Social Partnership as a New Type of Social Relations

Author: Osipov E.M., Khalikov M.S.

Communicology. 2018. Vol.6. No.6
Osipov Egor Mikhailovich, at the department of public administration, MSU;
Khalikov Manir Saidovich, Dr. Sc. (Soc.), professor at the department of personnel management, RANEPA. Address: 119991, Russia, Moscow, Leninskie Gory 1. E-mail:;

Abstract. In this paper, social partnership is considered within the framework of the dialectical law of the unity of the struggle of opposites, according to which labor and capital are interconnected and represent a single entity in the capitalist economic system. The authors assert that social partnership is a condition and goal for the development of capitalist society. Condition – as it facilitates the implementation of the most rational and most effective forms of social interaction in society, as well as to overcome conflicts and alienation, thereby contributing to the stability of social relations. The goal is mentioned, because the institutionalization of social partnership serves as a criterion of social solidarity and integration of society. The authors lay emphasis on the new paradigm of social partnership development, which allows considering it not just as a way or technology to solve problems of social and labor relations in organizations, but as a social institution that ensures the development of the entire system of social and labor relations through cooperation and the search for mutually acceptable solutions.

Keywords: social partnership, social partnership institute, institutionalization, trade unions, employees, employers, state, capital, labor, intersecting interests, monopoly capitalism, small business

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For citation: Osipov E.M., Khalikov M.S. Social partnership as a new type of social relations. Communicology (Russia). 2018. Vol. 6. No. 6. Р. 24–34. DOI 10.21453 / 2311-3065-2018-6-6-24-34.

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