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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Politics" / 2021 № 1.


A.D. Pilipenko

ON THE PLACE AND ROLE OF SOCIALLY ORIENTED NGOs IN THE POLITICAL SYSTEM OF MODERN RUSSIA. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2021, no. 1, pp. 133-145.


UDC Index: 342.7 : 316.35

Date of publication: 24.02.2021 Page: 133 - 145

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Aim. The article considers the place of socially oriented non-profit organizations in the political system of the Russian Federation. The author analyzes the factors that justify the need to increase the role of SOCIAL NGOs in the implementation of the state’s social policy, the possibility of using their resources and potential to improve the quality of social services for the population.

Methodology. The key forms of state support for the activities of SO NPOs, as well as the main problems of providing such support and possible ways to solve them, are considered.

Results. It is concluded that the state, supporting the activities of the third sector, at the same time creates a solid foundation for the development of civil society, a loyal society capable of self-organization in a constructive way, reducing social tension, which is an effective prevention of destructiveness, since citizens who take care of socially unprotected segments of the population at their own will, demonstrate a high degree of social responsibility, and therefore are less inclined to destructive actions and antagonistic moods. NGOs, in turn, are able to assume part of the state’s powers in the field of social policy implementation and, taking into account the peculiarities and specifics of their activities, can perform these functions very effectively, deeply understanding the needs of target groups and satisfying them.

Research implications. The results of the research have practical value since they can be used in the practice of political decision-making in promoting constructive civic engagement, with the goal of civil society development and in practice of supporting the non-profit sector.

Key words

civil society, co-NGO, public control, social policy, civic engagement, state support, social protection, social initiatives, democracy, social state

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