Political processes in Siberian regions

Political processes in Siberian regions

Zulyar Yu.A.,

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Professor, head of the Department of Political Science, History and Regional Studies, Irkutsk State University, uzulyar@yandex.ru

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Kozlov D.V.,

Cand. Sci. (Hist.), Associate Professor, Center for Advanced Studies and Education, Irkutsk State University, dvk@home.isu.ru

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Shmidt S.F.,

Cand. Sci. (Hist.), Irkutsk State University, cevelik@mail.ru

DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2015.01.13
Rubric: Russia today

For citation:

Zulyar Yu.A., Kozlov D.V., Shmidt S.F. Political processes in Siberian regions. – Polis. Political Studies. 2015. No. 1. P. 158-164. (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.17976/jpps/2015.01.13


The purpose of the article is concerned with the description of political processes in the Siberian regions. Political processes are analyzed as part of the modernization process. According to the authors it is possible to discuss and describe different stages of perception of the phenomenon of regionalism. First, regionalism has seen from the point of view of the resistance against the modernization process if modernization was described as the centralization of the state. The next stage connected with development of more sophisticated approaches to the phenomenon of regionalism. For example we can discuss the possible use of «new regionalism» concept to describe the dynamics of regional processes. The authors use the path dependence theory connected first of all with different types of Soviet socialist industrial modernization to analyze the dynamics of the political process. In particular, the background of Irkutsk region` political polycentrism connected with it. According to the authors of the article there are some links between some periods of Russian history concerned the relations between the Centre and regions/ These relations always have been characterized by the ideology of building «vertical of power». These ideas are clearly manifested in the modern designation of governors by the Centre. Unlike the «alien» governors regional parliaments were the original «training centre» for regional policy. The article also examines the possibility and potential impact of outside factors connected with the today` geopolitical changes in the world and then with the socio-economic and political changes in the Eastern regions. Contemporary outside challenges can lead to the actualization of the «Eastern vector» of Russian foreign policy that will affect the redistribution of the center of gravity in Russia from the Central Russia to the Eastern regions. Also we can say about upgrade and creation of new meanings and senses concerned power ideological concepts of «moral conservatism» and «nationalization of the Russian elite». In terms of «turn to East» these ideologies can be perceived and evaluated by Russian Eastern partners as corresponded with traditional Eastern values.

regionalism; Siberia; the political process; the Governor; the path dependence; geopolitics; Eastern vector.

Content No. 1, 2015

See also:

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Neklessa A.I.,
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Nazukina M.V.,
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Sevastyanov S.V.,
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