Some comments on the discourse on prospects autocrates of the present

Бульбенюк, Світлана Степанівна (2022) Some comments on the discourse on prospects autocrates of the present Вісник Львівського університету. Серія філософсько-політологічні студії». (40). pp. 118-124. ISSN 2307-1664

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The article offers answers to the question "What are modern autocracies: another revenge of authoritarianism or a manifestation of the crisis of postmodern democracy?". The author substantiates the view that the temptations of populism and the willingness of the average voter to believe in unsubstantiated promises of populist politicians, on the one hand, and the weakness of some democratic governments and politicians, manifested in concessions to modern authoritarian regimes, on the other key answers to the outlined question. Particular attention is paid to the phenomenon of information autocracies (S. Guriev and D. Traisman), which are based more on the effect of populist leadership and manipulation of public opinion than on the use of repression and terror. This is the main difference between most modern autocracies and classical authoritarian regimes. The causes of the crisis of modern democracy are analyzed through the case study. Four models of two-way communication of mutual influences of state power and society are studied. Thus, the model of two-way asymmetric communication has in its nature a distorted communication interaction, as it is aimed at fulfilling the task of power to inspire the necessary settings and to establish these attitudes in the mass public consciousness. Its most typical form is misinformation. The second model is the model of one-way communication, which actually turns into a monologue of power. The most common forms of its implementation are propaganda and agitation. Pseudo-communication model, in turn, is expressed in a kind of "deafness" of both sides of the interaction - government and society, which completely distorts the exchange of information. The essence of the fourth - quasi-communication - model is the lack of desire to establish communication, when there is a purely formal approach to the need to establish communication interaction on both sides.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Аuthoritarianism; autocracy; democracy; democratic transit; post-truth; populism; political communication.
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультети > Історико-філософський факультет > Кафедра філософії
Depositing User: Доцент Світлана Степанівна Бульбенюк
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2022 08:50
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2022 08:50

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