Consolidation of elites and leadership as the factors of identity politics effectiveness
Abstract.The goal of this article is the analysis of institutional factors influencing the effectiveness of state identity politics. The subject of this research is the assessment of the role of elite and institution of leadership in implementation of the state politics. The state identity politics is one of the strategic directions of domestic policy, which is focuses on the establishment and maintenance of sustainable and symbolic space in the society. The article generalizes the interim results of the study, which purpose consisted in determination of the most significant institutional factors contributing to a successful implementation of the state projects and programs of identity politics. Methodology is based on the constructivist approach that allows including the political elites, social groups and institutions into the analysis context. Expert interview served as the method of collecting information. The analysis of obtained data allowed determining a set of basic factors that specify the vector and define the dynamics of the course of identity politics. The scientific novelty lies in the suggestion to view institutional factors as the effectiveness criteria. The author gives recommendation on structuring the index for interregional assessment of the performance of state policy.
Keywords: institutional factors, consolidation of society, efficiency criteria, elite consensus, leadership institution, elite, public identity policy, identity, symbolic unity, expert assessment
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