№ 4, 2003
Reform on local self-government in Russia: historical perspective and today’s objectives.
The author evaluated the new version of the Federal law on local self-government and focuses his attention mainly on the practical measures that are taken to ensure its enforcement. It is these practical measures that will have a decisive importance for the future of the law. The article gives a considerable attention to the quality of economic basis of local self-government, the degree of its financial independence, the formation of a mechanism of territorial development, ensuring a transparency of economic activity. The author rests upon historical experience in implementation of laws on local self-government accumulated by the Russian Empire, and uses Danish and Spanish experience in the distribution of powers between central, regional and local authorities.
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