ISSN 2284-7995, ISSN Online 2285-3952


Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 21 ISSUE 1
Written by Daniela CREȚU, Radu Andrei IOVA, Oana Roberta CREȚU, Elena LASCAR

The public participation is seen as a political principle or as a public practice, and it is also recognized as a right of the citizens, with the aim at facilitating the involvement of the segment of citizens affected or interested in a public decision. The citizen’s participation in making decisions regarding the community where he lives is an indicator of how everyone socializes, is involved in making decisions that concern him directly, regarding a new project of the local authorities. As the human resource is extremely dynamic, it is the one that highlights the other types of resources: economic, social and cultural, we elaborated a survey in four rural localities in Călăraşi county to capture the degree of citizens’ participation/involvement from the rural area in the development decisions at the level of the community in which they live. The research was achieved using on the questionnaire-based survey method and the data were processed by the analysis and comparison method, using also the χ2 test. The survey- questionnaire was used with a number of 7 items, to survey the opinion of the population, to which a number of 377 persons answered. The questions were structured on 2 levels, respectively, filter questions and grid questions. The answers in the questionnaire were analyzed according to 5 criteria, namely: by locality, by respondents’ age, by level of education, by gender and by social status. The differences in the conception of participation in the decision- making act are different between the analyzed communes, even if overall 58.27% answered that the group participation is the best. The group activities are appreciated to the detriment of the individual activities, by those aged between 30 and 60 years old, by those with high school education, farmers, employees, without status and pensioners. From the analysis of the citizens’ participation in the respective decision-making in a current way, occasionally or not at all, there is a significant and very significant differentiation at the commune level, age, studies and social status.

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