UZBEKISTAN: RAISING THE STATUS OF PUBLIC ASSOCIATIONS IN SOCIETY’S POLITICAL LIFE
Gulmira Iusupova, Ph.D. (Philos.), associate professor, head of the Political Science Department at Mirzo Ulugbek National University of Uzbekistan (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
Today, one of the priority areas in enhancing the democratic participation of Uzbekistan’s citizens in the country’s development is raising the status and influence of public associations in the republic’s sociopolitical life. This issue is closely associated with building a democratic state and civil society in our republic, ensuring the growing requirements and interests of different social groups, and raising the efficiency of the activity of the administration institutions. As we know, national (public) control did not suddenly appear out of nothing in Uzbekistan today, it has existed for several centuries, and even though it has not been systematically organized until now, it has nevertheless been a prerequisite of the activity of government bodies.
Society, various social groups, and like-minded people have always made demands on the country’s rulers and expressed their attitude toward a particular problem; people would get into an argument, elders and influential figures would put forward their proposals, and then they would urge everyone to come to peace and harmony. There were various ways of putting pressure on the powers that be. The opinions and advice of elders, the works of scientists and writers, and the wishes of aksakals all served as a basis on which the……………..