Lex localis - Journal of Local Self-Government is an international journal for the study of the politics, administration and management of local affairs. The journal publishes articles which contribute to the better understanding and practice of local self-government and public administration and which are of interest to scholars, policy analysts, policymakers and practitioners. The focus of the journal is on the critical analysis of developments in local governance throughout the world. Lex localis - Journal of Local Self-Government provides a unique forum for the consideration of all issues related to sub-national levels of government. Articles appearing in Lex localis - Journal of Local Self-Government are abstracted and indexed in Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) (ISI Impact factor: 0,400, Political Science 111/157, Public Administration 39/47), CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Current Geographical Publications, Academic's OneFile (Gale), International Political Science Abstracts, ProQuest, Scopus (SRJ Indicator: 0,211, Public Administration 33/57), International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ), International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS).
Lex localis - Journal of Local Self-Government Annual Web Conference 2014
Lex localis - Journal of Local Self-Government will host on 12 - 13 June 2014 respectively, an international web conference entitled "Local Self-Government Development" organized by Institute for Local Self-Government and Public rocurement Maribor (Slovenia).
Selected contributions will be reviewed by internationally recognized reviewers and published in a special issue of Lex Localis - Journal of Local Self-Government, abstracted and indexed in Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Current Geographical Publications, Academic's OneFile (Gale), International Political Science Abstracts, ProQuest, Scopus, Current Law Journal Content - an index to legal periodicals, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ), International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS). Lex localis - Journal of Local Self-Government is highly ranked in the ISI Social Science Citation Index (ISI Impact factor 0,400: Political Science 111/157 Q3, Public Administration 39/47 Q4).
The following topics will be discussed:
Local self-government and local public services (analysis of exclusive municipal functions: education (preschool), general administration (fire and civil protection), social welfare (kindergarten, nursery school and family welfare services), the environment and public sanitation (refuse collection and disposal, cemeteries and crematoria), urban and economic development (town planning and local economic development), public utilities (district heating and water supply);
Fiscal decentralisation (comprises the financial aspects of devolution to regional and local government and covers two interrelated issues, i.e. the division of spending responsibilities and revenue sources between levels of government (national, regional, local etc.) and the amount of discretion given to regional and local governments to determine their expenditures and revenues (both in aggregate and detail);
Politics and decentralisation (includes political power sharing, democratization, and market liberalization, expanding the scope for private sector decision-making as a way of opening governance to wider public participation through civil society as an alternative to provide public services in a more cost-effective way);
Responses to the current economic conditions and development of global and regional economies (all the regions are addressing enormous challenges emanating from the growth slowdown in developed countries as well as the global credit crunch. Shared impacts across regions are slowdown in exports, fall in asset markets, reduced credit for consumption and investment, the resulting increase in unemployment and poverty. A joint approach to promoting debate and political consensus on recommendations for reforming the global financial architecture could be pursued through an inter-regional dialogue between the regions, including through cooperation in research culminating in meeting of policy decision-makers from each region).
Prospective participants are invited to submit their complete original scientific papers as a part of preliminary registration - expressed interest - on-line at: http://conferences.lex-localis.com, no later than 15th of January 2014. Preliminary registration should include the following information: original scientific paper with extended abstract (not more than 100 words) (paper should not exceed more than 8.000 words), personal contact details (full name, job title, postal address, phone and fax number, e-mail address, institutional affiliation and current positions of presenter) and up to five key words with indication to which panel topic is submitted. All submitted papers should be in Microsoft Word format and submitted electronically at http://conferences.lex-localis.com. Based on received preliminary registrations, Lex localis - Journal of Local Self-Government Scientific Committee will do the selection of best papers and applicants will be notified no later than 1st of April 2014 if their intended contributions are accepted to be published and presented at the conference. After notification of acceptance, participants and authors are obliged to pay conference Registration Fee (365 EUR) and submit final version of their scientific paper, no later than 1st of May 2014.