BODIES OF SELF-ORGANIZATION OF THE POPULATION IN UKRAINE: CONTEMPORARY STATE, PROBLEMS AND DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES

  • Alexander Еvtushenko Institute of Public Administration Black Sea National University of Petro Mohyla http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5161-3312
  • Lesya Stadnichenko State service of Ukraine on medicines and drugs control
Keywords: bodies of self-organization of the population, local self-government, bodies of local self-government, state power, democracy, decentralization, territorial community

Abstract

The article deals with the current problems and prospects of self-organization bodies and their development in the cities of Ukraine, in particular in the city of Mykolayiv, and their role in the system of local self-government in terms of decentralization of state power. It is defined both positive and negative aspects of their work.

Among the positive ones we can determine the fact that the bodies of self-organization of the population are rather effective tools for solving problems of local importance, because they are close to residents of a certain territory (street, district. Bodies of self-organization of the population activate the population around the unresolved local problems and promote the development of democracy at the local level, because true democracy begins with personal participation of the population where they solve issues related to their lives.

The negative tendencies of bodies development of self-organization of the population are the following: a complex procedure for their creation; absence of a well-established system of interaction between the territorial community and local self-governmental bodies; the lack of interest of local self-government bodies in the bodies of self-organization of the population, and therefore the reluctance to take into account the proposals of citizens and involve them in solving local problems; insufficient financial support, encouragement and promotion of bodies of self-organization of the population by local self-government bodies; paternalistic expectations of the population, the hope that the government should solve all their problems; a number of active citizens, as a real influential force in solving the problems of the community, people do not believe that they will be able to really change something in the city, village, etc.

It is determined that the bodies of self-organization of the population in terms of decentralization and reformation of local self-government can become an auxiliary resource of local authorities in solving problems of social, economic and cultural life of citizens at the level of the territorial community, to promote their self-organization, development of initiative and responsibility. However, the understanding that the bodies of self-organization of the population are an effective instrument for realizing local issues and developing the country as a democratic state only encourages a small number of territorial communities to actively develop and support the work of the bodies of self-organization of the population.

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2019-06-25
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ЕvtushenkoA., & Stadnichenko, L. (2019). BODIES OF SELF-ORGANIZATION OF THE POPULATION IN UKRAINE: CONTEMPORARY STATE, PROBLEMS AND DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES. Public Administration and Regional Development, (4), 291-315. https://doi.org/10.34132/pard2019.04.04