Reforming the administrative-territorial structure of Mykolaiv region as a way to implement decentralization

Keywords: administrative-territorial structure, decentralization, territorial community, local self-government bodies, territorial organization of power

Abstract

The article focuses on the analysis of the main events and processes that took place the field of decentralization in Mykolaiv region.

It is noted that the analysis of the current legislation and its application, as well as the study of the foreign experience of other states, shows that the most important "challenges" posed by the authorities to society can be solved only by structures where there is no authoritarian monopoly, and where there is a multi-central division of powers.

It is shown that the system of local self-government is one of the main mechanisms of implementation of state policy in housing and communal services, social sphere, urban transport services, territorial improvement, etc. Local government decision-making on most issues of local concern is not indifferent to central and regional authorities, since the economic and political situation of the country depends on their decisions.

The findings emphasized that decentralization alone would not solve all existing problems unless national reform brings with it a critical mass of political leaders, especially at the regional level and local government officials, who receive sufficiently high financial rewards and are practically aware of transparent and best practices. accountable provision of state and municipal services to counter and counteract Ukrainian realities with their high levels of corruption, and their drive for elitism and get on. That is, the key factor in the fight against corruption and other problems is not decentralization, but professional officials; in particular, people with managerial backgrounds who seek transparency in the day-to-day functions of local government - starting with even small details such as the layout of office buildings where civil servants are more visible and accessible in open-plan offices rather than hiding in doors and corridors .

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2020-01-13
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Yehorov, S., Shtyrov, O., & Andriyash, V. (2020). Reforming the administrative-territorial structure of Mykolaiv region as a way to implement decentralization. Public Administration and Regional Development, (6), 753-776. https://doi.org/10.34132/pard2019.06.03