StatusThe thesis was presented on the 24 April, 2015
Approved by NCAA on the 28 May, 2015
Abstract– 0.75 Mb / in romanian
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Key-words: democracy, participatory democracy, participation, political participation, citizen participation, decision making, governance, decision, legislative initiative, legislative decision making, local decision making.
Field of study: constitutional law.
Goal of the thesis: Aim of this work lies in studying the legal ensuring of citizen involvement in decision making process of reprezentative authorities of the State in order to identify solutions to optimize the existing legal framework for strengthening citizen participation. The objectives of the thesis are: to argue the value of democracy, rule of law and civil society to ensure citizen involvement in decision making; to reveal the essence and content of citizen participation, its costs and benefits; to analyze the role of right of administering as the legal and constitutional basis of citizen involvement in the act of governance; to elucidate the value and contribution of social and political rights as indispensable tools of citizen involvement in decision making; to assess the degree of legal regulation of citizen involvement in decision making and its effectiveness; to analyze the role of e-governance as a invaluable opportunity for citizen participation in contemporary decision making; to elucidate some important aspects of citizen involvement in legislative decision making and local decision making in order to improve its insurance mechanism.
Scientific novelty and originality. The thesis contains a number of scientific conclusions and recommendations that would complement the theory of citizen participation in decision making. Scientific originality of the study derives from predetermined goal and objectives oriented towards development of the theory of citizen participation as an institution of contemporary democracy and the mechanism of its assurance. In this regard it is argued the need of constitutional and legislative strengthening of citizen participation at national and local level, for ensuring a real participatory democracy.
Important scientific problem solvedis to emphasizing the importance оf legal ensuring of citizen involvement in the decision-making process of representative authorities and theoretical and empirical argumentation of the need to compliance with legislation by them as indispensable conditions of development and strengthening participatory democracy and rule of law in Moldova.
Theoretical and practical importance. The results of investigation are beneficial for the ongoing development of the theory of rule of law, representative and participatory democracy, theory of organization and functioning of the central and local public authorities and constitutional law.
The results of investigation may be useful in scientific and educational process. They will help deepen the theoretical knowledge on the phenomenon of citizen involvement in decision making and its mechanism of ensuring in the democratic rule of law.
Implementation of scientific results. The results can be transposed to legislation and in the practical
activity of representative authority of state, of central and local public administration, to strengthen their
role in the development of participatory democracy in the state.