THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

To the question about state confessional policy in the poliethnical region (on an example of the Astrakhan region)

2012. 4, pp. 138-147

Dryagalov Vyacheslav S. - leading specialist, Astrakhan State University, 20 Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russia, helios82@yandex.ru

Topchiev Mikhail S. - Ph.D. (Political Science), leading specialist, Astrakhan State University, 20 Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russia, dc_mail@bk.ru

The main purpose of article is the analysis of the state-confessional policy in the Astrakhan region. In the first part of article the differences between terms religious security and confessional security were analyzed. The concept definition confessional security is specified and its main characteristics reveal. External and internal actors of a state policy of the polyconfessional region are investigated. In the second part of article the concept of cultural security is considered. Confessional security is considered as a component of cultural security. On an example of a festival of national cultures it is shown as the state can react to active proselyte work and the propaganda which is carried out by new religious movements, consolidating national societies and creating platforms for communication and cooperation.

Key words: actor of state and confessional policy,religious organizations,Astrakhan region,religious security,cultural security,confessional security.

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