Vera B. Romanovskaya
Lobachevsky National research Nizhny Novgorod state University
Andrey V. Krymov
Lobachevsky National research Nizhny Novgorod state University
Romanovskaya V.B., Krymov A.V. On ‟monistic” politic and legal ideas, Konstantin Leontiev and Eurasianism theory of the state. Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2023, vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 221–226 (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.34216/1998- 0817-2023-29-3-221-226
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2023-29-3-221-226
УДК: 342.413
Publish date: 2023-10-01
Annotation: The article analyses the often contradictory assessments available in modern Russian science of Eurasianism, as an association of Russian emigrants of the first wave who sought to create a post-revolutionary ideology of restoring the national state and law. The authors formulate objections to the statements of some researchers about the absence of the need for a state ideology for democratic societies and the danger of the embodiment of the Eurasian ideocracy in Russia. The article examines the connections of classical Eurasianism of the 1920s to 30s with the Russian philosophical tradition of the 19th century and concludes that the Eurasians, when creating their own political and legal doctrine, were not modernisers of the Slavophile heritage, rather relying on the ‟despotism of the idea” and the Byzantium of Konstantin Leontiev and not on pan-Slavism of Nikolay Danilevsky. Studying the classical texts of the Eurasianism movement, using the method of typology and the basic definition of ideocracy formulated by one of the creators of Eurasianism, Prince Nikolai Trubetzkoy, the authors expand the theory of ideocratic statehood by introducing new concepts: 1) imitative; 2) latent and 3) manifesting ideocracies. The description of the mentioned types of ideocracies is based on the analysis of a number of legal documents important for understanding the content of the modern ideology of the United States striving for world domination.
Keywords: American hegemony, state, state ideology, democracy, Eurasianism, ideocracy, pan-Slavism, typology of states
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Author's info: Vera B. Romanovskaya, Doctor of Law, Professor, head of the Department of theory and history of state and law of the Faculty of Law of Lobachevsky National research Nizhny Novgorod state University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation, vera_borisovna@mail.ru
Co-author's info: Andrey V. Krymov, Associate Professor of the Department of theory and history of state and law of the Faculty of Law of Lobachevsky National research Nizhny Novgorod state University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation, jetromartina@mail.ru