Is other democracy possible?

Is other democracy possible?

Lukin A.V.,

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Head of the Center of China, East Asia and Shanghai Cooperation Organization, MGIMO University; Professor, HSE University, Moscow, Russia,

elibrary_id: 696524 | ORCID: 0000-0002-1962-2892 | RESEARCHER_ID: L-4986-2015

DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2014.01.01

For citation:

Lukin A.V. Is other democracy possible? – Polis. Political Studies. 2014. No. 1. P. 10-27. (In Russ.).


Turning to the analysis of the “democracy” notion, the author notes that the widely spread understanding of the democratic arrangement presuming such elements of a political system as periodical change of political leadership by means of free elections and securing broadest individual rights as well as minorities’ rights within a national state, is far from always corresponding to the substantial meaning of the said notion. In the context of such an approach it is the concepts of electiveness, suffrage, nation-state etc., that become the subject of the author’ s attention. The objective of the article is to initiate a discussion of the problematic zones and of the “tension points” of democracy, often to be found at the periphery of the political science discourse.

democracy; power; elections; human rights; state; society; nation; ideology.

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