№ 4, 1998
Three years after the enforcement of the Federal Law “On the General Principles of the Organization of Local Self-Government in the I Russian Federation”, the country has not yet gone beyond the administrative-organizational and economic-organizational problems involved therein. It is lack of trust in civic values, legal nihilism, lack of social cohesion and of confidence within society, the authorities’ estrangement from the population, failure to comprehend the significance of local self-government that impede the making of the local self-government system in Russia. Unless the state institutions prove eager to rapidly work out urban policy and unless they redouble their attention to problems of local self-government, the country is sure to inevitably face ever growing tendencies in all its parts towards self-sufficiency and autonomization, and is sure to confront, as a consequence, regional and local bodies opposition to the federal power structures.
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