The Economics of Centralism and Local Autonomy

Fiscal Decentralization in the Czech and Slovak Republics

  • Authors
  • Phillip J. Bryson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Property Tax and Fiscal Decentralization in the Twin Republics: Launching the Transformation to Market Democracy

  3. Sources of Czech and Slovak Local Revenues

  4. Toward the Close of Transition in the Czech and Slovak Republics: An Interim Assessment of the Fiscal Decentralization Effort

  5. Financial Crisis and Global Recession: The Impact on Europe, the Czech Republic, and the Slovak Republic

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 259-292

About this book


A comparative analysis of the process of public sector transition from central planning to market democracy. It is the story of the difficulties and complexities of moving to a system of greater autonomy for the subnational governments of the Czech and Slovak Republics, including the future of fiscal policies after the global recession.


crisis decentralization economics finance financial crisis global financial crisis moral hazard planning Public Sector transformation transition

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