The 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference

The 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 21 - October 23, 2021

Excellent conference. I really enjoyed the papers, speakers, schedule and location and great staff!

D.B., United States, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...relating to public administration and policy. Good opportunities for networking.

N.D., Georgia, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

Excellent participants, argument-driven discussions, impartial and supportive Chairs in the Working Group.

D.G., Republic of North Macedonia, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague detail and I really enjoyed the supportive and encouraging atmosphere there. Thank you!

R.B., Lithuania, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...both in terms of academic quality and logistics, and also social events. It was a true joy.

E.Z., Bulgaria, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...The special programmes were really excellent and we took home many varied experiences.

P.N., Hungary, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...Sessions were interesting, scholars were engaging and all the social events were amazing!

B.K., Kazakhstan, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

Excellent organization, excellent food. Compliments to the organizers, they did a wonderful job!

V.J., Netherlands, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

...I must say that the PhD pre-conference seminar was the most useful seminar of my life. Very well...

K.V., Czech Republic, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

... I would even argue that they are the very best - both in terms of scientific content and also entertainment…

P.W., Denmark, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

An opportunity to learn from other researchers and other countries' experiences on certain topics.

G.A.C., Hungary, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Very well organised, excellent programme and fruitful discussions.

M.M.S., Slovakia, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

The NISPAcee conference remains a very interesting conference.

M.D.V., Netherlands, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Thank you for the opportunity to be there, and for the work of the organisers.

D.Z., Hungary, 24th Conference 2016, Zagreb

Well organized, as always. Excellent conference topic and paper selection.

M.S., Serbia, 23rd Conference 2015, Georgia

Perfect conference. Well organised. Very informative.

M.deV., Netherlands, 22nd Conference 2014, Hungary

Excellent conference. Congratulations!

S. C., United States, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

Thanks for organising the pre-conference activity. I benefited significantly!

R. U., Uzbekistan, 19th Conference, Varna 2011

Each information I got, was received perfectly in time!

L. S., Latvia, 21st Conference 2013, Serbia

The Conference was very academically fruitful!

M. K., Republic of Macedonia, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

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 Paper/Speech Details of Conference Program  

for the  29th NISPAcee Annual Conference
  Program Overview
WG1/WG5 Joint Session (Physical)
Author(s)  Ioana Maria Costea 
  University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" Iasi
Iasi  Romania
Despina-Martha Ilucă, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iași, Romania 
 Title  The obligation to be silent - citizen intervention in budgetary procedures
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Presenter  Ioana Maria Costea
In Romania’s legislation, collaborative democracy in fiscal matters (budgetary and tax included) seems to be a twofold issue: on one hand, in local budgetary procedures, residents of the territorial administrative unit are allowed – almost invited – to challenge the budgetary project prior to its adoption by the local legislative bodies; on the other hand, in taxation matters, citizens’ initiative is constitutionally prohibited. So, public revenues are treated as a domain of absolute public initiative; this uni-directional source of decisions generates effects on all the budgetary procedure as it will dimension also the volume of expenditures. The non-communication channel has a number of ramifications in assuring content to rights and procedures in all public administration (the dimension of the resources generates the dimension of the expenditure).
This approach reveals a number of secondary conditioning even to the constitutional warranties. An eventual intervention from citizens on the destination of public expenses, however, stems somewhat of an upsetting controversy. Hypothetically speaking, should Romania record a budget surplus, residents would only be entitled through a direct intervention to indicate new destinations for expenses or chapters of expenses to be increased in value, and this only applies to local budgets. Citizens would not be allowed to formulate initiatives to contest the amount of public revenue, more specifically, to challenge high tax rates that lead to public incomes exceeding public expenditures. The study aims to underline the pros and cons of such a system and to challenge the democratic means of determining public revenues