n Local Government Bulletin - Subsidiarity in the Constitution : slapstick asymmetry or a 'rightsbased' approach to powers?

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-901X



What is subsidiarity? Subsidiarity is a general principle that says that governance should take place as close as possible to the citizens. It translates into the protection of lower levels of government against undue interference by national government. It also translates into a preference for placing functions and powers at lower levels of government where possible.

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