Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Grassroots and Hybrid Civic Initiatives: Features of Politicization

Author(s): Ivan A Bronnikov, Mikhail V Gorbachev

This research is aimed at conducting an analysis basic model’s politicization grassroots and hybrid civil initiates in modern Russia. This problem is particularly relevant in the context of the transformation of the political system in modern Russia. Understanding the scenarios, technologies, and most importantly, the risks inherent in models of politicization of civil initiatives is necessary for the balanced development of the state and society. The identification and subsequent typologization of models of politicization of grass-roots and hybrid civil initiatives can become the basis for the consolidation and modernization of modern Russian society and the state. This, in turn, will make it possible to purposefully influence their relationship. The conceptual basis of the research is formed by an interdisciplinary methodology. It is based on the following categories of political science-politicization, sociological concepts-civil society and civil initiatives. The subject of research is formed by the interaction of categories of political science (politicization, depoliticization, political risks, political threats, etc.) and sociological theories of civil society and civil initiatives. The interdisciplinary nature of the research is determined by the set of principles, methods and methods of obtaining new knowledge, and the scientific objectives of the project. Grassroots and hybrid network initiatives are often «sub political». Civic initiatives form a new understanding of citizenship. Citizens are participants in the larger political world. That is why the interdisciplinary approach in this study helps to move away from disciplinary stereotypes and the tried and tested mental models. This opens up opportunities for free transfer of knowledge and theoretical and methodological approaches from one research area to another.

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