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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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The European Charter of Local Self-Government: A Treaty for Local Democracy

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ISBN13: 9781474403337
Published: October 2015
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Country of Publication: Scotland
Format: Hardback
Price: £70.00



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The 1985 European Charter of Local Self-Government secures the autonomy of local government within states and sets the standards for subsidiarity at the local level. In this first critical analysis of the charter, Chris Himsworth analyses the text of the 1985 European Charter of Local Self-Government, traces its historical emergence and explains how it has been applied and interpreted throughout Europe, including the 2014 'Local and regional democracy in the United Kingdom' report published by the Council of Europe in March 2014. Locating the Charter's own history within the broader recent history of the Council of Europe and the European Union, the book closes with an assessment of the Charter's future prospects.