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The Questions of Local Referendum: Regulatory Requirements in Russia and Foreign States
Agakishiev Eldar

post-graduate student of the Department of Constitutional, Administrative and Criminal Legislation and International Law at Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation

117218, Russia, g. Moscow, ul. B. Cheremushkinskaya, 34

eldar.agakishiev@gmail.com

Abstract.

Based on the analysis of law and judicial practice, Agakishiev studies regulatory requirements set forth by the Russian legislation in relation to the issues covered by the local referendum. In particular, the author touche supon the requirements for the matter and question formulation at the local referendum. In his research the author also analyzes the laws of the lands of the Federal Republic of Germany, cantons of Switzerland and USA states on the matter. Based on his analysis, the author makes suggestions on how to improve the legal regulation of the institution of the local referendum in Russia. The methodological basis of the research implies a combination of general and special research methods such as dialectical, logical, systemic, typological, comparative law, historical, formal law, and other methods applied both individually and in combination. There is a great number of researches devoted to the institution of local referendum in Russia. In particular, the issue was studied by such authors as A. Avtonomov, V. Komarova, A.Kostyukov, L. Nudnenko, V. Pylin, D. Ustinov, A. Sergeetv, and E. Shugrin. Unlike earlier researches, in this research Agakishiev carries out a detailed analysis of regulatory requirements for the issues discussed at the local referendum. The scientific novelty of the research is also caused by the fact that the author studies the matter from the point of view of both Russian and foreign law. Based on the results of the research, the author defines conflicts of law and gaps. Based on the analysis of the experience of the foreign states, the author makes suggestions on how to improve the legal regulation of requirements for the issues discussed at the local referendum. 

Keywords: local referendum, referendum, Constitutional Court, Constitution, municipal legal relations, local referendum issues, local self-government, German law, Swiss law, US law

DOI:

10.7256/2454-0595.2018.8.27551

Article was received:

01-10-2018


Review date:

04-10-2018


Publish date:

08-10-2018


This article written in Russian. You can find full text of article in Russian here .

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