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ISSN 0869-5377
Author: Schmid Ulrich

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture

Schmid Ulrich

PhD in Slavic Philology, Professor of Russian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Address: 1 Gatterstraße, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. E-mail: ulrich.schmid@unisg.ch.

Publications

Political Religion in Russia. The Constitution of 1993 as a Holy Scripture / Logos. 2014. № 3 (99). P. 231-242
annotation:  The article examines the discursive status of the constitution in the Russian political system. Starting from Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde’s affirmation that the liberal state is not able to guarantee its own premises, it is argued that many contemporary states use political ceremonies in order to veil this paradox. A case in point is the inaugurational oath of office in the USA, which usually is taken on the bible. In Russia, the president takes his oath on a special copy of the Russian constitution which functions as a kind of a Holy Scripture. Generally, the constitution plays an important role in Russia not only in the legal system, but also in the political religion that reassures the social legitimacy of Putin’s power.
Keywords:  consitution, political religion, inauguration, law, culture
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