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“Civilisational” Approach


What Is "Civilisation"


a group of societies (or a single society) of the same type that throughout their history display certain stable economic, socio-cultural, and political characteristics

Peculiarities of Russian Civilisation

location in the center of the Eurasian landmass
“divided” civilisation: “westernisers” versus “Slavophiles” (traditionalists)
rigid centralised state dominated by an autocratic ruler
social progress achieved through state regulation of all aspects of socio-economic development
reforms as revolutions from above
contradiction between progressive aims and barbaric means
one-sided, “technocratic” Europeanisation
Europeanisation strengthened the oppressive character of the state
cultural and ideological divide between a Westernised elite and the lower classes

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