Local government by its nature significantly differs from state power for objective reasons. The issues of two-way communication between the power structures and the residents are of crucial importance now. Local government is more differentiated than state power in terms of economic, financial and other resources, depending on the specific territory in which it is exercised. This specificity must be taken into account when reforming it and defining the main development directions. The most important tendency in societal evolution and public administration system in recent decades is digitalization. Information technologies are being introduced in all spheres of governance and initiate the emergence of new administrative methods of work. It is necessary to introduce an official governmental concept determining the directions for information resource development in municipalities and the ways to overcome digital inequality among municipalities. Such a concept shall be of a comprehensive organizational and economic nature and should provide phased implementation of digital technologies at the local level, depending on municipality type. This is quite in line with the specifics of local government, which is based on enshrining various opportunities for different municipality types. It is proper to legislate the approach whereby different municipalities shall follow specific requirements for the use of electronic direct democracy forms as well as municipal information systems.
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20 January 2022
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Kolesnikov, A. V., Channov, S. E., Arzhanov, V. V., & Zaikova, S. N. (2022). Strategic Directions To Apply Information Resources In Local Government System. In S. Afanasyev, A. Blinov, & N. Kovaleva (Eds.), State and Law in the Context of Modern Challenges, vol 122. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 310-316). European Publisher. https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2022.01.50