Political identity and the concept of the political

Political identity and the concept of the political

Smorgunov L.V.,

Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Professor, Head of Political Governance Department, Faculty of Political Science, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, l.smorgunov@spbu.ru

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For citation:

Smorgunov L.V. Political identity and the concept of the political. – Polis. Political Studies. 2012. No. 6. P. 178. (In Russ.)


The article represents comment by L.V. Smorgunov, a well-known Russian political scientist (St. Petersburg), to an academic scientific publication in two volumes: Political Identity and Identity Politics, comprising a dictionary of terms and concepts pertaining to the theme of political identity, as well as a collective monographic research of the chosen phenomenon in the context of modern socio-political transformations. The author of the article deliberates on political nature of the identity phenomenon and on problems of its conceptualization in political science.

identity; political identity; culture; political community; postmodernism; constructionism.

Content No. 6, 2012

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