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Public Sector Dynamics in Central and Eastern Europe

Editor(s): Juraj Nemec, Michiel S. de Vries

Date: 2013

ISBN: 978-80-89013-65-4

Publisher: NISPAcee Press

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Table ofContents

Introduction to Public Sector Dynamics in CEE Countries

Michiel S. de Vries, Juraj Nemec...........................................................................7


SECTIONI

Public Administrative Reforms in CEE and CA Countries

Introduction to Public Administrative Reforms in CEE and CA Countries

Veronica Junjan..................................................................................................21

Structural Dynamics of Central Government Agencies in Hungary (2002–2009)

György Hajnal ....................................................................................................25

Macedonia: Ten Years after the Ohrid Framework Agreement

Marija Risteska ..................................................................................................51

Georgia: Delegation of Power – Towards Public Engagement or Public Administration – A Reform Mistake?

Nikoloz Shekiladze .............................................................................................65

Lithuania: Decentralisation of Education Management

Jolanta Urbanovič ..............................................................................................79


SECTIONII

Twenty Years of Capacity Building in LocalGovernment

Introduction to Twenty Years of Capacity Building in Local Government

Arto Haveri ........................................................................................................95

Slovakia: How Past Reforms Change the Future

Michaela Batorova .............................................................................................99

Poland: Two Decades of Local Government Reform

Katarzyna Radzik-Maruszak ..........................................................................113

Poland: The Evolution of the Local Referendum

Monika B. Sidor ...............................................................................................127

Estonia: Responses to the Decline of Local Autonomy

GeorgSootla,SulevLääne...............................................................................141

SECTIONIII

Public Policy Analysis DevelopmentIssues

Intro ysis Development Issues

LesyaIlchenko..................................................................................................157

Transnational Spaces as a Challenge for Governance

Leif Kalev, Mari-Liis Jakobson ........................................................................161

Poland: Regulatory Impact Assessment: The Institutionalisation of Regulation Practices

Marcin Sakowicz..............................................................................................177

Georgia: The Policy Impact of Demographics on Political Preferences

Nana Sumbadze ...............................................................................................187

SECTIONIV

Civil Service Reforms in Selected CEECountries

Introduction to Civil Service Reforms in Selected CEE Countries

Patrycja Joanna Suwaj.....................................................................................197

Lithuania: The Challenges for the Civil Service in the Neo-Weberian State

Oksana Mejere, Rita Toleikiene.......................................................................199

Bulgaria: The Implementation of a Performance Appraisal System

Mariana Dimitrova..........................................................................................217

The Dynamics of Diplomatic Career Satisfaction: A Comparative Perspective

Armenia Androniceanu, Simona S.Sora,RăzvanA.Corboş........................229

About the Authors........................................................................................................247


This book contains critical essays and studies presented at the 18th NISPAcee conference in Warsaw, Poland in May 2010, and the 19th NISPAcee conference in Varna, Bulgaria in May 2011. The papers argue that during the last twenty years contrary trends in public sector reform are visible in the CEE region. This is especially the case for intergovernmental relations. From the NPM idea that decentralisation of tasks and authority is optimal, one would expect a general trend towards decentralisation in which more autonomy, responsibilities and authority is transferred to local governments.

 

As the contents of this book show, this is not the case. One of the main reasons is that the context in which the transformations took place in the CEE region was characterised by huge dynamics and uncertainty. This asked for flexibility in responses. The book argues further that when there is a tradition of centralised state control, trends towards decentralization are not self-evident. The case studies show that the transfer of power from national to local government is often temporary, and is sometimes reversed in the opposite direction.

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