Abstract: The study deals with some aspects of the human resources of municipal governance. The researchers aim at a comprehensive study of modern municipal management of human resources, using the apparatus of quantitative methods of sociological research. Sociological researches in municipal formations of Belgorod Region, the Central Federal District, the Russian Federation suggest that the authorities of all levels need personnel renewal. New practices with human potential which are still in the formative stage have replaced hierarchical selection of Soviet times. In this regard, the researchers believe that it is necessary to identify the main vectors of the further development of local self-government, a kind of local life philosophy based on democratic norms and taking into account the traditional values of Russian society. In addition to the positive changes in the management of municipal sphere to which the researchers ascribe the wide use of local resources, the introduction of new information technologies and communication systems, the introduction of the municipal practice of modern rules of law, there can be allocated problematic areas. Among the negative factors identified by the research, the researchers noted the problem of the formation and renewal of personnel reserve of researchers lack of basic education and others.
Y.V. Astakhov and I.V. Konev, 2016. Human Resources Capacity of Municipal Administration: Ways out of Crisis. The Social Sciences, 11: 535-539.