The book analyses models of the welfare state and their impact on the nonprofit sector development in European countries and in Russia. It opens with the description of theoretical concepts and shows how nonprofit sector and civil society evolve within specific political regimes or models of social policy governance. Social origin theory was employed in order to show how neoliberal tendencies have influenced the nonprofit sector evolvement. In a nutshell, this theory explains patterns of civil society development cross-nationally. The analysis of Russian situation aims at identifying the model of the nonprofit sector deployment in this county in correlation with other European societies. Scholars consider Russian case as a model of “deferred democratization” with selective approach toward different NGOs and government domination in social sphere. The empirical analysis of Russian case enabled to identify three main characteristics of policy towards civil society organizations: neoliberal attempts to involve NGOs into service provision, resistance of paternalism and state support for limited scope of organizations and selective policy toward various organizations in terms of interest representation (state corporatism).
The issue of consolidation of Russian society is extremely relevant today. There is a discussion about national idea, attempts to invent traditions. The article considers a comparison of development of national policies towards ethnic and civic nationalism. The analysis of legal framework and media is taken place and its impact on broadcast image of the state identification within the value-normative model of sociogenesis. This study was conducted over 3 years. Data helped to confirm the hypothesis about the necessity to develop the civic nationalism in Russia. The work is interdisciplinary, it It is written at the junction of political science and marketing.