Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 36, Number 4

Local self government and formation of self governing in rural areas

Vytautas Pilipavičius, Inga Vidrevičienė


Nowadays, in public administration observed high dichotomy between legal regulation of selfgovernment (de jure) and local self-government practice (de facto) – self management. This makes communication, harmony and compatibility problem between local self-organization and organization of self-management in rural areas. Today this problem is related to the formation of selfgoverning as a systematic practice of local self-government in rural areas. Research aim – an analysis of historical and cultural sites of self-government and self-management and provide guidelines for the formation of self-governing in rural areas. The research design consists of local selfgovernment and the assumptions of self-management analysis, the development of local selfgovernment, decentralization of management and local government, local government and government institutions regulatory authority, public administration, trends and prospects, and local government strategic planning contexts. Studies the use of the scientific literature and analysis of documentary sources, content and structure analysis methods. The article highlighted the historical and cultural assumptions of local self-government, and for self-management and provided guidelines for the formation of self-governing of Lithuanian rural areas.

JEL codes: H76, L26, M14, M15, O18, R58.

Keyword(s): rural areas development, self-governing / autonomous, self-government, selfmanagement, management

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