Power and personal isolation in a political struggle

Authors: Mironov A.V. Published: 26.02.2019
Published in issue: #2(76)/2019  
DOI: 10.18698/2306-8477-2019-2-595  
Category: The Humanities in Technical University | Chapter: Philosophy Science  
Keywords: personal loneliness, political struggle, moral conflict, self-isolation, political environment, leadership, distrust

The paper deals with the problem of forming a sense of personal loneliness of the political elite in the context of moral choice between individual preferences and power obligations. We analyze the reasons for initiating the alienation of the leader from the environment which he belongs to. Within the research, we observe the transformation of moral assumptions in the retention of power, as well as the dependence of this phenomenon on the requirements of the political environment. The historical and comparative method used in the study allows us to identify the trends of self-isolation in the process of establishing social communication, depending on the forms of government. We emphasize the key factors in the process of confrontation between pragmatic solutions and personal worldview, and show the interrelation between the crisis challenges of history and the leader’s understanding of his duties to society

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