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Organization of Local Self Governance in the Cities of Federal Level


  • Irina Starodubrovskaya

    (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy)

  • Margarita Slavgorodskaya

    (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy)

  • Sergey Zhavoronkov

    (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy)


The paper deals with issues of organization of local self/governance in the intraurban areas of the cities of federal significance and considers existing theoretical approaches to development of large urban areas and their governance, an international experience of organization of governance in large cities and urban agglomerations, local self/governance practices in the cities of federal significance. The authors' recommendations are aimed at improvement of the list of local issues and powers fixed with municipalities in the intraurban areas, and territorial and financial grounds of local self/governance in cities of federal significance. The paper also considers the municipal aspect of organization of governance of the Moscow and St. Petersburg urban agglomerations.

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  • Irina Starodubrovskaya & Margarita Slavgorodskaya & Sergey Zhavoronkov, 2004. "Organization of Local Self Governance in the Cities of Federal Level," Research Paper Series, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, issue 87P, pages 151-151.
  • Handle: RePEc:gai:rpaper:116

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    Self Governance; Federal Level;

    JEL classification:

    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • H70 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - General
    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism


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