The Current Status of the Local Self-Government Reform in Ukraine: Preliminary Conclusions and Outlook
The article focuses on the peculiarities of the local self-government reform implementation on the new political and legal basis. In the early 90-ies, the first attempts to reorganize the local self-government systems proved to be insufficient since there was a simple integration of the overwhelming majority of the Soviet nomenclature into the new municipal structure, which had basically preserved the traditions of the Soviet school of administration. The local self-government reform provides for the decentralization and consolidation of the existing territorial communities, and their development. Consolidated territorial communities will receive a number of the functional authorities and ability to solve the existing local problems. This will be enshrined in the Constitution of Ukraine and in many laws, and determine the new regulations for functioning the political power system. The main essence and content of the transformations related to decentralization should be the delimitation of the functions and authorities of the executive power and local self-governing authorities. Thus, there should be the provision of the key principles of forming the state policy on administrative-territorial units, which are based on the imperative of the interests of territorial communities, and should be institutionalized in the Basic Law or a special legislative act.
This paper is intended to make a general review of the status of the local self-government reform in Ukraine with the aim of the full realization of the democratic principles of decentralization and public administration in the future.
 Bytyak, Ju.P. 2010. The Legal Basis for the Formation and Functioning of Public Authorities in the Context of European Integration: Monography / Yu.P. Bytyak, O.G. Danilyan, O.P. Dzoban etc.; ed. Yu.P. Bytyaka, O.G. Danilyan. – Kh.: Law.
 Haliahmetov, I.A. 2016. Municipal Law of Ukraine: Methodology of Formation and Gevelopment: Monography. Kyiv: Kyiv National Economic University.
 Hanushchak, J. 2013. The Reform of the Territorial Organization of Authority. Swiss-Ukrainian project ‘Decentralization Support in Ukraine – DESPRO’. – K.: LLC ‘Sofia-A’.
 Shary, V.I. 2013. Features of the Implementation of Local Government Public Policy in Terms of Transformation of Ukrainian Society. Doctoral dissertation public administration. Shary V.I. – K: National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine.
 Zapara, S. I. 2016. Environmental Management System: Mining Company Case Study / Svitlana I. Zapara, Viktoriya V. Strelnyk, Aсtual problems of economics, 12 ((186)): 220–229.
*** European charter of local self-government. Strasbourg, 15.X.1985. Available at: http://zakon3.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/994_036/print 1442839 006785517/
*** On Approval of the Concept of Reforming Local Self-Government and Territorial Organization of Government in Ukraine/ Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 01.04.2014 No. 333-р, (2014 Available at: http://zakon0.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/333-2014-%D1%80/print1364973454989563
*** The essence of the reform of local government (decentralization). 2016. Available at: http://icps.com.ua/assets/uploads/images/files/verstka_decentralizaciya.pdf
*** On Cooperation of Territorial Communities. 2014. Law of Ukraine No 1508-VII dated 17 June 2014. Bulletin of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, 34. Art. 1167. Available at: http://zakon2.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/1508-18/print1443088567248588
*** On a Voluntary Association of Territorial Communities (2015). Law of Ukraine No 157-VIII dated 5 February 2015. Bulletin of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, 13. Art.91. Available at: http://zakon3.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/157-19/print1442839006785517.
*** On Local Elections. 2015. Law of Ukraine No 595-VIII dated 14 July 2015. Available at: http://zakon5.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/595-19/print1443627162153862.
The Copyright Transfer Form to ASERS Publishing (The Publisher)
This form refers to the manuscript, which an author(s) was accepted for publication and was signed by all the authors.
The undersigned Author(s) of the above-mentioned Paper here transfer any and all copyright-rights in and to The Paper to The Publisher. The Author(s) warrants that The Paper is based on their original work and that the undersigned has the power and authority to make and execute this assignment. It is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission to quote material that has been previously published in any form. The Publisher recognizes the retained rights noted below and grants to the above authors and employers for whom the work performed royalty-free permission to reuse their materials below. Authors may reuse all or portions of the above Paper in other works, excepting the publication of the paper in the same form. Authors may reproduce or authorize others to reproduce the above Paper for the Author's personal use or for internal company use, provided that the source and The Publisher copyright notice are mentioned, that the copies are not used in any way that implies The Publisher endorsement of a product or service of an employer, and that the copies are not offered for sale as such. Authors are permitted to grant third party requests for reprinting, republishing or other types of reuse. The Authors may make limited distribution of all or portions of the above Paper prior to publication if they inform The Publisher of the nature and extent of such limited distribution prior there to. Authors retain all proprietary rights in any process, procedure, or article of manufacture described in The Paper. This agreement becomes null and void if and only if the above paper is not accepted and published by The Publisher, or is with drawn by the author(s) before acceptance by the Publisher.