The objective of the study is to enquire into cultural and civilizational specifics of patriotism in the scope of Western and Russian models of statehood, an overview of which is provided in order to analyze the way they influence different perceptions of citizenship, civil society, and its interactions with the state as a political institution. The research's methodological framework is composed of interdisciplinary and civilizational approaches that allow exploring the complex nature and sociocultural specifics of patriotism, reflecting the direction in which Russian and Western European nationhoods have been developing. The use of logical, systematic, and comparative research methods as well as complex analysis permits a deeper understanding of patriotism in its intricate, multifaceted core. The authors conclude that a variety of connotations determines perception and interpretation of patriotism in the West and in Russia, the main reason being fundamental differences in cultural and political traditions alike.

Biografia do Autor

Olga M. Shevchenko, Southern Federal University

Doctor of Philosophical Science, Associate Professor, Institute of Sociology and Regional Studies, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia. 

Galina A. Matsievskaya , Southern Federal University

Researcher, Institute of Sociology and Regional Studies, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia. 

Vladimir A. Bondarev , Don State Technical University

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Institute of Service and Business (Branch), Don State Technical University, Shakhty, Russia. 

Mikhail N. Vlasov , Don State Technical University

Senior Lecturer, Institute of Service and Business (Branch), Don State Technical University, Shakhty, Russia. 

Irina A. Levandina, Rostov Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia

Candidate of Philosophical Science, Associate Professor of the Department of Humanities and Socio-economic Sciences, Rostov Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Rostov-on-Don, Russia. 


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