Regulatory and legal support of social security on the international level: historical and spatial context

Tetiana Ihorivna Dluhopolska


Introduction. The article deals with topical issues of normative and legal justification for social security in the spatial and temporal aspects. In the historical context, the stages of security studies development are investigated.

Goal. The purpose of the article is to review the legal justification of social security as an the inherent right of any person at the current stage of development of legal stage. Investigation of the historical stages of social policy in Europe; consideration of the spatial aspects of the welfare state in Europe; examination of basic approaches to social security and establishment of its connection with human rights; setting of key factors of impact on social security have become the the main tasks of the research.

Method. Method of system analysis and method of economic comparativistics are used in this paper.

Results. In the welfare state more than half of public expenses are set for social purposes. Social citizenship has become the culmination of the process of democratization. Social rights are that part of economic welfare and security which can guarantee to the civilized person the required level of life according to the standarts of a particular society. The purpose of social security is to guarantee a lasting civil peace, which is the criterion for the welfare of the middle class numbering not less than 75%. The system of social protection is a subject of  social security.

Social security is considered by current security studios in three aspects. They are the concept of human rights, the concept of political stability, and the concept of economic growth stimulation. The level of social security of citizens in each country is influenced by such factors as demographic changes, religion, language, race, identity etc.


social security; social policy; regulatory and legal support; social programs

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