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еще про retrospectively oriented worldviews [Jun. 13th, 2016|06:11 pm]
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"... for the political leaders who came to power in Russia in the 2000s, perceptions of “a good Soviet Union” – an update to the political, economic, and international system of the past which would demonstrate good performance and avoid the risks associated with major changes – served as the role model which determined their ideational frame of reference. To some extent, these tendencies resulted from the overreaction of elites and the mass public to the collapse of Communism and of the Soviet Union
(Gel’man et al., 2014). But in reality, retrospectively oriented worldviews are hardly conducive to any modernization project, including an authoritarian one. The perception of existential threats to the political status quo (which were fuelled by the wave of regime changes in post-Soviet Eurasia) also impeded modernization plans because of shortening time horizons for elites and the need to divert the state’s resources towards buying the loyalty of elites and masses alike..."

фрагмент введения к новой книге, которая должна выйти в свет 7 сентября https://www.routledge.com/Authoritarian-Modernization-in-Russia-Ideas-Institutions-and-Policies/Gelman/p/book/9781472465412