Local Government Reform: Processes, Problems, Paradoxes

Local Government Reform:
Processes, Problems, Paradoxes

Novokreshchenov A.V.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof., Department of State and Municipal Administration, Siberian Institute of Management – branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Novosibirsk, Russia novokreshchenov-av@ranepa.ru

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Novokreshchenov A.V. Local Government Reform: Processes, Problems, Paradoxes. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2023. No 2. P. 41-50


Analysing the processes associated with the next reform of local government, the author comes to the conclusion that attempts to implant a socio-political institute which arose in Western Europe on the Russian soil were always unsuccessful, for living thing rejects a foreign matter. Evaluating the situation of local governance author found both certain advantages and disadvantages of the provisional draft law ”General principles of the organization of local self-government in the unified system of public authority“, based on the results of a survey of the heads of suburban municipal district settlements author emphasizes a need for policy decision in this field and justifies the need for radical changes in the system of training for positions of authority

local government; territorial organization; local authorities; head of the municipal formation; socio-political institute; public authority


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