Evolution of legal safety in the perspective of three levels of safety

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The aim of the article is to plan the individual’s need for legal safety with reference to the managerial and psychological perspective, presenting the evolutionary three-level conception, distinguishing the protective level, when the individual safety is guaranteed by the parents, (the methods of legal safety exist but don’t dominate) organisational level, which in the sense of evolutional psychology becomes the equivalent of the group, the level of legal safety in it is formulated with regulation, rating and instruction. The employee is also given the possibility to seek the legal safety with reference to the Labour code of the Republic of Lithuania, or applying to professional unions (the methods of legal safety exist and dominate), as well as the third state level (the methods of legal safety not only exist and dominate, but also can be supplemented, changed or eliminated). The third level is distinguished with the fact that the state can make influence on the lower first and second safety levels. It can evoke all possible means for the guaranteeing the principle of legal safety for both public administration institutions, levers of power structures or using the area of public services. This scheme is based not only on psychological safety or the evolution of the methods of the principle of legal safety, but also on logic, anthropological individual’s development scheme. It is not a secret that on purpose of surviving, the individuals flock into groups, in a long-term perspective, the groups become formalised, there settles a certain order, internal rules and hierarchy, and the whole of the organised groups evolve into the state derivative in the course of time. Thus the conclusion is made that the individual’s growing safety need determines the formation of the principle of legal safety
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-29
JournalMatters of Russian and international law = Вопросы российского и международного права
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • Legal safety
  • Organisations
  • Human safety need

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