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Institutions of civil society and their contribution to the improvement of mechanisms for ensuring the personal, social and national security in the current circumstances, and future development trends

Vol. 14, Iss. 11, NOVEMBER 2018

Received: 12 July 2018

Received in revised form: 6 August 2018

Accepted: 31 August 2018

Available online: 16 November 2018


JEL Classification: B07, C19, D11, F03

Pages: 2012–2021

Yatsulyak V.V. North-West Institute of Management, Branch of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Subject At the beginning of the 21st century, the role and importance of civil society attracted more attention from perspectives of the national security.
Objectives The research examines a distinctive impact of civil society institutions and determines their contribution to the personal, social and national security in line with an array of different relations, non-homogeneous composition of participants and contradictory groups of investors.
Methods The research employs methods of analysis, synthesis, induction and deduction, generalization and specification, comparison and systematization.
Results Institutions of civil society drive the development of political activities and contribute to the national unity. This makes the civil society a unit of the nation security. Miscellaneous mechanisms and tools, which the civil society uses to ensure personal, social and national security, strengthen the communicative potential of the power, business and society as a whole, thus allowing to manipulate capabilities and means for ensuring the national security, create new social and political format for protecting the national interests in the globalized world.
Conclusions and Relevance The civil society is especially indicative of the social and political milieu, where a person and a group satisfy their needs, including the national security. Those needs shall be satisfied with different tools. For example, political parties and public associations liaison with the power, business and international organizations.

Keywords: security, State, civil society, protection


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