Categories Of Responsibility In The System Of Local Self-Government


In almost all countries of the world, local self-government is traditionally the element of public authority closest to the population of a particular municipality. The history of Russia since the formation of the Russian centralized state counts down the centuries-old history of the zemstvo. The revolutionary events of 1917 led to a radical change in the organization of public power at its «grassroots» level. Consideration of the issue of categories of responsibility of local self-government in the USSR to the population, state, society was mainly of theoretical interest. After the end of the existence of the Soviet Union, the authorities of the RSFSR, and subsequently Russia, faced the task of constructing new power-public institutions «from top to bottom». The Constitution of the Russian Federation adopted in 1993 not only consolidated the concept of local self-government, but also separated it from the institutions of state power. At the same time, one hundred local self-government bodies are fully included in the unified system of public authority in the Russian Federation. The vesting of local government with public law powers could not but entail consideration of the issue of defining and securing the categories of responsibility of the relevant municipal authorities and their officials. The article is devoted to the analysis of certain categories of responsibility of local self-government bodies in the Russian Federation, determination of the content of municipal legal responsibility, consideration of certain aspects of administrative and criminal responsibility in the system of local self-government.

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Gorbacheva, S. V., Mayorova, S. A., Gorokhova, A. M., & Pikunov, O. I. (2022). Categories Of Responsibility In The System Of Local Self-Government. In & I. Savchenko (Ed.), Freedom and Responsibility in Pivotal Times, vol 125. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 884-891). European Publisher.