Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1994-2540 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1956 (Online)

civil society

Civic Chamber in Russia: History of Creation and Development Trends at the Present Stage

Introduction. For the first time, the creation of the Civic Chamber in Russia was connected with the need to adopt a new Constitution in 1993, as well as to search for public consent and overcome political instability in the state. Despite the short period of its operation, the Civic Chamber, created by the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, served as the impetus for the creation of civic chambers of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, many of which are continuously operating to date.

The Role of Business Associations as Civil Society Institutions in the Implementation of Public Control in Russia

Introduction. The issues of participation of public associations of entrepreneurs in the process of public control in Russia are poorly investigated. The author analyzes the powers of these nonprofit organizations in fulfilling the goals and objectives of public control, identifies the effectiveness of their activities in this area. Theoretical analysis. Public control is the inherent condition for the effective development of all spheres of life in a democratic state and civil society.

A Citizen of the Russian Federation is a Subject of Public Control in Russia

Introduction. Public control is an attribute of a developed civil society in the state. In Russia, the Federal law regulating the procedure for public control was adopted in 2014. This law has established a limited range of subjects of public control in Russia, however, current legislation indicates the actual inclusion of other subjects not stipulated in the law in this mechanism.

Public associations – collective subjects of constitutional relations

Introduction. The article examines public associations as collective subjects of constitutional relations in the context of the legal development of the current legislation and the Constitution of the Russian Federation. Public associations, as collective subjects of constitutional relations, are important participants in the socio-political process of implementing the constitutional amendments adopted at the all-Russian vote in 2020.

Social movements in the Russian Federation and their participation in elections: Current state and prospects of development

Introduction. The socio-political sphere of the state is the foundation of its democratic development and a prerequisite for longterm state-building. The history of the development of the Russian state testifies to the absence of traditions of the formation of democratic institutions and their development. Social movements in the modern state are the mainstay of the development of the country’s political system and the prerequisite for the formation of new political parties.