Local Governing Under New Circumstances and Aspects of the Experience of the Transition Period in Countries of Central and South-Eastern Europe

Teki Kurti

Abstract


This paper deepens in thw study of the transition experience to democracy of the former Communist Bloc Countries of Eastern and Central Europe, wich is a very important topic in the study of local governing in the European Context. As we know, thw former Communist Bloc Countries have a similar past under the communist regime, and in this context it is of interest to study the relationship between centralization and decentralization, as an important aspect of governing in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The almost uniform structures of transition and the aim to meet the standarts of democracy is the other orientation wich brings us plenty approaches to local problems. In this context, particular attention is paid to the organization of the Regional Development Agencies, which are presented as non-governmental and non-profit organizations. They are just managed by the National Council for Regional Development, whose president is the prime minister. The experience of the countries of the former communist bloc can stop even more the tendencies of political regionalism, which paves the way for federalism. In this case the requests of Transylvania can be taken as an example.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n3p185


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