STAGES AND SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS IN THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

Abdulla ABDUKHALILOV


Abdulla Abdukhalilov, Lecturer at the Political Science Department, Philosophy Faculty of Uzbekistan National University (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)


I. Introduction

For more than 16 years, Uzbekistan has been trying to modernize its sociopolitical and economic system. This process is encompassing all spheres of public life, particularly the administrative structures. It should be noted that reform of state administration is the most important prerequisite for enabling transformation of the political system as a whole. Uzbekistans vast and cumbersome bureaucratic machinery is hindering implementation of the reforms in the republic.

The prevalent bureaucratic arbitrariness in the economic sphere could lead to the monopolization of property, the creation of non-market mechanisms for regulating the activity of economic agents, and a reduction in the inflow of investments into the country. Stagnation of the administrative reforms in the political sphere is delaying the adoption of progressive laws, blocking the implementation of the decisions taken, promoting the formation of corporate groups among government officials, and making it impossible to efficiently regulate certain social processes. Bureaucratic arbitrariness in the social sphere can hinder the implementation of various social programs, which might later discredit the state bodies. In order to analyze the problems and prospects of administrative reforms in Uzbekistan, we should take a look at the main conceptual models of efficient administration.

The idea of forming an efficient administrative system goes way back into the distant past. It generates, we feel, from mans need, as a social being, to provide himself with efficiently organized administration. This was


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