MECHANISM AND CONCEPTUAL DIRECTIONS FOR SOCIAL, ECOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF JOINED RURAL TERRITORIAL COMMUNITIES
The development of theoretical, methodological, conceptual foundations and practical recommendations for the social ecological and economic development of rural joined territorial communities and the diversified development of rural areas in Ukraine are becoming more important and relevant.
The purpose of the article is to substantiate the mechanism and conceptual directions of the social, ecological and economic development of rural joined territorial communities in Ukraine.
The analysis of the process of decentralization and reform of local self-government in Ukraine is carried out. It is proposed to monitor the decentralization and local self-government reform by introducing the specific indicator «decentralization in the field of ecology».
The author produced own definition of the category «social, ecological and economic development of rural joined territorial communities» explaining it as an expanded process of rural joint territorial communities development ensuring harmonious growth of the economic, social, demographic, ethnic and environmental spheres aimed at optimizing these spheres with the purpose of rational use of natural resources and minimization of anthropogenic impact on the environment.
The proposed in the article mechanism of social, ecological and economic development of rural territorial communities involves the introduction of special tools, forms, methods aimed at optimizing the structure of this process.
The author considers that the consequences of the decentralization processes and the reform of local self-government require substantiation concerning the conceptual directions of social, ecological and economic development of rural territorial communities, implementation of the mechanism of the social, ecological and economic development of rural territorial communities, development and implementation of strategies, programs, plans of purpose which are defined harmonious growth and optimization of economic, social and environmental spheres of of rural joined territorial communities development.