Vol 5, No 3 (2017)

Specifics of Local Planning through the use of Citizen Participation Mechanisms

Virna Manasieva Gerasimova


One of the reasons why Local Economic Development faces difficulties in implementing, among other things, is insufficient inclusion/participation, but also the lack of motivation of citizens in the decision-making of relevance to the local community. The deformation of the participative involvement of the citizens (politization) has led people don’t want to be subject of abuse of political manipulations. They do not recognize the sincere desire to be involved with their volunteer and expert engagement to contribute much more in resolving issues of local interest. If the local government manages to build a honest relationship with the citizens and establishes transparent communication, then it will not only restore the trust of the citizens in the local, but it will also be transferred to the central government. Therefore, partnerships must be put in place, both by the local government and the citizens, with the aim of improving the mutual communication, which ultimately, among other things, will contribute to better economic development.

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Citizen Participation; Local economic development; Transparency; Effective Communication.

Publication information

Volume 5, Issue 3
Year of Publication: 2017
ISSN: 1857 - 8721
Publisher: EDNOTERA

How to cite

Manasieva Gerasimova, V.: Specifics of Local Planning through the use of Citizen Participation Mechanisms. Journal of Applied Economics and Business, Vol 5, No. 3, 11-20. (2017)