Civil security and systemic violence: russian practice

Civil security and systemic violence: russian practice

Shipunova T.V.

State university, St.-Petersburg, Russia

ID of the Article: 6233

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Shipunova T.V. Civil security and systemic violence: russian practice. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 6. P. 121-128


The purpose of the article is to analyze practices of systematic violence that affect the civil security of Russian citizens. The author understands the civil security as providing of social welfare (static characteristic, limited space-time continuum), protection of the rights and freedoms and human dignity of citizens, developing the potential of adaptive flexibility of all members of society (the dynamic characteristic, which is not limited by time frame). Means to ensure civil security is the implementation of the principle of social justice in an operational sense. Social justice is a measure of the public good (social adequacy), legal laws and other regulatory requirements. The author of the article examines some of the manifestations of systemic violence at three levels: interpersonal, collective actors, societal. In conclusion, author suggests possible directions for further studies of the relationship of the system of violence and civil security.

civil security; adaptive flexibility; adaptive flexibility; social justice; human rights; inadequate social norms; systematic violence
Content No 6, 2016