Proceedings of the Volgograd State University International Scientific Conference "Competitive, Sustainable and Safe Development of the Regional Economy" (CSSDRE 2019)

The role of the civil society institutions to create and implement the socio-economic development strategy of Russia’s constituent entities (exemplified by the Saratov Region)

Authors
Galina Komkova, Svetlana Kulikova, Elena Berdnikova, Elena Abaeva
Corresponding Author
Galina Komkova
Available Online June 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/cssdre-19.2019.23How to use a DOI?
Keywords
economic development strategy, civil society, constituent entities of the Russian Federation
Abstract
The process to create and implement the socio-economic development strategy of Russia’s constituent entities is impossible without taking into account the views of entrepreneurs, the expert community and members of the public. However, at present, in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the development of strategic plans in the economic sphere is often left to the officials; this makes the plans sound biased and less realistic. The article examines the instruments with the help of which civil society institutions can influence the socio-economic development of the region and take part in developing such plans as well as the possibilities for their implementation. The authors single out the necessity for government authorities and members of the public to interact in order to develop strategic documents of socio-economic development of Russia’s constituent entities. A wide range of possibilities and opportunities is proposed to facilitate the main types of such interaction: social expertise and public control over the activities of the authorities, development of various forms of expert discussion of socially significant issues on negotiation platforms, invitation of civil society representatives to be members of various councils created under the authorities. It is noteworthy that one of the most important conditions for the full interaction between the authorities and the civil society institutions is the creation of an atmosphere of glasnost that involves the use of information resources contributing to raising awareness of the region population about the measures implemented by the authorities including the creation of a specialized Internet resource that provides citizens with access to information about the implementation of the Strategy as well as discussion platforms that enable public interaction about the decisions on important areas of socio-economic development of the region. Thus, the procedure of adopting and implementing the strategic document of socio-economic development of the region should include an approved program of broad public discussion, expert assessments made by the professional community and the plans to inform the population about it.
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