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Local democracy in the Baltic countries: a new beginning?

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Part of the Urban Research International book series (URI, volume 2)

Abstract

Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, since returning to independence, have experienced a transition period from a command economy to a free market economy. One of the most important tasks in the transition period is to carry out local government reforms which have been undertaken in all three Baltic states. The main goals of the local government reforms concern the further democratization and decentralization of state power and administration, improving the quality of public services rendered to the local residents and involving them in the process of administration.

Keywords

Local Government Direct Democracy Local Election Baltic Country Rural Municipality 
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