LOTAREV K.A. Stabilizing and Consolidating Resources of Conservatism in Russia. Part I

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2014.6.10

Lotarev Konstantin Anatolyevich

Candidate of Sciences (Politics), Associate Professor, Department of History and Theory of Policy,

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Volgograd Branch)

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Abstract. The author believes that the governmental regulation of a society is one of the bases of conservatism. He thinks that the state exists in order to protect society and a person from forcible manifestations and free understanding of personal liberty, from non-state coercion and even violence, from manifestation of egoistical personal and corporate interests. Power of the state considerably increases when it relies on traditions of the past rather than the ideals of the future.

The conservatism as a political trend historically developed as force fastening a public organism. The author of this article believes that only conservatism possesses the real stabilizing resources capable to consolidate society of modern Russia. The author also recognizes that nowadays government and public institutes make certain efforts for overcoming certain social diseases.

The continuity and progressiveness of the state and social development define fundamentals of ontology of conservatism as the world outlook and a political trend. The Russian State is still at the stage of transition period. The formation of strong democratic institutes has not yet been completed. One of the main problems is the need for public consolidation. Now only the conservatism has sufficient resources and opportunities for the solution of this problem.

Key words: conservatism, world outlook, ideology, society consolidation, political culture, civil society.

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