Sociological Analysis of Documents on Countering the Ideology of Terrorism in Modern Russia


  • Valery A. Lapshov



This paper expounds the results of a sociological analysis of the legal documents related to counteracting the ideology of terrorism in the Russian Federation in the 20s of the XXI century. Based on opinions from experts, the author examined such doctrinal documents of the Russian Federation as the concepts of counteraction to terrorism and public security, strategies of national security and counteraction to extremism, federal laws on countering extremist activities and terrorism. He also analysed comprehensive plans to counter the ideology of terrorism in the Russian Federation for 2013-2018 and 2019-2023. Scientific novelty of this work lies in the fact that sociological analysis of documents on countering the ideology of terrorism in the Russian Federation is carried out for the first time. In the research the author used expert survey, traditional analysis and content analysis of documents. He clarified the operational definitions of the research subject. The obtained results allowed making a conclusion about the need of further adjustments in the general methodological approaches that ensure unity of actions and timely codification of the Russian legal framework regulating counteraction to the ideology of terrorism.