Verdikhanova Zalina Verdikhanovna, Applicant, sub-department of state-legal disciplines, Penza State University (40 Krasnaya street, Penza, Russia), firstname.lastname@example.org
Background. Political events that take place in the post-soviet space cause the necessity to study the phenomenon of “color revolutions”.
Materials and methods. Realization of the set objectives was achieved through the usage of the method of institutional approach to the study of the present phenomenon by the example of states with various country specific nature for revelation of common trends and regularities of the phenomenon under investigation.
Results. The author researched various approaches to understanding of the essence of “color revolutions”.
Conclusions. The analysis of procedural and structural characteristics of “color revolutions” in countries with various territorial location, national composition and state interests allows to speak about the present political phenomenon as a stable phenomenon and a powerful political resource of the modern world, appearing to be a strong destructive force, destabilizing the political process as the active phase ends in its latent dimension, becoming evident in the crisis of new democracies.
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