Problems of Ethno-Confessional Extremism in Russia as a Reflection of Deviation Processes in the Society

Gennady Vasilevich Osipov, Irina Sovetovna Karabulatova, Gennady Filippovich Shafranov-Kutsev, Evgeniya Rostislavovna Kucheryavaya, Svetlana Dmitrievna Galiullina, Liana Rifovna Sadykova


The analysis of ethno-confessional extremism as a form of deviant behavior with an anti-systemic character is presented in the paper. The authors offer a new approach to consider the phenomenon of ethno-confessional extremism, namely: they conceptualize this concept, state the main criteria and types of demonstrations of ethno-confessional extremism in the social structure. The authors consider ethno-confessional extremism as one of manifestations of deviation processes in the modern society. The authors prove a theoretical part of the paper by results of the sociological research conducted in February-April, 2014 in order to study of the population’s opinion of the Tyumen region on the condition of cross-cultural relations and manifestations of ethno-confessional extremism in the region. The results of a poll testify to intense cross-cultural interaction in the Tyumen region proceeding at the latent level. Most of the respondents treat representatives of other cultures tolerantly though hostility to separate ethno-confessional groups which has no mass character takes place and exists on to - activistic level. Ethno-confessional extremism as a type of social deviation, analyzed by the authors, is represented especially large-scale in conditions of the modern globalization which completely transforms the structure of society. National and religious essence, always being the peculiar base on which the society was developed, are gradually diffused and restricted under the unified standards pressure.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s3p95

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