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Policy-Making at the European Periphery

The Case of Croatia

  • Zdravko Petak
  • Kristijan Kotarski
  • 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

Book

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

Table of contents

  1. Sectoral Public Policies

    1. Zdravko Petak, Kristijan Kotarski
      Pages 321-337
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 339-342

About this book

Introduction

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.
 
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”.

Keywords

Croatia policy-making clientelism EU membership governance monetary policy banking regulation Europeanisation Croatian politics lobbying interest groups Croatian capitalism Croatian GDP Croatian National Bank (CNB) Croatian health system Croatian pensions system actors policy goals policy design captured state

Editors and affiliations

  • Zdravko Petak
    • 1
  • Kristijan Kotarski
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Political ScienceUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Faculty of Political ScienceUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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”.

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