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Building of regional self-government in Slovakia: the first decade

In: Geografický časopis, vol. 63, no. 1
Ján Buček
Rok, strany: 2011, 3 - 27
Kľúčové slová:
regional self-government, Europeanization, institutions, legitimacy, powers, finances, regional development, Slovakia
O článku:
This contribution summarizes and evaluates the first ten years of regional self-government development in Slovakia. It is based on an extensive study of legislation, institutional structures, regional self-governments documents, electoral results and financial data. This study also reacts to the lack of research focused on regional self-government compared to the local and national government in Slovakia in the last decade. During this period, regional self-government built its institutional structures, obtained many executive powers, and strengthened its financial position. It also devoted a lot of effort to successful integration into the selected fields of European policy-making. Other additional aspects confirm a quite systematic progress in its formation as a fully developed level of government. Nevertheless, there are still some limits. The main issues concern the legitimacy of elected bodies challenged by the low electoral participation, lack of resources available for their own initiatives, a still poor availability of EU funds combined with a minor role in regional development. Ten years seems too short a period for building a fully respected tier of government.
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Buček, J. 2011. Building of regional self-government in Slovakia: the first decade. In Geografický časopis, vol. 63, no.1, pp. 3-27. 0016-7193.

Buček, J. (2011). Building of regional self-government in Slovakia: the first decade. Geografický časopis, 63(1), 3-27. 0016-7193.