№ 2, 2007
On May 27, 2007 at the Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, a round table discussion on social policy and its role in the modern political process took place. In this issue we give the extracts from the most interesting contributions of the round table discussion. In his introductory presentation A.Galkin analyzes the general problems of the social policy of the 21st century and the “hot buttons” of Russian social policy. V.Lyublinsky addresses the problem of balance between the efficiency and fairness of social policy. L.Mosckvin touches upon the influence of social policy on national security. I.Nedyack speaks about the latest management approaches to the development of social policy. M.Kargalova focuses her attention on the prospects of the development of European social model. One block of materials deals with the specific historical experience of addressing social problems in different countries. S.Levanskiy analyzes FRG experience, O.Velichko — Austria, I.Danilevich — Spain, M.Orlova — Ireland, I.Yazhborovskaya — Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe. In her contribution E.Sroganova reviews the social motives of the “left turn” in Latin America.
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