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Fiscal Decentralization Reforms

The Impact on the Efficiency of Local Governments in Central and Eastern Europe

Book

Part of the Public Administration, Governance and Globalization book series (PAGG, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 1-49
  3. Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 51-60
  4. Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 61-71
  5. Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 73-82
  6. Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 83-92
  7. Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 93-100
  8. Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 101-113
  9. Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 115-125
  10. Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 127-131
  11. Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 133-197

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the impacts of fiscal decentralization reforms on the efficiency of local governments in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. By offering a comparative perspective and by applying econometric methods and regression models, it analyses various reform trajectories and their effects on individual CEE countries. Furthermore, the book discusses input and output indicators for evaluating the efficiency of municipalities. Readers will learn about the common features of these countries, the impact of path dependence, and future prospects for decentralization reforms. In closing, the book discusses modern management and administration methods, opportunities for cooperation between municipalities, co-creative service delivery, and other measures that could improve the efficiency of public service provision.

Keywords

Fiscal decentralization Municipalities local government efficiency Reforms Central East European countries Public finance

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Charles UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Charles UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  3. 3.College of Regional DevelopmentPragueCzech Republic
  4. 4.Masaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic

About the authors

Michal Plaček is an Associate Professor at the Center for Social and Economic Strategies (CESES) of the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. His research focuses on decentralization and efficiency in public administration.

František Ochrana is a Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. He is a consultant for various subjects of public sector in field of public procurement and participated in more than 28 research projects. Ochrana also authored 14 academic books. 

Milan Půček is an Associate Professor at the Center for Social and Economics Strategies (CESES) of the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. He is experienced in basic and applied research and has participated, for example in research projects, such as CAF Methodology Improvement, Enhancing the Analytical Planning and Implementation Capacities of Strategic Governance in Regions.  Půček's research focuses on efficiency and savings in public sector.

Juraj Nemec is full time Professor of Public Finance and Public Management at the Faculty of Economics and Administration at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic and part time Professor at the Faculty of Economics at Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, with 35 years’ experience in teaching on pre-graduate, graduate and doctoral levels.



Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fiscal Decentralization Reforms
  • Book Subtitle The Impact on the Efficiency of Local Governments in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Authors Michal Plaček
    František Ochrana
    Milan Jan Půček
    Juraj Nemec
  • Series Title Public Administration, Governance and Globalization
  • Series Abbreviated Title Pub.Admin.,Govern.,Global.
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46758-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-46757-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-46760-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-46758-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 209
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Administration
    Public Finance
    Governance and Government
    Economic Policy
    European Economics
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