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Заведующий кафедрой —
Беляева Нина Юрьевна
Заместитель зав. кафедрой по учебной работе —
Пархоменко Сергей Анатольевич
Заместитель зав. кафедрой по проектам студенческого развития*, глава направления "Права Человека & Дем. Управление" —
Раджханс Санджай Кумар
Заместитель зав. кафедрой по научной работе —
Зайцев Дмитрий Геннадьевич
Book Reviews the many chasms which spear through our contemporary world need notonly be a source of despair.Amman Madan Professor in Sociology of Education Azim Premji University, Bangalore Amites Mukhopadhyay, Living with Disasters: Communitiesand Development in the Indian Sundarbans . New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2016, 178 pp., ISBN:97817107107281.
This chapter analyses the nature of the Brazilian socio-political protests that sparked in 2013 and are still going on today. The focus on determining the main drivers of the movement, protesters’ demands, new forms of collective action and the resulting political changes allows me to trace an important change in the Brazilian democracy as a whole. These protests are neither a one-shot deal, nor an institutionalized social movement. I argue that they rather represent a demand of protesters for participation in the permanent dialogue between the power and the public on every single issue that troubles at least some groups of the society. In this sense, such protests may indicate a completely novel era in the Brazilian democracy that renders representative democracy obsolete and insufficient, while the demands for participatory democracy are being increasingly voiced. Importantly, this mode of protesting proves rather efficient in terms of real changes in politics it brought.
This chapter analyzes protester demands, strategies and new forms of participation during the Bosnian protests in 2013 and 2014. While protesters started with simple demands for socio-economic policy reforms, over time they took to the streets to fight corruption, inequality, and incompetence of the political elite. The protests led to the creation of the Citizen Plenums, which constitute Bosnia’s unique experience of direct decision-making mechanisms at the local level. It is this common protest agenda and new participatory institutions that contribute today to the unification of the ethnically divided Bosnian society.
This paper evaluates the policy impact of analytical communities in three Russian regions (Karelia, Tatarstan and Saratov). Based on the existing methods to assess the political power of think tanks, the authors develop a method to evaluate this impact. The authors test this method using the empirical data and findings from interviews, workshops with representatives of analytical communities of the three regions, and from observations and assessments of experts in regional politics. In conclusion, the authors argue that the capacity of analytical communities to impact policy change in a region depends on the level of political competition and pluralism and democratic institutions in the region; the level of consolidation of the analytical community, its autonomous political status and authority.
Definitions: State is a type of polity that is characterized by two main dimensions: “statehood” and “stateness.” Statehood is the recognition of the state by other states as independent nation, equal to others to participate on international arena; receiving and having the “statehood” for country mean that it is a part of the “concert of nations,” such as the member of the United Nations organization. Stateness is a state capacity to sustain its territory, nation, and citizens’ welfare; it is not enough being recognized by other states as such, but also important to support this status in time