Legal Guarantees for Local Self-Government in Today’s Russia
N V Vinnik, E V Kolesnikov
N V Vinnik
Available Online 17 March 2020.
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- This paper analyzes the legal guarantees for local self-government in Russia as well as specific proposals made to tacked the related issues. The Russian Federation is currently trying to create a new and efficient model of public administration. Local self-government is an integral power of public authority. In an effort to create an effective government model, the legislators are predominantly guided by the interests of public administration, which is reflected in regulatory acts and nullifies many guarantees for local self-government. ‘Narrowing down’ the self-government is explained by the need to make public administration more efficient. It seems that in its centralization attempts, the state does not seek to fully utilize the potential of local self-governmet as a democratic institute and as a foundation of constitutionalism that is closely connected to the citizenry. The emerging trends of statehood seem to contradict the constitutional and democratic ideas per se. With this thesis in mind, we should note the significance of guarantees for local self-government, which we expect to curb such trends. Legal aspects of local public authorities have been rigorously analyzed by I.A. Alebastrova, I.A Isayev and S.V. Narutto. The topical matters of improving the legislative framework for local self-government have been touched upon by A.N. Didenko. Territorial models for efficient local self-government have been researced by A.N. Rykov. Guarantees for local self-government are of interest for law researchers in today’s Russia. Some aspects of this broader topic have been covered by V.I. Vasilyev, N.V. Dzhagaryan, O.Ye. Kutafin, M.S. Shaykhulling, and O.Ye. Shishkina. Legislative innovations need further research despite volumes having been written on the matter. The authors hereof believe that changes in the legislative framework for the territorial arrangement of local self-government pertain to citizens’ engagement in such self-government. It seems that many legislative changes on the way contradict the Russian Federation’s constitution and international commitments, which requires detailed scientific analysis. What gives relevance to the subject matter of this research is that the guarantees it analyzes can actually serve to balance the state’s interests and those of local communities. The goal hereof is to identify the issues pertaining to the legal guarantees for local self-govenment and to make proposals on how to tackle such issues. The subject matter hereof comprises Russia’s current local self-government legislation. Research dwells upon a group of homogeneous public relations that emerge, evolve, and cease in connection with the legal guarantees for local self-government. The methodology applied herein is based on materialistics, dialectics, logic, historical and formal legal methods. The output of this research might be of interest for a broad target audience of local selfgovernment researchers as well as for public officers and servants in local self-government; besides, it can also have practical and didactic application.
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TY - CONF AU - N V Vinnik AU - E V Kolesnikov PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/17 TI - Legal Guarantees for Local Self-Government in Today’s Russia BT - Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference "Far East Con" (ISCFEC 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 2124 EP - 2131 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.200312.295 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.200312.295 ID - Vinnik2020 ER -