Decentralization and State Capacity. Pathways for State Reform in Post-Communist Societies – Tudor ARPAD

DECENTRALIZATION AND STATE CAPACITY. PATHWAYS FOR STATE REFORM IN POST-COMMUNIST SOCIETIES

Tudor ARPAD

Second edition

LUMEN – Copyright © 2019 – SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Book Series

FORMAT: Tipărit         PAGES: 214           LANGUAGE: English

ISBN: 978-973-166-511-5

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First edition

LUMEN – Copyright © 2007

FORMAT: Tipărit         PAGES: 93           Language: English

ISBN: 978-973-166-010-3


Description:

Twelve years after the publication of the first edition of this book and Romania’s accession to the European Union, the message transmitted by this book is more actual than ever. In the case of Romania, while it has experienced a significant economic growth, despite the setback during the 2007/2010 economic crisis, its regional inequality has accentuated further. The key to strengthen regional development and the overall state capacity depends on our understanding of the interaction between descentralization and state capacity evolution in the post-communist countries. By conceptualizing descentralization along three different dimensions, political, administrative and fiscal, I have explained why promoting an unbalanced descentralization leads to failure in building an adequate state capacity. (The author)


Topics of interest:

  • political sciences
  • administrative descentralization
  • reform
  • post-communist society

Author: Editura LUMEN