Etatisation of Social Relations as a Problem of Personality Oriented Civil Society Formation
Vladimir Schekotikhin (Orel, Russia)
Tendencies of the enforcement of state intervention in social relations are considered. The results of investigations concerning problems bound up with state regulation in social and economical of life are analyzed. In this regard the state role both in community and individual’s life is discussed.
Etatisation is first and foremost represented as an authoritative, forcible way of state formation. The conclusion has been made that etatisation is a regular phenomenon that objectively arises in the process of any state functioning determined by certain number of social, economical, political, and other factors. Evaluation of foreign models of social development promotes me to reveal etatist manifestations in Western democracies.
The existence of a specific synthesis of messianic democratic values, liberal ideas and authoritative (forcible) state intrusion upon social development in countries of the Western Europe and the USA aids me to consider the democratic type of etatisation as one of the modern etatist forms. It could be concluded that a democratic political order is not a direct condition of minimizing the state impact upon social relations. Nevertheless, unlike other political regimes, democracy opens up more possibilities for personality oriented civil society formation. The latter, in its turn, will influence on the considerable reduction in etatist manifestations of state.