Some thoughts on the collegial leadership of the local governments
by István Hoffman; Enikő Veres
International Journal of Public Law and Policy (IJPLAP), Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013

Abstract: One of the fundamental organisational questions of modern self-government systems is how the collegial bodies should participate in the affairs of the local communities. In this study we would like to give a summary of some European and Northern American self-government systems to lay down the importance of the collegial bodies in the strategic, regulatory and monitoring functions of the self-governments, moreover on the everyday exercise of responsibilities and powers. Based on the main regulatory elements of the different systems three main models can be distinguished: strong, balanced and weak council models. We also examine the subtypes and characteristics thereof.

Online publication date: Fri, 29-Nov-2013

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