Guest article: Church building and politics in today Russia

Guest article: Church building and politics in today Russia
The question of public space in Russia has always been a major issue in national political discourse. In Soviet Union all the space was considered as public but its use was limited with ruling party’s restrictions. The normative understanding of public turned out to be ‘private’ in terms of communist ideology. Today in Russia civil ...

Guest article: Urban democracy*

Guest article: Urban democracy*
Richard Rogers: “When public space is eroded, our civic culture suffers, even our democracy.”   Nowadays political process cannot be defined only as the relations between actors seeking power. Understanding of political day-to-day realities cannot be limited to the direct analysis of relations of power only. The realm of politics is so comprehensive that it ...