ANALITICAL POTENTIAL OF CONCEPTS ‘POLITICAL SYSTEM’ AND ‘POLITICAL REGIME’
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Vaidutis Laurėnas
Kęstutis Šerpetis
Published 2015-01-01
https://doi.org/10.15388/Polit.2010.2.8311
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Laurėnas V., & Šerpetis K. (2015). ANALITICAL POTENTIAL OF CONCEPTS ‘POLITICAL SYSTEM’ AND ‘POLITICAL REGIME’. Politologija, 58(2), 97-124. https://doi.org/10.15388/Polit.2010.2.8311

Abstract

The article is dedicated to the discussion about the notions of the ‘political system’ and ‘political regime’ in the fields of its meanings as autonomous analytical construc­tions. The main arguments are that the ‘political system’ describes a stable and normal political process and determinate interrelations between power structures and civil society institutions as a complex sociopolitical unity. On the other hand, concept of ‘political regime’ stresses dynamic aspects of the government activity as a realization of the basic political functions. Pointing to the fact that a political system explains events and relations in the modern democratic context and a regime – its peculiarities in the process of decision-making, the authors share attention to specific negative aspects of the separate interpretation and recognition of the various forms in the na­tional politics spheres.
All these conditions may sharp influence over the quality of the authority deci­sions, feedback among political institutions as a civic interests representatives etc. And otherwise, this implies that the political systems and political regimes realize an isomorphic similarity for taking evasive action between them.

 

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