Journal of
Public Administration and Policy Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Adm. Policy Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2480
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 149


Local self-government in Ukraine: Strategic priorities and problems of realization

Olena Babinova
1National Academy of Public Administration, Office of the President of Ukraine, Ukraine. 204119, Melnikova street 36/1, r. 902, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 07 March 2011
  •  Published: 30 April 2011



This article is dedicated to the issues of the current state of some problems in Ukraine in the direction of development and reinforcement of the system of local self-government as a display of the most important element of local democracy. In the context of reformation, which now takes place in Ukraine, this topic and relevant problems are very topical as an example of formation of local democracy on post-soviet space. A lot of these countries have the same problems as Ukraine. In this article, the main problems hindering the way of effective system of local self-government were not only defined, but also the main possible ways of their solutions were given.


Key words: Decentralisation of power, local democracy, local self-government, open society.