Constitutional Aspects of Development of Local Governance in the Republic of Lithuania

Gintaras Žilinskas

Abstract


The article analyses influence of constitutional regulation on development of local governance in the Republic of Lithuania and show the setting of the prerogative limits of legislators in the areas of administrative partition of state territory and organization of local governance. According to analysis of the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania and resolutions of the Constitutional Court, the wide prerogatives of legislators to specify and elaborate the main principles of organization of local governance that are established in the Constitution and to regulate other issues related to development of this governance by law are shown. The article shows that provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania do not make any difficulties in implementation of changes in the area of organization of local governance.

Keywords


local governance; local governance reform; county; administrative territorial unit; Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603