IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(9): 628-634 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.897

Indicators of Civil Society Development in the Border Regions of the Russian Federation

Svetlana G. Maximova, Oksana E. Noyanzina, Maxim B. Maximov, Anastasiya G. Morkovkina, and Daria A. Omelchenko
Abstract—The subjects of the research are preconditions of formation of civil society in six regions of the Russian Federation. The primary data collection was done by a questionnaire in six Russian regions: the Altai krai, the Jewish Autonomous oblast, the Trans-Baikal krai, the Kemerovo krai, the Omsk oblast, the Orenburg oblast (total sample size amounted to n=2400, the age of the respondents was from 18 to 70 years). The novelty of the research consists in the analysis of the basic spectrum of the existing problems in the development of the nonprofit sector in six regions of the Russian Federation. Our own analysis of their causes is proposed and the constructive approaches of the formation and development of civil society were highlighted. On the basis of the obtained data conclusions about the current situation, public and socio-economic activity of the population, the attitude of the population of six Russian subjects towards development of civil society in the region and Russia, evaluation, under the influence of what factors it is composed, and by what means it is possible to affect change are made. Ultimately, the findings are focused on the description of the characteristics of the development of civil society, the main problems and prospects in the activities of the nonprofit sector in the Russian Federation and the six border areas are identified from the standpoint of the population and priorities for action in the development of civil society are identified.

Index Terms—Citizenship, civil society, level of development, social capital, subjects of the Russian Federation.

The authors are with the Altai State University, Barnaul, Russia (e-mail: svet-maximova@yandex.ru, noe@list.ru, maxbmax@rambler.ru, a.g.morkovkina@gmail.com, d.omelchenko@mail.ru).

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Cite: Svetlana G. Maximova, Oksana E. Noyanzina, Maxim B. Maximov, Anastasiya G. Morkovkina, and Daria A. Omelchenko, "Indicators of Civil Society Development in the Border Regions of the Russian Federation," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 9, pp. 628-634, 2017.

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