¹ 4, 1998
The Making of Local Self-Government and the Municipalities’ Development (As Views through the Results of the All-Russia Municipalities' Contest Campaign within the Federal Programme of State Support to Local Self-Government)
The process of Russian local self-government’s formation is analyzed, with the use of the data base obtained during the all-Russia municipalities’ contest campaign of 1997 to 1998, arranged by “Urbexrazvitiye” non-profit organization. For all the substantial diversity in the forms of the municipalization process, a significant part of our country’s municipalities have gained wide experience and are about to find themselves quite in a position to realize in full measure the potentialities inherent in local self-government as a system of mechanisms of municipal units’ development.
Applying such basic typological characteristics of municipalities, as the composition of the territory, administrative value of the central habitation, and the population numbers, the authors single out three main typological groups: urban, complex, and rural. Analysis of the øàÛ* of the municipalities’ contest campaign waged in 1997 to 1998 has completely confirmed the adequacy of such typology. Fundamental distinctions between the main typological groups, as revealed in the course of the contest campaign, reflected the different resource potentialities and the different tempos of the formation, in Russia, of local self- government as such.
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