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The Capacity to Govern in Central and Eastern Europe

Martin Potucek

Date: 2004

ISBN: 80-89013-17-1

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Proceedings from the High Level Meeting held in Prague, Czech Republic, December 18-20, 2003

The main purpose of the Meeting was to bring together high civil servants from the ten Central and Eastern European countries preparing themselves to join the European Union, and top academics, both from the West and the East, to discuss the problems and challenges of strategic governance in the region. The volume comprises seven papers presented at the Meeting by the group of both Western and Eastern scholars and conclusions, passed at the end of the meeting. It offers the core message to the politicians, civil servants, and scholars in the region how to adjust priorities, approaches, institutional frameworks and tools to the enormous challenges the governance will have to cope with in the future.

Content

Introduction

Martin Potůček..................................................................................................... 7

The Welcome Address

Vladim.r Špidla, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic ..................................... 9

High-level Meeting: Th e Capacity to Govern in Central and Eastern Europe

G. Shabbir Cheema ....................................................................................................11

Strategic Brain for Central Government

Yehezkel Dror ............................................................................................................ 15

Strategy in Government: Th e United Kingdom Experience

Geoff Mulgan and Martin Potůček .......................................................................... 31

Introduction

Martin Potůček ..................................................................................................... 31

Appendix

Geoff Mulgan ........................................................................................................ 33

Th e European Agenda for Competitiveness, Employment and Social

Cohesion – An Overview of the Lisbon Strategy

Maria Jo.o Rodrigues ............................................................................................... 63

Th e Capacities to Govern in Central and Eastern Europe

Martin Potůček.......................................................................................................... 91

National Environmental Strategy and the Capacity to Govern:

Th e Case of Estonia

Annika Velhut.......................................................................................................... 111

Core Executive Institutions and Transposition of the Community

Legislation in Poland 1997-2001: Some Preliminary Evidence

Radoslaw Zubek ...................................................................................................... 127

Policy-making Process in Romania

Marius Profi roiu...................................................................................................... 139

Conclusions ............................................................................................................ 153


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