To the question about the concept of social state

Tavokin E.P.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof., MIREA – Russian Technological University, Moscow, Russia

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Tavokin E.P. To the question about the concept of social state. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 9. P. 125-134


The paper identifies deficiencies in existing concepts of “socsial state”. A retrospective of forming the concept and its practical implementation is offered and its criteria are analyzed. It is shown that the concept of the social state is a completely artificial, ideology-driven design. The author suggests his own understanding of the term.

social state; rule of law state; welfare state; justice
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