The object of the monitoring the status of the civil society are the structures, processes and phenomena of civil society. It is a society free of self-organization, including an aggregate of social relations, norms, values and actions of individual or collective human nature in the area, not their private (private) and public (or social) life.
The purpose of the research is to assess the current status of the civil society in the development and the implementation of state policy in the areas of the maintenance and the development of its institutions, providing concerned parties with the current, complete, accurate and regularly updated information necessary for analyzing and forecasting the development of civil society in Russia.
The empirical base of the research. Studies based on the methodology developed and used effectively by the Centre for Civil Society Studies and the nonprofit sector of HSE to explore various aspects of the civil society in Russia. The empirical base of the results of an all-Russian population-based surveys, surveys of socio-professional groups, national surveys of NGOs held in 2011, as well as in the previous monitoring of the state of civil society (http://www.hse.ru/org/hse / monitoring / mcs /).