Public law entities and the theory of the subjects of lawAbstract
This article reviews theoretical works of Russian legal scholars on public law entities and analyses several provisions of the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the Charter of the Kursk region. The author reflects on the representational functions that public law entities perform in public relations. The article aims to study the terminology and essential characteristics of legal entities in public law. The author considers the widely discussed problem of the juridical person as a legal fiction and explores it proceeding from the methodological assumption that Russian legislation recognizes the legal standing of the juridical person (public law entity). The author performed a comparative semantic analysis of the terminology and used a formal method of legal research revealing the constitutional foundations of the representational functions of public law entities in public relations. Many legal scholars have demonstrated the fallacy of separate terms in public law and have drawn attention to the increasing number of arbitrary provisions in public legislation. In their works, they have noted a growing number of fictitious legal constructions and relations that complicate the assessment of the legitimacy of the individual’s conduct.