The Process of Regionalization of the State-territorial Structure in Modern European Countries: Constitutional and Legal Forms
Purpose: The paper attempts to identify the constitutional and legal forms of the regionalization process on the example of individual European countries. Design / Methodology / Approach: The authors put forward a hypothesis according to which each type of regionalization of the state-territorial structure ends with the adoption of the relevant normative legal act of constitutional significance. Findings: As a result of the study, the authors concluded that each type of regionalization process is accompanied by the adoption of an appropriate regulatory legal act. Given the fact that regionalization is inextricably linked with the state structure, it as an internal process of changing the constitutional and legal status of territorial units. Practical implications: Authors’ development could be applied to improve the legal framework of Russia and European countries. Originality/Value: The contribution of the article is the authors’ comprehensive approach in studying the regionalization concept, applying the historical, legislative and territorial background.