POLIS Contents 2 - 1998



PRESENTING THIS ISSUE
Editorial Introduction. Presenting This Issuep.4

PROBLEMS AND JUDGMENTS: MODERNIZATION PROCESSES
Melville A.Yu. An Essay of Theoretical and Methodological Synthesis of the Stmctural and the Procedural Approaches to Democratic Transits p.6
Pantin V.I., Lapkin V.V. Waves of Political Modernization in Russia's History (To the Discussion of a Hypothesis)p.39
Sergeyev V.M., Biryukov N.I. The Secret of "Modem" Society.p.52

ORBIS TERRARUM
Zamyatin D.N. The Modelling of Geopolitical Situations (With Central Asia in the Second Half of the 19th Century as Example) p.64
Mirsky G.I. Islam and a Nation: the Near East and Central Asiap.77
Tzyurupa A.I. Alaska, Kamchatka and Siberia in One Geopolitical Area. p.83

UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY
A Round Table, Afanasyev M.N., Chernyshov A.G., Sungurov A.Yu., Abramov V.N., Markedonov S.M., Kirillov A.D. Political Process in Russia's Regions (A "Round Table" by Correspondence) M.N.Afanasyev, A.G.Chernyshov, A.Yu.Sungurov, V.N.Abramov, S.M.Markedonov, A.D.Kirillov.p.88
Gallyamov R.R. Political Elites in Russia's Republics: Specificities of Transformation in the Post-Soviet Period. p.108
Plyays Ya.A. Russia's Political Science as Reflected in Dissertations. p.116

CHAIR
Yakovlev I.G. Information-Analytical Technologies and Political Consulting (1)p.122
Shutov A.Yu. The First Russian Electoral System (On How It Was Being Worked Out) p.134

FROM A POLITICAL SCIENTIST'S VIEWPOINT: PROCESSES IN NATIONAL POLITIES
Lysenko V.N. Regional Conflicts in CIS Countries: Experience of Settling p.147
Levansky S.A. FRG: Moderate Pluralism of Parties. p.158
Orlova M.Ye. Modernization and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland. p.172

LIFE IN SCIENCE
Information. The First All Russia Congress of Political Scientistsp.183
Information. Political Science as a Topic at the Assembly of the Russian Academy of Sciences. p.188