POLIS Contents 3 - 1993



PRESENTING THIS ISSUE
Editorial Introduction. Presenting This Issuep.4

PROBLEMS AND JUDGEMENTS
Moiseyev N.N. Information Society: Possibilities and Realitiesp.6
Pastukhov V.B. New Russians: Emergence of an Ideology (II)p.15
Ivanov V.M. The State and the Market (Some Aspects of the Theory of Liberalism)p.27

FROM A POLITICAL SCIENTIST'S VIEWPOINT
McAuley M. Genesis of New Russian Statehood: an essay of Prognosisp.36
Sheynis V.L. Ethnonational Problems and the Constitutional Reform in the Russian Federationp.45
Gasanov N.N., Zachyosov K.Ya., Kazimov A.K. Inter-Ethnic Concord in Dagestan: Problems and Prospectsp.51
Andreyev A.P., Panasyuk Ye.V. The Cossacks Movementp.57
Gandhi R. South Asia, Central Asia and Russia: hte Islamic Factorp.62

DOSSIER: DEMOCRATIC ELECTION MECHANISMS
Strashun B.A., Sheynis V.L. Political Situation in Russia and the New Election Law to Comep.65
Nadais A. Choice of Electoral Systemsp.70
Levin I.B. On the Reform of the Electoral System in Italyp.79

VERSION
Cohen S. American Policy and Russian's Futurep.86
Anderson R.D. Totalitarianism: a Concept or an Ideology?p.98

ANTHOLOGY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT
Acton J. History of Freedom in Antiquityp.108

DIMENSIONS OF CULTURE
Lapitzky M.I. The Remote - the Topical. Notes on Tocquevillep.120

RUSSIA TODAY
Shkaratan O.I., Galchin A.V. Human Resources for the Renovation of Russiap.130
Vorontzova L.M., Filatov S.B. Religiousness - Democratism - Authoritarianismp.141
Presentation. Social Portrait of a Small or Medium Enterpriser in Russiap.149

SEMINAR
Chabot J.-L. State Power: Constitutional Limits and the Order of Exercisep.155

PARTIES AND PARLIAMENTARISM IN PRE-SOVIET RUSSIA
Sorokin A.K. From Authoritarianism to Democracy : Experience of Failed Transition (II) p.166
Petrov Yu.A. The "Third Estate": Entry into Politicsp.176
Khaylova N.B. The Party of Democratic Reforms, "Party of Reason"p.181

RETROACTIVE COMMUNICATION
Bruter V.I., Solonar V.A. Moldova: an Essay of Political-Cultural Analysisp.185

BOOK REVIEWS
Khenkin S.M. Three Consensuses on the Way to Democracyp.188