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Constitutional Principles of Local Self-Government in Europe.


Constitutional Principles of Local Self-Government in Europe

Giovanni Boggero



334 pages



Studies in Territorial and Cultural Diversty Governance; Volume 9


Thirty years after the signing of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, which remains less than well-known and a disregarded tool for lawyers, local representatives and civil servants, Boggero maintains that the Charter is still more alive than dead. He clarifies why constitutional guarantees of local self-government are laid down not only in domestic Constitutions but in an international treaty. He focuses in the first chapter on the roots of both charter and local self-government. In the second chapter he outlines the intertwinement between the international and domestic legal orders from the point of view of the Charter as a source of public international and EU law. The third chapter provides a definition of local self-government as a democratic institution, while the fourth chapter explains in detail the main findings the research. In Europe no longer can the central state be the only institution in charge of putting into practice constitutional prescriptions. Sub-national entities ought to have their own active role, which goes under the name of self-government or autonomy, for implementing constitution prescriptions through the adoption of most diverse public policies. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Title Annotation:Giovanni Boggero
Article Type:Book review
Date:Nov 1, 2017
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