Political leadership in new environment: the change of the perception paradigm

Political leadership in new environment:
the change of the perception paradigm

Shestopal Ye.B.,

PhD, Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Prof., Head of the Department of Sociology and Psychology of Politics, Faculty of Political Science, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, shestop0505@rambler.ru

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For citation:

Shestopal Ye.B. Political leadership in new environment: the change of the perception paradigm. – Polis. Political Studies. 2013. No. 3. P. 47-57. (In Russ.)


The article presents the data of a qualitative politico-psychological study accomplished by the end of 2012: the study focuses on the swings that had taken place in the perception of V.Putin and of his rivals within a year after the 2012 presidential elections. One can see that along with a general growth of citizens’ critical attitudes toward the authorities, the perception of V.Putin improved in many aspects. For all that, some negative traits are pronounced regarding his image, too (both the very same that had been marked before the elections, and quite new ones), but the gap between V.Putin and the other former candidates continues to widen.

political perception; politicians’ images; President V.Putin; Russian political leaders.

Content No. 3, 2013

See also:

Round Table of the «Polis» Journal, Shestopal Ye.B., Nesterova S.V., Smulkina N.V., Makarenko B.I., Kertman G.L., Mezhuyev B.V., Volodenkov S.V., Melville A.Yu., Lapkin V.V., Gaman-Golutvina O.V., Shtukina T.A., Dobrynina Ye.P., Abramov V.F.,
Leaders images in mass consciousness on the eve of the presidential elections. – Polis. Political Studies. 2012. No4

Shestopal Ye.B.,
Dynamics of Putin’s Perception in Russian Society (2000‑2015). – Polis. Political Studies. 2015. No6

Rivera D.W., Rivera Sh.V.,
Yeltsin, Putin and the power of the president. – Polis. Political Studies. 2012. No3

Kasamara V.A., Sorokina A.A.,
Teenagers political consciousness: prosperous children vs street children. – Polis. Political Studies. 2009. No6

Shestopal Ye.B.,
Political agenda of russian power and its perception by citizens. – Polis. Political Studies. 2011. No2



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