Beloshitskiy S.V. Liberal democracy in the XXI century: resources, challenges, prospects.
ISBN 978-966-8587-95-5Original name:
Білошицький С. В. Ліберальна демократія в ХХІ столітті: ресурси, виклики, перспективи. – Хмельницький, 2012. – 944 с. (на російській мові).
The monograph represents the results of a complex study of prospects of liberal democracy development in the 21st century taking into account a whole range of factors (challenges) of both intersystem and external character. Liberal democracy is considered as a dominating in the modern world form of political state system existing in the majority of leading and developing countries (Ukraine in particular). The historical periods of establishment and development of the liberal democracy doctrine are analysed in detail. The main factors of social development of the present and the future that may cause anti-liberal and anti-democratic transformations of the existing liberal-democratic societies are investigated. There are defined reasons of strengthening of the role of elite-in-power representatives and elitaristic institutions of civil society in the state authority system; of the state erosion and forming up parallel authority centres; of marginalization and replacement of national elite by transnational ones; of the loss of legitimacy by the modern representative institutions and democratic procedures and possible consequences of the listed phenomena for development of liberal democracy The factors of militarization of modern societies and the increasing role of “strength-based” institutions in the political decision-making process are defined. A whole range of circumstances of socio-economic, energy and raw materials, ecological, geo-economic, demographic, civilizational and geopolitical character are considered as factors of the coming transformation of liberal democracies. The theoretic-methodological bases of the subject studied are substantiated; the directions of further medium-run and long-run scientific researches of the prospects of liberal democracy are formulated.
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The edition is intended for students, postgraduate students, scientists, politicians, and public figures, who are interested in the problems of the theory and history of the political science, political forecasting and modelling, futurological researches.