The place of local government bodies in a unified system of public government bodies of Russia: issues of theoretical implementation

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The introduction of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation necessitated a theoretical understanding of the established legal norms after their legislative update. Inclusion in the text of the state basic law of the «public authorities» concept, which requires its theoretical understanding, is of unconditional interest. To identify the specifics of the position of local self-government bodies in the state mechanism, depending on a particular model of state governance, it is necessary to study the experience of organization and functioning of the state apparatus at various historical stages. The aim of the study is to analyze the concepts of theoretical scientists on the legal nature and role of public authorities in the life of the state and to determine the position of local authorities in the public authority system in connection with consolidation of their unity with public authorities in the basic law of the state. In the process of research, the authors used general scientific methods of analysis and synthesis, as well as specific scientific methods - historical and comparative legal. It is concluded that, despite the novelty of the concept of «public authorities» in the text of the basic law of the state, conceptually it does not change the basis of the functional interaction of public authorities and local governments. Nevertheless, the normative consolidation of the unity of public authorities in the Constitution of the Russian Federation does not abolish the organizational separation of local self-government and its bodies from public authorities.

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Levan T. Chikhladze

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8807-2572

Doctor of Legal Sciences, Full Professor, Head of the Department of Municipal Law, Law Institute

6 Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Olga Yu. Ganina

Orenburg Institute (branch), Moscow State University named after O.E. Kutafina (Moscow State Law Academy)

ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4334-6282

Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Constitutional and International Law

50 Komsomolskaya str., Orenburg, 460000, Russian Federation


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