RESEARCH INTO THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND TERRITORIAL REFORM

Guna Malinovska, Anda Zvaigzne

Abstract


The research aims to examine the theoretical aspects of administrative and territorial reform as well as to identify the attitudes of Latgale region residents to implementing the new administrative and territorial reform. The following research methods were employed: qualitative content analysis; analysis of legislative enactments and legal documents; a sociological research method – a survey was conducted to identify the opinions and assessments of Latgale residents about the new administrative and territorial reform; descriptive statistics and the graphical method. The research examined theoretical aspects regarding the division of territory into administrative units as well as the concept and definitions of a municipality as an administrative unit. The research analysed the results of the survey of Latgale region residents and identified the respondents’ assessments of implementing the new administrative and territorial reform.


Keywords


Administrative Region, Administrative and Territorial Reform, Municipality, County

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17770/jresd2021vol1.13.6706

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