Запрос элит на верховенство права
The article is devoted to the problems of identification of the political elite and its structure, and peculiarities of institutionalization. This study has experience of case stady - a regional case. The process of elite construction in the Lipetsk region has a number of similar features with elite construction in other constituent entities of the Russian Federation, taking into account the current political conjuncture. At the same time, elite construction in the Lipetsk region has its own specific features. It is in this subjective factor that the main riddle of elite design, which connects with the acting head of the administration of the Lipetsk region, disappears. In general, the characteristic features of the political elite in the composition of interest groups of the political elite and their role in the process of forming the administrative elite are revealed. The patterns of behavior of sub-regional political elites in power are noted. A conclusion is drawn about the main trends in the formation of elites at the present stage in a separate region of Russia.
The deepening rift between the system's potential and the challenges of rapidly changing socio-economic conditions make the transformation of Russia's state apparatus a matter of the nearest future; while, barring a radical overhaul, its preservation until 2025 is virtually impossible. Two major trends and resulting changes in administrative organization will determine Russia's political development processes in the coming years: reformatting relations between the authorities and society and reconfiguring arrangements between the federal center and regions. The center-regions relations dynamics is analyzed in terms of long pendulum oscillations with pendulum moving now from the model of 'federation of corporations' to the model of 'federation of regions'.