Abstract: This study deals with the main possibilities for consolidation of the local communities in Russia. The study is focused on the possibilities of the ideas of consolidation and solidarity for the government, business and population. The study presents the data of field sociological studies that help to identify the level of public confidence in the local authorities, implementation of the principle of social justice and the level of public satisfaction. The basic reasons for minimization of the consolidation possibilities have been defined: the social differentiation of municipal units and conscious discrediting by many people of such paradigmatic bases of the solidarity concept as fairness and loyalty.
Valentin P. Babintsev, Viktor A. Sapryka, Oleg V. Bykhtyn, Yana I. Serkina and Irina E. Nadutkina, 2016. Consolidation of Local Communities as a Possibility. The Social Sciences, 11: 2621-2624.