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The impact of the civil society on the political security system

Vol. 15, Iss. 6, JUNE 2019

Received: 28 March 2019

Received in revised form: 14 April 2019

Accepted: 30 April 2019

Available online: 17 June 2019


JEL Classification: B07, C19, D11, F03

Pages: 1075–1085

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 The active, effective and strong civil society is a key driver of the national security. However, political security is another factor that also contributes to the national security.
Objectives The study investigates the substance of the national political security, role and significance of civil institutions.
Methods The study involves general and special methods of research, including the method of general scientific analysis, historical methods, systems approach, method of structural and functional analysis.
Results I determined the functions the civil society performs in ensuring the political security of the country. The key task of the public administration deserves a special mention concerning the development of the civil society and use of its resources for the political security of the country.
Conclusions and Relevance The impact of the civil society on the political security system should grow while administrative levers influencing respective social constructs become weaker, provided that there exist explicit and transparent regulatory enforcement mechanisms. In this case, the governmental policy should consolidate efforts of the entire society so as to set two principal trends of the stable political development. It is crucial to raise the political culture of civil institutions as important actors of the social and humanitarian development, which can willingly take on responsibility for the future of the society.

Keywords: civil society, security, interaction, institution


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