Department of political science
Chair of the department:
Dr. hab., Prof. Oleg Bukhovets
The department of political science was established in 1990 on the basis of the department of socialism theory. The department is headed by Dr. hab., Prof. Oleg Bukhovets. In 1976, he graduated from School of History at Lomonosov Moscow State University, where he defended both a Ph.D. dissertation (1985) and Dr. hab. Dissertation (1997). The list of his publications includes 82 works in 7 languages, including 4 monographs. The main works deal with social history of village in the Russian empire and the people's mentality in the first decades of the 20 th century, inter-ethnic relations and nationalism in the former USSR , the “Great resettlement of peoples” and electoral behavior in post-Soviet societies, analysis of characteristic features of post-Soviet humanistic cognition.
Since 1998 ?. ? .Bukhovets has been an expert of the Russian humanities scholarly foundation. At the Institute of Europe of Russian Academy of Sciences he holds the position of the head of the project “Evolution of electoral behavior in Russia , Belarus and Ukraine in the post-Soviet period”. He is the supervisor of the scholarly cooperation between B SEU and the Russian universities, member of the BSEU and ISLE Councils, member of ISLE methodological commission, member of the Council on defending Dr. hab. and Ph.D. dissertations at the Belarus State University, member of editorial boards of the scholarly journals ”Soviet and Post-Soviet Review ” (USA and “Vestnik BGEU”.
There are 3 professors, 11 associate professors, 12 PhDs, 1 senior instructor and 5 assistant lecturers. Those holding a Dr. hab. degree make 9.5 %, and a PhD. degree – 57%.
The department's main directions of scholarly research:
- Research of political system;
- Formations of civic society;
- History of political thought in Belarus.
The department provides the teaching process at all the BSEU schools.
At present, the faculty members deliver lectures on the following disciplines :
- Political science (68 hrs ) ;
- Fundaments of the Belarus State 's ideology (36 hrs);
- Fundamentals of diplomatic and consular service (48 hrs);
- Geopolitics (36 hrs ).
For students' individual studies of the above disciplines, the department's groups of authors have developed and published a number of text-books and manuals: