Local Governance In Central And Eastern Europe: Comparing Performance in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Russia by T. Lankina

Local Governance In Central And Eastern Europe: Comparing Performance in the Czech Republic…

byT. Lankina

Hardcover | January 23, 2008

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After a decade and a half of decentralization reforms in post-communist states, we still know very little about their impact on local populations. This study, which examines local social services and economic promotion in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Russia, fills this important gap. The book dispels the myth that socio-economic 'givens' or inter-governmental systems are key determinants of local development. Party political factors and local civic activism can and do make a difference, and should be given greater prominence in the literature on local performance.

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TOMILA V. LANKINA is a research fellow with the Local Governance Research Unit, Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. She is the author of Governing the Locals: Local Self-Government and Ethnic Mobilization in Russia (2004). Her current research focuses on comparative local governance and on the impact of...

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Title:Local Governance In Central And Eastern Europe: Comparing Performance in the Czech Republic…Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:January 23, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230500366

ISBN - 13:9780230500365

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Table of Contents

Preface--H.Wollmann * Methodology and Case Selection--T.V.Lankina * Local Government Performance in Social Policy--A.Hudalla * Local Government Performance in Economic Promotion--A.Hudalla * Social-Economic Contexts--A.Hudalla & T.V.Lankina * Intergovernmental Setting and Local Performance--A.Hudalla * Parties and the Politics of Local Performance--T.V.Lankina * Conclusions--T.V.Lankina * Bibliography * Index