Номенклатура и элита
The study aims to define the forms and makeup of the elite in the 10th and 11th century society of Rus’, and to identify those involved in making critical military and political decisions. The sources of the study include the early chronicle-writing, the 10th-century treaties between Rus’ and Byzantium, Russkaya Pravda (‘The Rus’ian Justice’), and others. The evidence on Rus’ is compared to that on similar early medieval European societies. Special attention is given to the groups which made the key elements of the Rus' elite in the 11th century - the nobility (boyars) and the corps of princes' military servants (otroki or grid').
In this article the original concept of political meaning of public trust and distrust is considered. Differently from usual interpretation of any distrust as unconditionally negative factor, the author offers more differentiated approach. He considers reasonable political distrust to power as a one of premises for political progress, because it is one of foundations for liberal ideology.
The book analyzes the psychological changes that have occurred in the Russian political elite in the current electoral cycle (2011-2014). The object of the study was the representatives of the legislative, executive, party elites, both in aggregate and in the form of separate cases. The book presents psychological portraits of well-known politicians and new leaders, conducted on the basis of modern political and psychological methods. This publication is intended for political scientists and political psychologists, theoretical scientists and practicing political consultants, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students studying in Political Science. The book is addressed to all who are interested in modern Russian politics and politicians.
A comparative analysis of two chronicle narratives from the early 11th and early 13th centuries is presented. The both texts list three social categories which made the elite of pre-Mongol Rus' - nobility, king's servants and most prominent townsmen. The author argues that this elite exactly corresponded to the three key characteristics of medeival European elites - power, capital, and prestige.
This chapter examines the evolution of the concepts of the elite, including some country features of the recruitment process to the elite, as well as features of social mobility within the elitist orpus itself. The inter-country comparison of national elites, not exhausted by the above country examples, convinces the nationality of the elite phenomenon and the need for historization in analyzing it. National contexts of mobilization are clearly different from each other and to varying degrees determine the system of social inequality, since the elites are fragmented, encapsulated and guard their borders.
This volume develops a pragmatic approach to the engagement of highly skilled members of the diaspora for the benefit of their countries of origin. The book is based on empirical work in middle-income economies such as those in Argentina, Mexico, and Russia, as well as in high-income countries such as South Korea, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
In the article are : the social bases of power as a nation, the nation, the elite, the elemental forces of the political market. It is noted that the idealistic view on social grounds authorities do not correspond to modern realities. Long enough described expenses provisions on the management Board of the nation. It is proposed to consider the rationalist approach in the determination of the constitutions of the social bases of power. The examples of the constitutions of a number of foreign States, in which the provisions of popular sovereignty is not understood completely. Russia proposes changing approaches to understanding the essence of popular sovereignty and representative government.
The article argues that the results of modernization are determined by the growth of innovation potential. The success of modernization depends on the coherence of technological, educational and communication strategies.