The local government is that part of the public administration which , as a city, municipality and district administration as well as a special purpose association in its capacity as an authority or administrative body, exercises local sovereignty as a right similar to fundamental rights.
In Germany, the local government performs public tasks and is part of the state administration . Local self-government is constitutionally guaranteed ( (2 ) of the Basic Law ). The local government in Germany is in the different municipal codes and county ordinances regulated. It is particularly the subject of administrative reform and budget consolidation .
- Local science institute of the University of Potsdam (ed.), Hansjürgen Bals, Hans Hack, Christoph Reichard: The new local government. 11 volumes, Hüthig Jehle Rehm, Berlin / Munich 2001 ff. ( Overview of the volumes on www.uni-potsdam.de ).