- State territory — Decentralization — Delegation of power — Local government
Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1. Local or municipal self-government is a system of management of local affairs which is exercised by special elected bodies directly representing the population of particular administrative-territorial unit of the country (Leybo and Entin 291). 2. The European Charter on Local Self-Government adopted by the Council of Europe on 15 October 1985 (CETS 122) gives a general definition of local government which has become universal and accepted by all democratic states. Under the local government Charter understands ‘the right and the ability of local authorities,...