On Spiritual-Cultural Foundations of Russia’s Modernization

On Spiritual-Cultural Foundations of Russia’s Modernization

DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2003.02.12
Rubric: DIXI!

For citation:

Kulinchenko V.A., Kulinchenko A.V. On Spiritual-Cultural Foundations of Russia’s Modernization . – Polis. Political Studies. 2003. No. 2. P. 150-156. (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.17976/jpps/2003.02.12


The authors proceed from the thesis that factors of a spiritual and cultural order are decisive for political modernization, for modernization as a whole. The article contains criticism of approaches reducing Russia's modernization to her westernization. The authors, furthermore, analyze the experience of the "first wave" modernization in Europe, of the construction of modern political system of the USA. In their opinion, ability to rate belief, spirituality, morality higher than rational, commonplace understanding of good constitutes the foundation of the whole Russian culture. What is important for the man of this culture is not only and not so much "law" as such ("pravo"), as "justice" ("pravda"). Orthodox self-consciousness of the Russian people took as the most important cause, devotion to service of one's neighbours.


 Full Text (электронная версия)

Content No. 2, 2003

See also:

Zamyatin D.N.,
Space and (In)security: ontological models of imagination. – Polis. Political Studies. 2013. No3

Rogozhina K.A.,
Russian Choice: from What Is Probable to What Is Obvious?. – Polis. Political Studies. 2004. No1

Yanov A.L.,
Slavophiles and Foreign Politics of Russia in the 19th Century.. – Polis. Political Studies. 1998. No6

Ufimtzev V.V.,
But Has There Been Any Choice? 165. – Polis. Political Studies. 2003. No4

Linetsky A.I.,
Modernization of Traditional Societies: A Way to Prosperity or a Road to Nowhere?. – Polis. Political Studies. 2017. No4



   2024      2023      2022      2021   
   2020      2019      2018      2017      2016   
   2015      2014      2013      2012      2011   
   2010      2009      2008      2007      2006   
   2005      2004      2003      2002      2001   
   2000      1999      1998      1997      1996   
   1995      1994      1993      1992      1991