Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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As far back as in the IV century BC the great Greek philosopher Aristotle observed that “politics –πολιτική” is the art of running the state. Since then it took more than two thousand years when great empires were built and destroyed, ideologies behind which there were thousands and millions of people around the world were created and overthrown, but the principles of any state control and the basic laws of the authorities still remain attractive for anyone who wants to devote themselves to this oldest and most complicated of the arts. Power, money, influence on the minds of the people, the control of masses - all this and to this day remain the indispensable attributes of the policy.
The process of learning the art of political control starts from the very first year. Professional political analyst and politician should begin with learning to understand all the major issues facing all the states - the history of politics and political doctrines, the world and Russian history, the basic principles of economics and management, the state of the environment and society, the principles of legal systems. Then starts the political specialization - the principles of political consulting, PR and GR, the philosophy of the politics, governance principles in Russia and in the world, techniques and methods of political analysis and forecasting, legal aspects of politics, political journalism.
Business games in the format: “United Nations Model”, “European Parliament Model”, “Political negotiations”, “Practice of solving ethnic conflicts”, the club of political debates, participation in research and practice-oriented modern policy Institute at the department of political analysis and management allow students to move from books and academic theory to practice and to better understand the basic principles of the political scientist, analyst and political consultant, political negotiator and mediator. Senior students are required to attend practice in government bodies of Moscow and the Moscow Region, the Chamber of Commerce in Moscow, the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
Political education opens broad career opportunities in a variety of aspects of state activity to RUDN graduates. Political Science Graduates today are the staff of higher authorities, professional political consultants and political technologists, prosecutors and law enforcement officials, highly skilled public managers and administrators.