Political and legal Manipulation as a Psychological Phenomenon and a Scientific Category



The article attempts to justify and introduce the scientific term of "political and legal manipulation" that will make it possible to reach a new level of discussion of closely coupled psychological, political and legal means influencing the public consciousness. It is maintained that the term under discussion offers a kind of a methodological stepping stone in the research of the two most important aspects of a far-reaching process of political and legal influence on social processes: a) legal mechanisms, tools, tricks and techniques of carrying out certain political manipulations; b) the impact of political expediency on the law itself, on the processes of lawmaking, implementation and interpretation of law within nations of the world. Political and legal manipulation is viewed as a form of psychological impact on the social relations combining psychological, political and legal means. The article studies in detail the nature, essence and indicators of political and legal manipulation, its main goals and objectives, as well as the selection of tools that lends such a specific character to this kind of manipulation.

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Keywords: manipulation, political and legal manipulation, political processes, political tool, legal means, psychological impact, psychological phenomenon, legal governance, legal policy, international relations, international law

Journal rubric: Legal Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2021110113

For citation: Malko A.V., Subochev V.V. Political and legal Manipulation as a Psychological Phenomenon and a Scientific Category [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2021. Vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 163–180. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2021110113. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Alexander V. Malko, Doctor of Law, professor, Honoured Science Worker of the Russian Federation, professor, Department of State and Legal Disciplines, Volga Institute (branch) of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "All-Russian State University of Justice", Saratov, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3204-9696, e-mail: alex25-58@mail.ru

Vitaly V. Subochev, Doctor of Law, professor, Professor, Department of Legal Foundations of Administration, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3536-4707, e-mail: vvsubochev@mail.ru



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