Some Initiatives for Modernization of Local Democracy

  • Mirko Pečarič University of Ljubljana, Faculty for Administration
Keywords: local democracy, public deliberation, open government, empowerment


The newest Additional Protocol to the European Charter of Local Self-Government on the right to participate in the affairs of a local authority can be understood as the proof of the absence or inadequacy of the existing measures for the right to participate in the affairs of the local authority. The informational technology, public information, applications based on open government, wider voice of citizens as statistically more reliable experts and a general approach for solving local problems, presented in this paper are some of the measures that can be used for the present and future era if there is a commitment of public institutions and the citizens to make a difference.

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