THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

The image of “the alien” in the modern Political Science mythology

2015. 2, pp. 178-185

Frolova Yuliya S. - D.Sc. (Sociology), Professor, Caspian Institute of Sea & River Transport, 6/14 Nikolskaya st., Astrakhan, 414000, Russian Federation,

Amirkhanyan Anait M. - Ph.D. (Philological Science), Associate Professor, Armenian State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan, 17 Tigran Mets st., Yerevan, 375010, Republic of Armenia,

Modern Political Science mythology offers a choice of a very wide range of topics and issues that are working on the positive image of power, making it more attractive. The image of an “alien” or a “foreign” as one of mythological images is often used in a manipulative way and is indued with negative features. Accumulated scientific data let us identify both tecniques of using such mythology to justify the government and verification methods of the available falsification.

Key words: , , , , , alien, stranger, 9 the elite, mythology, falsification, manipulation