Local state administration and self-government in Sweden as a means of providing state and local interests.
The article is meant for both scholars, specialists in state and municipal administration and for a wide readership. The article shows how over a fairly long historical period of time the Swedish people began and have been developing their participation in the national and local decision-making processes. The article reveals some specific features of interaction between the local self-government and local state administration; peculiarities of the Swedish system of self-government that has a high degree of independence which distinguishes it from many other countries, where we can see integration of the local self- government bodies into the state administration structure. The Constitution of Sweden provides foundations for self-government in the system of local bodies, their selfsupport, independence from the bodies of the state executive power, which have no rights to pass acts necessary for the communal bodies of self – government to abide by, which only submit to the laws and other acts of the legislative power. The author is trying to show how the Swedish people have managed to combine the tasks solution of local and national importance within the system of local bodies. The purpose of the article is to describe the way Sweden solves the problem of double submission of the local special bodies to the local bodies of general competence and to the central administration bodies. Under the existing system of double submission of the local state bodies, they are selfsupporting and independent from the centre, as well as the self-government is independent from the executive power, which has its own system of administration bodies and its own financial system. The article describes activity of the social bodies which represent interests of the self- government in the centre.