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Aspecte teoretice privind regionalizarea
Theoretical aspects of regionalisation

Author(s): Andra Karla Sienerth
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Editura Institutul European
Keywords: regionalisation; region; decentralization; deconcentration; local autonomy; multi-level governance.

Summary/Abstract: The implementation of a functional administrative system has a high impact on the development of a country. In the last years the debate about the reconfiguration of the Romanian administrative system constantly emerged within the political discourse of different political parties. But in order to implement the appropriate administrative system, it is important to know different theoretical aspects regarding the multitude of institutional and governance settings. Since the trend within the Romanian political system (and even within the European one) puts forward regionalization as a key process, this article points out the main theoretical perspectives. Based on a literature review, we first analyze the concept of regionalization, and afterwards some complementary concepts, in order to understand its various forms. We conclude that there is no unitary vision of regionalization and that the actual administrative reform must take into account the best mechanisms and adapt them to the national setting.

  • Issue Year: II/2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 35-51
  • Page Count: 17