This book is the result of three years research project ‘Institutional base of social-political innovation: possible role of institutes with mediator functions’ , supported by grant of RFH in 2012-2014. The actual views concerning innovations at all and possibility of their use for social and policy fields (public policy innovations) are analyzed in the first chapter of book. The actual views concerning of process of arising of new problem resolving in public policy are analyzed in this chapter also, including of conception of advocacy coalitions of Pal Sabatier, conception of boundary structures etc.
The second chapter of monograph devoted to conception of institutes with mediation functions, and to development in different countries of three kinds of such institutes – think tanks, ombudsman institution and public councils including public chambers. The third and fourth chapters are the results of research of discussed institutes in Russia and Russian regions, including three regional cases – Saratovskaya oblast and Krasnodarskiy and Permskiy krays, where analyzed process of interaction of oll three kinds of mediator institutes.