Lex localis - Journal of Local Self-Government Annual Conference 2020

2019-12-18

Lex localis - Journal of Local Self-Government will host on October 15 - October 16, 2020 respectively, an international Lex localis - Journal of Local Self-Government Annual Conference 2020 organized by Institute for Local Self-Government Maribor (Slovenia) & Maria Curie Sklodowska University, of Faculty of Law and Administration (Poland) that will be held in Lublin, Poland.

Contributions will be reviewed by internationally recognized reviewers. Selected scientific papers will be published in a special issue of Lex Localis - Journal of Local Self-Government, Volume 18, Issue 4, October 2020 (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)).

The following topics will be discussed:

Constitutional and legal foundations for local self-government;
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 decentralization (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 decentralization (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 providing 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 a 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 the 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 - online at http://journal.lex-localis.press, no later than March 15, 2020. Preliminary registration should include the following: original scientific paper with extended abstract (not more than 150 words) (paper should not exceed more than 8.000 words), personal contact details (full name, academic title, job title, postal address, phone, and fax number, e-mail address, institutional affiliation and current positions of presenter), five keywords with indication to which panel topic is submitted and Author's Guarantee Form. All submitted papers should be written in Lex localis Article form (see Author guidelines) and submitted electronically at http://journal.lex-localis.press. 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 May 15, 2020, 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 490 EUR (VAT not included) and submit the final version of their scientific paper, no later than June 1, 2019.