Local Self-government: Definition, its Position in Public Administration and Historical Development

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  • Constitutional Guarantees of Local Self-government

    Local self-government (Est. kohalik omavalitsus) has historically been a familiar way of organising community life for Estonians. Professor Jüri Uluots, a founder of Estonian law ...
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  • Self-government Related Terminology

    The emphasis in the term local self-government should, by no means, be on the word government but rather on the word “self”. It is SELF-government ...
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  • Position of Local Self-government in Public Administration

    The organisation and position of local self-government in the public administration of a country largely depends on the scope and extent of the rights local ...
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  • Local Self-government in Estonia prior to Independence

    Throughout the centuries, European cities have had extensive rights. Tallinn was chartered with the Lübeck Rights in 1248; later on, the Lübeck Rights were granted ...
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  • Local Self-government in Republic of Estonia in 1918-1940

    With the decree of the Russian Provisional Government of 5 July 1917 on administration and temporary organisation of self-government in the province of Estonia, Estonia ...
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  • Era of Local Soviets

    In 1940, local self-government was practically abolished by the Soviet occupation. Formally, the administrative units were called rural municipalities and cities until 1950. Although the ...
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  • Development of Local Self-government in Estonia prior to and after Restoration of Independence

    Re-establishment of local self-government began in the late 1980s. On 8 August 1989, the Supreme Council adopted a decision on carrying out an administrative reform ...
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