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Public Administration and Social Policies in Central and Eastern Europe

Jak Jabes

Date: 1998

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Proceedings from the Sixth NISPAcee Annual Conference held in Prague, Czech Republic, March 18-20, 1998

The proceedings is structured around six topics (three working sessions and three working groups):
1. Social reform in the context of economic and political transformation;
2. Systems of social security: unemployment, youth and the elderly;
3. Health care reform and health care management;
4. Using public opinion surveys in public administration;
5. Public administration reform;
6. Executive development in local government

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CONTENTS

Public Administration and Social Policies in Central and Eastern Europe

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


Introductory Papers

Social Policy in the Czech Republic

Jaroslav Dostal .........................................................................................15

The Czech Social Policy Reform

Martin Potucek .........................................................................................23

About Principles of Social Justice

Iveta Radicova .........................................................................................47


Section 1: Social Reform in the Context of Economic and Political Transformation

Social Reform in the Context of Economic and Political Transformation

Marju Lauristin ........................................................................................59

Bulgarian Welfare State Reform: Interests and Policy Choice

Tatyana Braykova ...................................................................................62

Strategic Formulation of Social Policy: The Eger Case

Gyorgy Jenei, Zsuzsa Palotai and Anna Vari .........................................70

The Main Social Problems in Latvia and How They can be Solved

Imants Krupenkovs ..................................................................................87

Financial Problems of Social Policy Programs in the Kyrghyz Republic

Bolotbek Orokov .....................................................................................102


Section 2: Systems of Social Security: Unemployment, Youth and the Elderly

Systems of Social Security: Unemployment, Youth and the Elderly

Martin Macha and Tomas Sirovatka ....................................................111


Enterprises Restructuring and Emergency of New Labour Markets in East-Germany, Poland and Bulgaria

Fran<oisBafoil.......................................................................................114

Poverty and Unemployment in Kyrgyzstan during the Transition to a Market Economy

Asel Bektenova .......................................................................................119

Reform of the Hungarian Pension System

Janos Ho6s .............................................................................................126

Some Obvious and Some less Apparent Effects of the Social Security System: The Czech Republic

Tomas Sirovatka .....................................................................................132

The Tax and Social Security Systems of the Czech Republic

Leos Vitek ...............................................................................................155

Social Welfare for the Entire Population by Universal or Employment-Related Systems

Karl Woerister ........................................................................................166

Section 3: Health Care Reform and Health Care Management

Health Care Reform and Health Care Management

Juraj Nemec ............................................................................................179

Health Care Reform: The Case of the Slovak Republic

Colin Lawson and Juraj Nemec............................................................. 183

Current Problems and a Possible Future of Czech Health Care Reform

Ivan Malj ...............................................................................................194

The Response to AIDS in Eastern and Western Europe

Monika Steffen .......................................................................................201

Reform of the Health Care System in Estonia: The Present Situation and Perspectives

Elo Tuppits ..............................................................................................221

Section 4: Using Public Opinion Surveys in Public Administration

Using Public Opinion Surveys in Public Administration

Michal Illner ...........................................................................................235

Public Opinion Research as a Means of Communication with the Public

VeraForetovaandMiroslavForet.........................................................240

The Perception of Current Social Problems: The Role of Local Government and Citizens' Participation during the Transition Period in Poland

Dorota Krzemionka-Br6zda and Janina Kowalik ................................248

What is to be done about Corrupt Officials?

William L. Miller, Ase B. Grodeland and Tatyana Y. Koshechkina .....266

Empirical Research on Poverty in Russian Society and Possible Application of its Results in Public Administration

Ludmila Voltchkova, L.B. Kuznetsova and V.N. Minina ......................291

Section 5: Public Administration Reform

Public Administration Reform

Tony Verheijen and Grazyna Kacprowicz ............................................305

Social Aspects of the Administrative Reform in Bulgaria

Ludmil Georgiev..................................................................................... 312

The Political Regime and the Civil Service in Present Day Russia

Alexander Kotchegura ...........................................................................318

Public Administration Reforms in the Republic of Armenia

Edik Ordian and David Tumanian ......................................................324

The Role of Public Administration in Small Communities

Radim Perlin ..........................................................................................333

Politics and Public Administration

Renata Puscasu ......................................................................................342

Depolitization of the Public Administration: Towards the Civil Service

Zeljko Sevic and Aleksandra Rabrenovic ..............................................351

The Impact of Public Administration Reform on the Training of

Civil Servants in the Czech Republic

Olga Vidlakova ......................................................................................371

Section 6: Executive Development in Local Government

The Challenge of Central and Eastern European Local Executives' Development: A Working Group Initiative

Alexander Kovriga .................................................................................383

Professional Capacity Building for Local Governments in Transitional Countries: Training Design and Delivery

Artashes Gazaryan and Jurgita Kersyte................................................ 391

Re-Engineering the Stovepipe

Yurii Polianskiy, Wendy Shelley and Aidan Rose .................................403



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