Basing on the materials of the discussion about social liberalism the article analyzes the role of worldview reference points of social policy in conditions of an incomplete Post-Soviet transit. It is shown that the following features are distinctive for modern Russia: on the one hand – the shaping demand for a democratic type of social policy, and on the other hand – immaturity of preconditions for the realization of this demand. Both are explained by the condition of civil society. With a weak institutionalization of public groups, their conflicting interests are represented mostly by different public administration elements and these are often some competing versions of one single interest of the society. The concept of social liberalism as it is presented in the articles published after the discussion objectively serves to the positioning of specific interests inherent in the strata which are more involved in modernization processes. However, concerning the most up-to date issues of social economy policy it actually does not offer any solutions which can be justified from other worldview positions.
social policy , interests , civil society , Post-Soviet transit , social liberalism