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subsidiarity

1. (in the Roman Catholic Church) a principle of social doctrine that all social bodies exist for the sake of the individual so that what individuals are able to do, society should not take over, and what small societies can do, larger societies should not take over
2. (in political systems) the principle of devolving decisions to the lowest practical level
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This paper argues that if one looks for the historical seed of the principle of subsidiarity in Aristotle--as many authors do--then attention should fall more properly on his analysis of practical reasoning in book 6 of the Nicomachean Ethics than on book 1 of the Politics.
The Greek parliament believes "the proposal for a directive fails to comply with the principle of subsidiarity, since there is nothing in the explanatory memorandum or the impact assessment report to suggest that the intended objectives can in fact be achieved more effectively at EU level".
It is apparent that interest in the potential of the principle of subsidiarity to resolve existent power asymmetries in intergovernmental relations has not emerged in an unproblematic policy context.
But he added: "It was only on December 1 last year, with the Act coming into force that national Parliaments were granted the right to give in a reasoned opinion their view that a particular proposal for EU legislation did not comply with the principle of subsidiarity.
Has the church ever put forward that the principle of subsidiarity applies within the church?
argue, the principle of subsidiarity is better fit for understanding how
The literature concerning the principle of subsidiarity exist in Romania, both as translations and autochton approaches.
The core constitutional provisions of the Treaty, such as the reference to 'economic activities' within the meaning of Article 2 EC and as interpreted by Walrave and Koch, or the principle of subsidiarity in Article 5 EC, are therefore to be taken functionally from provision to provision.
It added: "It is necessary that, in conformity with the principle of subsidiarity, member states have a European legal framework, which will allow them to exercise their competence in conformity with EU law.
367 votes) amendments to quasi-legislative implementing measures under co-decision legislation if it feels that the EU executive has overstepped its mandate or failed to respect the principle of subsidiarity.
The right to private property, though protected by the principle of subsidiarity, is not an absolute.
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