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Policy-Making at the European Periphery

The Case of Croatia

Palgrave Macmillan
  • No comparable book covering Croatia's economic and political transformation in the last 30 years

  • Brings together the best political scientists, macroeconomists and public finance experts from Croatia

  • Adopts an interdisciplinary research approach to consider Croatian policy process analysis, party politics and political systems, governance and public management, monetary policy, fiscal policy and development economics

Part of the book series: New Perspectives on South-East Europe (NPSE)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Policy-Making Process in the Newest EU Member State

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 27-27
    2. The Europeanization of the Croatian Political System

      • Hrvoje Špehar, Ivan Pepić
      Pages 47-63
    3. Interest Groups in the Policy-Making Process in Croatia

      • Igor Vidačak, Kristijan Kotarski
      Pages 83-105
  3. Croatia’s Political Economy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 125-125
    2. Long-Term Trends in Croatian GDP Growth

      • Anita Čeh Časni, Petra Palić, Maruška Vizek
      Pages 127-145
    3. Monetary Policy in a Highly Euroized Economy

      • Kristijan Kotarski, Marina Tkalec
      Pages 147-168
    4. Banking Regulation in Croatia: Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment

      • Milan Deskar-Škrbić, Kristijan Kotarski, Luka Brkić
      Pages 187-205
  4. Sectoral Public Policies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 227-227
    2. Education Policy in Croatia

      • Tihomir Žiljak, Nikola Baketa
      Pages 265-283
    3. Cohesion Policy in Croatia: What Have We Accomplished so Far?

      • Jakša Puljiz, Sanja Maleković, Ivana Keser
      Pages 285-302

About this book

This book examines Croatia's economic and political transformation over the last 30 years. It brings together the best political scientists, macroeconomists and public finance experts from Croatia to provide an in-depth analysis of the Croatian policy-making context and the impact of Europeanization upon its domestic institutional framework. The second part of the book scrutinizes the political economy context and Croatia's long-term  macroeconomic under-performance, especially in comparison to other transition economies. The final part explores sectoral public policies, including cohesion policy, education, health, pensions, and local government. The book offers a unique blend of Croatia's political economy framework  and public policy analysis.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

    Zdravko Petak, Kristijan Kotarski

About the editors

Zdravko Petak is Professor of Political Science at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. His research interests are public policy analysis, comparative public policy, European public policy, local politics and political finance. He was president of the Croatian Political Science Association (1999-2002) and editor-in-chief of The Annals of Croatian Political Science Review (2004-2013). 
 
Kristijan Kotarski is Assistant Professor at Faculty of Political Science, University Zagreb, Croatia. His research interests include international political economy, economic policy and the EU. He is head of the Centre for European Studies at Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb and also serves professionally as a Director for the University of Zagreb specialist degree “Adaptation to the EU: Project Management, EU funds and EU programs”.

Bibliographic Information

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