Global Democracy, devolution and governance

Local government in Germany



This briefing continues the series analysing local governments across the world by offering an insight into the local government system in Germany. Many of the nation’s cultural, societal and political differences are related to the division of government power across local and state-level administrations. This briefing explains how Germany’s current constitution came into effect and how its political infrastructure currently operates.

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