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Issue № 49. April 2015

Functions of Municipal Law and the Value of Their Study for the Practice of Public Administration

Nickolai N. Chernogor, Larisa N. Samodaeva

Nickolai N. Chernogor — Ph.D., Professor, School of Public Administration, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation.

Larisa N. Samodaeva — Deputy Chief of Staff, Governor and Government of the Volgograd region, Volgograd, Russian Federation.

As a result of ongoing government reforms of local government organization in the Russian Federation there are qualitative changes in its legal framework. This process updates the task of ensuring adequate reflection in the law of the relevant administrative decisions, as well as the efficiency of the legal regulation of social relations associated with the implementation of local self-government. A successful solution requires an extension of the doctrinal foundations of this regulation, in particular, rethinking the place of municipal law in the system of Russian law, establishing the nature and the main areas of impact of this regulatory complex. The formation of scientific knowledge about the functions of municipal law is one of the necessary conditions of optimization of municipal regulation, creating the possibility to choose the optimal means of legal mediation of respective social relations.

The article substantiates the relevance of research into functions of municipal law, the significance of this topic for the practice of state and municipal management, discusses the theoretical issues of definition, system and maintenance functions of municipal law. The authors offer their vision of system and classification of functions of municipal law and describe the individual functions of this branch of law determined by the specificity of the mechanism of their implementation.


Municipal law, local government, the function of law, municipal regulation, legal protection, legal impact, public administration.

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