American Journal of Applied Sciences

Systematic Interpretation of the Factors of Federal Sustainability and Socio-Political Security of a Constituent State of a Federation

Yuliia Anatol’evna Matafonova

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2016.222.229

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 13, Issue 2

Pages 222-229

Abstract

The article deals with a constituent state of a federation, both a spatial unit of medium size, being an element of the federal system and as a local system having its own institutional, regulatory, cultural, ideological and communicative characteristics. In this article, we attempt to equate to some extent the federal sustainability and socio-political security of a constituent state of a federation. We propose to consider the federal sustainability not only as a federal system’s property, but also as a set of intrinsic characteristics of the political and territorial space of a constituent state, contributing to the implementation of the main objectives of federalism and the federal structure-to promote the vital interests of its population. In accordance with the methodology of the system approach and role-based method of description of the processes occurring in the political system, used by Almond and Powell, we break up the factors of federal sustainability and socio-political security of a constituent state of a federation into five groups: Institutional, regulatory, communicative, ideological and cultural.

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© 2016 Yuliia Anatol’evna Matafonova. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.