¹ 3 - 2011
Belyayeva N.Yu.

Evolution of the Concept of Public Policy: Attention for “Motive Forces” and for Governing Entities

The article, in particular, analyzes the notion – suggested by Jurgen Habermas – of “re-feudalization” of the public sphere in modern information societies; retraces consecutive development of three different traditions: the American, the European, and the global – of application of the notion of “public policy”, the invariable kernel of this concept being meanwhile revealed; and, finally, analyzes the notion of “strategic actors” – suggested by Neil Flegstin – within the framework of the entitative-institutional approach. The use of these concepts in the political and academic discourse in modern Russia is, besides, considered.