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Struktūros ir jų persidengimas: teorija ir praktika
Structures and structural intersection: theory and practice

Author(s): Laurynas Jonavičius
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla & VU Tarptautinių santykių ir politikos mokslų institutas

Summary/Abstract: Theoretical concepts of “structure” and “structural intersection” are analysed in this article. The use of these concepts in political science and their critical interpretation is presented by analyzing positivist, ideational and post-modernist approaches. Sociological understanding of structure, which encompasses both material and ideational elements is created. Under the suggested definition, structure is seen as comprised of identity, institutions and material base. The interaction of these structural elements forms scientifically usefull concept, which can be applied in the analysis of the socio-political processes in post-soviet transformations. Opportunities and limitations of “structural intersection” analysis, which include both international relations and internal policy perspectives are also presented.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 59-89
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Lithuanian