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Fursov A. I. Democracy in Capitalist System: the Essence, Façade, Dismantling

(Moscow University for the Humanities)

Abstract ◊ The article deals with the problem of democracy as a reality of a particular social system — the capitalist one. The author analyzes the process of the dismantling of democracy that has intensified since the 1980s–1990s.

Keywords: democracy, capitalism, the West, European civilization, democracy crisis, de-democratization.

Fursov Andrey Ilich, Candidate of Science (history), the director of the Russian Studies Center of the Institute of Fundamental and Applied Studies at Moscow University for the Humanities. Tel.: +7 (499) 374-59-61. E-mail:


Citation: Fursov A. I. Demokratiia v sisteme kapitalizma: sut', fasad, demontazh [Democracy in Capitalist System: the Essence, Façade, Dismantling]. Znanie. Ponimanie. Umenie. 2013. No. 4. S. 42–48.

Submission date: 15.08.2013.



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