Analysis of Key Obstacles and Problems Faced by Municipalities and Their Citizens: An Empirical Investigation in the Municipalities of Greece
The primary aim of this research is to investigate and observe phenomena and views related to issues concerning Greek municipalities, such as the problems they face and how they tackle them. So this study presents the descriptive measures of questions in a questionnaire that was sent to the entire sample of Greek municipalities – characterized in this way with considerable heterogeneity - and an attempt is made to locate differences as well as similarities between them. The questionnaire used to collect data is made up of closed-ended questions. More specifically, the questionnaire examined the views of Mayors in each Municipality as regards: (a) the biggest problems faced by the citizens in their Municipality, (b) the biggest personnel problems faced by their Municipality, and (c) the biggest administrative problems faced by their Municipality. The aim of the empirical analyses carried out is to draw useful and representative conclusions on issues concerning deficiencies and problems in municipalities.