Co-operating of citizens with power structures as an indicator of possibility application of the armed violence by public authorities

  • A. V. Bader Luhansk Taras Shevchenko university
Keywords: law enforcement agencies, civil society, political regime


The interaction of citizens with security forces depends on the form of the political regime, the place and role of security forces in the political system. In the second half of the twentieth century it has developed the concept of typology of political regimes, based on the principle of social life according to the principles of democracy. According to this approach identified two main forms of political regime – democratic and antidemocratic, which, in turn, divided into totalitarian and authoritarian. One of the conditions of existence of the totalitarian regime is tough police control over the population, implemented with security forces. In scientific circles common opinion on the existence of two models of using violence authorities. For the first model of security forces were institution wholly subordinate and accountable civil party nomenclature. The second model assumes that the security forces operate both as a central object of political power, which distributed the impact of the ruling party elite, and how to partial subject. Regardless of whether the security structures subject or partially subject to policy influence on them by the citizens in a totalitarian regime is not novel. In addition, government translates on society series features power structures.Under the authoritarian regime the role of security forces is changing, they are actively intervene in politics, are able to enter the political arena as an independent political force can operate and act as an instrument of violence in the hands of some political groups. There is a transformation of the role of power structures of the object in an active subject of political life. Along with the transformation of power structures in key subject of politics within the authoritarian regime begins to form civil society, the public gets the experience of uncontrolled self, there are various social organizations that operate autonomously from the government, but not in politics. Cooperation with security forces can occur both in support and in criticism. However, criticism quickly removed.A characteristic feature of a democratic political regime is that security forces operating in the public interest, they don’t take part in the political struggle, thus ensuring its stability. In democracies countries subject to government security forces and their use clearly defined by law. For legal democratic state autonomy security forces is unacceptable. In democracies the citizens do not translate function power structures. The interaction detected in participating in the formation of the staff of the security forces and control over security forces. Said control is implemented through coverage of law enforcement agencies in the independent media, NGO activities, meetings and other mechanisms of direct democracy.


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How to Cite
Bader, A. V. (2016). Co-operating of citizens with power structures as an indicator of possibility application of the armed violence by public authorities. Scientific and Theoretical Almanac Grani, 19(9), 89-94.