THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Tradition and Modernization in K. N. Leontiev’s Political Theory

2014. 2, pp. 131-141

Kozlova N.N. - Tver, Russian Federation

In this article, the author analyzes the relationship of tradition and innovation in K.N. Leontiev’s theory of bysantinism. The author arrives at the conclusion that in the thinker’s theory prevail traditional values in the construction of Russian politics. The author classifies as Leontiev a conservative modernization theorist.

Key words: , , , , , conservatism, modernization, tradition, the monarchy, Byzantium