Nikovskaja L.I., Jakimec V.N. Introduction to the subject field of municipal public policy. Socio-political studies, 2019, Issue 4(5), pp. 34-51. Nikovskaja L.I., Jakimec V.N. Introduction to the subject field of municipal public policy. Socio-political studies, 2019, Issue 4(5), pp. 34-51.ISSN 2658-428Х DOI 10.24411/2658-428Х-2019-545Posted on site: 02.12.19 Search full text on Google AcademiaAbstractThe article analyzes different interpretations of the concept of public and public policy. It is shown that in developed democratic countries the topic of public policy has always been the focus of theoretical discussions, was considered as an organic part of political science, without which it was unthinkable to imagine the mechanisms of policy formation, interaction in this process of the state, civil society and business. Various interpretations of the concept of public policy in various research schools of Russia are also considered in detail. For the first time the concept of municipal public policy is introduced into circulation and its subject content is outlined. It is shown that it is connected first of all with features of the local order of socially oriented property based on balance of interests of the main social groups of local community and the power, intersectoral partnership and principles of coordination of interests for the sake of the General good of development of the territory.