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Viche 2015 №14

№14, 2015

Regional policy of Ukraine: state of affairs and prospective

Current legislation of Ukraine on the regional policy is analyzed in the article. In particular, its weaknesses in the context of decentralization reform in the country are specified. The author acknowledges the non-democratic way of acceptance of the State Policy on Regional Development, the desire of the state to control the process of self-organization of the regions which is a demonstration of centralization, irrelevance of introduction of the concept 'micro region' to the legislation, imperfection of instruments of estimation of the results of realization of regional policy, etc. The author reflects upon its prospects, and also about why in the nearest time it will not become the priority direction of activity of the government.
Keywords: regional development, local self-government, coordination commission, reintegration, decentralization.