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Article name Countering the Ideology of Consumerism in the System of Anti-Corruption Measures as a Function of State Power
Authors Ivanova M.. ,
Bibliographic description Ivanova M. V. Countering the Ideology of Consumerism in the System of Anti-corruption Measures as a Function of State Power // Transbaikal State University Journal. 2024. Vol. 30, no. 1. P. 154–161. DOI: 10.2109/2227-9245-2024-30-1-154-161.
Category Politology
DOI 321
DOI 10.2109/2227-9245-2024-30-1-154-161
Article type Original article
Annotation The object of the study is corruption in the sphere of state power. The subject of the study is the role of the ideology of consumerism in the corrupt activities of representatives of the state authorities and the main directions of countering this ideology as a function of state power. Corruption in the sphere of higher authorities is considered as the main type of corruption. The study is based on the differentiation of two directions in the system of preventive anti-corruption measures: 1) intimidation by criminal punishment of persons capable of committing corruption crimes; 2) formation of a negative attitude towards corruption in society, education of people who are not capable of corrupt behavior. In the context of the second direction, the analysis of the ideology of consumerism as a subjective cause of corruption in the sphere of state power is presented. The purpose of the work is to substantiate the policy of countering the ideology of consumerism in the system of anti-corruption measures as a necessary function of state power. Research objectives are as follows: to clarify the concept of corruption in the sphere of state power and its features; to identify the normative and regulatory function of the ideology of consumerism in the corrupt activities of government officials; to identify the main directions of countering the ideology of consumerism in the anti-corruption policy of the state. The study has yielded the following results. The direct subjective cause of corruption in the sphere of state power is the ideology of consumerism, which causes a consumer race and excessive consumption among highly paid representatives of state power. The prevention of corruption in this area implies the need to combat this ideology. The main directions of the state policy of countering the ideology of consumerism are state control over the activities of the media in order to limit the propaganda of consumerism; the revival of the institute of state ideology, namely, the ideology of humanism and patriotism; the introduction of an ideological component in state educational programs, including a critical discussion of the ideology of consumerism. From these research results, it follows that there is a need for a policy of countering the ideology of consumerism in the system of anti-corruption measures as a function of state power.
Key words functions of state power, effectiveness of state power, the concept of corruption, causes of corruption, “apex” corruption, prevention of corrupt activities, ideology of consumerism, ideological anti-corruption policy, state ideology, ideological component of educational programs
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