methodological approaches, research methods and a number of political concepts of modern political science. The main goal is to provide students with the opportunity to conduct independent scientific research using theoretical and methodological approaches and methods of political science. Corresponds to FGOS VO of the last generation. For bachelors-political scientists, students studying in the humanities and specialties, teachers and all interested in issues of theory and methodology of science.
In this article, I propose to consider semiotics as one of the fundamental transdisciplinary methodologies of social sciences and to explore how it functions in this role in the political discourse analysis and in the political research in general. The aim of this article is to outline the structure of the semiotic toolkit in political studies, to explore its points of growth and to locate the gaps that exist in it today.
This article examines critical discourse analysis usage for political investigations. Special survey of literature, schedules and articles brings out strong methodological deficiency. Some argumentation on issues, means and limits of critical discourse analysis emphasize its prospects for political science development.