"RUSKA IDEJA" KAO ELEMENT POLITIČKE KULTURE RUSIJE
"RUSSIAN IDEA” AS AN ELEMENT OF POLITICAL CULTURE IN RUSSIA

Author(s): Milan Subotić
Subject(s): Political history, Government/Political systems, Comparative politics, Evaluation research, History of Communism, Post-Communist Transformation
Published by: Српско социолошко друштво
Keywords: political culture; communism; Russian idea; tradition; democracy; Russia; the West;

Summary/Abstract: Starting from the widespread opinion that the reason and explanation for the failure of a rapid democratic transformation of post-communist Russia should be sought in the characteristics of the Russian political culture, the author interprets current discussions on the concept of the "Russian political culture" as a renewal and extension of the traditional philosophical-political debate about the meaning of the "Russian idea". In the first part of the paper Almond’s classical definition of "political culture" is presented. The fruitfulness of applying this concept in understanding communism is subsequently analyzed, stressing the importance of thematicizing Russian tradition in explaining the emergence and functioning of Bolshevism.

  • Issue Year: 30/1996
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 131-153
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Serbian