Public services in the modern Russian state and digital world
The purpose of the publication is to study the legal nature of public services as an object of state-legal regulation in the conditions of the modern Russian state. The methodology of the research is based on the use of logical,
dialectical techniques and methods of scientific knowledge, comparative and technical analysis of texts of legal acts. Results: The article defines the concept of “public service”, sets forth peculiarities of state regulation and realization of public services in the conditions of the modern Russian state. Conclusion: In modern Russian science the concept of “public services” is not sufficiently studied, it is often identified with the notion of “state and municipal services”, and in some cases, among other things, it is treated as a veiled substitution of the established terminology. This circumstance hinders proper legal regulation of the relevant sphere of public relations. Furthermore, in modern Russian state development of public services has some features associated with the gradual introduction of
information technology in public administration, which often occurs at a faster pace than the formation of a theoretically meaningful picture of what is happening. According to the authors of the publication, the solution to these problems is seen in the definition of the essence of the concept under discussion, the identification of the legal properties of public services, in the study of their legal nature.