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Formation of the Retaliatory Sanctions Policy of the Russian Federation in 2014-2015

Student: Sergei Potapov

Supervisor: Alexey Sergeevich Titkov

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Educational Programme: Political Science (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2016

During the study it was completed a comprehensive analysis of the formation of counter-sanction politics as a process of political decision-making. The political decision was reviewed as a selection results from existing strategies of political activities. The study demonstrated that the need for political decisions arose with the emergence of political problems like the sanction introduction by the Western countries. Therefore, the crisis situation brought by the sanctions made Russia develop a whole range of responses including counter-sanctions against food import. During the analysis of the policy formation process influence levels of various actors over reasons and decision-making process in the current situation were determined. The study used a comprehensive analysis and that means adaptation of the model system approach of David Easton for the process of political decision-making and binding the model with the concept of Harold Lasswell. That way we analyzed external factors in details; functional structure of the process; influence level of the actors and completed a general assessment of the decision made. The study examined the internal structure of the decision making process, so called «black box». A set of external factors for the input. There are interactions between the actors and alternative strategies assessment inside the black box. A decision for the best strategy for the «output». The study also overviewed «feedback». For the short term period the counter-sanction policy meets the requirements of the system, while for the long term period we completed an empirical review of compliance of the real implementation of the counter-sanction policy with the stated aims for the «output».

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