Significance of the institute of appeals under the conditions of increasing threats to national security

  • A. V. Kapulovskiy National academy for public administration under the President of Ukraine
Keywords: national security, public safety, human rights, public authorities, public interest


The article deals with the regulatory and scientific foundation for the development of the institute of citizens’ treatments in terms of obvious internal and external threats to national security. An attempt to construct an applicable model of management of public processes in terms of threats to national security, in which public opinion plays a key value. The fact that a successful resolution of problem of public participation in the preparation and acceptance of political decisions requires not only the presence of the constitutionally enshrined rights and duties and political institutions formed democratically, but also a variety of forms and ways of influencing in the activities of public authorities. At the same time, in a not declared, the so-called »hybrid» war, in which warfare are conducted locally - in some parts of the state and all other public and private institutions function in usual mode, tracking of possible threats to national security and factors that give rise to such threats should be carried out by means of both cleanly military, and civil means and methods. Thus, one of the most effective civil means of tracking such threats are the reception of citizens’ treatments, their processing and the adoption of appropriate response measures, in my opinion. Formation and implementation of state policy occurs through the adoption of managerial decisions. In fact, the process of developing managerial decisions can be defined as the process of transforming the requirements of different groups and citizens into socially acceptable means and methods of regulating social relations.At the same time, citizens, representatives of public organizations, associations, political parties, trade unions, and government representatives are the main subjects of the decision-making process.The question of the participation of citizens in the process of making managerial decisions is reduced to the problems of civil society, the quality and effectiveness of the interaction of its institutions with the authorities. Indeed, it is the civil society institutions (NGOs, trade unions, non-governmental research centers) that are "a set of relatively independent, authoritative non-state structures that constitute a system of constructive counterweights and restraint for state power structures," and an intermediary in the dialogue between citizen and government [7, c . 205]. Such a form of participation of citizens in the process of public administration deserves special attention, as "citizens' appeal". Obviously, if there were no public appeals at all, it would be more difficult for the state apparatus to gather information about the population's problems and, accordingly, it is more difficult to monitor the changes in the situation and react promptly to them. This was discovered a long time and always noted by specialists in public administration.Taking into account this and taking into account the recent events in Ukraine, it is considered necessary to determine the role of public participation in the process of public administration, including by sending appeals, provided that there are clear internal and external threats to the national security of the state. Separating this role will make it possible to formulate an effective model of management of social processes that would ensure the proper level of national security.

Author Biography

A. V. Kapulovskiy, National academy for public administration under the President of Ukraine
How to Cite
Kapulovskiy, A. (2015). Significance of the institute of appeals under the conditions of increasing threats to national security. Public Administration Aspects, 3(3), 37-42.
Mechanisms of public management