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Territorial and Participatory Aspects of the Development of Local Democracy in Slovenia
Territorial and Participatory Aspects of the Development of Local Democracy in Slovenia

Author(s): Marjan Brezovšek, Lea Nahtigal
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Mezinárodní politologický ústav Masarykovy univerzity v Brně
Keywords: democracy; reform; territorial order; regionalisation; political participation; civil-society participation

Summary/Abstract: The authors of this contribution give a detailed account of the territorial and participatory aspects of the reform of Slovene local self-government and analyse its effects on the further development of local democracy. Special emphasis is given to studying the fragmentation of Slovene municipalities and to the issue of regionalisation, since tendencies towards the establishment of a two-tier form of local self-government have been present in the Slovene politico-administrative space for a long time. The scope of access to, or the right of all citizens to participate in decision-making on local public matters is another important aspect of studying the degree of democracy at the local level. The authors demonstrate this in the light of the expansion of the right in political participation by members of the Italian and Hungarian national communities and by members of the ethnic Roma community, as well as through the analysis of the actual political participation of all groups in the population, whilst not omitting to mention the development of civil-society participation, which is becoming ever more apparent at the local level.

  • Issue Year: XVIII/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 182-202
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: English