The Evaluation of the Influence of Mentality on Modernization Processes in Modern Russia

Marina Cherkasova, Svetlana Bayurova, Vladimir Khamov, Vadim Cherkasov


Today, high is scientific and practical interest to the study of conditions of formation and development of civil society in Russia. Construction of a civil society is seen today as the main precondition of ensuring the personal safety of citizens, especially the rights of the individual, the socio-economic security of the individual, overcoming of political exclusion. The researchers see the mentality of the people as an important precondition for the formation and development of civil society in Russia. To identify and study relevant characteristics of the Russian national character for the formation and development of civil society, it is necessary to apply complex of knowledge (philosophical, anthropological, cultural, psychological, sociological, political). The study of mental values and ideals of the Russian society, reflecting the civil qualities of the Russian people will help to find the answer to indispensable question of up-to-dateness: "Will Russia be saved as an independent, unified and democratic country?. Knowing the characteristics of Russian society, it is possible to form civil society, using all the positive elements of ethnic mentality of the titular peoples of different regions of the country. The most promising mental qualities can become the basis for the purposeful formation of new system of values and norms allowing to ensure the success of socio-economic and political transformation. Without regard to the content of mental representations as the values structure cannot be ensured the adequacy of the reforms.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s4p109

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