Openness and transparency of state and local government: regional characteristics

An important component of the harmonious development of the society is direct communication between representatives of state population and self-government. The issue of public awareness about trends and specific actions of local government retains its importance as one of the mechanisms for access to power and quality control of services at the local level. The development of communication forms by local authorities is the way to increase community participation in the local political process and promotes transparency and accountability of government, increase the level of trust.

 

Nowadays there still is paternalistic model of the relationship between citizens and government that have inherited from the rigid Soviet centralization, which made it impossible to solve the pressing problems of their own at the local level. Under these conditions, the entire responsibility for everything that happens in society relies entirely on the state.

 

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