State Regulation of Social Policy During the Global Pandemic: Russian Experience and Foreign Practice

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The focus of the study is the global pandemic COVID-19 and its negative impact that includes high mortality and pressure on the national and world economies. The author analyzes effective functioning of information and communication channels in the social sphere, related to reports of public health, prevention of outbreaks of epidemics and pandemics. There are evident problems with the delivery of information to various social groups about therapy, vaccination, which is also complicated by the fact that not all countries are sufficiently developed in a “digital” format, as well as domestic policies, norms, customs, personal biases, religion, news avoidance, quarantine fatigue, etc. All these factors increase the risks of destabilization of the socio-political system, increase the number of socio-political protests, and worsen the reputation of government and management bodies at different levels of political systems of states. The article analyses the theoretical aspects of the category “social policy” as one of the main directions of public policy and management. The author analyzed international experience and practices of state regulation of social policy during the global pandemic. The main attention was paid to social and economic support during the COVID-19 pandemic in contemporary Russia and the peculiarities of sectoral measures.

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Svetlana L. Sergeeva

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

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ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1364-2873

PhD in Political Science, Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science and Political Management, School of Political Researches of Institute of Social Sciences

82 Vernadsky Prosp., Moscow, Russian Federation, 119571


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