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Regulatory framework of local citizen participation: Instruments of Direct and Participative Democracy in the Municipal Field

By Enriqueta Expósito


This article focuses on the analysis of the regulatory framework of citizen participation in the local government, which organises direct and participatory democracy at the local level, and identifies the laws and mechanisms through which the constitutional requirements for participation are accomplished. Mu nicipalities, the authority closest to citizens, are the best level of government since they directly involve civil society in the decision-making process experiencing the scope and appropriateness of the instruments by which it is channeled

Topics: Democràcia, Participació ciutadana, Administració local, Espanya, Democracy, Citizen participation, Local government, Spain
Publisher: Centro Studi sul Federalismo
Year: 2015
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