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Developing Organizations and Changing Attitudes: Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe

Jak Jabes

Date: 1996

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zProceedings from the fourth annual conference held in Tirana, Albania, March 28-30, 1996

The main theme of the fourth conference was "Developing Organizations and Changing Attitudes”. The book is divided into 6 sections: (1) Defining an Accountable Public Administration; (2) Managing Strategic Change; (3) Institutional Reform in Public Administration;(4) Tracking Attitudes Towards Change; (5) The Role of Education and Training in Civil Service; and (6) Changes in Local Government Finances.
 
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CONTENTS

Changing Public Administration

Jak Jabes .......................................................................................................7

Introductory Paper

Trust and Distrust in an Hour-Glass Society

Richard Rose ..............................................................................................19

Section 1: Defining an Accountable Public Administration

Redefining an Accountable Public Administration: An Introduction

TonyVerheijenandMirkoVintar.............................................................35

Redefining Accountability Systems in Public Systems Management: A Challenge for Central and Eastern European Reformers

TonyVerheijen...........................................................................................40

Privatization and the Role of Public Administration

DraganRadinovic.....................................................................................62

European Consolidation and Innovation in Bulgarian Local Administration

Ludmil Georgiev.........................................................................................71

Section 2: Managing Strategic Change

Introduction: Managing Strategic Change

KrystynaPlaza..........................................................................................81

Strategic Reform in Central Government: Ireland and Bulgaria, a Comparative Perspective

David McKevitt ..........................................................................................85

Environmental Management in Public Administration (exemplified by Managing Issues of Euroregion NISA)

Jaroslav Machdcek .....................................................................................99

Organisational Culture Barriers of Local Government Management Development: The Hungarian Experience

MdtydsGdspdrandGlenWright............................................................111


Section 3: Institutional Reform in Public Administration

Institutional Reform in Public Administration

Marie-ChristineMeiningerandStankaSetnikar-Cankar......................133

Changes in Managing the Social Sphere in Russia

Natalia N. Tsitovich .................................................................................136

Trends in the Development and Implementation of Administrative Reforms in Ukraine

N. Nyzhnik, S. Dubenko and S. Synytsia ................................................143

The Managerial Reform of the Social Security System

Miklos Pdsztor ..........................................................................................148

New Territorial and Administrative Structure of the Slovak Republic

Juraj Nemec ...........................................................................................155

The Recent Experience of Transformation of Hungarian Public Sector and Some Lessons Which Can be Drawn From Them

Jdnos Hoos ...............................................................................................161

Section 4: Tracking Attitudes Towards Change

Tracking Attitudes Towards Change

LdszloVaradi...........................................................................................169

How Czechs Reflect on the Tasks and Transformation of the Public Sector

MartinPotucek........................................................................................171

The Change of Attitudes Towards Public Administration

Pawel Starosta ..........................................................................................182

The Changing Attitudes of Local Authorities: A Case Study of Mayors in Slovakia

EudmilaMalikovdandJdnBucek..........................................................194

Section 5: The Role of Education and Training in Civil Service

The Role of Education and Training in Civil Service

MariaGintowt-JankowiczandAnitaWeiss-Ganger..............................213

Innovation in the Ukrainian Public Services: What Differences do

Masters in Public Administration Graduates Make?

JudyHagueandAidanRose...................................................................216

In-Service Training as an Instrument for Changing Attitudes and Developing Organizations: The Case of Local Governments in Lithuania

JurgitaKersyteandArtashesGazaryan.................................................230

Civil Service in Estonian Ministries: Structure and Mobility

Georg Sootla and Annika Anton ............................................................243

Section 6: Changes in Local Government Finances

Changes in Local Government Finances

GlenWrightandDobrosavMilovanovic................................................263

Challenges and Barriers of the Efficiency of Local Government Management in Light of Sociological Research and OCLD Experience in the Opole, Silesia Region of Poland

ZofiaKupinska........................................................................................266

Public Services in the Budget of a Big City: Case of Lodi, Poland

PiotrBury................................................................................................274

Analysis of Alternative Options for Financing Transferred Responsibilities to Municipalities and Regional Government

SonaCapkovd..........................................................................................290

Financial Policies of Polish Local Governments in 1991-1994: Learning While Doing

Pawel Swianiewicz .................................................................................299



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