9th Conference European Sociological Association

RS16 Russia and Its European Identity

2009-09-03 15:30:00 2009-09-03 17:00:00 Thursday, 3 September 15:30 - 17:00 Public Sociology in a Civil Environment in Russia Building II, C4.05

Civil Society in Russia Facing World Economic Crisis

It is obvious that the civil society concerns that sphere where there is a coordination of efforts. One of the questions mentioning a problem of development Civil society is a question of interaction of Civil society and the State. In the present moment there is no universal definition of Civil society that methodologically complicates effective discussion both at level of a scientific discourse, and at level of the analysis of public opinion on the given problem. There are certain ?points of growth? of Civil society in Russia: some of them "are started" spontaneously during public practice; some can be initiated from outside the State. Under condition of world economic crisis the Civil society can be considered as a resource of softening of consequences of crisis and surviving in difficult social and economic situation. The crisis can become a push for development opportunities of Russian originating from new protest and mobilisation practices. Sphere of culture, including mass-media comes forward an important resource for forming of Civil society.