Academic journal article European Research Studies

The Basic Principles of the European State and Dynamics of the Political and Legal Development within the Russian Federation

Academic journal article European Research Studies

The Basic Principles of the European State and Dynamics of the Political and Legal Development within the Russian Federation

Article excerpt

JEL Classification Codes: K00, O10, O52

Introduction

The process of modern development of Russia as a democratic, legal and social state is associated with a number of yet unsolved problems. This is a very long and rather complicated path that depends not only on the efficient operation of the various government structures, but also directly on the degree of activity of civil society. The success of the promotion of this route is a determined through a process of implementation of main principles of European state. Given their particular importance, the government's efforts are aimed at their support and encouragement of approval, both in the functioning of the state apparatus, as well as in civil society activity.

The study of these processes is highly relevant in the present, as it promotes the implementation and approval of the legal and social state in Russia. In this article the hypothesis is that one of the conditions for approval of the basic principles of the European state system in Russia is the presence of a sufficiently developed civil society. Development of the country, the deployment and activation of civil society take place in parallel, mutually enriching each other. The authors of this paper aim to disclose in a sufficiently detailed way, the contents of this hypothesis, as well as determine the current state of and prospects for the implementation of the basic principles of the European state system in modern Russia (Dmitrishina and Uskov, 2015; Emelkina, 2016; Fomina, 2016).

Literature review

The basic principles of European state were considered in the works of Russian scientists (Kerimov, 2014, Tikhomirov, 2015, Chirkin, 1997; Rusanov et al., 2015). However, they were not considered systemically. The degree of their implementation directly affects the extent of success of building a democratic, legal and social state in the Russian Federation. The primary responsibility to create favorable conditions for the realization of the mentioned principles lies within state structures: executive, judiciary and legislative (Vlasov, 2010, Vlasova, 2008).

However, in addition to public authorities a special role in the development of Russian state is devoted to civil society, as reflected in numerous studies, done by both foreign and domestic authors (Ivanova and Bikeeva, 2016; Thalassinos, 2008; Thalassinos and Pociovalisteanu, 2009; Thalassinos et al., 2010). And the power of one of the branches of government depends on the degree of development of civil society (Vlasov, Vlasova and Denisenko, 2015). Study of processes approving the general principles of the European state system in Russia is new to Russia's political science, which is a field for research in this area, that article focuses on.

Methods of conducting research

The dialectical, phenomenological and synergetic methods formed the methodological basis of research. The dialectical method provides objective research, historicism, keeping the unity of qualitative and quantitative determination, determinism and the process of negation of negation. In turn, the phenomenological method is used to investigate the phenomena of both private and shared entities, types of phenomena observation and interpretation of the phenomena of values. Finally, the synergistic method is based on the openness of the social system (its ability to exchange with the environment), and the non-linearity of the uneven development of social life.

Results

1. The principal foundations of European state

The European state system originated in ancient Greece and ancient Italy. It is based on principles of private property relations and production that involved the use of slave labor. Ancient society of private owners created a republican form of government with its principles of representation, expressed in the creation of elected representative bodies--the Council of four hundred and five hundred in Athens, as well as the Senate in Rome. …

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