Title: Transparency of public service in arctic region: sociological analyses

Authors: Mariia Rubtcova; Elena Vasilieva

Addresses: Department of Social Management and Planning, Saint Petersburg State University, 7-9, Universitetskaya ul., Saint Petersburg, Russia ' Department of Public and Municipal Administration of the North-West Institute of Management, Branch of RANEPA, 57/43, Middle Ave. V.O., Saint Petersburg, Russia

Abstract: The paper presents the results of a study conducted in 2018 in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia. The big part of the territory of this region is located in the Arctic, which has a low population density and large distances between settlements, which increases the importance of public consent for the effectiveness of public administration. The aim of the study was to determine the level of transparency of public authorities in their interaction with civil society. The authors did a corpus-based content analysis of administrative regulations and conduct the questionnaire survey (N = 439). It has been established that Russian civil society has a request to participate in the adoption of state decisions, but at the same time, citizens are not ready to fully implement public control.

Keywords: Arctic region; social practices; public administration; civil society; public service; transparency.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPSPM.2022.126409

International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management, 2022 Vol.10 No.4, pp.580 - 591

Received: 13 Jan 2020
Accepted: 06 Feb 2020

Published online: 26 Oct 2022 *

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