Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 40, Number 3

ECOLOGICAL SETTLEMENT AS A SELF-GOVERNMENT MODEL IN RURAL AREAS

Kemble Walker, Mariia Plotnikova

Abstract

There is a clear need in rural areas for improved methods of self-government. This study examines the most effective approaches to administration in rural communities. What are the most promising types of rural community management? We aim to assess trends in rural selfrehabilitation and development, including an international analysis of ecological and family homestead settlements as models of future society. These models represent an evolution of the traditional village capable of improving the population's quality of life. Family homestead settlements are the most common form of ecological settlement in Ukraine and foster family values, patriotism to the Homeland and effectively demonstrate successful self-government practices. Governance is achieved by way of the Veche, a collective authority, as well as through public organizations, public-private partnerships, regional and international cooperation.

JEL Codes: D83, O10, R28, Q01, Q18.

Keyword(s): administration; ecological villages, family homesteads, family homestead settle-ment, rural communities, self-governance, smart-community, social cohesion


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