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Year
2017
Issue
4
Pages
508-515
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Section СОЦИОЛОГИЯ. ПОЛИТОЛОГИЯ. МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫЕ ОТНОШЕНИЯ
Title THE EU: MULTIPLE CHALLENGES FOR POLITIAL SCIENTISTS
Author(-s) Cotta Maurizio
Abstract The article analyzes the most relevant problems of modern political science by studying political developments and institutions in the EU. The author proposes new conceptual and theoretical approaches in studying such areas (research problems) as Politics and market; International Relations and Comparative Politics; Politics and polity; Democracy and technocracy. The new approaches proposed in the article for studies of the EU and their developments have not only contributed to a much better understanding of this very special political reality but also to profit from a different point of view to illuminate phenomena pertaining also to “mainstream politics”. One can argue that they contribute not only to a scientific “widening” but also to a scientific “deepening”. And from being peripheral in comparative political science they have become increasingly central. The article justifies why, besides new concepts, also new research tools (measures, indicators, indexes, typologies) need to be developed that are suitable for the phenomena to be studied.
Keywords “deepening” and “widening” of knowledge, politics, market, international relations, comparative political science, state, democracy, technocracy
UDC 303.83
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